Post Basic Bachelor of Nursing
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Post Basic Bachelor of Nursing

Post Basic Bachelor of Nursing (Purbanchal University)

The nursing profession is being more challenging and demanding with the advancement of technology and rapidly changing health need of people. Thus, a number of universities are offering a comprehensive PBBN program.

Post Basic Bachelor of Nursing degree offered by the Purbanchal University is a three years course designed to produce professional nursing with a specialty in Psychiatric, hospital, midwifery and community nursing sectors. The program equips students with the managerial and technical expertise in various health programs, like health education, problem recognition, training, planning, implementing, research and evaluation.

The program consists of fourteen theoretical and practical subjects: Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology/ Para cytology/ Virology, Biochemistry, Basic Science/ Nutrition Practicum, Nutrition and Dietetics, Medical Surgical Nursing (Theory), Medical Surgical Nursing (Practical), Child Health Nursing (Theory) Child Health Nursing (Practical), Theories and Principles of Nursing, Professional English and Behavioral Science. However, the program mainly focuses on three specialized areas:

  • Hospital Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Midwifery

Purbanchal University affiliated colleges that offer Post Basic Bachelor of Nursing degree:

  • Koshi Health & Science Campus, located in Sansarimaisthan, Biratnagar
  • Nepal Institute of Health Sciences, located in Bouddha, Kathmandu
  • Nagarik College of Health Sciences, located in Koteshwor, Kathmandu
  • National Vision Nursing Campus, located in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu
  • Sanjeevani College of Medical Sciences, located in Butwal


Objective

The major goal of this program is to produce skilled grads with vast knowledge, practical skills and positive attitudes required to deliver qualitative health services. Some of the major objectives of this program are listed below:

  • Provide in-depth knowledge along with practical skills in nursing science.
  • Enhance skills in analysis, evaluation, design and measurements for health system research and applied nursing science
  • Enhance graduates' communication and teamwork skills.
  • Enable graduates to deal with various health management issues.
  • Provides comprehensive education in health programming, health promotion and health strategies to upgrade the skill of nursing professionals.


Admission Requirements

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants should have completed Proficiency certificate Level in Nursing from the universities or institutes acknowledge by Nepal Nursing Council.
  • Applicant should have acquired minimum of second division.
  • Applicant should secure at least pass marks i.e fifty percent in the entrance exam conducted by the Purbanchal University.


Course of Study

1st Year

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Path physiology
  • Microbiology / Para Cytology/ Virology
  • Biochemistry
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Basic Science / Nutrition Practicum
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Theories and principles of Nursing
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Vehavioural Science
  • Professional English

2nd Year

  • Midwifery – I (T)
  • Midwifery – I (P)
  • Community Health Nursing – (T)
  • Community Health Nursing – I (P)
  • Psychiatric Nursing (P)
  • Psychiatric Nursing (P)
  • Educational Science (T)
  • Educational Science (P)
  • Epidemiology (T)
  • Gerontology and Geriatric Nursing (T)
  • Geriatric Nursing (P)
  • Applied Computer Technology (T+P)

3rd Year

  • Leadership and Management
  • Leadership and Management (P)
  • Research and Biostatistics in Nursing
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Elective Subject 1- Community Health Nursing – II
  • Elective Subject 2- Midwifery – II and Gynecology Nursing
  • Elective Subject 3 - Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Elective Subject 4 - Psychiatric Nursing
  • Elective Subjects Practicum

4th Year

Scope and Career Prospects

The grads with this degree can work in different types of positions at local, zonal, regional, district and national level. They can find employment opportunities in hospitals, health centers, colleges and universities. Additionally, graduates can find employment opportunity at:

  • Surgery Centers
  • Medical Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Research Centers
  • Urgent Care Centers

This degree holder can work as advanced-practice nurses, registered nurses, psychiatric, nursing and home health aides and nurses.



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