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B.Sc. Nursing Course: Admission, Eligibility, Entrance exam, Fees, Syllabus

Bachelor of Science in Nursing or BSc Nursing is an undergraduate program of four years offered by Nepal’s national Universities to produce registered well-qualified nurses in the medical profession who can look after the patient's health requirements and work as a caregiver in hospitals and healthcare areas. The program covers areas of science in community health nursing, adult nursing, psychiatric nursing, midwifery, gynecology, community health, educational science, research, and leadership and management responsibilities of this profession.

Overview

The general overview of the BSc Nursing offered by various Universities from the Institute of Medical Sciences mainly covers two areas of teaching and learning; the first part is those that are taught in classrooms and are didactic and the second, is the clinical learning experience where, students are able to understand and make a clinical judgment using the critical learning skills from their assessments.

Objective of BSc Nursing

The objectives of B.Sc. Nursing course are:

  • Develop competency in providing professional health care and preventive measures with clinical competencies for patient well-being.
  • Usage of professional equipment and tools for collecting data, interpreting them, and also in decision making from the fact of medical health of the patient.
  • Be engaged in inter-professional activities of Nursing and forging on improving quality of health care systems and safety benchmarks.
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing degree gives you credibility as a nurse and also ensures job stability and a valued healthcare member of your hospital.
  • Professionalism and Ethical Practice
  • Leadership and Collaboration
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevent
  • Research Literacy
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Community Engagement
  • Preparation for Advanced Studies

These goals work together to produce well-rounded and competent nursing workers capable of tackling the changing demands of the healthcare environment.

Eligibility of BSc Nursing

The minimum eligibility criteria to get admission in the BSc Nursing course at colleges in Nepal are:

  • Must have completed three years of certificate-level nursing from a recognized institution with an aggregate of 50 percent marks.
  • Two years of work experience after receiving certification from a Nursing course
  • Should provide registration certificate with Nepal Medical Council
  • Pass the entrance exam taken by the concerned University
  • Should be listed in the merit list appear in the interview round and qualify to be in the new intake of BSc Nursing at Nursing Colleges of Nepal.

Admission Requirement for BSc Nursing

Admission requirements to the B.Sc. in Nursing science curriculum are based on the results of the 10+2 test, which is followed by counseling. Moreover, the test will be given on a hundred marks in which applicants must obtain an average of fifty percent marks to be chosen.

  • Intermediate or Plus2 level with C+ or 50 percent or A- in Biology from National Examination Board.
  • Minimum 50 percent or pass mark in the entrance exam of Nursing conducted by concerned Universities of Nepal.
  • Should be physically and mentally fit.
  • Selection for admission in the name list published by the Medical Education Commission of Nepal Government.

Admission tends to be dependent on the candidate &'s achievement in the entrance exam and academic record. As part of the admissions process, several institutions conduct interviews.

Candidates must visit the college website on a regular basis to remain up to speed on the admissions process and significant dates. Before applying, it is also critical to review the qualifying requirements for each college.

Fee Structure of BSc Nursing

A Bachelor of Nursing costs between NPR 3 lakhs and NPR 7 lakhs for the whole degree. The Medical Education Commission (MEC) has fixed the Bachelor of Nursing Science program tuition at NPR 5 lakhs.

Name of Universities in Nepal

Course Fee (Est. NPR)

Course Fee (Est. NPR)

Minimum

Maximum

Tribhuvan

200,000

10,36,000

Kathmandu

2,50,000

10,50,000

Purbanchal

350,000

10,85,000

Pokhara

400,000

10 – 13 Lakhs

 

Scholarship in BSc Nursing

The Government of Nepal has allotted 439 scholarship seats for studying BSc Nursing course in Nepal. General scholarship seats are 237 and reservation seats are 198. There is also a provision of fellowships and grants for international students in Nepal who are studying Bachelor of Science in Nursing course. The applications for scholarships are opened with a deadline from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. The groups for documents to be applied are segregated into General group and community school group reservation by the Ministry and those who have secured above 50 percent aggregate marks in test conducted will be shortlisted to get interviewed for admissions in concerned programs by Nursing/Medical Universities in Nepal.

Scholarship Category Percentage (%) Total Seats
General Scholarship 55% 237
Reservation Scholarship 45% 198
Female 28% 55
Dalit Female 3% 6
Muslim Female 2% 4
Dalit 9% 17
Adibasi Janajati 15% 30
Khas Arya 17% 34
Madheshi 9% 18
Madhesi Dalit 3% 6
Tharu 4% 8
Muslim 2% 4
Pichhadiye Ko Kshetra 4% 8
Apanga 2% 4
Shahid Pariwar 2% 4

Scope of BSc Nursing

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a milestone in establishing a lucrative career path in the healthcare profession:-

  • Registered Nurse practitioner ( to work as a registered nurse in various health settings)
  • Nurse Educator (Teaching and training future nurses)
  • Manager ( To Manage and supervise nurses)
  • Research Nurse (improve patient care with research in health and service outcomes)
  • Public Health Nurse ( for larger care of community people, populations in public health centers)
  • Travel Nurse ( to travel and work in different healthcare settings)
  • Informatics Nurse (To apply technology and informatics with nursing science related to health outcomes and patient care)

Salary after completing BSc Nursing in Nepal

BSc Nursing graduates have their initial salary starting from NPR 15,000. However, after few years of experience their salary can range from NPR 30,000 to NPR 50,000 per month. This amount will gradually increase depending on their level of experience. Thus, we can say that nurses have a salary range from 15K to 80K in Nepal.