B.Sc. Nursing | Pokhara University

Bachelor of Science in nursing offered by the Pokhara University (PoU) comprises of 39 practical and theoretical courses which is expected to be completed within 250 credit hours. This is a four-year academic program, which aims to equip students with academic and practical skills needed to deliver qualitative health care at the national as well as at the global level. This program is a perfect blend of coursework, clinical experience, simulation and skill practice.

List of B.Sc. Nursing Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for B.Sc. Nursing program under Pokhara University in Nepal.

Objectives of B.Sc. Nursing

The major objectives of this degree are listed below:

  • To conduct and to make students participate in various research activities
  • To prepare students to communicate effectively with patients as well as with health team members
  • To enhance decision making skills of the students
  • To train students to act within their professional ethics
  • To enable students to deal with multiple health management issues

Admission Requirements in B.Sc. Nursing

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students interested in pursuing this degree must have to complete either +2 level in Science or Proficiency Certificate Level or any intermediate level equivalent to +2 from college/ board recognized by Pokhara University(PoU).
  •  Interested candidates must have to obtain at least minimum of 50% marks in intermediate level.
  • Students must have to appear in the entrance test conducted by the Pokhara University (PoU).
  • The candidate must be of at least 17 years old at the time of admission.

Selection Procedures

Selection is made on the basis of applicants' past academic record and performance in the entrance test and interview.

Required Documents

While applying for the admission applicant must have to submit following documents:

  • Verified copy of academic certificates
  • Verified copy of character certificate of SLC and of +2 or any intermediate level
  • Letter of recommendation issued from the school/ college last attended.
  • Properly filled and duly signed application form

Below is the detailed P.U (Pok) B.Sc. Nursing Syllabus.

1st Year

  • Bsc.N 101: Anatomy and Physiology
  • BSc.N 102: Biochemistry
  • BSc.N 103: Pharmacology
  • BSc.N 104: Nutrition and Dietetics
  • BSc.N 105: Microbiology and Immunology
  • BSc.N 106: Principle and Practice of Nursing I (Theory)
  • BSc.N 107: Principle and Practice of Nursing II (Theory)
  • BSc.N 108: Principle and Practice of Nursing I and II (Practical)
  • BSc.N 109: Community Health Nursing – I (Theory)
  • BSc.N 110: Technical English

Below is the detailed P.U (Pok) B.Sc. Nursing Syllabus.

2nd Year

  • BSc. N 201: Community Health Nursing –II (Theory)
  • BSc.N 202: Community Health Nursing-I and II (Practical)
  • BSc.N 203: Nursing Concept and Theories
  • BSc.N 204: Basic Epidemiology
  • BSc.N 205: Adult Nursing – I (Theory)
  • BSc.N 206: Adult Nursing – II (Theory)
  • BSc.N 207: Adult Nursing – III (Theory)
  • BSc.N 208: Adult Nursing –I, II and III (Practical)

Below is the detailed P.U (Pok) B.Sc. Nursing Syllabus.

3rd Year

  • BSc. N 301: Child Health Nursing (Theory)
  • BSc.N 302: Child Health Nursing (Practical)
  • BSc.N 303: Psychiatric Nursing (Theory)
  • BSc.N 304: Psychiatric Nursing (Practical)
  • BSc.N 305: Midwifery – I (Theory)
  • BSc.N 306: Midwifery – II (Theory)
  • BSc.N 307: Midwifery – III (Theory)
  • BSc.N 308: Midwifery – I, II and III (Practical)
  • BSc N 309: Medical Sociology (Theory)

Below is the detailed P.U (Pok) B.Sc. Nursing Syllabus.

4th Year

  • BSc. N 401: Gynaecological Nursing (Theory)
  • BSc.N 402: Gynaecological Nursing (Practical)
  • BSc.N 403: Community Health Nursing – III (Theory)
  • BSc.N 404: Community Health Nursing – III (Practical)
  • BSc.N 405: Research Methedology (Theory)
  • BSc.N 406: Biostatistics (Theory)
  • BSc.N 407: Research Methodology (Practical)
  • BSc.N 408: Educational Science (Theory)
  • BSc.N 409: Educational Science (Practical)
  • BSc.N 410: Leadership and Management (Theory)
  • BSc.N 411: Leadership and Management (Practical)

Scope and Career Prospects

The scope of this course is growing with each passing days. This bachelor level course opens door to a number of job options in diverse sectors, such as armed forces, schools, voluntary organizations, universities, health service, clinics, private and public hospitals and healthcare providers. Graduates can opt to work as children's nurse, health visitor, high-intensity therapist, midwife, physician associate, mental health nurse, and adult nurse. They even have the option to work as lecturer, counselor, social worker and health service manager.

In general, this degree holders can choose following fields to build the thriving career:

  • Medical and surgical nursing
  • Obstetrical & Gynecological 
  • Industrial and school health 
  • Gerontology and psychiatric health
  • Community health
  • Pediatric health
  • General nursing

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