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BSc Nursing | TU

Nursing is a noble and holistic profession that involves caring for individuals who are wounded mentally, physically, or emotionally. When we think of nurses, we often recall the story of Florence Nightingale and her remarkable humanitarian work. Nurses play an integral role in the healthcare system, from general wards to the operating theater, as their efficiency is essential in providing quality care. It is a field where women are predominantly represented.

The Bachelor of Nursing (BSc Nursing) is a four-year program offered by Tribhuvan University, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This undergraduate program was introduced in 2005 AD with the objective of preparing academically competent graduate nurses who possess the skills to serve as caregivers, managers, teachers, and researchers in the field. The program follows an annual system, and the course duration spans 48 months.

Objectives of BSc Nursing

The main objectives of the BSc Nursing program at Tribhuvan University are as follows:

  • Develop graduates into competent, skilled, and professional nurses capable of working in diverse healthcare settings.
  • Foster students' capacity to lead and work effectively as members of interdisciplinary teams, while considering moral and ethical constraints.
  • Cultivate graduates who demonstrate a scientific attitude, enabling them to inquire into various related problems and engage in lifelong learning and professional development in the field.
  •  Prepare graduates to successfully pass the license examination and facilitate their journey through post-graduate entrance examinations.

These objectives are designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and ethical values to excel in their nursing careers, contribute to the healthcare system, and pursue further specialization if desired.

Admission Requirements in BSc Nursing


To be eligible for the BSc Nursing program, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Complete their +2 education in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects from a recognized institution and attaining a minimum of 50% or a GPA of 2.4 in total.


Alternatively, students with an A-level qualification or an equivalent grading system can qualify if they study Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects and achieve a minimum of 50% or a GPA of 2.4 in total, or an equivalent score.


For health science-related qualifications or diplomas (such as General Medicine, Medical Laboratory Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Radiography, Ayurveda, Physiotherapy), meeting the following criteria is essential: obtaining a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or an equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects, achieving a minimum of 50% or a GPA of 2.4 from the National Examination Board in Class 12 Science Group or its equivalent, and being registered with the relevant council.

Entrance Exam:

  • The entrance exam will have a total of 100 marks.
  • Candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% marks to pass the entrance exam.

A merit list will be published based on the marks obtained in the entrance exam for those candidates who have successfully passed the exam.

Career and Scope

Few professions can match the combination of earning a good salary and experiencing a deep sense of satisfaction from helping those who are sick and in need. Nursing stands as one of the most important professions in healthcare, with nurses playing integral and diverse roles. Nurses can find employment in various settings, including:

  • Hospitals and healthcare centres
  • Nursing homes
  • Clinics and health departments
  • Orphanages, children's homes, and elderly care facilities
  • Military and sports organizations
  • Schools and colleges
  • Industries and corporate houses
  • Rehabilitation and healthcare centres
  • Teaching and educational institutions

In addition to these opportunities, nurses also have the option to pursue further studies in esteemed universities abroad. B.Sc. Nursing is in high demand in foreign countries, where nurses are offered attractive salaries and benefits.

Nursing offers not only a rewarding career but also the potential for personal and professional growth, as well as the chance to make a positive impact on individuals and communities. The demand for skilled nurses is consistently high, both nationally and internationally, providing nurses with abundant opportunities for career advancement and job satisfaction.