Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing | Tribhuvan University

Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing (PBBN) is a three year program of Nursing Campus, the constituent campus Institute of Medicine (IOM). Institue of Medicine is affiliated with Tribhuvan University. This program was of 2 years until 2012 and after 2013, the program was converted into 3 years. The PBBN course encompasses both theory and practical.

List of Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Objectives of Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing

The main objectives of PBBN are as follows:

  • This course intends to prepare nurses having ability to work as basic and middle level nurse in different professional platform.
  • This course intends to develop nurses having ability to train managers and supervisors in community care center and hospitals.
  • This course intends to prepare qualified graduates having ability to conduct general research in the theoretical, practical and clinical aspects.
  • This course intends to develop nurses having capacity to make an autonomous judgment in related issues; function in leadership positions in different related issues.

Admission Requirements in Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing

Eligibility for Admission:

  • The students must have to pass Proficiency Certificate Level Nursing from University recognized by TU or institutes recognized by TU.
  • The students must have to pass minimum of 50% marks.
  • The candidates must have minimum 2 years of experience after completion of PCL nursing.

Admission Criteria:

The candidates should pass entrance test conducted by Institute of Management. The candidates are selected on the basis of merit list based on the marks of entrance exam.

Entrance exam: Total Marks: 100 for Science, 50 for English, 15 for Health and GK 15, and 20 for Mathematics.

Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing Syllabus


Below is the detailed TU Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing Syllabus.

1st Year

  • Integrated Basic health Sciences I (Th)
  • Integrated Basic health Sciences II (Th)
  • Integrated Basic health Sciences (Pr)
  • Nursing Concepts and Principles (Th)
  • Adult health Nursing I (Th)
  • Adult health Nursing I (Pr)
  • Child health Nursing I (Th)
  • Child health Nursing I ((Pr)
  • Geriatric Nursing (Th)
  • Geriatric Nursing (Pr)
  • Comprehensive English
  • Computer Application

Below is the detailed TU Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing Syllabus.

2nd Year

  • Social Science Applied to Nursing (Th)
  • Community Health Nursing I (Th)
  • Community Health Nursing I (Pr)
  • Midwifery I (Th)
  • Midwifery I (Pr)
  • Psychiatric Nursing I (Th)
  • Psychiatric Nursing I (Pr)
  • Teaching and Learning (Th)
  • Teaching and Learning (Pr)
  • Health Economics & Nursing (Th)

Below is the detailed TU Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing Syllabus.

3rd Year

  • Leadership and Management (Th)
  • Management (Pr)
  • Research Applied to Nursing (Th)
  • Research (Pr)
  • A-Major Subjects (Elective)1- Adult Health Nursing II (Th)
  • A- Major Subjects (Elective)2- Child health Nursing II (Th)
  • A- Major Subjects (Elective)3 - Community Health Nursing II (Th)
  • A- Major Subjects (Elective)4 -Psychiatric Nursing II (Th)
  • A- Major Subjects (Elective)5 -Midwifery Nursing II (Th)
  • B- Major Subjects (Elective)1- Adult Health Nursing II (Pr)
  • B- Major Subjects (Elective)2- Child Health Nursing II (Pr)
  • B- Major Subjects (Elective)3 -Psychiatric Nursing II (Pr)
  • B- Major Subjects (Elective)4 -Midwifery Nursing II (Pr)
  • B- Major Subjects (Elective)5- Community Health Nursing II (Pr)

Scope and Career Prospects

Nursing profession is full of opportunities and prospects. The demand for this kind of profession and its importance is increasing every single day. In this volatile and complex world, people are in need of care, love and counsel, which this profession provides. Large numbers of nurses are hired by different hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, etc. Not only this, there are different institutes, international care organizations, care houses, etc. where the graduates can serve people and earn decent remuneration. There are different institutes and colleges where the graduates can teach and continue practices. There are different NGO/ INGO’s working in the field of care, where nurses work in different positions as per their academic and professional qualification. Efficient nurses have good chance of going abroad and continue their study along with paid job. There are other different unconventional fields where the graduates can make their career. So, the nursing graduates can flourish to the fullest with their hard work, dedication and creativity.

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