B.Sc in Nursing (Post Basic)


What is B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic)?

B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) is a two-year duration undergraduate course in nursing. Nurses are healthcare professionals who often work in hospitals or outpatient facilities to provide hands-on care to patients by monitoring their medical condition, administering medications, maintaining records and communicating with doctors.

In post basic BSc Nursing (also referred to as PBBSc), candidates are provided a holistic mixture of classroom lectures and hands-on training. Admission to the course is usually done on the basis of candidates’ performance in the written entrance exam conducted at University/Institute level. However, some institutions also provide direct admission to candidates on the basis of merit.

Given below is all you need to know about B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) course in terms of the required skillset, eligibility criteria, course curriculum, job prospects and more.

Education Qualification

Education qualification is the next criteria which should be passed to be an appropriate candidate for the Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing course. Every college is very much tough when it comes to these requirements. Here are the accepted education qualifications for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Course:

  • Has a diploma degree in General Nursing and Midwifery course
  • Pass in 10+2 or equivalent examination in arts/science/commerce conducted by Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka State or its equivalent recognized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences

Eligibility certificate from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences to be produced

BSc Nursing (Post Basic): Eligibility Criteria

In order to fulfill the eligibility criteria for BSc Nursing (Post Basic) candidates should meet the parameters mentioned below:

  • Candidates should clear Class 12thfrom a recognized board preferably in Science stream
  • Candidates should be registered as Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM)
  • Candidates should possess a three-year diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)
  • Candidates should have a minimum of two years of experience in the profession (after registration as RNRM)

Note: The eligibility criteria mentioned above are basic and might vary from institute to institute.

BSc Nursing (Post Basic): Job Profiles

Nurses play a significant role in the field of healthcare. Candidates with a degree in PBBSc can find decent jobs in government and private hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, rehabilitation centers, community health centers, NGOs, etc. However, to avail better career opportunities, candidates are advised to obtain a master’s degree in MSc Nursing after completing the course.

Some of the popular job profiles that BSc Nursing (Post Basic) students can take up include:

  • Chief Nursing Officer: One of the major responsibilities of a chief nursing officer (CNO) is to maintain clinical and patient-care standards. This means that a CNO needs to ensure that patients are safe in the hospital and are receiving appropriate medical care.
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist: A psychosocial rehabilitation specialist treats patients suffering from some emotional or mental disorders. Treatment of such patients usually addresses relationships with family and friends.
  • Critical Care Nurse: A critical care nurse is responsible for taking care of seriously ill or injured patients. Such a nurse assesses patients’ medical condition, performs diagnostic tests and assists doctors with the required medical procedures.
  • Nurse Instructor: A nurse instructor is responsible for planning, development, and instruction of nursing courses for a medical program.
  • Nurse Manager: A nurse manager is a professional who evaluates the performance of staff nurses, provides them mentoring, contributes to their professional development, interviews and hires nurses, etc.
  • Nursing Assistant: A nursing assistant is a trained professional who provides basic care to patients and helps them in daily activities such as bathing.
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