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M.Sc. Nursing

Introduction

Nursing involved the care of people throughout the continuum of life and provides an essential service to humankind. As career professionals, nurses improve the quality of health care delivery.

M.Sc. Nursing course was started with the objective to encourage creative and concerted efforts by nurses in various clinical practices and to identify actual or potential health care problems as well as to plan and initiate individualized nursing care to the patients.

The goal of M.Sc. Nursing program is to prepare nurses who are able to function efficiently and effectively, as a member of health care team and who are qualified to meet the nursing needs of the people in the society. The nurse is competent to practice in the home, hospital outpatient clinic, work place, school and community. The program provides a basis for further development and continued learning of the graduate in meeting the national priorities

Course Information

This is a 2 year degree program offered at College of Nursing, affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, which prepares the student to practice across all health care settings. The course of study combines the theory and the practice of nursing, with general education in the humanities and behavioral, biological and physical sciences. Specialization allows students to build a specialized area of Knowledge and Practice that extends beyond the Advanced Nursing Care. It offers areas of specializations in Medical Surgical Nursing and Community Health Nursing. The program is supported with specialist teaching facilities and nursing laboratory equipped with latest technology. The M.Sc. Nursing program offers students experience in major settings where health care is delivered. The subjects covered during the course include, Nursing Education, Advanced Nursing Practice, Nursing Research & Statistics, Nursing Management & Clinical Specialty and Dissertation. These serve as a core for the development of the nursing major.

Entry Requirement

Basic B.Sc. Nursing with 1 year experience in Hospital or Nursing Educational Institutions or Community Health setting or Post B.Sc. Nursing degree at University level accepted as equivalent by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka holding a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwifery Certificate from the local Council (Psychiatry for Male candidates) with 55% marks in aggregate

Assessment

The students are assessed based on the clinical training, assignments, seminars, presentations, conducting conferences, workshop, internal examinations and the term end examinations

Job Prospects

Nursing offers opportunities from bedside practice to the President or top Administrator of a healthcare organization. Nurse are also appointed and elected to influential government positions. A Master’s Degree in Nursing program prepares for Leadership, Management and more independent roles, such as clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, educator, consultants and researcher are just a few examples of the variety of opportunities awaiting in wide range of professional settings.

Successful graduates can look forward to working as Clinical Nurse Specialist / Nursing Administrators in Private and Government Hospital and are eligible, as Lecturer / Asst. Professors in Educational Institution.

KARNATAKA STATE NURSING COUNCIL
&
INDIAN NURSING COUNCIL

 
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