Last updated: 12 Jun 2020
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Nursing is a branch of allied health science that deals with care and treatment for the patients suffering from illness or injury. Nurses care for the patients, offer emotional support and educate the public about health conditions. Individuals can pursue various types of nursing careers and continue to serve humanity as registered nurses. Professionals in this field can also specialise in caring for a specific patient group, such as neonatal, rehabilitation and critical care patients.
B.Sc Nursing is a 4-years undergraduate degree programme that can be joined after the completion of PUC or 10+2 class. The main objective of the course is to develop the competency in knowledge and skills required to become a successful nurse. The course also provides comprehensive understanding of nursing care and also some of the skills related to problem-solving among the students. They are trained to work in individual homes, hospitals and communities and promote a healthier society.
The B.Sc Nursing course is formulated to imbibe the critical thinking skills, competence, ethics and standards required for nursing among the students. The B.Sc Nursing students are trained to use nursing skills in treatment of the patients. The course also develops compassionate and empathetic mindsets among the nursing students, which is the major part when it comes to nursing as a profession.
The students should have passed with subjects English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 45% aggregate in all these subjects from recognised board are eligible to apply for B.Sc Nursing course.
The students who are seeking admission to B.Sc Nursing course can join the course via two different modes. The first one is merit based admission and second one is through direct admission procedures.
The students seeking admission under this mode are compulsorily required to apply for the Karnataka CET entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The students after qualifying the exam are required to undergo counselling procedures of KEA for getting admissions for B.Sc Nursing course. The main idea of conducting the entrance exam is to filter and select right and deserving candidates from the group of non-serious candidates. The fees for merit seats are fixed by the government and are reasonable.
The students can also get admission to B.Sc Nursing by another mode i.e. direct admission. Under this mode, the students can get direct admissions to the colleges under management quota. The main benefit of this mode of admission is that students are not required to apply for any entrance exams nor are required to undergo any counselling procedures. The best part of direct admission is that the students can choose their desired colleges to study B.Sc Nursing course. The students of direct admission are given special privileges where the students can choose their colleges even before starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions can contact government registered educational advisory centres like Galaxy Educational Services for direct admission related queries. The fees are a little higher for direct admissions.
The B.Sc Nursing students will be studying the following subjects in their course:
After the completion of B.Sc Nursing students can join as staff nurses in hospitals and clinics. If they are interested in higher studies, then they can join for an M.Sc Nursing course. They can take up research in the nursing field by joining PhD programmes after their masters. They can also join nursing colleges and take up teaching in nursing disciplines.
Some of the important job roles after B.Sc Nursing are:
An average fresh B.Sc Nursing student will earn somewhere around 4 lakhs to 5 lakhs per annum. The salary varies according to the recruiter and job location. The experienced nurses will be earning around 5 lakhs to 7 lakhs per annum.
The B.Sc Nurses are generally hired in hospitals, nursing homes, polyclinics etc. They are also hired in in-house medical establishments in vast factories and huge production units.
Some of the top recruiters are:
Nursing has been an evergreen field from the day of its existence. It has modified and changed its course according to the time. Nursing and nurses act as the base for any hospitals or clinics, it is hard to imagine a hospital without a nursing team. The medical advancements and advancements in medical treatments has increased the life- span of an average human being. The people are growing old and falling sick and are getting admitted to hospitals. There is a huge shortage of nurses in hospitals to look after them. The demand for nurses never reduces until humanity is surviving on this earth. The increased number of patients in the hospitals has forced them to hire more nurses. Every country is facing this problem, so there is an urgent need for nurses.
The students who are interested in serving the patients can choose to join B.Sc Nursing to continue their selfless service to humanity. They can also earn decent salaries and lead a decent life.