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What do you understand about Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Course?


What do you understand about Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Course?

Last updated: 12 Jun 2020

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What is Nursing?

Nursing is the field of allied health science that mainly focuses on looking after the ill and injured patients and helping them to recover from their illness as soon as possible. In the real- world, nurses are always in the front line of health care. They combine the principles of health sciences with the art of caring to ensure patient comfort and speedy recovery. The nurses also serve as patient’s advocates, health educators and coordinators of different health care services. Their expertise has enabled nurses to work in a wide variety of settings, including adult facilities, prisons, officers, private clinics and even military bases.

Introduction to Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Course

Post Basic B.Sc Nursing is a 2-year undergraduate programme pursued by eligible candidates in the field of nursing. The course provides a holistic mixture of classroom lectures and hands-on practical sessions. The post basic B.Sc course is a job-oriented course and the main objectives of the course are:

  • Provide an opportunity to aspiring nurses to upgrade the knowledge and skills needed in responding to changing health needs of the society
  • Motivate the nurses to maintain and keep up with clinical competence for providing quality services
  • Develop teaching, administrative and research skills
  • Promote personal and professional growth for better opportunities in nursing field

Eligibility for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

  • The students must have a diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM)
  • The students should be registered as nurses in Nursing council and should have 2-years minimum experience as a nurse in a hospital or community healthcare centre
  • The students should have passed their PUC or 10+2 in any stream with English as compulsory subject from recognised board

Admission Process

The eligible students who are interested to apply for Post Basic B.sc course can take admission through two modes of admission (1) Merit admission (2) Direct admission.

1. Merit Admission

The students who are opting for merit admission are compulsorily required to apply and qualify the Karnataka CET entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The students who qualify this entrance exam are required to undergo necessary counselling procedures in order to get admission to Post Basic B.Sc Course. The fees are nominal and are fixed by the government.

2. Direct Admissions

The students also have another option for admission to Post Basic B.Sc, it is called direct admission. The students can get admission to their desired colleges through direct admissions under management quota. The best part of this mode is that the students can book their seats to get confirmed admissions without any entrance exams. The students under direct admissions are given special privileges, where they can book their seats in their desired colleges even before the commencement of the academic year. The interested students can contact Galaxy Educational Services and get confirmed seats in their desired colleges for their Post Basic B.Sc course. The fees are marginally higher for direct admissions.

Syllabus for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

The students of Post Basic B.Sc Nursing course will be studying the following subjects during the course duration:

  • Nursing Foundation
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Psychology
  • Maternal Nursing
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Microbiology
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing
  • Sociology 
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing Administration

Career Scope for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

After the completion of Post Basic B.Sc Nursing, the students can join as staff nurses or as certified nurses in hospitals and clinics. If they are interested in higher studies they can join an M.Sc Nursing course. They can even join for a PhD in nursing after their masters and take up research in the nursing field. If they are interested in understanding nursing in-depth, then they can join the M.Phil (Nursing) course.

Job Roles

After the completion of Post basic B.Sc, the nursing students are hired in many job roles such as:

  • Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Practical Nursing Instructor

Top Health Organisations hiring Post Basic B.Sc Nursing students

The Post Basic B.sc Nursing students are generally hired in hospitals, nursing homes and poly clinics. Some of the top health organisations hiring them are:

  • Columbia Asia Hospitals
  • Aster Healthcare
  • Jayadeva Institute of Cardio-Vascular Studies
  • Vydehi Hospitals
  • Hosmet Hospitals
  • St Martha’s Hospitals
  • BGS Global Hospitals
  • NIMHANS
  • Kidwai Institute of Oncology
  • HCG Global

Salary Package

An average Post Basic B.Sc Nursing student will be earning a decent salary of about 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum, while the experienced professionals will be earning around 5 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum.

Concluding Words

Nursing has always been top in job markets. Nurses are required in all the hospitals and health care institutes. The growing number of patients in the hospitals are putting pressure on hospitals to hire more nurses to look after them. Nursing profession is an evergreen profession and has not witnessed any recession till date. Nursing profession is a challenging one and as nurses one has to meet all the expectations. The students who are service oriented and compassionate in heart can choose to become nurses. The students who are interested to enrich their knowledge can join the Post Basic B.Sc Nursing course.

 

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