PHILOSOPHY

We believe that the world is one family and education is the right of every child of this country and any level of education should equip the student to be able to gain fruitful employment and also provide an opportunity to continue education whenever possible.

We believe that nursing education must occur in a natural setting that is the clinical and the community setup.

We also believe that education should be flexible enough to promote vertical and horizontal growth and mobility.

We believe that the nurse educator’s responsibility lies in providing the right experiences to the student and allowing the students to explore and learn while enjoying her learning experience.

We believe that this programme prepares nurses for leadership position in nursing and health fields who can function as nurse specialists, consultants, educators, administrators and researchers in a wide variety of professional settings in meeting the National priorities and the changing needs of the society.

Indian Nursing Council believes that:

Post Graduate programme is essential to prepare nurses to improve the quality of nursing education and practice in India. . Post graduate programme in nursing builds upon and extends competence acquired at the graduate levels, emphasizes application of relevant theories into nursing practice, education, administration and development of research skills.

National Health Policy(NHP) 2002 emphasizes the need to prepare nurses to function in super-specialty areas who are required in tertiary care institutions, entrusting some limited public health functions to nurses after providing adequate training, and increase the ratio of degree holding vis a vis diploma holding nurses.

Nursing contributes to the health services in a vital and significant way in the health care delivery system. It organizes national health goals and is committed to participate in the implementation of National Health policies and programmes. It aims at identifying health needs of the people, planning & providing quality care in collaboration with other health professionals and community groups.

Scope of nursing practice encompasses provision of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of care to people across their life span in a wide variety of health care settings. Practice of Nursing is based upon application of basic concepts and principles derived from the physical, biological & behavioral sciences.

The teachers have the responsibility to be role models and create learning environment that enables students to acquire inquiry driven, self directed learning and foster attitude of lifelong learning.

This programme provides the basis for the post masteral programme in nursing. Further the programme encourages accountability and commitment to lifelong learning which fosters improvement of quality care.

AIMS

The aim of the Post graduate nursing program is to prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as nurse specialists, consultants, educators, administrators in a wide variety of professional settings

Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, function in the hospital, community nursing services and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor and manager in a clinical / public health setting.

OBJECTIVES

On completion of M.Sc. Nursing degree programme the graduates will be able to:

Apply knowledge from physical, biological and behavioral sciences, medicine, including alternative systems and nursing in providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities.

Provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with the individuals and groups

Demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which affect health of individuals and groups.

Practice as a nurse specialist.

Demonstrate leadership qualities and function effectively as nurse educator and manager.

Demonstrate skill in conducting nursing research, interpreting and utilizing the findings from health related research.

Demonstrate the ability to plan and effect change in nursing practice and in the health care delivery system.

Establish collaborative relationship with members of other disciplines

Demonstrate interest in continued learning for personal and professional advancement

Utilize the latest trends and technology in providing health care..

Participate effectively as members of the health team in health care delivery system.

Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilize the research findings to improve the quality of care.

Demonstrate awareness, interest and contribute towards advancement of self and of the profession.

DURATION

Duration of the course is 2 years for M.Sc. (N)

Available

52 weeks

Vacation

4 weeks

Examination

2 weeks

Gazetted holidays

3 weeks

Total weeks available

43 weeks

40 hours per week

1720 hours

Total hours for 2 years

3440 hours

M.Sc. Nursing First Year

COURSE OF INSTRUCTION

S.NO

SUBJECT

THEORY (hrs)

PRACTICAL (hrs)

1.

Nursing education

150

150

2.

Advance nursing practice

150

200

3.

Nursing Research and statistics

150

100

4.

*Clinical specialty –I

150

650


Total

600

1100

*Clinical Specialty

Medical Surgical Nursing – I (Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Nursing, Critical care Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Neurosciences Nursing, Orthopaedics Nursing, Gastro Enterology Nursing,)

Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing-I

Community Health Nursing - I

Note: Students have to maintain log book for each activity during the course of study

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

S.No

Subject

Theory

Practical

Hours

Internal

External

Hours

Internal

External

Nursing education

3

25

75


50

50


Advance nursing practice

3

25

75


--

--


Nursing research & statistics

3

25**

75*


--

--

Clinical specialty -I

3

25

75


100

100


Total

--

100

300

--

150

150


* Nursing research=50 and statistics = 25

**Nursing research=15 and statistics = 10

Eligibility criteria

1. Minimum pass marks shall be 55 % in each of the Theory and practical papers separately.

2. A candidate must have minimum of 80% attendance (irrespective of the kind of absence) in theory and practical in each subject for appearing for examination.

3. A candidate must have 100% attendance in each of the practical areas before award of degree.

4. A candidate has to pass in theory and practical exam separately in each of the paper.

5. If a candidate fails in either theory or practical paper he/she has to re-appear for both the papers (Theory and practical).

6. Maximum no. of attempts permitted for each paper is 3 including first attempt.

7. The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 4 (four) years

8. A candidate failing in more than two subjects will not be promoted to the 2nd year.

9. No candidate shall be admitted to the subsequent 2nd year examination unless the candidate has passed the 1st year examination.

10Maximum number of candidates for all practical examination should not exceed 10 per day.

11. Provision of Supplementary examination should be made.

12. All practical examinations must be held in the respective clinical areas.

13. One internal and one external examiner (outside the University) should jointly conduct practical examination for each student

14. An examiner should be M.Sc (N) in concerned subject and have minimum of 3 (three) years post graduate teaching experience.

15. One internal and one external examiner (outside the University) should evaluate dissertation and jointly conduct viva-voce for each student

16. For Dissertation Internal examiner should be the guide and external examiner should be Nursing faculty / nursing expert in the same clinical specialty holding Ph.D/M.Phil/M.Sc. Nursing with a minimum of 3 years experience in guiding the research projects for Post Graduate students of Nursing



M.Sc. Nursing Second Year

COURSE OF INSTRUCTION

S.NO

SUBJECT

THEORY (hrs)

PRACTICAL (hrs)

1.

Nursing Management

150

150


CLINICAL SPECIALITY II

2.

Medical Surgical Nursing

150

950

3.

Community Health Nursing

150

950

4.

Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing

150

950



Clinical Specialty

Medical Surgical Nursing (Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Nursing, Critical care Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Neurosciences Nursing, Orthopaedics Nursing, Gastro Enterology Nursing,)

Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing,

Community Health Nursing,

Note: Students have to maintain log book for each activity during the course of study

S.No

Subject

Theory

Practical

Hours

Internal

External

Hours

Internal

External

1.

Nursing Management

3

25

75

--

--

--


CLINICAL SPECIALITY

2.

Medical Surgical Nursing

3

25

75

--

100

100

3.

Community Health Nursing

3

25

75

--

100

100

4.

Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing

3

25

75

--

100

100

5.

Dissertation & Viva

--

--

--

--

100

100