M.Sc. Nursing Program & Its Objectives


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


On Completion of the two year M.Sc Nursing programme, the graduate will be able to:-

    • Utilize/apply the concepts, theories and principles of nursing science.
    • Demonstrate advance competence in practice of nursing.
    • 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.

Course Description M.Sc. Nursing (2 years)

  • Nursing Education

  • Nursing Management

Guidelines and Minimum Requirements for setting up of a College of Nursing

    1. Any organization under the Central Government, State Government, Local body or a Private or Public Trust, Mission, Voluntary registered under Society Registration Act or a Company registered under company?s act wishes to open a M.Sc. Nursing programme, should obtain the No Objection/Essentiality certificate from the State Government.
    2. The Indian Nursing council on receipt of the proposal from the Institution to start nursing program, will undertake the first inspection to assess suitability with regard to physical infrastructure, clinical facility and teaching faculty in order to give permission to start the programme.
    3. After the receipt of the permission to start the nursing programme from Indian Nursing Council, the institution shall obtain the approval from the State Nursing Council and University.
    4. Institution will admit the students only after taking approval of State Nursing Council and University.
    5. The Indian Nursing Council will conduct inspection every year till the first batch completes the programme. Permission will be given year by year till the first batch completes.
    6. If the institution is recognized for B.Sc. (N) programme and if one batch has passed out after found suitable by INC, then the institution will be exempted from NOC/Essentiality certificate for M.Sc.(N) programe from the State Government.
    7. Super Speciality Hospital* can start M.Sc.(N) programme, however they have to get NOC/Essentiality certificate from respective State Government to start the M.Sc. (N) programme.

Clinical Experience

    1. MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING (Critical Care Nursing)
      Bombay Hospital Indore (279 bedded Hospital) and Bombay Hospital Mumbai (830 bedded Hospital) are the hospitals of Medical Surgical Nursing (Critical Care Nursing) having all types of patients with advanced diagnostic, therapeautic clinical facilities.
      Govt Mental Hospital, Banganga (155 bedded hospital) and NIMHANS Banglore (123 bedded hospital) are the institutes of psychiatric and mental health having all types of patients (acute, chronic, adult psychiatric beds, child psychiatric beds and de-addiction facilities), with advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and state of the art clinical facilities.
      The Areas for community practices are
      Rural area: Bicholi Hapsi
      Urban area: Hathod

Eligibility Criteria/Admission Requirements:

    1. The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.
    2. The minimum education requirements shall be the passing of : B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
    3. The candidate should have undergone in B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing in an institution which is recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
    4. Minimum one year of work experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing.
    5. Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.
    6. Candidate shall be medically fit.
    7. Only female candidate will be allowed.

Entrance/Selection test

Selection of the candidates should be based on the merit of the entrance examination held by University or competent authority.

Regulations for examination

ligibility for appearing for the examination:

75% of the attendance for theory and practicals. However 100% of attendance for practical before the award of degree.

Classification of results:

    • 50% pass in each of the theory and practical separately
    • 50-59% Second division
    • 60-74% first division
    • 75% and above is distinction
    • For declaring the rank aggregate of 2 years marks to be considered.

If the candidate fails in either practicals or theory paper he/she has to reappear for both the papers (theory and practical).

Maximum no. of attempts per subject is three (3) inclusive of first attempt. The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 4 years.

Candidate, who fails in any subject, shall be permitted to continue the studies into the second year. However the candidate shall not be allowed to appear for the Second year examination till such time that he/she passes all subjects of the first year M.Sc nursing examination.


    • 4 hours of practical examination per student.
    • Maximum number of 10 students per day per speciality
    • The examination should be held in clinical area only for clinical specialities
    • One internal and external should jointly conduct practical examination
    • Examiner - Nursing faculty teaching respective speciality area in M.Sc nursing programme with minimum 3 years experience after M.Sc nursing.


Evaluation of the dissertation should be done by the examiner prior to viva Duration: Viva-voce -minimum 30 minutes per student.

Scheme Of Examination

  Theory Practical
First year Hours Internals External Hours Internal External
Nursing education 150 25 75 100 50 50
Advanced nursing practice 150 25 75 200    
Nursing research and statistics 150 25** 75* 100    
Clinical specialty 150 25 75 660 100 100
Total 600 100 300 1060 150 150
2nd year Hours Internals External Hours Internal External
Nursing Management 150 25 75 150    
Dissertation & Viva ----     300 100 100
Clinical Speciality-II 150 25 75 960 100 100
Total 300 50 150 1410 200 200

*Nursing research=50 and Statistics=25. **Nursing research=15 and statistics=10

  1. Minimum pass marks shall be 50 % 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. 13
  7. The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 4 (four) years
  8. A candidate failing in more then two subjects will not be promoted to the IInd year.
  9. No candidate shall be admitted to the subsequent IInd year examination unless the candidate has passed the Ist year examination.
  10. Maximum 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 examiners(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 examiners(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 speciality 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

Admission Strength

Annual admission strength for M.Sc (N) Programme should have prior sanction/permission from the Indian Nursing Council on the basis of clinical, physical facilities and teaching faculty.

Health Services

There should be provisions for the following health services for the students.

    • An annual medical examination.
    • Vaccination against Tetanus, hepatitis B or any other communicable disease as considered necessary.
    • Free medical care during illness and / provision of health insurance should be made.

A complete health record should be kept in respect of each individual student. The question of continuing the training of a student, with long term chronic illness.