Scheme of Examination (For M.Sc. Nursing)




  Theory Hours Internal External Total
M.SC 1st Year
1 Nursing education 150 25 75 100
2 Advanced Nursing Practice 150 25 75 100
3 Nursing Foundation 150 25 75 100
4 Clinical Specialty 150 25 75 100
Practical & viva voce
  Nursing education 100 50 50 100
  Advanced Nursing Practice 200      
  Nursing Research and Statistics 100      
  Clinical Specialty 660      
M.SC 2nd Year
1 Nursing Management 150 25 75 100
2 Dissertation & Viva        
3 Clinical Speciality-II 150 25 75 100
Practical & Viva
  Nursing Management 150      
  Dissertation & Viva 300 100 100 200
  Clinical Speciality-II 960 100 100 200

 *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.
    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 PhD/M.Phil/M.Sc. Nursing with a minimum of 3 years experience in guiding the research projects for Post Graduate students of Nursing