COURSE GUIDE

M.Sc Nursing

The faculty Govt. College of Nursing, Thiruvanathapuram, believes that a basic course in Nursing should prepare nurse for first level position in Nursing in the Hospital, Community, Nursing Educational institutions and Research Institutions. To achieve this, the Institution believes that a good understanding of basic scientific principles in Nursing, principles of communication, IPR, learning and teaching and research are essential as Nursing is a profession influenced by scientific and technological advancements to serve the people…

Eligibility Criteria/Admission Requirements:

  • The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife with Kerala Nurses and Midwives Council.
  • The minimum educational requirements shall be the passing of regular degree course in Nursing – (B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. (Hons). Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing), with minimum of 55% aggregate marks, in an institution which is recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
  • Minimum one year of experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing. One year compulsory nursing service/internship after successful completion of four year B.Sc Nursing can be considered as experience.
  • Minimum one year of experience prior or after regular Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.
  • Candidate shall be medically fit.
  • Relaxation of marks for SC/ST candidates may be given as per state government norms.

Entrance/Selection test

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

Course of Instruction

I Year Theory (hrs) Practical (hrs)
Nursing Education 150 150
Advanced Nursing Practice 150 500
Nursing Research and Statistics 150 100
Clinical Specialty – 1 150 900
Total 600 1650

 

II Year Theory (hrs) Practical (hrs)
Nursing Management 150 200
Nursing Research (Dissertation) 300
Clinical Specialty – II 150 1450
Total 300 1950
Grand Total 900 3600

Scheme of Examination

Ist Year Theory (hrs) Practical (hrs)
Ist Year Hours Internal Marks External Marks Hours Internal Marks External Marks Total
Nursing Education 3 25 100 50 100 275
Advanced Nursing Practice 3 25 100 125
Nursing Research & Statistics 3 25 100 125
Clinical Specialty-1 3 25 100 4hrs 100 100 325
Total 850

 

2nd Year Theory (hrs) Practical (hrs)
2nd Year Hours Internal Marks External Marks Hours Internal Marks External Marks Total
Nursing Management 3 25 100 125
Dissertation Viva 100 100 200
Clinical Specialty II 3 25 100 4hrs 100 100 325
Total 650
Total of Ist & IInd Year 1500

BSc Nursing

AIM The aim of the under graduate nursing program is to:

Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services. Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and 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/School of Nursing.

Course Of Instruction (First Year)

Sl. Subject Theory (in hrs) Class and lab Practical (in Hrs) (clinical) (in Hrs)
1. Anatomy 60
2. Physiology 60
3. Microbiology 60
4. Biochemistry 30
5. Nutrition 40+20
6. Psychology 60
7. Sociology 60
8. Nursing Foundations 265+200 450
9. Communicative English 30
10. Introduction to Computers 25 25
11. Library Work/ Self Study 50
12. Co-curricular activities 50
Total 910 475 100
Total Hours 50 1485

Course Of Instruction (Second Year)

Sl. Subject Theory (in hrs) Class and lab Practical (in Hrs) (clinical) (in Hrs)
1. Medical Surgical Nursing I (Adult and Geriatrics)
a.Medical Nursing 115 480
b. Pathology 30
2. Medical Surgical Nursing I (Adult and Geriatrics) 120 560
2. Surgical Nursing
3. Community Health Nursing -I 100 160
4. Pharmacology 45
5. Library work/self study 40
6. Co-curricular Activities 30
Total 410 1200 70
Total Hours 1680

Course Of Instruction (Third Year)

Sl. Subject Theory (in hrs) Class and lab) Practical (in Hrs) (clinical)
1. Medical Surgical Nursing I (Adult and Geriatrics) 140 400
2. Child health Nursing – I 110 400
3. Mental Health Nursing 90 320
4. Nursing Research & Statistics (35 + 15) 50 80
Total 390 1200
Total Hours 1590

Course Of Instruction (Fourth year)

Sl. Subject Theory (in hrs) Class and lab) Practical (in Hrs) (clinical)
1. Obstetrical & Gynecological Nursing 90+30=120 480+160
2. Community health Nursing-II 90 320
3. Nursing Education 60 160
4. Management of Nursing Service & Education 60 160
Total 330 1280
330+1280=1610

Scheme Of Examination(First Year)

Subject Assessment
Theory Hours Internal External Total
1. Anatomy 3 25 75 100
2. Physiology 3 25 75 100
3. Microbiology 3 25 75 100
4. Nutrition & Biochemistry 3 25 50+25 100
5. Psychology 3 25 75 100
6. Sociology 3 25 75 100
7. Nursing Foundations 3 50 100 150
8. English 25 25
9. Introduction to Computer 25 25
Practical and Viva Voice Nursing Foundations 3 100 1 00 200
Total 350 650 1000

Scheme Of Examination(Second Year)

Subject Assessment
Hours Internal External Total
1. Medical Nursing 3 25 75 100
2. Surgical Nursing 3 25 75 100
3. Pharmacology 2 25 75 100
4. Community health Nursing – I
Practical and viva Voce
1. Medical Nursing 3 50 100 150
2. Surgical Nursing 3 50 100 150
Total 200 500 700

Scheme Of Examination(Third Year)

Subject Assessment
Theory Hours Internal External Total
1. Medical Surgical Nursing -II 3 50 100 150
2. Child Health Nursing including Genetics 3 50 100 150
3. Mental Health Nursing 3 50 100 150
4. Nursing Research & Statistics 2 25 75 100
Practical & Viva Voice
1. Medical Surgical Nursing II 8 50 100 150
2. Child Health Nursing 8 50 100 150
3. Mental Health Nursing 3 50 100 150
Total 325 675 1000

Scheme Of Examination(Fourth Year)

Subject Assessment
Theory Hours Internal External Total
1. Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing 3 50 100 150
2. Community Health Nursing II 3 50 100 150
3. Nursing Education 3 25 75 100
4. Management of Nursing Service & Education 3 25 75 100
Practical & Viva Voice
1. Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing 8 50 100 150
2. Community Health Nursing II 8 50 100 150
Total 250 550 800

Suggested distribution of marks in Question paper of all Subjects except Nursing Foundation

Sl. Type of Question Marks No: of questions Total marks
1. MCQ 1 10 10
2. Structured essay 10 10 1
3. Structured short questions 5 4 20
4. Short notes 3 5 15
5. Write briefly on 2 5 10
6. Definitions/diagrams/match the following/ true-false/ normal values [2 or more types] 1 10 10
Total 75

Suggested distribution of marks in Question paper of Nursing Foundations

Sl. Type of Question Marks No: of questions Total marks
1. MCQ 1 10 10
2. Very short questions 3 10 30
3. Short notes 5 6 30
4. Structured essay 2 15 30
Total 100

Note:

  1. Nutrition and Biochemistry – Question paper will consist Section A Nutrition of 45 marks and Section B of Biochemistry of 30 marks.
  2. Theory and practical exams for introduction to computer to be conducted as college exam and marks to be sent to the University for Inclusion in the mark sheet.
  3. Minimum pass marks shall be 50 %in each of the theory and practical separately.
  4. 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.
  5. A candidate must have 100%attendance in each of the practical areas before the award of degree.
  6. A candidate has to pass in theory and practical exam separately in each of the paper.
  7. If a candidate fails in either theory or practical paper he/she has to reappear for both (Theory and practical) 8. Maximum number of attempts permitted for each paper is five including first attempt. 9. Candidate shall not be admitted to the subsequent examination unless the candidate has passed the previous examination.
  8. The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 8 years. 11. Maximum number of candidate for practical examination should not exceed 15 per day 12. All practical examination must be held in the respective clinical areas. 13. One internal and one external examiner should jointly conduct practical examination for each student.
  9. An examiner should be a lecturer or above in a college of nursing with M.Sc (N) in concerned subject and have minimum of three years of teaching experience. To be an examiner for nursing foundations faculty having M. Sc (N) with any specialty shall be considered.
  10. A candidate who secures the minimum 50% marks for pass, as specified in the scheme of examination shall be declared passed the examination. Candidates who pass all parts of examination on the first occasion of appearing thereof shall be raked in order of proficiency as determined by the total marks obtained and shall be arranged in two classes.

Second Class:

Candidates who have passed the examination with an aggregate of 50% and above.

First Class:

Those who have secured 60% marks aggregate or above.

Distinction:

Those students who have secured aggregate 70% (Seventy< Percent) or above be awarded distinction. Candidates who pass in the First Class and who obtain not less than 70% of the marks in any subject shall be deemed to have passed with distinction in that subject Candidates who pass the examination in subsequent appearance shall be raked only in Second Class.

Rank in the Examination:

Aggregate marks of all the 4 years regular examinations shall be considered for awarding rank for the B.Sc Nursing Examination. (A Consolidated mark list consisting of marks of all 4 year examination shall be given to all students.)

Post Basic BSc Nursing

I Year Post BSc. (N) – KUHS

Subject Theory Practical Total
1. Nursing foundations 45 65 110
2. Maternal Nursing 60 280 340
3. Child Health Nursing 90 280 340
4. Medical Surgical Nursing 90 390 480
5. Nutrition & Dietitics 30 15 45
6. Biochemistry & Biophysics 60 60
7. Psychology 60 15 75
8. Microbiology 60 30 90
9. English (Qualifying) 60 60
Total 525 1075 1600

II Year Post Bsc. (N) – KUHS

Subject Theory Practical Total
1. Mental Health Nursing 60 400 460
2. Community Health Nursing 60 400 460
3. Introduction to Nursing Education 60 160 220
4. Introduction to Nursing Administration 60 240 300
5. Introduction to Nursing Research & Statistics 45 160 205
6. Sociology 60
Total 345 1360 1705

Scheme of Examination

Paper Subject Duration Int.Ass. Ext.Ass. Total Marks
1st Year
1. Nursing Foundation 2 15 35 50
2. Nutrition & Dietetics 2 15 35 50
3. Biochemistry & Biophysics 3 25 75 100
4. Psychology 3 25 75 100
5. Maternal Nursing 3 25 75 100
6. Child Health Nursing 3 25 75 100
7. Microbiology 3 25 75 100
8. Medical & Surgical Nursing 3 25 75 100
9. English (Qualifying)* 3 25 75 100
Total 345 1360 1705
Practicals
1. Medical &Surgical Nursing 50 50 100
2. Maternal Nursing 50 50 100
3. Child Health Nursing 50 50 100
Total 150 150 300

Note:*Qualifying Examination

General nursing and midwifery course (GNM)

Admission Requirements

  1. The minimum age for admission shall be not less than 17 years and not more than 27 years as on the 1 st day of June of the year, in which the application are invited.
  2. The minimum educational requirements shall be the passing of Plus Two exam I its equivalent With Physics, Chemistry, Biology as optional subjects with an aggregate of 45% marks for Physics, Chemistry & Biology.
  3. Candidate shall be medically fit. 4. Selection of candidate shall be on merit based on the marks obtained by them for Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the Plus Two or equivalent examination and the marks obtained in the interview and also subject to their medical fitness.

Courses of Instructions and Supervised Practice

First year
Subject Theoretical Hours Practical Hours
I. Biological Science 

  1. Anatomy & Physiology
  2. Microbiology
120 

  • 90
  • 30
II. Behavioural Science 

  1. Psychology
  2. Sociology
60 

  • 40
  • 20
III. Fundamentals of Nursing 

  1. Fundamentals of Nursing
  2. First aid
  3. Personal Hygiene
215 

  • 175
  • 20
  • 20
612
IV. Community Health Nursing 

  1. Community Health Nursing1
  2. Environmental Hygiene
  3. Health Education & Communication Skills
  4. Nutrition
150 

  • 80
  • 20
  • 20
  • 20
288
V. English 30
Total Hours of First Year 575 900

 

Second year
Subject Theoretical Hours Practical Hours
I. Medical Surgical Nursing 1 140 515
II. Medical Surgical Nursing 2 Specialities 120 515
III. Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing 70 240
IV. Computer Education 30
Total Hours of Second Year 360 1270

 

Third year
Subject Theoretical Hours Practical Hours
I. Midwifery and Gynaecology 120 756
II. Community Health Nursing II 100 216
III. Paediatrics Nursing 70 288
Total Hours of Third Year 290 1260

 

Internship Period – GNM
Subject Theoretical Hours Practical Hours
I. Educational Method & Media for teaching in practice of Nursing 45
II. Introduction to Research 40
III. Professional Trends & Adjustments 40
IV. Administration and Ward Management 45
V. Health Economics 20
Total Hours of Third Year 190
Supervision of Students in the Clinical Areas

Post Basic Diploma in Nursing

1 Year diploma course in Critical Care Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Nurse Midwifery Practitioner and Emergency of a Disaster Nursing. Admission Criteria based on merit for both GNM and BSc Candidates.