Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) program Affiliated to Purbanchal University.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing)

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  • 05 Jul, 2020

Bachelor of Sciencein Nursing (BSN) Programme

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN) of Purbanchal University is a four years academic program. Theaimof this program is to prepare competent professional nurses in education, administration andservice in respective level of health programsincluding problem identification, planning, implementing, and evaluation. BSN graduates can serve in various types of positions at national, federal, provincial and local level, for example, governmental or non-governmental health agencies, hospitals, communities, schools, campuses, and institutions.Besides, this  they can work with special responsibilities; working directly with local communities and individuals, working primarily with schoolteachers and  administration to provide health education and service, and preparing health workers in  nursing fields.In general, BSc nursing graduates should be able to carry out the responsibilities a nursing care provider or middle level health care manager, faculty member and basic level researcher.

Duration of the Course                 :  4 Years

Affiliated to                                    :  Purbanchal University, Biratnagar, Nepal

Qualification                                   : Candidate must have completed Intermediate Scienceor 10+2 with biology will be eligible and equivalent to 50%or C+ in aggregate or “A-Level” with biology will be eligible and equivalent as per National Examination Board, Nepal.

Medium of Instruction                  :  English

Total  intake per Academic Year :  20 Students


Objectives of the BSN Program

The general objective of the B.Sc. nursing program is to produce competent graduates with basic and advanced knowledge and practical skills necessary to deliver high-quality health services needed for the country. Specifically, the program entails the following general objectives:

  • Provide basic and advanced knowledge and practical skills in nursing care including Primary Health Care.
  • Develop skills in health system research and management; problem identification, study design, data collection, analysis,prepares report, dissemination of the resultand evaluation for applicability in nursing service/practice.
  • Equip nursing professionals with communication and group organization skills for promoting community participation in health and development activities ultimately leading to the individual and community self-reliance in health services and improvement in health status.
  • Enable nursing health professionals to deal with the existing realities in health management issues, concerns, and problems.
  • Foster positive attitudes of health professionals to encourage them for providing more accessible, equitable nursing services for disadvantaged groups and communities.
  • Develop the leadership capabilities of nursing professionals in the management of nursing services at various levels’ health programs.
  • Enhance the vocational competence of nursing professionals through advanced education in health strategies, health promotion, and health programming.
  • Prepare professionals to be creative innovative in the preventive, promotive, curative, and rehabilitative aspects of care according to scientific advancement and the trend of the day.
  • Enhance competence in teaching the learning process as a self-directed learner.

Entrance Examination:

There will be entrance examination of one paper (English -25 marks, Physics, chemistry, biology-50 and General Knowledge in health science-25 marks) conducted by Purbanchal University. The question will be multiple choices. Duration of examination will be 2 hours. Candidates must obtain at least 50% marks to pass entrance examination. Candidates will be selected on the basis of merit list.

Teaching Learning Methods:

Various methods of teaching learning will be used in participatory approach. Lecture, discussion, group discussion, demonstration, self-directed learning, problem-based learning, observation, simulation in skill lab, field and clinical practical, written assignments, project work, group presentation and other as per need of the subject.


Evaluation Scheme:

Theory: Written Examination

Internal Assessment    : 20%   (Class test, Project work, Written assignment/presentation)

Final Assessment        : 80%   (MCQs, Problem Based, Long and Short Answer Question)


Practical Evaluation

Internal Practicum       : 50%

a) Performance evaluation

b)Client teaching/classroom teaching

c) Project work presentation

d) Report presentation

Final Practicum           : 50% (OSPE/OSCE/Simulation-30% and Viva-20%)

Admission Criteria:

  • Candidates must have completed an Intermediate Science certificate or 10+2 (Biology)with 50% marks or Grade C+ in aggregate or A-Level (Biology) as per National Examination Board, Nepal.
  • Must pass the Entrance Examination conducted by Purbanchal University with at least 50% marks.
  • Must have completed 17 years of age
  • Physically and mentally fit(Medical fitness certificate at the time of admission).

The Requirement for Admission:

  • Duly filled Admission Form
  • Photocopy of Mark-Sheets and Character Certificate of SLC/SEE and 10+2 or ISc. or A-Level.
  • Photocopy of Migration and Provisional Certificate of 10+2 or A-Levelor ISc.
  • Photocopy of Citizenship Certificate
  • Six Copies of PP size Photographs

Scope of BSN Programme:

After completion of this course, individuals will becomeeligible candidates for registration in the Nepal Nursing Council (NNC) to become a registered nursethat permit them to work in various organizations like,hospitals, nursing homes, community health care centers, nursing colleges, schools, and other health institutions of government and the non-government sectoras a registered nurse. The BSN candidates canwork straight with local communities and entities, including as school health teacher, health educator, direct care provider, researcher and health programme planner, implementer, supervisorand evaluator.In general, the graduates can carry out the responsibilities of various health institutions such as Nursing Officer, Basic Level Investigator, and Clinical Care Provider. Furthermore, upon completion of BSC nursing, the graduates can pursue their higher education (master level) anywhere in Nepal or foreign countries.

Graduates of this course can find jobs at:

  • Tertiary or Central or Federal or Provincial or District or Primary hospitals, Primary Health Care Centerand Teaching hospitals
  • Nursing Homes,Schools,Rehabilitation Clinics or centers
  • Research Centers,Health related NGOs/INGOs and so on.

Course overview of BSN Programme:

This course is based on the job required to perform by the Registered Nurse at different levels in the public and private sector’s health field concerning nursing jobs in Nepal. Therefore, this curriculum is designed to provide the student with theoretical concepts as well as practical skills required to deliver high-quality health services in the nation and abroad. The program comprises twenty-four courses including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Applied Computer Technology, Educational Science, Leadership Management, Mental Health Nursing, and Advanced Nursing Practice, etc. The first-yearcourse is focused on basic sciences courses applied in nursing and fundamentalcourses in nursing practices or basic nursing care; the second-year course is focused on nursing concepts/theory/principles, medical-surgical nursing, medical sociology, and community nursing; the third-year course comprises of pediatric, midwifery, and community health nursing; and the fourth-year course focused on nursing leadership and management, research, and educational science.

This programme consists Two Hundred Sixty-Three (263)credits hours (including theory and practical). One credit equals 16 lecture hours in the theory and 32 clinical/field hours in practical.


Course Overview: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)