Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing Science (PBNS)

The Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing (PBN) program is Affiliated to Purbanchal University
Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing Science (PBNS)

Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing Science (PBNS)

  • 3 Years
  • 05 Jul, 2020

Post-Basic Bachelor in Nursing Science (PBNS) Programme

Post-Basic Bachelor of Nursing (PBNS) degree offered by the Purbanchal University is a three years academicprogram. This course is designed to produce professional nurses with a specialty in hospital, midwifery, psychiatric, and community nursing sectors. Thisprogram aims to prepare professional nurses with the highest possible technical and managerial competence in health related problem identification, planning, implementing, training, health education, research, and evaluation.

Recently revised  curriculum of PBNS programme have been included additional elective subjects and hours to make the graduates competent with new trends in the nursing field for providing quality nursing care to people in the country. It is more focused on advanced midwifery course, for providing qualitative midwifery care in order to support National Millennium Development Goal of country.

The PBNS curriculum mainly consists of the following four specialized (Elective) areas

Midwifery: There is a high demand for midwifery graduate nurses in the area of women’s health, infant care, and the sexual and reproductive health care of women. The government of Nepal has placed a high priority on midwifery care. Till now, this core area has not been sufficiently developed by any institution and, hence, the course is the pioneer one.

Community nursing: It is another major elective area for nursing graduates. It aims to impart the necessary knowledge, understanding, and skills in the graduates to provide health care and services at the community level and closely link with the public health policies and processes of comprehensive primary health care approach.

Hospital nursing: This is another highly demanding (elective) area for nursing graduates. The graduates with specialized knowledge in hospital nursing are expected to work, manage, and provide health care services in the hospitals or any health care institution at all levels.

Psychiatric Nursing: This is one of the highly demanding (elective) areas for psychiatric nursing graduates at the national and international market. The graduates with specialized knowledge and skill in Psychiatric Nursing are expected to work, manage, and provide mental health services/counseling services in the hospitals, community and any other social work sector.

Duration of the Course                 :  3 Years

Affiliated to                                    :  Purbanchal University, Biratnagar, Nepal.

Qualification                                   :  PCL Nursing (Staff Nurse) with 2nd division passed and at least 1 year of work experience after Nepal Nursing Council (NNC) License.

Medium of Instruction                  :  English

Total  intake per Academic Year :  40 Students

Purposes of the Programme:

The Post-Basic Bachelor in Nursing Science Program (PBNS) aims to prepare professional nurse with a specialty in hospital, midwifery, psychiatric, and community nursing sectors with:

  • The highest possible technical and managerial competence in the respective level of health programs, including problem identification
  • Planning, implementing, training, health education, evaluation, and research such specialists can serve in various types of positions at the national and international levels.

Objectives of the PBNS Program:

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

  • Provide advanced knowledge and practical skills in nursing science covering Primary Health Care for nursing graduates.
  • Develop skills in measurement, design, analysis, and evaluation for applied nursing sciences, health system research, and management.
  • Equity nursing specialists 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 toprovide 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 of health programs.
  • Enhance the vocational competence of nursing professionals through advanced education in health strategies, health promotion, and health programming.
  • Strengthen the educational capabilities of nursing professionals to deal with the teaching-learning process at various academic institutions.

Entrance Examination:

  •  As per rule of Purbanchal University, there will be entrance examination of one paper carrying 150 marks (English -50 marks and Nursing Science major subject-100marks).
  • The question will be multiple choices and duration of examination will be 3 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:

Many effective and participatory teachings learning methods will be employed to facilitate innovative learning but the choice of methods will depend on the nature of the subject and situation. The following are more frequently used

  • Interactive lecture using multimedia, white board, OHP
  • Learning process through interaction, group discussion,and brain storming.
  • Assignment; written assignment in a group and individual presentation.
  • Demonstration, Simulation in skill lab,field visit, observation visit, clinical practice, teaching practice, proposal development, conduct research, organize meeting, conduct in-service education and so on for practical learning.
  • Self-directed and problem based learning approach will be applied both in theory and practice as well as the participatory spirit will be employed.
  • Online class by using different educational software as necessary.

Practical Exposure and Clinical Practice Areas:

PBNS students will spend the majority of their time in practical areas following the course requirement. Various specialized hospitals, clinics, laboratories, demonstration rooms, urban as well as rural communities (concurrent and residential visits), industries, communities, and government-run schools are the areas where students will be exposed to gain practical skills under the close supervision of highly qualified and skilled faculty members in the respective field. Besides, students will also be posted in our well-equipped STUPA Community Hospital on a rotation basis to gain clinical experiences. Other hospitals and community field for practical exposure are,

  • Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital,Nepal Orthopedic Hospital
  • Thapathali Maternity Hospital, Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital
  • Community field: PHC, Schools, community household survey, Industries
  • Educational Institutes  for teaching practice

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 Evaluation                 : 100%(Except elective subject)  

Major /elective subject            : 80%

a. Performance evaluation

b.Project work presentation

c. Client teaching/classroom teaching

d.Report presentation

Final Evaluation          : 20% (only for major elective subject)                      

Admission Criteria:

  • Passed Proficiency Certificate(PCL) Nursing from any recognized Institute
  • At least one year work experience in recognized health institution after NNN license.
  • Must pass the Entrance Examination conducted by Purbanchal University with at least 50% marks.
  • The candidates will be selected on merit basis.
  • Physically and mentally fit(Medical fitness certificate at the time of admission)

The Requirements of Admission:

  • Duly filled Admission Form
  • Attested photocopy copies of mark sheets and character certificate of SLC/SEE, PCL Nursing, Migration and Provisional Certificate of PCL Nursing, and Citizenship Certificate.
  • Six Copies of PP size Photographs

Scope of PBNS:

The scopeencompasses nursing educational institutions, clinical nursing, and public health nursing in community settings.The general opportunity for PBNS pass out is in the field of nurse,registered nurse,psychiatric nurse,home health aides and so on.They can find employment in hospitals, nursing homes, industries, schools, private medical clinics, army nursing & academic and a bright future in abroad.

After completion of this course, individuals will become eligible candidates for registration in the Nepal Nursing Council (NNC) in their eligibility to become a registered nurse that permit them to work in various kinds of governmental and non-governmental organizations, health agencies, societies, hospitals, campuses and universities, schools and institutions, hospitals, nursing homes, and health institutions of government and the non-government sector as advanced-practice nurses, registered nurses, midwives, psychiatric nurses, nursing and home health aides and nurses. In general, the graduates can carry out the responsibilities of various health institutions such as Nursing Officer, Faculty member, Basic Level Researcher, and Clinical Care Provider. Furthermore, upon completion of PBNS nursing, the graduates can pursue their education anywhere in Nepal or foreign countries.Additionally, graduates can find employment opportunity at:

  • Central/Federal/Provincial / District/Primary and Secondary hospitals, and Teaching hospitals
  • Nursing Homes, Community Rehabilitation Centers, Research Centers
  • Colleges and Universities and Geriatric homes, etc.

Course Overview of PBNS Program:

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 and practical skills required to deliver high-quality health services in the nation.

This programme consists on One Hundred Eighty (180)credits hours (including theory and practical). In this course, professional English andBasic Computer as non-credit hours have been added. One credit equals 16 lecture hours in the theory and 32 clinical/field hours in practical.

The first-yearcourse is focused on basic sciences courses applied in nursing, nursing concepts/principles,pediatric and medical surgical nursing courses including practices; the second-year course is focused on, midwifery, geriatric, psychiatric, and community nursing theory and practices; and the third-year course comprises of research, leadership and management, oncology, and specialization in the nursing field.


Course Overview of PBNS Programm


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