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
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 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:
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
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,
Theory: Written Examination
Internal Assessment : 20% (Class test, Project work, Written assignment/presentation)
Final Assessment : 80% (MCQs, Problem Based, Long and Short Answer Question)
Internal Evaluation : 100%(Except elective subject)
Major /elective subject : 80%
a. Performance evaluation
b.Project work presentation
c. Client teaching/classroom teaching
Final Evaluation : 20% (only for major elective subject)
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:
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.
PBNS 2nd Year: Distribution of Hour and Marks
PBNS 3rd Year: Distribution of Hour and Marks