M.Sc.Nursing is a postgraduate course in theories and principles of nursing and allied sciences. A candidate has to be a B.Sc. /B.Sc. (Hons) graduate in Nursing from a recognised university in order to be eligible for this course.
M.Sc. Nursing is a two year program which specializes in many branches; for example Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing etc. The mode of admission is mostly throughEntrance Examination or through marks obtained in qualifying examination and personal interview.
M.Sc. Nursinggraduates can obtain jobs in Multi-speciality units/hospitals, private and government hospitals, academic and research, nursing homes, old-age homes, armed forces.They can work as a nursing instructor, staff nurse, nurse assistant, nursing supervisoretc.
The duration of the course is of 2 years.
Since the course follows an annual mode over the semester system the course is divided in two years in colleges like Manipal University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and in many others.
What is the course about?
M.Sc. Nursing is a coursethat involves the study of nursing education and research. Every medical/ hospital unit requires the assistance of a Nurse. Hence it is no surprise that the employment opportunities for nurses would never end. The course provides knowledge on various specializations within Nursing.
Who should go with the course?
Anyone who is interested in serving mankind to its best and has interest in medicine and healthcare can choose nursing as profession and for that he/she should go for M.Sc. in Nursing first to get the in depth knowledge of medicine and various life giving drugs.
Academic options after this course?
After getting through M.Sc. Nursing one can move forward for M.Phil. /Ph.D. in Nursing. Both the courses are available in various colleges like Manipal College of Nursing, Vinayaka Mission’s Annapoorna College of Nursing, Yashoda College of Nursing, in both regular mode and distance mode.
Eligibility Of the Master of Science [M.Sc] (Nursing)
Following are the eligibility criteria for different type of M.Sc. Nursing course
The candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognised school or board in India.
The candidate must be a registered nurse or registered midwife with any State Nursing Registration Council.
The candidate must have passed B.Sc. /B.Sc. (Hons)/Post basic B.Sc. inNursing with minimum 55% to 60% marks in aggregate from a recognised university.
The candidate must also have work experience of one year after B.Sc. or Post Basic Nursing.