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BSC in Nursing (Basic)

Course Durations : 4 years

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The overall goal of Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is to produce competent professional nurses who will be able to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and attitude to provide quality of nursing care in the aspects of practical field to meet expected needs and expectations and to promote, maintain and restore heath of individuals, families and communities in common, simple and complex health problems/situations.

Corriculmn Design:

The curriculum is dynamic with provision for incorporating emerging health problems and changing health policies as well as latest advancement in health sciences. The B. Sc. in nursing curriculum is designed for BNMC recognized institutions and incorporate as (1) General courses (2) Foundation courses and (3) Professional courses for nursing to furnish students with essential and in-depth knowledge relevant to health and nursing. The courses are sequenced from year one to year four, from simple to complex, with an attempt to increase students' competencies overtime.

Course Title:

# General Courses
1 Behavioral Science
2 Communicative English
3 Information & Communication Technology(ICT)
# Foundation Courses
1 Anatomy and Physiology Paper- I
2 Anatomy and Physiology Paper- II
# Professional Courses
1 Fundamentals of Nursing - 1 (Paper I & II )
2 Fundamentals of Nursing - 2 (Paper I & II )
3 Pediatric Nursing
4 Medical & Surgical Nursing - 1 (Paper I & II )
5 Medical & Surgical Nursing - 2 (Paper I & II )
6 Orthopedic Nursing
7 Community Health Nursing
8 Phychiatric Nursing
9 Emergency & Critical Care Nursing
10 Midwifery (Paper I & II )
11 Nursing Education & Management (Paper I & II )
12 Research in Nursing

Curriculum Structure:

The B. Sc. in nursing course will be of four years duration for professional competency development. Each academic year consists of 52 weeks. Out of 52 weeks, 44 weeks will be reserved for theory,

Labrotory classes, clinical practice, field visit, revision class, term exam and final exams. Remaining 8 weeks will be used for students' preparation, exam break and leave. This break may also allow time for students who fail a course to take re-exam, or to do additional study like assignment & practice to improve their academic performance in order to fulfill the requirement of the course.

Each week consists of 6 working days and 6 hours a day for theory & lab. So for theory and lab session a week consists of 36 hours. Each week consists of 6 working days and 8 hours a day for clinical practice. So for practice, a week consists of 48 hours.

Each year is divided into two terms of 26-week of duration, which assist to implement the curriculum in gradual and uniformed manner. Term examination will be held in 22 week & 23 week for assisting students to identify their progress & marks will be added in final examination with written as formative assessment. However, the individual institutions may conduct the term examination according to the convenient time of the institution.

Duration of the Program:

A period of four (4) years of education is compulsory for B. Sc. in Nursing Programme. Total hours are 5832 in four years course. Academic year will start from January in each year. After completion of the program every student has to perform 06 (six) months internship in an appropriate clinical areas/hospitals according to logbook. On the successful completion of the course, the student is required to take the BNMC comprehensive examination for licensing as a registered nurse.

Grading Scale:

Marks obtained (%) Grade Grade Point
80% - 100% A+ 4
75% - 79% A 3.75
70% - 74% A- 3.50
65% - 69% B+ 3.25
60% - 64% B 3.00
Less than 60% F 0