BSc Nursing (Post Basic) (BScN(PB))
Minimum Duration: 3 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar
In-service Nurses i.e. Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) having 10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of two years of experience (after registration as RNRM) in the profession. (For male nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme, should have a certificate in any of the Nursing courses of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery).
In-service Nurses (RNRM) having 10th class (Matriculation) or its equivalent with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of five years of experience (after registration as RNRM) in the profession. (For males nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme, should have a certificate in any of the nursing courses of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery).
The preperation and launching of Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing degree programme has been agreed upon by IGNOU, at the request of Indian Nursing Council. The need for this was felt as the pace of providing higher education to working nurses was very slow due to shortage of Colleges of Nursing and paucity of seats available in each at that time. As per the New National Policy of Education, the emphasis is on the need for making higher education available within the reach of all. Launching of Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme through Open University will meet such objectives. Further, it will also contribute towards the growth of nursing profession; promote Nation’s idea of accelerating women’s education and uplifting the expanded and extended role of the nursing personnel. The development of this programme has been undertaken with the involvement of nursing experts, scientists and educationists from related disciplines all over the country. The programme is under revision.
The broad objectives of this programme are to:
• provide an opportunity to a large segment of in-service nurse to upgrade their knowledge and skills in order to respond to the changing health needs of the society:
• motivate nurses to maintain clinical competence for providing quality are:
• develop teaching, administrative and research skills; and
• promote personal and professional growth for better opportunities
• administrative competence with effective supervision to provide quality nursing care.