B.Sc Nursing

What is the BSc nursing course?

Bachelor of Science in Nursing or B.Sc Nursing is a 4-year undergraduate course which is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council. Most of the colleges also offer 1 year training as junior nurse.

B.Sc Nursing college

The admission is based on entrance exams held between April-June. The minimum eligibility criterion for pursuing this course is the successful completion of 10+2 level of education in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or who have completed a diploma in nursing.

This course focuses on serving humanity through reinstating health and providing care to the sick. The nurses attend to the sick and wounded.

B.Sc. Nursing admission 2020

For BSc Nursing admission 2020, desirous candidates have to appear for B.Sc. nursing entrance exam 2020 at national level or state level. The exams are held between April – June.

  1. Candidates have to go to website and search for the nursing college of their liking.
  2. Check the eligibility criteria.
  3. Select the Nursing college of their choice and fill in the application form.
  4. Payment is done online or offline depending on the college.
  5. Candidates have to go through entrance tests at the state or national level. The entrance examination is also conducted by some colleges.
  6. The candidate must pass the examination in order to gain admission in the college.

The institutes have different eligibility criteria for their entrance exams. The most basic requirements for BSc Nursing entrance exams are mentioned below:

  • Students should have passed class 12th with a minimum of 45% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology. 
  • English is also a mandatory subject in class 12th.

Some of the most well-known entrance exams for BSc Nursing are mentioned below:

B.Sc. Nursing admission formis available at individual university/ college website.

Entrance Name Eligibility
JIPMER Conducted by JIPMER University Pass class 12 or equivalent with 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as main subjects in Classes 11 and 12. Minimum 17 years of age
AJEE Conducted by AISECT University, Bhopal Pass class 12 with Biology as a subject of study Must secure 50% in class 12
SAAT Conducted by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University Candidate must clear 10+2 examination, with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology Must be at least 17 years old 
DSAT Conducted by Dayanand Sagar University (DSU) Pass 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and a minimum of 45% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
CENTAC Conducted by Central Admission Committee, Puducherry Qualify the 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Minimum Marks: Score at least 50 %marks
AUAT Conducted by Aliah University, WB 5% reservation for outside WB candidates Must be a resident of West Bengal for 10 years Age limit 22 years Candidate must clear 10+2 examination, with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCM) as compulsory subjects, securing a minimum of 100 marks in total in each Candidate must clear 12th examination with aggregate 45% marks
IUET Conducted by Integral University, Lucknow Pass 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Biology and English with 45% marks
ITM NEST Conducted by ITM University, Gwalior Pass class 12 boards or equivalent with 50 %
IGNOU OPENNET No age limit    Diploma in General Nursing  

Is Neet is necessary for BSc nursing?

No, NEET is not required to get admission in BSc Nursing. You can do BSc Nursing, after the completion of 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. BSc Nursing is a Degree Course and different Colleges and University conduct separate entrance exam for BSc Nursing Admission.

Can a boy do BSc nursing?

Yes, a boy can do also BSc Nursing and a girl as well. There is no gender restriction for doing BSc Nursing.

How can I do BSc nursing after 12th?

To be eligible for BSc. Nursing, you need 12th exam with 45% marks in science (PCBE) from any recognised board. (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English).

B.Sc. Nursing subject list for entrance exam

The entrance exam for B.Sc. Nursing 6 parts. All parts are equally important and are given below.

Part I: Biology Living and Nonliving, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Animal Physiology, Reproduction in Plant and Animal, Genetic Basis of Inheritance, Origin and Evolution of Life, Origin and Evolution of Life, Human Disorders, Ecology and Ecosystems.
Part II: Physics Units and Measurements, Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Vibration and Waves, Light and Sound, Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics
Part III: Chemistry The Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, States of Matter, Mixtures, Solutions, and Solubility, The Gas Laws
Part IV General Ability
Part V English Language
Part VI General Knowledge

B.Sc. Nursing colleges in India

Some of the colleges offering B.Sc. nursing course are:

College Name Admission Process Average Annual Fees
AIIMS Entrance exam conducted by the College Check their website
JIPMER Entrance exam conducted by the College Check their website
Christian Medical College, Vellore Entrance exam conducted by the College INR 14,500 
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Entrance exam conducted by the college INR 2,381
Government Medical College, Chandigarh Merit-based INR 9,500
KLE University, Belgaum Entrance exam conducted by the university INR 39,000(For non-Karnataka Students) INR 29,000(For Karnataka students)
Annamalai University, Chidambaram TANCET INR 56,580
SRM University Kattankulathur, Chennai SRMJEEE – UG INR 75,000
Symbiosis International University, Pune SET INR 32,000
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune BVCET INR 80,000  
Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai Merit-based INR 1,00,000
Sharda University, Greater Noida Through SUAT or through any national/ state level tests. INR 1,46,000
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana Entrance exam conducted by the college INR 1,47,800

What is the salary of BSc Nursing in India?

The average salary package offered to graduates of Bachelor of Science nursing ranges from INR 2 lakhs to INR 7 lakhs per annum. The salary amount depends upon various factors like, experience of the candidate, work track record, hospital or clinic reputation.

Which college is best for BSc Nursing in India?

Top 10 B.Sc Nursing colleges in India are following:

S. No. College Name (BSc Nursing) Website
1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, new Delhi www.aiims.edu  
2. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh   pgimer.edu.in  
3. West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS)   www.wbuhs.ac.in  
  4.   Manipal Academy of Higher Education     www.manipal.edu    
  5.   Christian Medical College, Vellore     www.cmch-vellore.edu      
6. Christian Medical College, Ludhiana   cmcludhiana.in  
7. Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute   www.sriramachandra.edu.in  
8. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi   www.ipu.ac.in  
9. Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University   www.bharatividyapeeth.edu  
Army College of Nursing, Jalandhar  
11. College of Nursing, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), (After completing the course, candidates have to necessarily serve in the Military Nursing Service for 5 years)   www.afmc.nic.in  

How much does it cost to study nursing in India?

B.Sc. Nursing fee in Private college can range from INR 2 lakhs – 4 lakhs while in government colleges like Banaras hindu university it is INR 10,000.

B.Sc. Nursing fee in Private college and government college is given below:

S. No. Course Duration Total Fee
1. BSc. Nursing 4 years INR 3,50,000 approx.
2. Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing   2 years INR 1.75,000 approx.
3. M.Sc Nursing   2 years   INR 2,02,000 approx.
4. M.Sc Nursing (N.P.C.C)   2 years   INR 2,02,000 approx.
5. GNM   3 years   INR 2,65,000 approx.

Is BSc nursing a good course?

Yes, this is a good course. It has wide range of opportunities. The students can opt for a job or higher studies. BSc Nursing is a professional course with job opportunities in health care sector. After getting B.Sc. degree Nursing, the candidate gets salary of Rs15,000 per month in government hospitals/ private hospitals and the pay package will increase with experience. M.Sc. Nursing candidates get a salary of Rs. 25,000 to 40,000 per month. In teaching field BSc (Nursing) will get a salary of Rs 12,000 a month.

There are various job prospects for BSc Nursing graduates. Some of the options they can choose are Clinical nurse in government or private hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, health departments, medical services of the army, Nurse educators, Nurse researchers in research institutes or Nurse managers or administrators in hospitals. B.Sc Nursing salary as follows:

S. No. Career Career Nature Salary (INR) per Annum
1. Nurse/ Teaching new Nurses Nursing the sick in hospitals/ healthcare sector 3.5 Lakhs to – 6.5 lakhs approx..
2. Nurse supervisor/ Manager Managing other nurses, administration 4 lakhs – 8 Lakhs approx..
3. Home Nurse Takes care of patient at home 6 lakhs – 7 lakhs approx..
4. Nurse in Schools Takes care of sick children in School 3.5 Lakhs to – 5.0 lakhs approx..
5. Psychologist Nurse Studies psychology of human mind 6 lakhs – 7 lakhs approx..

How can I do BSc nursing after 12th?

You can pursue Nursing right after your 12th exam with 45% marks in science (PCBE) from any recognised board. (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English). The minimum age for admission in the B. Sc. Nursing programme is 17 years on or before December 31, 2020. BSc Nursing is a Degree Course to pursue a career in Nursing. The Course is divided into two parts- Basic and Post-Basic with a course duration of 4 and 2 years, respectively.

B.Sc. Nursing fees

B.Sc Nursing college fee varies from college to university. The average course fee for B.Sc. Nursing is Rs 8,500 to Rs 1.0 lakhs per annum. 

B.Sc. Nursing eligibility

There are two two-course options – one B. Sc. (Basic) and other is B. Sc. (Post-Basic), the eligibility criteria for the two is mentioned below:

For B.Sc. (Basic) – This is a 4-year course. Candidates should pass 10+2 in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with 45% marks.

For B.Sc. (Post-Basic)  This is a 2-year course for those candidates who have some background of nursing.  Candidatesmust have certification in GNM (General Nursing Midwifery) and registered him/herself as RNRM (Registered Nurse Registered Midwife) from the State Nurses Registration Council.

Scope of nursing:

A lot of sectors require these graduates, hence increasing its demand which is predicted to extend within the future also. In India, the course is registered and controlled by the Indian Nursing Council.

Job opportunities in health care sector include nursing jobs in government hospitals, private hospitals, clinics. There are also opportunities to work abroad as many international organizations like Red Cross and W.H.O hire nurses for their ongoing health programs.

There are recruiters throughout India. Some of the recruiters are Apollo Hospitals Enterprises, Fortis Healthcare, AIIMS, Medanta Medicity, Max hospitals, Columbia Asia Hospital, Manipal Hospital, Synergy Hospital, Dehradun, Global Hospital, Coronation hospital etc.

S. No. Recruiters
1. Government Hospital
2. Super Specialty Hospital
3. Nursing Homes
4. Orphanages
5. Old Age Home
6. Industries
7. Sanatoriums
8. Armed Forces
9. Indian Red Cross Society
10. Indian Nursing Council
11. State Nursing Council
12. Educational Institutions

One can easily get a job in reputed health organizations and even government jobs are also available for nurses. Graduates are being hired on several posts like:

S.No. Job Nature
1. Nursing Advisors to the Indian Government
2. Nursing Assistants/Supervisors
3. Teachers and Nursing Superintendents.
4. Staff Nurse
5. Department Supervisor
6 Director of Nursing
7. Teacher of Nursing
8. Community Health Nurse
9. Military Nurse
10. Industrial Nurse
11. Nursing Service Administrators
12. Nursing Service Overseas

After finishing BSc in Nursing, they can opt for masters which will improve their prospects in the job market. Post B.Sc. Nursing, student can go for M.Sc. in nursing, M.Sc. Clinical research, MBA in hospital administration, MSc Neuroscience, MSc Biotechnology, MSc Nursing, MSc Medical Microbiology and MSc Biochemistry, MSc in renal sciences and dialysis technology.

They can specialize in psychiatry, Medical-Surgical, Community Health and Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. They can also join a post graduate program in Public Health management.