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B.Sc Nursing Courses Syllabus and Structure: A Comprehensive Guide

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: December 18, 2020 03:28 pm IST

If you are interested in pursuing B.Sc Nursing course then this article is for you. Here, we will be discussing the syllabus and structure of B.Sc Nursing course in depth.

B.Sc Nursing Courses Syllabus and Structure

A flourishing career in the field of nursing is one of the many reasons why there has been a flux in candidates opting for the related courses. With the shortage of manpower in the medical or healthcare industry and a pandemic shaking the entire nation, now more than ever the country needs skilled professionals in the field.

Before choosing a programme, one needs to thoroughly research about different options available. From the investment one will be required to make to the skills that she/ he will be taught, there are many parameters that help one finalise a nursing programme. One of the major parameters is the topics or subjects taught in that course as it helps you know what you will be taking from the course.

So, if you are interested in pursuing B.Sc Nursing course then this article is for you. Here, we will be discussing the syllabus and structure of B.Sc Nursing course in depth.  

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Syllabus of B.Sc Nursing at AIIMS, Delhi

To give you a better understanding of B.Sc Nursing syllabus and its structure, we have taken the example of AIIMS, Delhi. You can find out the semester-wise syllabus along with class hours for each subject. 

Year I - B.Sc Nursing

Subjects 

Hours of Class Room

Semester I

Main Subjects

Physiology I

30

Anatomy I

30

Fundamentals of Nursing, First aid with applied

Sciences and Pharmacology I

90

Psychology I

20

Introduction to Community Health

30

Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing I

20

Qualifying Subjects

Hindi (for non-Hindi speakers)

20

English 

30

Semester II

Main Subjects 

Anatomy II

30

Fundamentals of Nursing, First aid with applied

Sciences and Pharmacology II

70

Physiology II

30

Nutrition 

20

Biochemistry 

20

Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing II

40

Psychology II

20

Qualifying Subjects

English 

30

Year II - B.Sc Nursing

Subjects 

Hours of Class Room

Semester III

Medical Surgical Nursing

i) E.N.T.

10

ii) Orthopaedics 

10

iii) Sikn and Communicable Diseases

20

O.T. Technique

20

Psychiatric Nursing

30

Health Education and A.V.Aids.

20

Microbiology 

30

Semester IV

Medical Surgical Nursing

i) Gynae 

10

ii) Eye 

10

iii) Applied Pharmacology 

20

iv) General Medical Surg.

85

O.T. Technique

20

Psychiatric Nursing

30

Health Education and A.V.Aids.

20

Microbiology 

30

Year III - B.Sc Nursing

Subjects 

Hours of Class Room

Semester V

Medical Surgical Nursing (Speciality Nursing) ICU

40

Public Health Nursing

40

Paediatric Nursing and Growth & Development 

20

M.C.H.

30

Semester VI

Medical-Surgical Nursing (Speciality Nursing) ICU

60

Trends in Nursing and Professional Adjustment

10

Sociology and Social Medicine

20

Paediatric Nursing and Growth & Development 

20

Year IV - B.Sc Nursing  

Subjects 

Class Room Hours

Semester VII

Principles of Administration and Supervision

20

Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing

35

Elective-introduction to Research and Statistics

50

Semester VIII

Principles of Administration and Supervision

20

Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing

35

Elective-introduction to Research and Statistics

50

What Will You Learn From B.Sc Nursing Syllabus

Here are some of the major topics/ skills that you will get to learn while pursuing the B.Sc Nursing cours under the above mentioned subjects. 

  • Describing the biochemical and anatomical structures to explain the physiological functions of the human body.

  • Identifying and taking appropriate measures like sterilization and disinfection to prevent diseases in a hospital or community. 

  • Handeling and collecting specimens for different diagnostic tests. 

  • Reading and interpreting prescriptions as per the regulations. 

  • Enumerating measures and weights and demonstrating skills for the calculation of dosage and solutions preparation. 

  • Planning diets that are suitable to socioeconomic status for various age groups. 

  • Planning therapeutic diets for different health conditions. 

  • Explaining the dynamics of a patient’s behaviour. 

  • Interpreting behavior of patients. 

  • Demonstrating communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Maintaining a patient’s records and making accurate observations.

  • Recognising symptoms of social pathology or social disorganisation. 

  • Preparing and using appropriate aids to impart health education. 

  • Educating the community about methods and need for family planning. 

  • Preparing an operation theatre (OT) for surgery by being able to identify commonly used equipment. 

  • Assisting a surgeon in operative procedures.

  • Managing newborn babies, be it a normal one or low birth weight one. 

  • Providing antenatal care to mothers. 

  • Providing family welfare advice. 

  • Explaining the trends in nursing education abroad, as well as in India. 

Top B.Sc Nursing Books

Here is a list of some top books that you can use for the B.Sc Nursing course syllabus.

Books 

Authors/ Publications

Nutrition and Dietetics

I. Clement

Communication and Educational Technology

Suresh Sharma

Psychology for Nurses

R. Sreevani

Textbook of Sociology

K. P. Neeraja

Nursing Foundation

B.T. Basavanthappa

Textbook of Microbiology

Surinder Kumar

Top B.Sc Nursing Colleges in India

If you are interested in applying to the top colleges for B.Sc Nursing, fill out the CollegeDekho Common Application Form. Through this, you will be assisted by an expert counsellor ensuring a successful admission to the college of your choice. Here are some of the top options for you. 

Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangalore

Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technologies (BUEST), Solan

T. John Group of Institutions, Bangalore

Sree Sastha Group of Institutions (SSGI), Chennai

Apex University, Jaipur

Krupanidhi Group of Institutions, Bangalore

Rayat Bahra University (RBU), Mohali

R.V. College of Nursing, Bangalore

G.C.R.G Group of institutions (GCRG), Lucknow

University of Technology - Sanganer (UOT), Jaipur

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