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

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: September 09, 2020 02:13 pm IST

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

M.Sc Nursing Courses Syllabus and Structure

M.Sc Nursing Syllabus: Nursing as a profession is becoming popular in India with every passing day. As a result of which, demand for Diploma, UG and PG Nursing courses has increased. Many students tend to go for a postgraduate course after completing B.Sc Nursing. If you are wondering whether to go for a master’s degree after completing your B.Sc Nursing degree or not then this is the perfect article for you. Here, we have mentioned topics taught in different M.Sc Nursing specialisations, through which, you will be able to decide whether you want to explore these subjects in-depth or not. 

M.Sc Nursing Specialisations

Before moving towards the syllabus, first let us get to know the different types of M.Sc Nursing courses that  you can go for. 

M.Sc Nursing Subjects of Study with Class Hours

The major subjects taught in M.Sc Nursing along with the practical and theory hours taken to complete the subjects are mentioned below. To make things easier for you to understand, we have taken an example of AIIMS, Delhi. Some details may vary for different institutes but the curriculum is more or less similar. 


Subjects Taught

Hours of Instruction



Year I

Clinical Nursing I



Research and Statistics



Nursing Education



Advanced Nursing and Allied Subjects






Year II

Clinical Nursing II



Nursing Management









Subject-wise Topics Included in M.Sc Nursing Syllabus 

Each subject taught in M.Sc Nursing (mentioned in the table above) contains at least 10 units, which are further divided into topics. Here, you can see the different units or major topics that you will be covering in detail while pursuing the programme. 

M.Sc Nursing First Year - Subject-wise Syllabus

1. Advanced Nursing and Allied Subjects

  • Nursing as a Profession

  • Economic and Political aspects of Health care delivery

  • Genetics

  • Epidemiology

  • Bio-Psycho pathology

  • Philosphy and Theories of Nursing

  • Scope of nursing practice

  • Nursing Process Approach

  • Psychological Aspects and Human Relations

  • Trends in Nursing and the Basis of Current Nursing Practices

  • Computer Applications for Patient Care Delivery System & Nursing Practice

Check out the Full Syllbus of Advanced Nursing & Allied Subjects

2. Nursing Education

  • Teaching – Learning Process

  • Meaning of Education

  • Instructional media & A. V. Aids.

  • Development and Trend in Nursing Education

  • Development of Standards and Accreditation in Nursing Education Programs

  • Continuing Education in Nursing

  • Overview of Nursing Educational Programs in India

  • Curriculum development

  • Evaluation & Assessment

  • Teacher Education for Nursing Profession

  • Guidance and Counselling

  • Administration of Nursing Curriculum

Complete Syllabus of Nursing Education

3. Research and Statistics

  • Introduction

  • Research Approaches

  • Sampling

  • Research Designs

  • Theoretical Context

  • Tools and Methods of Data Collection

  • Analysis and Interpretation of Data

  • Reporting and Utilizing Results

  • Developing Research Proposal

  • Analysis and Critiquing of Research Reports and Articles

  • Basic Concepts Related to Statistics

  • Measures of Variability

  • Measures of Central Tendency

  • Organization and Presentation of Data

  • Measures of Relationship

  • Testing Hypotheses

  • Theoretical Frequency Distributions

  • Use of Computers in Data Analysis

  • Use of Statistical Methods in Psychology and Education

  • Designs and Meaning

  • Application of Statistics in Health

  • Introduction to Multivariate Statistical Technique

Research and Statistics - Full Syllabus

4. Clinical Nursing I

The syllabus for Clinical Nursing I depends on the specialisation chose by a student. Click on the specailisation to check out the full syllabus. 

M.Sc Nursing Second Year - Subject-wise Syllabus

1. Nursing Management

  • Introduction to Management

  • Organization of Nursing and Health Delivery System

  • Functions and Roles of Nurse Manager in Organising

  • Functions and Roles of Nurse Manager in Planning

  • Organizational Behavior

  • Functions and Roles of Nurse Manager in Personal Management

  • Functions and Roles of Nurse Manager in Directing

  • Functions and Roles of Nurse Manager in Controlling

  • Material Management

  • Functions and Roles of Nurse Manager in Financial Management

  • Management Information System

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Management

Full Nursing Management Syllabus

2. Clinical Nursing II

The syllabus of Clinical Nusing part of the second year differs for different specialisations chose by students. Check out the specialisation-wise syllabus for Clinical Nursing II below. 

Top M.Sc Nursing Books

Some of the top books for M.Sc Nursing that you can refer to are mentioned below:


Authors/ Publishers 

PV Research and Statistics

Dr Hanjraw and Sukhmeen Kaur Hanjraw

Jaypee Medical Surgical Nursing Part-1

BT Basavanthappa

Jaypee Medical Surgical Nursing (2 Volumes)

BT Basavanthappa

Jaypee Essentials of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

TP Prema KF Graicy 

Jaypee Clinical Nursing: Concepts and Trends 

Mary Lucita 

Top M.Sc Nursing Colleges in India

Here are some of the top M.Sc Nursing colleges in India along with their fee details. If you are interested in getting admission to any of these institutes, fill our Common Application Form and the admission process will become much easier for you with the help of our expert counsellors. 



SEA Group of Institutions


KIIT University

INR 75,000 Per Annum

GITAM University

INR 80,000

Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute

INR 20,000

Amity University, Manesar

INR 1.16 LPA

Krupanidhi Group of Institutions


Parul University

INR 1.75 LPA

People'S University

INR 1.15 LPA

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research


Armed Forces Medical College


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