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Post Basic B.Sc Nursing (P.B.B.Sc)

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
2 years
Average Fee
20 K-2 L INR annual
Exams Accepted

About Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

Post Basic B.Sc Nursing (PB-B.Sc) is a programme that's been fashioned to impart an understanding of advanced nursing. The course gives an opportunity to the candidates to brush up their medical skills including both surgical and non-surgical.

It basically seeks to polish the competencies, critical thinking skills, competencies and standards as required for professional nursing. Post Basic B.Sc Nursing is a two-year undergraduate course that is ought to upgrade the personal and professional scope of work in the field. 

After pursuing a Post Basic B.Sc Nursing course, candidates are expected to make independent decisions in various nursing situations wherein they need to provide preventive, rehabilitative services to their patients. The programme is aimed at preparing students to take up job roles like Nursing Superintendent, Nursing Supervisor, Staff Nurse, etc. in both government and private sectors. 

Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Course Highlights

Course Name

Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

Short Name


Course Level


Course Type

Degree Programme


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)


Nursing (Post Basic)

Relevant Stream


Course Duration

2 Years

Course Mode


Minimum Qualification Required

10+2 and GNM


18 - 19 Years or over

Selection Process

Admission Through Entrance Exam/ Direct Admissions

Course Fee

INR 20,000 - INR 1.3 Lakhs

Job Type

Certified Nurse, Nursing Assistant, Associate Dean, Nursing Instructor, Content Writer (Medical), etc.

Average Salary


Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to apply for the Post Basic B.Sc Nursing programme has to fulfil the following criteria:

  • He/she should have passed the General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) Course.
  • He/she should have qualified 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as compulsory subjects.

Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Admission Process

  • Although the admission process for the course in different institutes will be different, they usually select the candidate on the basis of the score secured in 10+2 and the GNM course.
  • Few institutes also conduct entrance exams as part of the admission process. 
  • Some institutes participate in central or state counselling for admission to B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) course. 

Top Entrance Exams for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

Mentioned below are some of the Post Basic B.Sc Nursing entrance exams.

  • AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam
  • TNPCEE Exam
  • Christian Medical College Entrance Exam
  • AFMC Entrance Exam

Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Syllabus

The syllabus for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing course is as follows:

Foundation of Nursing

Introduction to Nursing and Administration




Dietetics and Nutrition

English (Qualifying)


Community Health Nursing

Maternal Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

Child Health Nursing



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Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Career Options and Job Prospects

Candidates holding a Post Basic B.Sc Nursing degree can find decent jobs in both the private and government sectors. Nursing is an age-old profession and yet the relevance and the demand for good nurses have been on the rise. 

Nurses can find jobs in the following areas:

Employment Areas
  • Hospitals
  • Old Age Homes
  • Orphanages
  • Armed Forces
  • Nursing Homes
  • Sanatoriums
  • Indian Red Cross Society
  • State Nursing Councils
  • Indian Nursing Councils
  • Educational Institutes
Job Profiles/ Titles
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Associate Dean
  • Practical Nursing Instructor
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Assistant Director of Nursing

Salary After Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

Nursing professionals can look forward to a pay package that is around 2-6 lakh per annum and upwards. The salary is ought to increase with time and experience. 

Job ProfilesSalary
Rehabilitation SpecialistINR 2.45 LPA
Critical Care NurseINR 3.25 LPA
Community Health Nurse (CHN)INR 4.5 LPA
Nursing InstructorINR 3.90 LPA
Nurse ManagerINR 5.5 LPA
Registered NurseINR 2.63 LPA
Staff NurseINR 2.51 LPA

Questions Related to P.B.B.Sc Course

Are there any scholarships for Post Basic bsc nursing?

-preetiUpdated on July 22, 2021 10:46 AM
  • 2 Answers
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

There are many colleges that offer scholarships for Post Basic B.Sc nursing based on the candidate's ...


Kya post nursing course krte waqt hospital me day and night duty krna pdta h?

-Shikha chaudharyUpdated on June 07, 2021 12:43 PM
  • 1 Answer
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

While pursuing the Post Basic B.Sc Nursing, you are not required to work at any hospital. If ...


Is post basic nursing equivalent to graduation or not ?

-Rammehar Updated on December 17, 2020 09:51 AM
  • 1 Answer
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, Post Basic B.Sc Nursing is a graduate course. To now detailed information please go through our ...


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I want admission in Post Basic B.Sc Nursing. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Andhra Pradesh Residential Degree Colleges Common Entranc Test , Siksha O Anusandhan University Admission Test , Karnataka Common Entrance Test , Aligarh Muslim University Entrance Exam , Maharshi Dayanand University Common Entrance Exam are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Post Basic B.Sc Nursing courses.

What are the top colleges offering Post Basic B.Sc Nursing courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Nursing courses : CMC Vellore (Vellore) , Government Medical College (Patiala) , Govt Medical College (Nagpur) , Thrissur Medical College, Thrissur (Thrissur) , Al-Falah University (Faridabad). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Post Basic B.Sc Nursing or not.

What is the average fee for the course Post Basic B.Sc Nursing ?

The average fee for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing is INR 60,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to Post Basic B.Sc Nursing ?

Some of the popular specializations for B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) are : Fire Technology , Child Health , Obstetrics & Gynaecology , Computer Application , Information Technology.

What is the duration of the course Post Basic B.Sc Nursing ?

Post Basic B.Sc Nursing is a 2 year course.

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