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M.Sc. Nursing

Nursing today is for different from nursing as it was practiced years ago, and it is expected to continue changing during the 21st century. There is a vast scope for nurses not only in India, but in the global scenario too. Nurses are much in demand in hospitals, where they function as Staff Nurses, Supervisors, Nurse Manager and Nurse Educator.

In the nursing educational institutions, nurse educators impart holistic education to the student nurses. Graduate nurses enhance their qualifications by going for higher studies and go on to acquire Ph. D degrees in various disciplines. The job profile of the nurses in the hospital varies from that of a bedside nurse to a top level administrator, who meticulously manages a team of professional health care workers. Through out its distinguished history, nursing has had a significance effect on people’s life.

Today nurses bring knowledge, leadership spirit and vital expertise to expanding roles that afford increased participation, responsibility and rewards. As students progress in the P G Programme, they will find an increasing emphasis on interpersonal skills, independent learning, and ability to interact with others. Keeping these requirements in mind M. Sc Nursing Programme has been designed to meet the change in demands on health care.

OBJECTIVES

It contribute to the development of nursing as a profession by producing post graduates who :

1.Demonstrate personal characteristics that reflects a developing professional meaning, that is
  a.Recognize the intrinsic dignity, worth and uniqueness of persons
  b.Demonstrate sensitivity and awareness of personal assets and limitations
  c.Demonstrate advocacy, empathy, tolerance accordingly
  d.Maintain ethical standards
  e.Think rigorously and critically
  f.Foster independent and collaborative practice
  g.Provide leadership for change.
2.Accept responsibility for lifelong learning and professional growth
3.Utilize knowledge of biological, physical, verbal, emotional and spiritual factors in nurse/ client situations.
4.Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of inter professional interchange on nursing – other health discipline  
  and the health care system.
5.Demonstrate nursing practice that neglects knowledge of the process of change, caring – coping valuing
   learning and critical appraisal.
6.Demonstrate a comprehensive approach to nursing practice in a verity of settings.
7.Support and promote a humanistic and scientific approach to the care of nursing clients.

Specialty Offered

The M.Sc Nursing course is offered in the following specialties

Sl.No.BranchNo. of Seats
1Medical Surgical Nursing4
2Child Health Nursing4
3Obstetrics & Gynaecologic Nursing4
4Community Health Nursing4
5Mental Health Nursing4

Eligibility

A candidate seeking admission should have :-

1. Passed B.Sc(N)/ Post Basic B.Sc(N) Examination
2.  Candidate should have obtained registration in Kerala Nurses Midwives Council
3. Candidate should have minimum of 1 year experience/ internship after B.Sc (N) degree or one year 
    experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc (N)Candidate shall be medically fit

Duration

Duration of the course shall be 2 years from the date of joining the course.  The maximum period to complete the course is 4 years.

Examination

Regular university examination shall be conducted at the end of each year and supplementary examination 3 months after the regular examination.

Eligibility for appearing examination

1.The candidates must have 80% attendance in each theory and practical with minimum 50% of internal
    marks in each subject.  However 100% of attendance for practical before the award of degree
2 .A candidate who fails in any subject shall be permitted to continue the studies into the 2nd year.  However,
   the candidate shall not be allowed to appear for the 2nd year examination till such time that she/he passes
   all subjects in the first year M.sc. Nursing Examination.