BSc Nursing is basically a four-year bachelor degree program that is offered at university level. This is a broad-based undergraduate program that offer basic knowledge within an academic structure especially directed towards the development of standards, competence and critical thinking abilities required for practicing professional midwifery and nursing according to the National health Policy. This program prepares students to become exemplary citizens by adhering to professional conduct and code of ethics in fulfilling professional, social and personal obligations.
The most important subjects included in BSc Nursing are Nutrition, Child Care Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Anatomy, Nursing Research and Statistics and Community Health Nursing amongst various other subjects. All the subjects included in BSc Nursing are specifically designed in a way that the students find it easy to grab all relevant knowledge about nursing. The course is aimed towards helping students acquire skills and understanding that can further help them in serving as nurses in different specialties for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating proper medical care. The subjects included in BSc nursing have been detailed below and they are likely to change according to revised syllabus. Subjects covered during the first, second, third and fourth year of BSc Nursing have been bulleted below:
Subjects Included in the 1st Year of BSc Nursing
- Introduction to Physiology of Cell: Detailed study of respiratory system, blood, gastro-intestinal system and excretory system,
- General Introduction to Anatomy: This includes knowledge about circulatory system, muscular systems and joint and skeletal system.
- Nursing Foundations: Nurses and their etiquettes; scope and definition of nursing; communication skills, health resources within the community and recording, reporting and observing.
- Biochemistry: The study of biochemical functions of different cells along with knowledge of nucleic acid, lipids, intermediary metabolism and proteins.
- Psychology: Methods and aims; human behavior; mental hygiene; needs, motives and drives; personality and instincts, emotions and feelings.
- Nutrition: The meaning of nutrition, dietetics and food. Constituents of water, food, minerals and proteins; principles of balanced diet and nutrition and the different ways of cooking and the effect that they have on food and its constituents.
- Introduction to Computers
Subjects Included in the 2nd Year of BSc Nursing
- Sociology: Society and individual; culture; social process and social organization.
- Surgical and Medical Nursing (adult including geriatrics) I: Orthopedic nursing; ENT; maintaining the equilibrium of the body and inflammation.
- Community Health Nursing: Environmental health; water supply, housing and waste disposal.
- Introduction to Nursing Research and Statistics
- Educational and Communication Technology
Subjects Included in the 3rd Year of BSc Nursing
- Obstetrics and Midwifery I: Physiology and anatomy; the infant and embryology.
- Child Health Nursing: Child care and its modern concepts; disorders in kids; growth from birth to adolescence.
- Surgical and Medical Nursing (adult including geriatrics) II
- Co-curricular activities
- Mental Health Nursing: Mental disorders and their classification; the application of mental health nursing and history of mental health nursing.
- Obstetrics and Midwifery II
Subjects Included in the 4th Year of BSc Nursing
- Co-curricular activities
- Nursing administration: Scopes, health, ideas and aims of health education; different procedures of health education; health communication and teaching and National plan for health education.
- Community Health Nursing II: Community nursing and public health; Epidemiology; ideas and pri8nciples of public health nursing and administration and organization of health services.
Graduate nurses who complete the course successfully can work as educators, care providers, advocators, coordinators, counselors, administrators and researchers. They become post-graduate nurses once they complete their MSC Nursing along with M.Phil & Ph.D Nursing to become senior nursing faculty and managers or coordinators in different researches and projects.