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BSc Nursing (Four Year Degree Course Revised in  2007)

PHILOSOPHY

Faculty SI-MET College of Nursing believes that:

health Nursing contributes to the health services in a vital and significant way in the health care delivery system It recognizes national health goals and is committed to participate in the implementation of National Health Policies and programmes. It aims at identifying health needs of the people, planning and providing quality care in collaboration with other health professionals and community groups.Scope of nursing practice encompasses provision of promotive, preventive,curative and rehabilitative aspects of care to people across their life span in wide variety of health care settings.Practice of nursing is based upon application of basic concepts and principles derived from the physical, biological and behavioural sciences, medicine and nursing.Nursing is based on values of caring, and aims to help individuals to attain independence in self care. It necessitates development of compassion and understanding of human behaviour among its practitioners to provide care with respect and dignity and protect the rights of individuals and groups.Undergraduate nursing program is broad based education within an academic framework specifically directed to the development of critical thinking skills,competencies & standards required for practice of professional nursing and midwifery as envisaged in National Health Policy 2002.The teachers have the responsibility to be role models and create learning environment that enables students to acquire inquiry driven, self directed learning and foster an attitude of life long learning.Under graduate nursing education program prepares its graduates to become exemplary citizen by adhering to code of ethics and professional conduct at all times in fulfilling personal, social and professional obligations so as to respond to national aspirations.


 

AIM

The aim of the undergraduate nursing program is to:

Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services.o Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, function in the hospital, community nursing services,and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor, and manager in a clinical/public health setting/school of nursing

Objectives

On completion of the four year B.Sc Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

1.   Apply knowledge from physical, biological and behavioural sciences,medicine including alternative systems and nursing in providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities. 
2.   Demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which affect health of individuals and groups. 
3.  Provide nursing care based on nursing process in collaboration with individuals and groups
4.  Demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decisions in all situations in order to provide quality care. 
5.  Utilize the latest trends and technology in providing health care. 
6.   Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services in line with the national health policies and programmes. 
7.  Practice within the framework of code of ethics and professional conduct, and acceptable standards of practice within the legal boundaries.
8.  Communicate effectively with individuals, groups and members of the health  team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationships and teamwork.
9.   Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in clinical/community health settings/School of Nursing.
10.  Participate effectively as members of the health team in health care delivery  system.
11.   Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills in clinical/community health  settings.
12.  Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilize the  research findings to improve the quality of care.
13.  Demonstrate awareness, interest, and contribute towards advancement of self  and of the profession

 

 

Admission Requirements
 

1. The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on or before 31st December

of the year of admission

2. The minimum educational requirements shall be the passing of:

Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (12 years course),

Or

Senior School certificate Examination (10+2), pre-degree Examination (10+2)

Or

An equivalent with 12 years schooling from a recognized board or university

with Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and English with minimum of 50%

aggregate marks

3. Candidate shall be medically fit.

 

Entrance /Selection test

Selection of the candidates should be based on the merit of the entrance

examination held by University or competent authority.

Duration

Duration of the course shall be four years. Internship shall be one year after

completion of the course and will be implemented as per State policy.

 

Vacation/Holidays

8 weeks vacation including holidays shall be given in each year:

 

Course Duration = 4 Years

Weeks available per year = 52 weeks

Vacation/holidays = 8 weeks

Examination (including preparatory days) = 4 weeks

Available weeks = 40 weeks

Hours per week = 40 hrs.

[Theory 10 hours per week, practical 30hours per week]

Hours available per academic year = 1600 (40 weeks x40 hours)

 

Course of instruction

First Year

S.No.

 

Subject

 

Theory (In hrs) (Class and Lab)

 

Practical (In hrs) (Clinical)

 

1

Anatomy

80

 

2

2. Physiology

80

 

3

Microbiology

45

15

4

Biochemistry

 

30

 

5

Nutrition  

40

20

6

Psychology

 

60

 

7

Sociology

 

50

 

8

Nursing Foundations

465(265+200)

450

9

English

 

30

 

10

Computer science

 

20

30

11

Introduction to

Community Health

40

40(observation visit)

 

Total hours

940

555

 

    TOTAL

 

940+555==1495


Second Year

S.No.

 

Subject

 

Theory (In hrs) (Class and Lab)

 

Practical (In hrs) (Clinical)

 

1

Medical Surgical Nursing I ( Adult

including Geriatrics )

 

Part I. Medical Nursing including

Dermatology and Communicable

disease nursing

 

Part II. Surgical Nursing including OR Technique and Eye & ENT Nursing

140

 

 

 

120

   480

 

 

 

560

2

Community Health Nursing

80

120

3

Pharmacology

45

15

4

Pathology

30

 

 

Total Hours

415

1160

 

TOTAL

 

415+1160=1575

 

Third Year

 

S.No.

 

Subject

 

Theory (In hrs) (Class and Lab)

 

Practical (In hrs) (Clinical)

 

1

Medical Surgical Nursing (Adult

including geriatrics)-II

140

   400

 

 

2

Child Health Nursing

110

400

3

Mental Health nursing

90

320

4

Nursing Research & Statistics

50(35+15)

80

 

Total Hours

390

1200

 

TOTAL

 

 

390+1200=1590

 

Fourth Year

 

S.No.

 

Subject

Theory (In hrs) (Class and Lab)

Practical (In hrs) (Clinical)

 

1

Obstetrical & Gynaecological

Nursing

90+30 = 120

480+160

2

Community health Nursing-II

80

320

3

Nursing Education

60

160

4

Management of Nursing

 Services & Education

60

160

 

Total Hours

320

1280

 

TOTAL

 

320+1280=1600

 

 

 

 

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

FIRST YEAR

SNo

Subject

                                 Assessment

 

 

Hours

Internal

External

Total

1

Anatomy

2

 

25

75

100

2

Physiology

2

25

75

100

3

Microbiology

2

25

75

100

4

Nutrition & Biochemistry

2

25

75

100

5

Psychology

2

25

75

100

6

Sociology

2

25

75

100

7

Nursing Foundations

2

50

100

150

8

Introduction to Community

Health

2

50

 

50

9

English

2

25

 

25

10

Computer Science

2

25

 

25

 

Practical and Viva Voice

2

 

 

 

1

Nursing Foundations

8

50

100

150

 

Total

 

 

350

 

650

 

1000

 

 

SECOND YEAR

SNo

Subject

                                 Assessment

 

 

Hours

Internal

External

Total

1

Theory 1.Medical Surgical Nursing I

Paper I. Medical Nursing including Dermatology and Communicable Disease Nursing

3

 

50

 

100

 

150

2

Paper II Surgical Nursing including OR

technique and Eye & ENT nursing

3

50

100

150

3

Pharmacology

2

25

75

100

4

Community Health Nursing – I

3

50

100

150

 

Practical and Viva Voice

 

 

 

 

1

Medical Nursing

8

50

100

150

2

Surgical Nursing

8

50

100

150

 

Total

 

275

575

 

850

 

 

THIRD YEAR

 

SNo

Subject

                                 Assessment

 

 

Hours

Internal

External

Total

1

Theory

Medical Surgical Nursing II

3

 

50

 

100

 

150

2

Child Health Nursing including

Genetics

3

50

100

150

3

Mental Health Nursing

3

50

100

150

4

Nursing Research & Statistics

2

25

75

100

 

Practical and Viva Voice

 

 

 

 

1

Medical-Surgical Nursing II

8

50

100

150

2

Child Health Nursing

8

50

100

150

 

Mental Health Nursing

8

50

100

150

 

Total

 

325

675

 

1000

 

FOURTH YEAR

 

SNo

Subject

                                 Assessment

 

 

Hours

Internal

External

Total

1

Obstetrics & Gynaecological Nursing

3

 

50

 

100

 

150

2

Community Health Nursing –II

3

50

100

150

3

Nursing Education

3

50

100

150

4

Management of Nursing Service &Education

3

50

100

150

 

Practical and Viva Voice

 

 

 

 

1

Obstetrics & Gynaecological Nursing

8

50

100

150

2

Community Health Nursing-II

8

50

100

150

 

 

8

50

100

150

 

Total

 

300

600

900


NOTE :

1.  Nutrition and Biochemistry Question paper will consist of Section A Nutrition of 50 marks and Section B Biochemistry of 25 marks
2.  Nursing Research & Statistics- Nursing Research should be of 50 marks and Statistics of 25 marks
3.  For Introduction to Community Health, English and Computer Science Internal Examinations to be conducted and marks to be sent to the University for inclusion in the mark sheet.
4.  All practical examinations must be held in the respective clinical areas. 
5.  Maximum number of candidates for practical examination should not exceed 15 per day.
6.  One internal and One external examiner should jointly conduct practical examination for each student.
7.  An examiner should be a Lecturer or above in a College of Nursing with M.Sc(N) in concerned subject and minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in  a College of Nursing. To be an examiner for Nursing Foundations Course,faculty having M.Sc (N) with any specialty shall be considered..
8.  Calculation of internal marks shall be based on the ongoing and continuous assessment as specified below

i) Theory :-

a)   Average of periodic written examinations distributed  throughout the year (minimum 3 in a year for  each subject of University examination) 

b)   Evaluation by other methods like assignments, seminars,projects et

ii)   Practical (clinical)

a)   Continuous clinical evaluation during the clinical experience of the students.

b)   Clinical assignments as nursing care study, clinical presentation, planned health    

      teachings , projects, etc

c)   Internal practical examination.

 

Regulations

1.    University examination shall be conducted ordinarily twice in a Year.
( One   Regular and One Supplementary examination every year)
2.  Candidate shall register for all parts of examination in their first appearance. 
3.  Candidate who have undergone the prescribed course of study for a period  not less than 10 months of the academic year only can appear for the  University examination. No candidate shall be admitted to any part of examination unless he/she has secured a minimum of 80% or above attendance for Theory as well as Practical in each subject.
 4. Candidate can apply for condonation once in the whole course time if having 70% and above attendance and should be certified by the Principal that the absence is for reasonable reason.
5.   If the shortage of attendance is beyond the condonable limit the candidate should repeat with the junior batch.
6.  A candidate must have 100% attendance in each of the Practical areas  before  award of degree.   
7.  A candidate, who is absent for a total of more than 60 days continuously within a period of three months during an academic year, shall not be eligible to continue the course with the same batch of students. He/she   may obtain special sanction for readmission with the junior batch of students from higher authorities (University/DME/Govt. of Kerala)
8.  A candidate has to pass in Theory and Practical examination separately in each of the paper.
9.   Minimum pass marks shall be 50% in each of the Theory and Practical for Internal examinations as well as University examinations.
10.  Candidate who fails in any paper or part in the examination may appear for that paper or part in the subsequent examination
11.  If a candidate fails in either theory or practical of a paper, he/she has to reappear for both (Theory and practical)
12.   Maximum number of attempts permitted for each paper is 3 including first attempt.
13.  A candidate failing in more than two subjects will not be promoted to the next year.
14.  No Candidate shall be admitted to the subsequent higher examination unless he/she has passed the previous examination. For eg; no candidate shall be admitted to II year B.Sc. Nursing examination unless he/she has passed the I year B.Sc Nursing degree Examination
15.  The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 8 years
16.  Candidate who pass all parts of examination on the first occasion of appearing there of shall be ranked in order of proficiency as determined by the total marks obtained and shall be arranged in two classes.

 

Second Class: Candidates who have passed the examination with an aggregate of 50% and above. 
First Class: Those who have secured an aggregate of 65% marks or above.

Distinction: Those students who have secured an aggregate of 75 % or 

Rank in the Examination: Aggregate marks of all the 4 years regular examinations shall be considered for awarding rank for the B.Sc Nursing examination.

(A consolidated mark list consisting of marks of all 4- year examination shall be given to all students.)

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