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What is BSc Nursing?

BSc Nursing is a 4-year undergraduate course with a focus on training and skill development as mentioned in National Health Policy 2002. Students after BSc Nursing will become professional nurses capable of taking primary, secondary and tertiary care of people.

There are 1,00,930 BSc Nursing course seats in 1936 nursing colleges in India. There are 571 BSc Nursing seats in AIIMS.

BSc Nursing Admission is based on the NEET UG exam for most of the central and state universities followed by a counseling round; however, some universities like AIIMS conduct their own entrance exams for admission to BSc nursing courses. Students with science in class 12 are eligible for BSc Nursing. Check: BSc Nursing through NEET 

BSc Nursing Syllabus consists of subjects like Physiology, Anatomy, Excretory System, Muscular System etc. BSc Nursing course is available in both govt and private colleges. BSc Nursing Fees in Govt Colleges range between INR 1685 and INR 30,000. BSc Nursing Fees in private colleges range between INR 20,000 to INR 2,25,000.

BSc Nursing Job opportunities include community health nurse, registered nurse, nursing superintendent, military nurse, and more. Nurses can expect to earn INR 2.5 – 3 lakhs as fresher, and INR 5 – 6 lakhs per annum for over 5 years of experience.

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Why study BSc Nursing course?

There are plenty of reasons to study BSc Nursing course. BSc in Nursing course is one of the most popular nursing courses in India that trains aspirants to practice nursing in different environments. The course is offered by some of the best Nursing Colleges in India. Students can take up the course for the following advantages:

  • BSc Nursing students can get opportunities in hospitals and nursing homes. Check: Nursing Courses Jobs
  • India has 1.7 nurses per 1000 persons which falls short of 3 nurses per 1000 persons mandated by WHO. India needs to add 4.3 Million nurses by 2024. 
  • According to Payscale, a Registered Nurse in India earns an average annual salary of INR 3,00,000 LPA as a fresher. The salary may touch INR 10,00,000 in 4-5 years time.
  • Candidates can also pursue higher studies in MSc Nursing and can also choose a specialization of their interests.
  • Students can also join a postgraduate program in Public Health management if they do not wish to do a Master’s degree. See Also: Paramedical Courses in AIIMS

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Who should do the BSc Nursing course?

  • Students who wish to pursue a career in the healthcare sector can pursue the BSc Nursing Course. See Also: How to become a Nurse?
  • Women dominate the nursing sector with 80% women nurses and it provides great opportunities to women BSc Nursing students. 
  • Candidates who are interested in serving society as nurses, midwives, and assistants must pursue this course.
  • Women have the scope of standing on their feet and becoming economically independent after completing BSc Nursing. 
  • Candidates who are compassionate in serving patients and assisting doctors to treat them can also pursue the BSc Nursing course.

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BSc Nursing course: Admission Process

BSc in Nursing Admission Process in India is conducted through both entrance exam scores and merit, though the top medical colleges in India mostly consider entrance exam scores. 

NEET exam is the most popular All India Entrance exam for BSc Nursing. AIIMS Delhi and PGIMER have their own Entrance exams. States like Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam have their own state wise entrance exam for BSc Nursing in that particular state.


BSc Nursing Eligibility

BSc Nursing course is catered in two segments, which are BSc Basic and BSc Post Basic. The eligibility criteria for the BSc Nursing course is a 10+2 or equivalent examination completion certificate from the Science stream with PCB and English as compulsory subjects. 

For BSc Nursing Post Basic, the basic criteria are the same as the BSc Nursing course eligibility criteria. Apart from it, for BSc Nursing Post Basic, candidates need to acquire a General Nursing Midwifery (GNM) certificate and register her/himself with State Nurses Registration Council as Registered Nurse Registered Midwife (RNRM).

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Bsc Nursing Entrance Exam

There are several entrance exams that are conducted for enrolling students into BSc Nursing courses. Some of the common entrance exams conducted for the course are AIIMS BSc Nursing entrance exam, CMC Vellore BSc nursing exam, PGIMER BSc nursing exam, NEET, etc.


Indian Army BSc Nursing

Admission for Armed Forces Medical College will take place through NEET UG Exam. Earlier MNS Entrance exam for BSc Nursing Admission used to take place. Students get the opportunity to serve in the army as a nurse. Not all students are selected for the army. Those students not selected for the army can have a career in the private sector and other government hospitals.

AIIMS BSc Nursing

AIIMS is one of the best medical colleges in India. AIIMS provides a BSc Nursing Hons course that is 4 years long. Students must be from a science background in class 12 from a recognized school in order to be eligible for this course. Students need to clear the AIIMS BSc Nursing Entrance Exam in order to get admission. 


BSc Nursing Salary

Nursing salary has been on the rise recently due to the pandemic. Covid 19 has put into focus the importance of trained nurses in India. There has been a 30% rise in the salary of nurses in 2022 as compared to 2020. 

The salary for nurses at government hospitals are higher with better benefits. Some top private hospitals pay their nurses on the same level as government hospitals. 

A few of those job prospects with their average salary and job description are discussed below. For an increase in pay scale or for availing other benefits, you need to possess extra skills and experience of working. Your performance decides your pay scale. 



BSc Nursing Colleges in India

There are more than 850 nursing colleges in India that train students to become professionals in this field. These colleges also teach students the process and procedures of taking care of others with proper hygiene. Technical training is also given to the students of nursing colleges in India.

BSc Nursing Colleges in Delhi

There are a total 36 nursing colleges in Delhi that offer UG, PG and Diploma nursing courses. Out of these 43% are private colleges and another 45% are managed by the central / state government.

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