The M.Sc. Nursing programme is starting from the academic year 2010-11. This programme of study leads to a 2 years master degree course offered by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore.
Eligibility for Admission
- A candidate seeking admission should have The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.
- The minimum education requirements shall be the passing of B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
- The candidate should have undergone in B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing in an institution which is recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
- Minimum one year of work experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing. Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.
- Candidate shall be medically fit.
- 5% relaxation of marks for SC/ST candidates.
Scheme of Examination
- Minimum pass marks shall be 50 % in each of the Theory and practical papers separately.
- A candidate must have minimum of 80% attendance (irrespective of the kind of absence) in theory and practical in each subject for appearing for examination.
- A candidate must have 100% attendance in each of the practical areas before award of degree A candidate has to pass in theory and practical exam separately in each of the paper.
- If a candidate fails in either theory or practical paper he/she has to re-appear for both the papers (Theory and practical).
- Maximum no. of attempts permitted for each paper is 3 including first attempt.
- The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 3 (three) years A candidate failing in more then two subjects will not be promoted to the IInd year.
- No candidate shall be admitted to the subsequent IInd year examination unless the candidate has passed the Ist year examination.
- Maximum number of candidates for all practical examination should not exceed 10 per day. Provision of Supplementary examination should be made.
- All practical examinations must be held in the respective clinical areas. One internal and one external examiners (outside the University) should jointly conduct practical examination for each student An examiner should be M. Sc (N) in concerned subject and have minimum of 3 (three) years post graduate teaching experience.
- One internal and one external examiners (outside the University) should evaluate dissertation and jointly conduct viva-voce for each student For Dissertation Internal examiner should be the guide and external examiner should be Nursing faculty / nursing expert in the same clinical speciality holding Ph.D. / M. Phil/ M.Sc. Nursing with a minimum of 3 years experience in guiding the research projects for Post Graduate students of Nursing.
Eligibility for appearing for the examination
- Student must have a min of 80% of the attendance for theory and practicals. However 100% of attendance for practical is required before the award of degree.
- Classification of results: 50% pass in each of the theory and practical separately. 50-59% Second division 60-74% first division 75% and above is distinction For declaring the rank aggregate of 2 years marks to be considered.
- If the candidate fails in either practicals or theory paper he/she has to reappear for both the papers (theory and practical) Maximum no. of attempts per subject is three (3) inclusive of first attempt.
- The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed 4 years. Candidate, who fails in any two subjects, shall be permitted to continue the studies into the second year.
- However the candidate shall not be allowed to appear for the Second year examination till such time that he/she passes all subjects of the first year M. Sc nursing examination.
- A minimum of not less than 80 % attendance in theory and practical / clinical separately in each subject in each academic year is essential for appearing in the examination.
- A candidate pursuing in the course shall study in the college for the entire period as a full time student. No candidate is permitted to work in a hospital / nursing home / laboratory / college while studying this course.
- No candidate should join any other course of study or appear for any other examination conducted by this university or any other university in India or abroad during the period of registration.
- Each academic year shall be taken as a unit for calculating the attendance.
The Spurthy College of Nursing was established in the year 2006-07. The College has been approved by Indian Nursing Council vide Certificate No. 18-15/3219-INC dated 25 Sep 2006 and approved by KNC vide Certificate No. 1157-v-5-(52)/2006 dated 25 May 2007.
This programme of study leads to a 4 years degree course offered by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore. Students are provided with theoretical instruction integrated with clinical experience as per the INC requirements. They are also provided with the advanced clinical experiences in all clinical areas to enable the students to take up the first level position in Nursing, which will move rapidly into leadership and Supervisory position in various areas of Nursing education and practice.
The College of Nursing has been Approved by the Govt. of Karnataka. Affiliated to R.G.U.H.S. Recognized by I.N.C. and Recognized by K.N.C.
Eligibility for Admission
- Passed the two year Pre-University examination or equivalent as recognized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, with science subjects, Viz, Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English.
- Obtained at least forty-five percent of the total marks in science subjects and English of the qualifying examination.
- If belonging to a scheduled or a scheduled tribe, should have obtained not less than forty percent of the total marks in science subjects and English of the qualifying examination.
- Students of Vocational Courses: 10+2 vocational course of State Government of Kerala with 5 subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English in addition to vocational subjects conducted is considered equivalent to +2 Examination/Karnataka Pre-University course form the academic year 2005-06 and onwards.
- Marks obtained by the candidate in English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology to be considered for assessing the eligibility as per the ordinances governing Basic B.Sc Nursing course of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences vide Notification No: RGUHS/SEF/EC.B.Sc Nsg/191/2005-06 dated 18.05.2006.
- Age: The candidate should have completed 17 years on or before 31st day of December of the year of admission.
A minimum of not less than 80 % attendance in theory and practical / clinical separately in each subject in each academic year is essential for appearing in the examination. A candidate pursuing in the course shall study in the college for the entire period as a full time student. No candidate is permitted to work in a hospital / nursing home / laboratory / college while studying this course. No candidate should join any other course of study or appear for any other examination conducted by this university or any other university in India or abroad during the period of registration. Each academic year shall be taken as a unit for calculating the attendance.
Criteria for Passing Basic B.Sc (Nursing)
- For declaration of pass in any subject in the University examination, a candidate shall pass both in Theory and Practical/Clinical examinations components separately as stipulated below:
- The Theory component consists of marks obtained in university Written papers(s) and internal assessment (Theory). For a pass in theory, a candidate shall secure not less than 40% marks in University conducted written examination and 50% marks in aggregate i.e. marks scored in the University conducted written examination and Internal assessment (theory) added together.
- For a pass in practical/clinical examination, candidate shall secure not less than 40% marks in University conducted practical/clinical examination and 50% marks in aggregate i.e. marks scored in the University conducted practical/clinical examination and internal assessment (practical) added together.
- A) candidate not securing 40% minimum marks and 50% marks in aggregate in theory or practical/clinical examination in a subject shall be declared to have failed in that subject and is required to appear for both theory and practical/clinical again in the subsequent examination in that subject.
- B) Subsidiary subjects: For a pass in subsidiary subjects, a candidates shall secure 35% of the total marks prescribed for the subjects, and has to pass all the subsidiary subjects before appearing for the final year University exams.