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.
  • 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.

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 steps of nursing process in collaboration with the 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 and 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.
  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.

Duration of the course

Four (4) academic years (Session starts in August)

Weeks available per year – 52 weeks

Vacation – 8 weeks

Gazetted holidays – 3 weeks

Examination ( Including preparatory) – 4 weeks

Available weeks – 37 weeks

Hours per week – 40

Practical – 30 hours per week

Theory – 10 hours per week

Internship Practical – 48 hours per week

Hours available per academic year – 1480 (37 wks x 40hrs)

Number of Seats

50 (1st year)

Eligibility criteria for admission:

  • Should have completed 17 years of age and not exceeding 28 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Passed two-years pre-university examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and one vernacular language with minimum of 50% aggregate marks for General and 40% or more aggregate marks for ST ,SC and Physically challenged candidates.
  • Female Indian candidates only.
  • A domicile certificate of continuous 5 years stay in West Bengal on the date of application.
  • Should be medically fit.
  • Selection and admission will be based on JENPARH rank and through online counselling.

Vacation

8 weeks vacation shall be given in each year.

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Note:

  • Internship means 8 hours of integrated clinical duties in which 2 weeks of evening and night shift duties are included.
  • Internship should be carried out as 8 hours per day @ 48 hours per week.
  • Students during internship will be supervised by nursing teachers.
  • Fourth year final examination to be held only after completing internship.