M.Sc In Nursing


The aim of the postgraduate program in nursing is to prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as nurse specialists, consultants, educators, administrators in a wide variety of professional settings.


On Completion of the two year M.Sc Nursing programme, the graduate will be able to:-

  1. Utilize/apply the concepts, theories and principles of nursing science.
  2. Demonstrate advance competence in practice of nursing.
  3. Practice as a nurse specialist.
  4. Demonstrate leadership qualities and function effectively as nurse educator and manager.
  5. Demonstrate skill in conducting nursing research, interpreting and utilizing the findings from health related research.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to plan and effect change in nursing practice and in the health care delivery system.
  7. Establish collaborative relationship with members of other disciplines.
  8. Demonstrate interest in continued learning for personal and professional advancement.

Duration of the course

Two (2) academic years (Session starts in August)

Available weeks – 52 weeks

Vacation – 4 weeks

Examination – 2 weeks

Gazetted holidays – 3 weeks

Total weeks available – 43 weeks

40 hours per week – 1720 hours

Total hours for 2 years 3440 hours

Number of Seats: 27

Medical Surgical Nursing : 08

Child Health Nursing : 05

Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing : 05

Community Health Nursing : 05

Mental Health Nursing : 04

Eligibility Criteria for Admission:

Candidates shall be admitted for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing if she fulfills the following requirements:

  • B. Sc. degree in Nursing or the B. Sc. (Hons.) degree in Nursing from any University recognized by Indian Nursing Council and the West Bengal University of Health Sciences.
  • Two years of experience as per INC Criteria after attaining the above degree.
  • The degree of the candidate must be registered with West Bengal Nursing Council or any other state Nursing Council.
  • The candidates seeking admission for specialization in ‘Obstetrical nursing’, ‘Community health nursing’ and ‘Maternal & child health nursing’ shall be a registered mid-wife, whereas for other specialties, the candidate shall be a registered nurse.
  • The candidates will be admitted to M. Sc. Nursing courses in accordance to the provisions of the Statute of the University of Health Sciences, which will be in force from time to time.
  • The following criteria will be applied to foreign students seeking admission to M. Sc. Nursing courses:
    • The degree of the candidate must be registered with Indian Nursing Council.
    • The candidates must have no objection certificates from the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
    • The candidates must have permission of the University of Health Sciences and have proper migration certificate.
    • They may be admitted in Supernumerary seats with prior permission of the University of Health Sciences and the Government provided the rules of the Indian Nursing Council permits.
  • The candidates, selected for admission in M.Sc.Nursing course by the University, shall have to submit a medical fitness certificate from a physician and to be submitted to the principal of the concerned institution
  • Admission of the candidate after selected by the University shall have to be conducted by the principal of the concerned college.

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