I. OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM
The B.Sc. nursing degree program is a four-year fulltime program, which prepares a student to become a registered nurse qualified to practice in a variety of settings in either public/ government or private healthcare settings. It adopts credit system and semester system as per UGC guidelines. The program encompasses foundational, core and elective courses.
The program prepares nurses for generalist nursing practice. Knowledge acquisition related to wellness, health promotion, illness, disease management and care of the dying is core to nursing practice. Mastery of competencies is the main focus. Students are provided with opportunities to learn a whole range of nursing skills in addition to acquiring knowledge related to nursing practice. This is achieved through learning in skill lab/simulated labs and clinical environment. Simulation will be integrated throughout the curriculum wherever feasible to enable them to develop competencies before entry into real field of nursing practice.
The revised curriculum embraces competency-based approach throughout the program integrating mastery learning and self-directed learning. Through the educational process the students assimilate and synthesize knowledge, cultivate critical thinking skills and develop care strategies. Competencies that reflect practice standards of Indian Nursing Council (INC) address the areas of cultural diversity, communication technology, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality, therapeutic interventions and evidence- based practice. They are prepared to provide safe and competent care to patients across life span and influence patient outcomes.
Indian Nursing Council believes that:
Health is a state of well-being that enables a person to lead a psychologically, socially and economically productive life. Health is a right of all the people. Individuals, families and communities have a responsibility towards maintain their 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 programs. It aims at identifying health needs of the people, planning and providing quality care in collaboration with other health professional 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 behavioral sciences, medicine and nursing.
Nursing is based on values of caring, and aims to help individual to attain independence in self-care. It necessitates development of compassion and understanding of human behavior among its practitioners to provide care with respect and dignity and protect the rights of individual & 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 the role models and create learning environment that enables students to acquire inquiry driven, self-directed learning and foster and attitude of lifelong 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.
The aims of the undergraduate program are to
- Produce knowledgeable competent nurses with clear critical thinking skills who are caring, motivated, assertive and well-disciplined responding to the changing needs of profession, healthcare delivery system and society.
- Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare services in hospital or public health settings.
- Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations within the scope of practice, protect the rights of individuals and groups and conduct research in the areas of nursing practice and apply evidence-based practice.
- Prepare nurses to assume role of practitioner, teacher, supervisor and manager in clinical or public health settings.
On completion of the four year B.Sc. Nursing program the graduate will be able to.
- Apply knowledge from physical, biological, and behavioral sciences, medicine including alternative system and nursing in providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
- Demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which affect health of individuals and groups.
- Provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with the individuals and groups.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decisions in all situations in order to prove quality care.
- Utilize the latest trends and technology in providing health care.
- Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services I line with the national health policies and programs.
- Practice within the framework of code of ethics and professional conduct, and acceptable standards of practice within the legal boundaries.
- Communicate effectively with individual and groups, and members of the health team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationships and teamwork.
- Demonstrate skill in teaching to individual and groups in clinical/community health settings.
- Participate effectively as members of the health team in health care delivery system.
- Demonstrate leadership and managerial skill in clinical/community health settings.
- Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilize the research findings to improve the quality of care.
- Demonstrate awareness, interest, and contribute towards advancement of self and of the profession.
V. CORE COMPETENCIES FOR NURSING PRACTICE BY BSC GRADUATE
The B.Sc. Graduate nurse will be able to: –
- Patient-centered care
Provide holistic care recognizing individual patient’s preferences, values and needs, that is compassionate, coordinated, age and culturally appropriate safe and effective care.
Demonstrate accountability for the delivery of standard-based nursing care as per INC standards that are consistent with moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles.
Influence the behavior of individuals and groups within their environment and facilitate establishment of shared goals.
- System-based practice
Demonstrate awareness and responsiveness to the context of healthcare system and ability to manage resources essential to provide optimal quality of care.
- Health informatics and Technology
Use technology and synthesize information and collaborate to make critical decisions that optimize patient outcomes.
Interact effectively with patients, families and colleagues fostering mutual respect and shared decision making to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes.
- Teamwork and Collaboration
Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, shared decision making, team learning and development.
Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
- Quality improvement
Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and utilize improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare system.
- Evidence based practice
Identify, evaluate and use the best current evidence coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of patient’s preferences, experience and values to make practical decisions.
VI. ADMISSION CRITERIA
- The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on 31st December of the year in which admission is sought.
- Minimum education:
- 10+2 class passed with Science (PCB) & English Core/English Elective with aggregate of 45% marks from recognized board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board.
- The student shall be medically fit.
- Students appearing in 10+2 examination in Science conducted by National Institute of Open School with 45% marks.
- Student shall be admitted once in a year.
Details of Faculty, B.Sc. Nursing, VIMS, Pawapuri, Nalanda.
|Sl.||Name of Faculty||Designation||Address||Mob. No.||Email. ID||Photo||Status|
|1||Mr. Kishore Singh Rathore||
Assistant Professor &
Incharge of B.Sc. Nurs. Course
Plot No. 128, Narayanpuri,
Jhotwara, Jaipur, Rajsthan-302012
|email@example.com||on deputation from Sadar Hospital, Madhepura, Bihar|
|2||Mr. Raju Karnool||Assistant Professor||
DHARWA ROAD, NEAR CATTLE MARKET, PO- BAILHONGOL,
DIST- BELGAUM, KARNATAKA-591102
|firstname.lastname@example.org||on deputation from NMCH, Patna, Bihar|
|3||Mr. Suresh kumar Satguni||Assistant Professor||AT+PO – LAXMESHWAR, TALUK- GOKAK, DIST- BELGAUM, KARNATAKA-591227||9523817378||on deputation from PMCH, Patna, Bihar|
|4||Mr. Sangeetha Kumar SK||Nursing Tutor||
DIST- MYSORE, KARNATAKA-571187
|email@example.com||on deputation from Sadar Hospital, Madhepura, Bihar|