Philosophy, Aims and Objectives

Philosophy (Adapted from Indian Nursing Council)

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 responsibility towards maintaining their health.

Nursing contributes to the health services in 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 programmes. It aims at identifying health needs of the people, planning and providing quality care in collaboration with other health professionals 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 behavioural sciences, medicine and nursing.

Nursing is based on values of caring, and aims to help individuals to attain independence in     self-care. It necessitates development of compassion and understanding of human behaviour among its practitioners to provide care with respect and dignity and protect the rights of individuals & groups.

Undergraduate nursing programme 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 be role models and create learning environment that enables students to acquire inquiry driven, self-directed learning and foster an attitude of lifelong learning.

Under graduate nursing education program prepares its graduates to become exemplary citizens 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 aim of the undergraduate nursing program is to:

• Prepare graduate 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.


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 al 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 groups and members of the health team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationships and teamwork.

9. Demonstrate skills 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.


• Eligibility

Qualifying Examination

A candidate seeking admission to first Basic B Sc Nursing course:

Shall have passed two years Pre University examination conducted by Department of Pre University Education, Karnataka State, with English as one of the subjects and Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects. The candidate shall have passed subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually and must have obtained a minimum of not less than 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB taken together in the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology taken together in qualifying examination be not less than 40% instead of 50% as above.


The candidate should have completed 17 years on or before 31st day of December of the year of admission.

Entrance/Selection Test

Selection of the candidates should be based on the merit of the entrance examination held by university or competent authority.

Duration of the course

Duration of the course shall be four completed years including internship of 24 weeks.

Medium of Instruction

English shall be the medium of instruction for the course as well as for the examination.


1. Internship means 8 hours of integrated clinical duties in which 2 weeks of evening and night shift duties are included

2. Internship should be carried out as 8 hours per day @ 49 hours per week

3. Students during internship will be supervised by nursing teachers

4. Fourth year final examination to be held only after completing internship