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M.Sc. - Nursing

Dr. M V Shetty College of Nursing started offering master degree in nursing since 1992. The programme prepares nurses for leadership positions in Nursing as specialist nurse practitioners, consultants, educators, administrators and investigators in wide variety of professional setting in meeting the changing needs of the society.

About Course

The program prepares nursing graduates to be professionally equipped, creative, self-directed and socially motivated to effectively deal with day-to-day problems within the existing constraints and act as an agent of social change.



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

Specializations and Intake :

Six students in each of the following specialties. Total: 30 per year(1 each in government quota)

Duration of the Programme :

2 years in 4 semesters

Key Information

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Course Type


  • Campus


  • Semister


  • Course Type

    Full Time


A candidate seeking admission to the M.Sc. Nursing course should have:

  • Passed B.Sc. Nursing (Basic) or Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing or Post Certificate B.Sc. Nursing of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka (RGUHS), or any other University accepted as equivalent by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, and must have obtained a minimum of not less than 55% aggregate marks. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, the aggregate marks obtained be not less than 50% instead of 55% as above.
  • Minimum of one year of experience after obtaining B.Sc. Nursing(Basic) or minimum of one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing degree or Post Certificate B.Sc. Nursing, in a hospital or in Nursing educational Institution which is recognised by Indian Nursing Council. The Proposed work experience certificate should be considered only from the date of registration Certificate issued from concerned State Nursing Council.
  • Shall have registered in any State Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife.
  • Candidate shall be medically fit.

Criteria For selection:

The selection of the candidates would be based on the merit of the Entrance examination held by University or competent authority.

S.NoSemester/YearCourse/Subject Title
11st YearNursing education
Advance nursing practice
Nursing Research and statistics
  • Clinical speciality - I
22nd YearNursing Management
Nursing Research(Dissertation)
  • Clinical Speciality-II

Documents required for Admission

Following Original Certificates should be submitted at the time of Admission with one set of attested copy Attested copies.

  • Aadhar Id(Xerox copy)
  • SSLC/10th Marks card
  • HSC/PUC/10+2 Marks card
  • B.Sc.Nursing Marks cards of all the years.
  • Provisional Pass Certificate or Degree certificate issued by the University.
  • Course completion certificate issued by the college.
  • Transfer certificate issued by the college.
  • Character/conduct certificate issued by the College last studied.
  • Experience Certificate (One Year).
  • Migration certificate issued by the University/Board other than Karnataka State.
  • Eligibility Certificate from RGUHS Bangalore other than Karnataka State.
  • Physical fitness/Medical certificate.
  • Passport size photograph 10 Nos.
  • For students from Nepal: Provisional Pass Certificate or Degree certificate issued by the University/Board Nepalese citizenship certificate and date of birth in Indian Almanac (A.D.) and Equivalence certificate
  • For students from other country: Passport and student visa and date of birth in Indian Almanac.


Pedagogy for M.Sc. Nursing programs is designed to nurture advanced nursing professionals with a profound understanding of healthcare theory, practice, research, and leadership. These postgraduate programs aim to produce nurse specialists, educators, administrators, and researchers who can make substantial contributions to the field of nursing and healthcare.

The pedagogical approach in M.Sc. Nursing programs revolves around a comprehensive curriculum that delves deep into specialized areas, such as medical-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, or community health nursing. The curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practice, research methodology, and advanced clinical skills.

Students engage in rigorous coursework, including advanced nursing theories, healthcare informatics, healthcare policy and management, and nursing education principles. Critical thinking and problem-solving are honed through case studies, research projects, and practical clinical experiences.

Clinical training remains a significant component, providing opportunities for students to apply advanced nursing concepts in diverse healthcare settings. Students also engage in research activities, contributing to the body of nursing knowledge.

Collaborative learning, interdisciplinary interactions, and technology integration are vital components of the pedagogy. Graduates of M.Sc. Nursing programs emerge as leaders, equipped to excel in roles such as nurse educators, clinical specialists, nursing administrators, and researchers, thus making a profound impact on healthcare delivery, education, and policy development.

Career Paths

Career Path for M.Sc Nursing Graduates
  1. Nurse Educator: Become a nurse educator in academic institutions, teaching and mentoring nursing students.
  2. Clinical Specialist: Specialize in clinical areas such as medical-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, psychiatric nursing, or community health nursing.
  3. Nursing Administrator: Take on leadership roles as nursing administrators, overseeing healthcare departments and facilities.
  4. Nurse Researcher: Contribute to nursing research, conducting studies, and advancing the field’s knowledge base.
  5. Advanced Practice Nurse: Pursue advanced practice roles like Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Nurse Anesthetist.
  6. Healthcare Consultant: Offer expertise as a healthcare consultant, advising organizations on nursing standards and practices.
  7. Nursing Informatics Specialist: Specialize in healthcare informatics, managing electronic health records and healthcare data.
  8. Public Health Nurse: Work in public health settings, addressing community healthcare needs and promoting wellness.
  1. Gerontological Nurse: Focus on providing specialized care for the elderly population, either in institutions or home healthcare settings.
  2. Palliative Care Nurse: Offer compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, ensuring comfort and dignity.
  3. Pharmaceutical Industry: Join pharmaceutical companies as medical advisors, clinical trial coordinators, or research experts.
  4. Nursing Policy Analyst: Work in healthcare policy development, advocating for nursing and patient care improvements.
  5. International Nursing Opportunities: Explore nursing roles abroad, including international healthcare organizations, NGOs, and education institutions.
  6. Nursing Entrepreneur: Start nursing-related businesses, such as healthcare clinics, consultancy services, or home healthcare agencies.
  7. Continued Education: Pursue doctoral studies (Ph.D. or DNP) for further specialization and research opportunities.

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