Kavoor Rd, Vidya Nagar, Mangaluru – 575013

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Kavoor Rd, Vidya Nagar,
Mangaluru – 575013


Dr. M V Shetty College of Nursing started offering Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing in the year 1989. This course is a broad based education aimed to build upon the skills and competencies acquired at the Diploma in Nursing level.

About Course

The course prepares graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives at basic level in providing promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services. They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor, and manager in clinical/ public health settings.


Duration of the Programme :

2 years in 4 semesters

Key Information

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Course Type

    Bachelor Degree

  • Campus


  • Semister


  • Course Type

    Full Time

Eligibility for admission

The candidate seeking admission must:

  • Hold a diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM)
  • Be a registered nurse
  • Have passed pre university examination in arts/science/commerce conducted by Department of Pre University Education, Karnataka State or its equivalent recognized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore
  • Have working knowledge of English
  • Be medically fit
  • Have good personal and professional record.

Age requirement :

No candidate who is above 48 years of age on 31st December of the year of admission shall be eligible for the course.

11st YearNursing Foundation
Nutrition & Dietetics
Biochemistry & Biophysics
Maternal Nursing
Child Health Nursing
Medical & Surgical Nursing
English (Qualifying)
22nd YearSociology
Community Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Introduction to Nursing Education
Introduction to Nursing Administration
Introduction to Nursing Research & Statistics


Documents required for Admission Following Original Certificates should be submitted at the time of Admission with one set of attested copy : Aadhar Id(Xerox copy) SSLC/10th Marks card HSC/PUC/10+2 Marks card Transfer certificate issued by the college last studied. Character/conduct certificate issued by the College last studied. 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, Date of birth in Indian Almanac (A.D.) and Equivalence certificate For students from another country: Passport and student visa and date of birth in Indian Almanac.


Pedagogy for Post Basic B.Sc (Nursing) programs is tailored to meet the unique educational needs of registered nurses (RNs) who seek to advance their nursing knowledge and skills beyond their initial diploma or certificate programs. These programs provide a bridge for RNs to acquire a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc Nursing) degree, offering a deeper and more specialized understanding of nursing practice. The pedagogical approach in Post Basic B.Sc Nursing programs is characterized by its emphasis on building upon the foundational knowledge and clinical experience of RNs. The curriculum is advanced and includes subjects like advanced nursing theory, pharmacology, nursing research, and specialized courses related to the chosen field of study. Clinical training remains a crucial component, allowing RNs to apply their theoretical knowledge in real healthcare settings. This practical experience is often enhanced through specialized clinical rotations, where students gain expertise in their chosen area of specialization, such as critical care, pediatric nursing, or psychiatric nursing. Active learning methods, case studies, and group discussions are employed to promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Additionally, Post Basic B.Sc Nursing programs may incorporate technology-enhanced learning and simulation to prepare students for complex healthcare scenarios. Overall, the pedagogy in Post Basic B.Sc Nursing programs is designed to empower RNs with advanced clinical competence, leadership abilities, and research skills, preparing them for diverse and challenging roles in nursing practice, education, administration, and research.

Career Paths

Career Path in Basic B.Sc Nursing
  1. Staff Nurse: Many graduates start their careers as staff nurses in hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes, providing direct patient care.
  2. Specialization: Pursue specialization in areas like pediatric nursing, critical care nursing, psychiatric nursing, or community health nursing through postgraduate programs or on-the-job training.
  3. Clinical Instructor: Transition to a role as a clinical instructor in nursing colleges or hospitals, guiding and supervising nursing students.
  4. Nurse Practitioner: With further education, become a Nurse Practitioner, offering advanced patient care and diagnosis, often in collaboration with physicians.
  5. Nurse Manager/Administrator: Take on roles as nursing supervisors, managers, or administrators, overseeing nursing departments and healthcare facilities.
  6. Nursing Educator: Become a nursing educator in academic institutions, sharing knowledge and skills with aspiring nurses.
  7. Clinical Research Nurse: Enter the field of clinical research, working on healthcare research projects and drug trials.
  8. Public Health Nurse: Work in community healthcare settings, addressing public health issues and promoting wellness.
  9. Nurse Consultant: Offer expertise as a healthcare consultant, advising organizations on nursing standards and practices.
  1. Nurse Entrepreneur: Start your nursing practice or healthcare-related business, such as home healthcare services or clinics.
  2. Nurse Specialist: Gain expertise in areas like wound care, infection control, or lactation consulting, offering specialized care.
  3. Nurse Anesthetist: Pursue advanced training to become a certified nurse anesthetist, administering anesthesia during surgeries.
  4. Nurse Researcher: Conduct nursing research studies and contribute to advancements in nursing and healthcare.
  5. Government Sector: Work in government hospitals, healthcare programs, or join the armed forces as a military nurse.
  6. Pharmaceutical Industry: Join pharmaceutical companies as medical advisors or clinical trial coordinators.
  7. Healthcare Informatics: Specialize in healthcare informatics, managing electronic health records and healthcare data.
  8. Geriatric Care Nurse: Focus on providing specialized care for the elderly population, either in institutions or home healthcare settings.
  9. Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse: Offer compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, ensuring comfort and dignity.

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