Throughout the world, Nursing is seen as one of the noblest professions. Florence Nightingale, whose patience and compassion touched hundreds of soldiers wounded in the Crimean war, epitomizes the ideal Nurse. In a hospital, from the general ward to the operating theatre, nursing is the most important component of patient care. Traditionally, more women than men have taken up this profession. Nurses today form the largest single group of female health workers in the world.
Bachelor of Nursing Science is the art of caring for sick people with the science of health care. It is a vital component of any form of medical care. Nursing duties are manifold and cover a wide range of functions and responsibilities, which depends with the level of qualification and the working environment. At the initial level, nurses are required for the bedside care of patients, while at senior level they are required to manage special group of people like psychiatric, pediatric, intensive care patients etc, which require specialized skills.
METHOD OF SELECTION : Most Nursing training courses admit students on the basis of their performance in entrance examination which basically test their knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Biology up to the Class-XII or equivalent level. Some also admit on the basis of marks secured in the qualifying examinations. B.Sc. (Nursing) Regulations of the Indian Nursing Council Eligibility for Admission to B.Sc.(N) degree course: (1) Candidates belonging to all categories for admission to the B.Sc. degree course in Nursing (Basic) should have passed at the qualifying examinations (academic stream) after a period of 12 years of study with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Botany & Zoology.