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Is it Possible for a Student from a Commerce and Arts Background to Apply for B.Sc. Nursing?

 

Last year, a proposal came to the Indian Nursing Council requesting to allow commerce and arts stream students to apply for B.Sc. Nursing. The proposal also contains all the rules that will be followed for the admissions of students from the following streams.

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The admission rules in the draft proposed states as follows:

● Students coming from any of the streams Science, Humanities, Arts or Commerce will be able to apply for the B.Sc. Nursing course, given that:

– Students have completed their higher secondary education, i.e. passed 12th standard(10+2).
– Students must have achieved at least 45% of marks in all subject’s core, academics, and electives combined together.
– It is also mandatory for all the students to pass the English subject individually.
– Above criteria apply to the students passing from a recognized board like CBSE, ICSE, AISSCE, HSCE, SSCE, or any other equivalent board.
– Above criteria also apply to students passing from a Central Government recognized National Institute of Open School or State Government recognized State Open School.

● Students having completed two-year programs either vocational Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery(ANM) or Revised Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery can also apply. Their score in the entrance exam conducted by universities or state government must at least be 50%.

 

After the above proposal was drafted, the Indian Nursing Council authorities were unsure and there are many uncertainties like:

● Will the students from streams other than science be able to grasp the concepts of science after 12th.
● Will it be possible for the students to understand the subjects required like applied anatomy, microbiology, and physiology.

 

The main reason for such uncertainties and non-sureties is that the nursing professionals not only help, assist doctors but they also have to look after patients.
Looking after patients involve injections, dressing wounds, giving drips, and other stuff. These all are sensitive works and it is not always possible that a doctor will be available to guide the nurses.
Most of the time, all these tasks are to be completed by nurses.

So to resolve the above conflict of whether to allow commerce and arts stream students to apply for B.Sc. Nursing, the Indian Nursing Council asked for feedback and suggestions regarding the same.

The decision for the students from commerce and art streams is yet to come.

 

Currently, only those students can apply for B.Sc. nursing who are from the Science stream and also had Biology as a subject in their higher education, i.e. 10+2 standards.

At present, there are two nursing programs in which students can apply for B.Sc.

1. B.Sc.(Basic)
2. B.Sc.(Post Basic)

The Indian National Council has one Medical course after B.Sc. Nursing i.e.,
– M.Sc. Medical-Surgical Nursing (CardioVascular and Thoracic Nursing)

 

The Indian Nursing Council Norms for B.Sc. Nursing courses are as follows:

1. B.Sc.(Basic) Nursing

● The students applying for admission must be at least 17years of age or before 31st December of the year in which admission is sought.

● Education eligibility criteria:

○ Students have completed their higher secondary education, i.e. passed 12th standard(10+2) from the science stream having one of the subjects as Biology.
○ Students must have achieved at least 45% of marks in subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology combined together.
○ It is also mandatory for all the students to pass the English subject individually.
○ The above criteria apply to the students passing from a recognized board like CBSE, ICSE, AISSCE, HSCE, SSCE, or any other equivalent board.
○ The above criteria also apply to students passing from a Central Government recognized National Institute of Open School or State Government recognized State Open School.

● Students should have there positive medical reports, i.e. students are needed to be fit medically.

● Students will be admitted only once per year when the new batches start.

● For all the students applying for admissions, the one who belongs to Scheduled Castes(SC), Scheduled Tribes(ST), or Other Backwards Classes(OBC), the scores achieved in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology took together in the qualifying examination be 40%.

 

2. Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing

● Education Eligibility Criteria – who all are eligible to apply for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing is as follows:

○ Students who have passed higher secondary education i.e. completed (10+2) standard classes or equivalent examinations recognized by the universities provide the course.
○ Candidates who have passed (10+1) in the year 1986 or before are also eligible to apply.
○ Candidates registered as R.N.R.M at the State Nurses Registration Council and having a certificate in General Nursing and Midwifery are also eligible.
○ A male nurse, trained before the implementation of the new integrated course, shall produce evidence of training approved by the Indian Nursing Council for a similar duration in lieu of midwifery in any one of the following areas:

■ O.T. Techniques
■ Ophthalmic Nursing
■ Leprosy Nursing
■ TB Nursing
■ Psychiatric Nursing
■ Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing
■ Community health nursing
■ Cancer Nursing
■ Orthopedic Nursing

● Students should have there positive medical reports, i.e. students are needed to be fit medically.

● Students will be admitted only once per year when the new batches start.

M.Sc. Medical-Surgical Nursing

● The student applying for the course must be a registered midwife, a registered nurse, or equivalent, with any State Nursing Registration Council.

● Education Eligibility Criteria:

○ Passing of B.Sc. Hons. Nursing or B.Sc. Nursing or Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.
○ He/she must have scored at least 55% of aggregate marks.
○ The candidate applying should have done at least one of the above-mentioned course from an institution which is well recognized by the Indian Nursing Council.

● Candidates who have undergone B.Sc. Nursing must have work experience of at least 1year after the completion of graduation.
● Candidates who have undergone B.Sc. Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing must have work experience of at least 1 year, either prior B.Sc. or after completion.

 

Nursing courses after 12th arts or commerce

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Students from commerce and arts streams can choose from the 2 nursing courses after the 12th:

1. ANM (Auxilary Nursing and Midwifery)
2. GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery)

1. ANM (Auxilary Nursing and Midwifery)

ANM is a diploma course of duration 2years. The main aim of this course is to train students into nursing professionals so that they can use their skills in the villages where fewer facilities are available.

Special focus is given towards the medical health of old age people, children, and women.

– A candidate should be of age between 17year to 35 years.
– Education criteria may vary from institute to institute, but the general criteria are 40-50% of aggregate marks in higher secondary education.

For further details about the course, you can reach specific institutes or check on the website of the Indian Nursing Council.

2. GNM(General Nursing and Midwifery)

GNM is a diploma course of duration three and a half years, in which three years are for academics and a half year is for an internship.

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It is a job-oriented course.

– A candidate should be of age between 17 years to 35 years.
– Education criteria may vary from institute to institute, but the general criteria are 40-50% of aggregate marks in higher secondary education.
– Candidates who have done the ANM course are also eligible for this course.

For further details about the course, you can reach specific institutes or check on the website of the Indian Nursing Council.

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