Career Choice for Commerce and Arts Students in B.Sc. Nursing

Introduction

Last year, a proposal came to the Indian Nursing Council requesting that commerce and arts stream students 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 state as follows

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

– Candidates have completed their higher secondary education, i.e. passed 12th standard(10+2).
– Students must have achieved at least 45% of marks in all subjects’ core, academics, and electives combined.
– 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%.

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January 14, 2022
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The lingering questions

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 science concepts after the 12th?
● Will it be possible for the students to understand the subjects like applied anatomy, microbiology, and physiology?

The main reason for such uncertainties and non-sureties is that the nursing professionals help assist doctors and 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.

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

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

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

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, with one subject as Biology.
○ Students must have achieved at least 45% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology combined.
○ 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 their 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 taken together in the qualifying examination be 40%.

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing

● Education Eligibility Criteria – all 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.
○ Applicants who have passed (10+1) in 1986 or before are also eligible to apply.
○ Candidates registered as R.N.R.M at the State Nurses Registration Council and having a General Nursing and Midwifery certificate 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 instead of midwifery in any one of the following areas:

■ O.T. Techniques
■ Ophthalmic
■ Leprosy
■ TB
■ Psychiatric
■ Neurological and Neurosurgical
■ Community health
■ Cancer
■ Orthopaedic

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

● Applicants 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 similar fields
○ They must have scored at least 55% of aggregate marks.
○ The candidate applying should have done at least one of the courses mentioned above from an institution that the Indian Nursing Council recognizes.

● Candidates who have undergone B.Sc. Nursing must have work experience of at least 1year after graduation.
● Candidates who have undergone B.Sc. Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing must have work experience of at least one year, either before 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 two 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 a duration of 2 years. The main aim of this course is to train students into nursing professionals to use their skills in the villages where fewer facilities are available.

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

– 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.

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 three and a half years, in which three years are for academics and a half year is for an internship.

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Summary

– 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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Final Thoughts

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