The basic Diploma course in General Nursing and Midwifery is for 3 years. This course enable them to function as efficient members of the health team beginning with the competencies for first level positions in all kinds of healthcare settings.


  • 10+2 with English and must have obtained minimum of 40% at the qualifying examination and English individually from any recognized board. Candidates are also eligible from State Open School recognized by State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by Central Government. However science is preferable.
  • 10+2 with English having 40% of marks in vocational ANM course from the school recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
  • 10+2 with English having 40% of marks in Vocational Stream-Health care Science from a recognized CBSE board/State/Centre.
  • Registered ANM with pass mark.
  • Candidate should have completed 17 years of age. The upper age limit is 35 years.

Course Outline

1st Year
Bio Sciences

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Microbiology

Behavioral Sciences

  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Nursing Foundations

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • First aid

Community Health Nursing
Environmental Hygiene
Health Education & Communication Skills


  • English
  • Computer Education
  • Co-curricular activities

2nd Year

  • Medical Surgical Nursing – I
  • Medical Surgical Nursing – II
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Co-curricular activities

3rd Year

  • Midwifery &Gynaecological Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing II
  • Co-curricular

Integrated supervised Internship

  • Nursing Education
  • Introduction to Research and statistics
  • Professional Trends & Adjustments.
  • Nursing Administration & Ward Managemen
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Midwifery and Gynaecological Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing

The B.Sc. Nursing degree program is a four-year fulltime program comprising eight semesters. The program adopts credit system and semester system which encompasses foundational, core and elective courses. Students are provided with opportunities to learn a whole range of skills in addition to acquiring knowledge related to nursing practice. Simulation will be integrated throughout the curriculum wherever feasible to enable them to develop competencies before entry into real field of practice.

1.The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on 31st December of the year in which admission is sought. The maximum age limit for admission shall be 35 years.

2.Minimum Educational Qualification

a) Candidate with Science who have passed the qualifying 12th Standard examination (10+2) and must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together and passed in English individually.

b) Candidates are also eligible from State Open School recognized by State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by Central Government having Science subjects and English only.

c) English is a compulsory subject in 10+2 for being eligible for admission to B.Sc. (Nursing).

3. Colour blind candidates are eligible provided that colour corrective contact lens and spectacles are worn by such candidates.

4. Candidate shall be medically fit.

5.. Married candidates are also eligible for admission.

6.Students shall be admitted once in a year.

7.Selection of candidates should be based on the merit of the entrance examination. Entrance test** shall comprise of:

a) Aptitude for Nursing  : 20 marks

b) Physics :  20 marks

c) Chemistry  : 20 marks

d) Biology  : 20 marks

e) English : 20 marks

Minimum qualifying marks for entrance test shall be 50% marks.

**Entrance test shall be conducted by University/State Government.

8. Reservation Policy

Reservation of seats in for admission in Nursing Colleges for SC/ST/OBC/EWSs/PH

Admission under the reserved quota shall be subject to reservation policy and eligibility criteria for SC/ST/OBC/EWSs prescribed by the Central Govt./State Govt./Union Territory as applicable to the College concerned.

In respect of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC the marks obtained in 3 core subjects shall be 40% instead of 45% for General category candidates.

Reservation for disability

5% Disability reservation to be considered for disabled candidates with a disability of loco-motor to the tune of 40% to 50% of the lower extremity and other eligibility criteria with regard to qualification will be same as prescribed for General category candidates. The upper age limit shall be relaxed by 5 years for disabled candidates.

Note: A committee to be formed consisting of medical officer authorized by medical board of State government and a nursing expert in the panel which may decide whether the candidates have the disability of loco-motor to the tune of 40% to 50%.


  • Reservations shall be applicable within the sanctioned number of the seats.
  • The start of the semester shall be 1st August every year.
  • No admission after the cut-off date i.e. 30th September will be undertaken. Further Hall Tickets/Admit Card shall not be issued to the candidates who are admitted after 30th September.
  • The responsibility of obtaining and verifying the requisite documents for admission lies with the Institution and University.

9). Foreign Nationals:

The entry qualification equivalency i.e., 12th standard will be obtained by Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. Institution, SNRC and University will be responsible to ensure that the qualification and eligibility will be equivalent to what has been prescribed by the Council.

Course Outline

1st Semester

  • Communicative English
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Applied Physiology
  • Applied Sociology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Nursing Foundations I

Mandatory Module

  • First Aid as part of Nursing Foundation I Course

2nd Semester

  •  Applied Biochemistry
  • Applied Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nursing Foundations II
  • Health/Nursing Informatics & Technology

Mandatory Module

  • Health Assessment as part of Nursing Foundation II Course

3rd Semester

  •  Applied Microbiology and Infection Control including Safety
  • Pharmacology I
  • Pathology I
  • Adult Health (Medical Surgical) Nursing I with integrated pathophysiology

Mandatory Module

  • BCLS as part of Adult Health Nursing I

4th Semester

  • Pharmacology II
  • Pathology II & Genetics
  • Adult Health Nursing II with integrated pathophysiology including Geriatric Nursing
  •  Professionalism, Professional Values & Ethics including Bioethics

Mandatory Module

  • Fundamentals of Prescribing under Pharmacology II
  • Palliative care module under Adult Health Nursing II

5th Semester

  • Child Health Nursing I
  • Mental Health Nursing I
  • Community Health Nursing I (including Environmental Science & Epidemiology)
  • Educational Technology/Nursing Education
  • Introduction to Forensic Nursing and Indian Laws

Mandatory Module

  • Essential Newborn Care (ENBC), Facility Based Newborn Care (FBNBC), IMNCI and PLS as part of Child Health Nursing

6th Semester

  • Child Health Nursing II
  • Mental Health Nursing II
  • Nursing Management & Leadership
  • Midwifery/Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG) Nursing I

Mandatory Module

  • SBA Module under OBG Nursing I/II (VI/VII Semester)

7th Semester

  • Community Health Nursing II
  • Nursing Research & Statistics
  • Midwifery/Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG) Nursing II
  • Educational Technology/Nursing Education
  • Introduction to Forensic Nursing and Indian Laws

Mandatory Module

  • Safe delivery app under OBG Nursing I/II (VI/VII Semester)

8th Semester

  • Internship (Intensive Practicum/Residency Posting)

The M.Sc. Nursing program which is of two years duration leading to a Master’s degree in Nursing by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences is designed to enable the nursing graduates to acquire greater knowledge and understanding in order to function efficiently and effectively as clinical practitioner, educator and manager, and to assume professional leadership.


  • Candidate should have passed B.Sc Nursing (Basic) or B.Sc. Hons. Nursing or Post Basic B.Sc. in Nursing degree or Post Certificate B.Sc Nursing with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka (RGUHS), or any other University accepted as equivalent by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. SC/ST candidates should have a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidate should have a minimum one year of work experience after obtaining B.Sc. Nursing (Basic), in a hospital or in Nursing educational institution or in community health setting. For candidates with Post Basic B.Sc. in nursing degree, no such work experience is required after graduation.
  • Candidate should have registered in State Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife.
  • The Candidate should not have attained the age of 45 years on the last date fixed for submission of application to PG Degree Entrance Test.

Course Outline

1st Year

  • Nursing Education
  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Research & Statistics
  • Clinical Specialty I
  • Self study / Library

2nd Year

  • Nursing Management
  • Nursing Research (Dissertation)
  • Clinical Specialty II