“Bachelor of Science in Nursing” abbreviated as B. Sc. Nursing.
As per World health organization, “Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. It includes the promotion of health, the prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Nurses play a critical role in health care and are often the unsung heroes in health care facilities and emergency response. They are often the first to detect health emergencies and work on the front lines of disease prevention and the delivery of primary health care, including promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation”.
The course is focusing on preparing nurses who will maintain professional diginity, follow ethical principles and hold the patient’s confidentiality.
Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognized equivalent thereto by KUHS with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English put together, are eligible. Candidate has completed 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission. Candidate shall be medically fit. As per the Regulations published by Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS) from time to time. .
The selection of students for the B.Sc Nursing course shall be on merit based, ensuring transparency and fairness, the process shall be decided by the competent authority approved by the Government of Kerala and Kerala University of Health Sciences.
As stipulated by the Government/Fee regulatory committee and/or KUHS from time to time.
The duration of the course is four years for B.Sc Nursing. The maximum period to complete the B.Sc Nursing course successfully shall not exceed twice the actual duration of the Course (Eight years).
Examinations shall be conducted as per the schedule approved by the Board of Examinations of KUHS. Candidates are permitted to proceed to the next higher class even if he /she is failed in a subject / subjects in the University examinations. However the candidate shall have to pass all the examinations from 1st year to 3rdyear prior to appear for the 4th year B.Sc Nursing examinations.