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Dhahan Kaleran, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district, Punjab
4 years (7 semesters of 26 weeks per semester + 1 semester of a 22 week residency)
Semesters 1 – 7 are 40 hours per week. They include vacation (3 weeks total), gazetted holidays (1 week total), plus examination and preparatory holidays (2 weeks total).
Vacation and preparatory holidays are split between summer (June) and winter (December/January) breaks.
Semester 8 is 48 hours per week. It does not include vacation, gazetted holidays nor examination or preparatory holidays.
Scheduling is set by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. Please refer to https://bfuhs.ac.in/nursing/nursing.asp for more information.
January 1 to December 31, yearly
Fees are set by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. Please refer to https://bfuhs.ac.in/nursing/nursing.asp for more information.
Note that students should have an additional budget to pay for uniforms, hostel stays, meals, transportation, clinical fees, lab fees, etc. These fees are not included in tuition.
Staff nurse, ICU nurse, emergency room nurse, industrial nurse, military nurse, junior psychiatric nurse, home care nurse, travelling nurse, midwife, nursing supervisor, deputy nursing superintendent, executive nurse, forensic nurse, legal consulting nurse, nursing teacher or tutor.
₹10,000-15,000 per month
10+2 or equivalent*, with 45% marks averaged for in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and individually in English. SC/ST/OBC candidates must achieve 40% marks of the same.
OnR graduation from a State Open School recognized by the State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by the Central Government having science subjects and English only.
Minimum 50% passing marks on a state government exam hosted by a conferring university.
*Foreign nationals must have their 10+2 equivalent verified by the Association of Indian Universities in New Delhi. Further verification by a State Nurses and Midwives Registration Council, Baba Farid University or our College may be required. Locals must receive their completion certificate from a board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or an equivalent.
Important: please see full admission and application requirements on the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences website: https://bfuhs.ac.in/nursing/nursing.asp (you may also apply on this website). An entrance exam is required.
Varies from year to year, based on schedules released by the Indian Nursing Council (INC).
Please refer to https://bfuhs.ac.in/postbasic23/main.aspx for full application details relevant to the year in which you are applying (click on “Prospectus” and “Important Dates”). Or, see this page: https://bfuhs.ac.in/nursing/nursing.asp
Note: we do not receive applications directly. All applicants must apply through Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in Faridkot.
Varies from year to year, based on schedules released by the Indian Nursing Council (INC). See note above.
Optional, on-campus housing
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences in Faridkot, Punjab Nurses Registration Council in Mohali and Indian Nursing Council in New Delhi
Note: some seats are reserved for specific candidates (such as those from special castes or tribes). This is per government regulations.
Minimum of 80% attendance (irrespective of the kind of absence) in theory and practical segments for each course or subject. Required for examination.
100% attendance in each practical area.
Minimum 50% (C Grade) achieved on exams and courses (40% for English and electives).
Maximum 8 years to complete all courses and exams.
Must be aged 17 by December 31 of the first year of studies. Age limit of 35 (extended to age 40 for candidates with qualifying disabilities).
Married or unmarried
Medically fit, Hepatitis-B vaccination, COVID-19 vaccination. Tetanus and other communicable disease vaccinations are also recommended.
The bachelor of science in nursing (BScN) program equips students with the abilities needed to enter a wide array of midwifery and nursing professions. Students learn to use critical thinking skills in healthcare settings by applying evidence-based knowledge in wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, disease management and care of the dying, without bias, for all ages.
Graduates will be registered under the Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) category with the State Nurses Registration Council. They will be cleared to practice in nursing in hospitals, medical clinics, care homes, colleges and in rural outreach programs.
The curriculum is competency and outcome-based. Theory and lab units apply learning methodologies such as:
- Self-directed learning (i.e. electives)
- Experiential learning
- Reflective learning
- Scenario-based learning
- Simulated learning
Courses span the arts, humanities and science disciplines.
Paper writing and examinations are regular components of the learning process.
Graduates may go on to pursue their master of science in nursing (MScN) degree.
- Communicative English
- Applied Anatomy
- Applied Physiology
- Applied Sociology
- Applied Psychology
- Nursing Foundations I*
*First Aid as part of Nursing Foundation I Course
- Applied Biochemistry
- Applied Nutrition and Dietetics
- Nursing Foundations II*
- Health/Nursing Informatics & Technology
*Health Assessment as part of Nursing Foundation II Course
- Applied Microbiology and Infection Control including Safety
- Pharmacology I
- Pathology I
- Adult Health (Medical Surgical) Nursing I with integrated pathophysiology*
*Basic Cardiopulmonary Life Support (BCLS) as part of Adult Health Nursing I
- Pharmacology II*
- Pathology II & Genetics
- Adult Health Nursing II with integrated pathophysiology including Geriatric Nursing
- Professionalism, Professional Values & Ethics including Bioethics
*Fundamentals of Prescribing under Pharmacology II
*Palliative care module under Adult Health Nursing II
- 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
*Essential Newborn Care (ENBC), Facility Based Newborn Care (FBNBC), Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) and Paediatric Life Support (PLS) as part of Child Health Nursing
- Child Health Nursing II
- Mental Health Nursing II
- Nursing Management & Leadership
- Midwifery/Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG) Nursing I*
* Skilled Birth Attendant (SBA) Module under OBG Nursing I/II
- Community Health Nursing II
- Nursing Research & Statistics
- Midwifery/Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG) Nursing II
*Safe Delivery App under OBG Nursing I/II (VI/VII Semester)
- Internship (Intensive Practicum/Residency Posting)
Students must complete 3 elective modules, based on the schedule below. Each module accumulates 20 hours of learning and equals 1 credit.
Semesters III & IV
Students must complete any one elective module noted below by the end of the 4th semester. Can be taken between the 1st to 4th semester.
- Human values
- Diabetes care
- Soft skills
Semesters V & VI
Students must complete any one elective noted below by the end of the 6th semester.
- Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
- Personality development
- Addiction psychiatry
- Adolescent health
- Sports health
- Accreditation and practice standards
- Developmental psychology
- Menopausal health
- Health Economics
Semesters VII & VIII
Students must complete any one elective noted below by the end of the 8th semester.
- Scientific writing skills
- Lactation management
- Sexuality & Health
- Stress management
- Job readiness and employability in health care setting