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Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune
Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Nursing
Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri, Pune-18.

M.Sc. (Nursing)

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Course Duration: 2 years
Admission Procedure:Through All India Common Entrance Test conducted by Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune.
Entry Qualification: B.Sc.(Nursing) Registered with INC and concerned state Nursing Council.

Course Description

M.Sc Nursing Course is designed to assist students in developing expertise and in-depth understanding in the field of nursing education, Medical Surgical Nursing, Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Management, Advance Nursing Practices, Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing Research & Statistics. It will further enable the student to function as a professional nurse, clinical speciality nurse, and educator, administrator, manager, nursing leader supervisor, evaluator and researcher. It will further enable the students to evaluate research studies and utilize research findings to improve the quality of nursing practice, education, management and administration. It would provide opportunity to PG students to understand, appreciate and acquire skills in teaching and evaluation, curricular development, implementation, maintenance of standards and accreditation of various nursing educational programs to compete with the new challenges and globalization.

This programme prepares nursing graduates who are professionally equipped to deal with day-to-day problems within the existing constraints and thus act as an agent of social change.


Admission Requirements

  • The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.
  • The minimum education requirements shall be the passing of:
  • The candidate should have undergone in B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. Hons. Nursing/Post basic B.Sc. Nursing in an institution, which is recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
  • Minimum one year of work experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing.
  • Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.
  • The Candidate shall be medically fit.
  • 5% relaxation of marks for SC/ST candidates may be given.

Entrance / Selection Test

Selection of the candidates should be based on the merit of the Entrance examination held by University or competent authority. For the available specialities and number of seats.

Sr. No. Course Seat
1. Community Health Nursing 05
2. Obstetrics & Gynecology Nursing 05
3. Child Health Nursing 05
4. Medical Surgical Nursing 05
  Total Seats 20

Aims

The aim of the postgraduate program in nursing is to prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as nurse specialists, consultants, educators, and administrators in a wide variety of professional settings.


Objectives

On completion of the two year M.Sc. Nursing Programme the graduate will be able to
  • Utilize/apply the concepts, theories and principles of nursing science.
  • Demonstrate advance competence in the practice of nursing.
  • Practice as a nurse specialist.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and function effectively as nurse educator and manager.
  • Demonstrate skill in conducting nursing research, interpreting and utilizing the findings from health related research.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and effect change in nursing practice and in the health care delivery systems.
  • Establish collaborative relationship with members of other disciplines.
  • Demonstrate the interest in continued learning for personal and professional advancement.

Duration

Duration of the course is 2 years for M.Sc. Nursing (N)
Available 52 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks
Examination 2 weeks
Gazetted holidays 3 weeks
Total weeks available 43 weeks
40 hours per week 1720 Hous
Total hours for 2 years 3440 hours
 
Course of Instruction
First Year
Subject
Theory (In Hrs.)
Practical (In hrs.)
Nursing education
150
150
Advance nursing practice
150
200
Clinical speciality - I*
150
650
Nursing Research and statistics
150
100
Total
600
1100

Second Year
Subject
Theory (In Hrs.)
Practical (In hrs.)
Nursing Management
150
150
Nursing Research (Dissertation)
300
Clinical Speciality - II*
150
950
Total
300
1400
 
*Educational visit 2 weeks
 

Note:

Students have to maintain log book for each activity during the course of study
 
Scheme Of Examination
1st Year
  Theory Practical
Hours Internal External Hours Internal External
Nursing education 3 25 75 50 50
Advance nursing practice 3 25 75
Clinical speciality - I 3 25 75 100 100
Nursing Research and
statistics
25** 75*
Total 75 300 150 150

2nd Year
Nursing administration 3 25 75  
Dissertation & Viva         100 100
Clinical Speciality - II 3 25 75   100 100
Total 50 150 200 200
 

* Nursing research = 50 and statistics = 25
** Nursing research = 15 and statistics = 10