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BNS

It is a two-years program that aims at preparing nurses who can make independent judgment in nursing related decisions that enables them either to take a role of middle level managers for GOs/NGOS/INGOs in the hospital or community settings, or take teaching role in nursing and other health professionals’ educational institutions for training of basic and middle level human resources in health.

Selection

Candidates with certificate (PCL) in nursing and minimum of 2 years work-experience are eligible to apply. Only those students who pass the selection examination conducted by the IOM and fall into merit list will be admitted to the program.

Admission

Classes starts from November and admission starts from August/September. Students who passes the TU common entrance examination can only apply for admission. However, international candidates can be admitted directly from Admission cell.


BNS PROGRAMME

The Bachelor in Nursing Science (BNS) Programme  is a three-year program at CMCTH that aims at preparing middle level nursing graduates who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitude competencies required for them to function as efficient care providers, teachers, and middle level managers in the hospital as well as community settings.

The Bachelor in Nursing Science Programme aims to prepare competent professional nurses in education, administration and services in respective level of health programs, which includes problem identification, planning, implementing and evaluating. Such graduates can serve in various types of positions at national, regional, zonal, district and local levels. Such graduates will be needed in various kinds of governmental or non- governmental health agencies, communities, hospitals, schools, campuses and institutions. Other areas may involve special responsibilities e.g. working directly with local communities and individuals, working primarily with school teachers, administrative, health education services and preparing health workers in nursing fields.

Bachelor in Nursing Science graduates will be able to carry out the responsibilities of various health institutions as a nursing officer/faculty/basic level researcher and care provider. The graduate in nurses will be thoroughly acquainted with the present trends, advanced technology in health care system, changing concepts of life style pattern and the expanding role and responsibilities in providing health services.

 

GOALS OF BNS PROGRAMME:

The goal of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) program is to prepare a multi-skilled nurse who will competently meet the healthcare needs of the community in all settings by providing preventive, promotive, curative, as well as rehabilitative services to members of society. Similarly, the graduate is also prepared to initiate, participate in and support health research.

 

  1. To prepare nursing professionals for leadership in nursing education, management, clinical and other professional roles within the healthcare delivery service.
  2. To provide leadership and direction for the progressive development of the nursing profession of the country.
  3. To strengthen nursing as a viable research-based academic discipline.

 

 

COMPETENCIES TO BE ACHIEVED BY BNS GRADUATES:

  1. Apply nursing processes in the care of clients in a variety of settings through preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative aspect of care;
  2. Develop competence in meeting the health needs of the individual and community in health care delivery system;
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in making decisions in all situations to provide quality health care;
  4. Utilise latest trends in technology in providing health care;
  5. Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services in line with the national health policies and programs;
  6. Communicate effectively with individuals, groups and members of health team.
  7. Demonstrate skills in teaching individuals and groups in clinical area, community & educational institutions;
  8. Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills in clinical/community health settings;
  9. Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilise research finding to improve the quality of care;
  10. Foster positive attitude of health professionals to encourage them for providing accessible and equitable nursing services for disadvantaged groups and communities.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR BNS PROGRAMME:

  1. Candidate should have certificate (PCL) in nursing with 50% marks in aggregate and minimum of one year work-experience after being registered in Nepal Nursing Council.
  2. Candidate (both Nepalese and foreign nationals) must have passed the entrance exam set by Institute of Medicine (IoM) of the same year candidate is seeking admission in. Candidate should not go through any other entrance examination set by CMC itself.

      Procedure for Candidate Selection

Eligible candidates should appear for the entrance exam conducted by IOM, Exam section and the merit list will be published based on the marks secured in the entrance examination. The candidate selection and admission will then be done following the guidelines set by IOM. [Please check notices on website of IOM (www.iom.edu.np) for regular updates]

  1. International students should have an eligibility certificate from the concerned authority of their country, a valid student visa (if visa is required to stay in Nepal) and eligibility certificate issued by IoM or Ministry of Education of Nepal.

DURATION OF THE BNS PROGRAMME:

BNS is a three year academic course.

BNS CURRICULUM DETAILS:

 

SUBJECTS

CLINICAL POSTINGS/ PRACTICUM

TEACHING/LEARNING METHODS

EXAMINATION

1ST YEAR

 

 

Integrated Health Sciences (IHS) Part I & Part II – Theory & Practicum

 

Nursing Concepts & Principals (Theory)

 

Adult Health Nursing Part I (Theory & Clinicals)

 

Paediatric Health Nursing Part I (Theory & Clinicals)

 

Geriatric Nursing (Theory & Clinicals)

 

Comprehensive English

 

Computer Application

 

IHS Practicum – 3 Weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Total of 16 Weeks of Clinical Posting in Adult Nursing, Paediatric Nursing & Geriatric Nursing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Studies

Physical Examination

Clinical Teaching

Nursing Care Plans

Four Internal Assessments

 

University Exams:

 

Board Exams which includes Theory, Practicum & Viva Voce as per TU/IOM Rules

2ND YEAR

 

 

Social Sciences Applied To Nursing (Theory)

 

Community Health Nursing Part I (Theory & Field)

Midwifery Part I (Theory & Clinicals)

 

Psychiatry Nursing Part I (Theory & Clinicals)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching & Learning (Theory & Practicum)

 

Health Economics (Theory)

 

 

 

 

A total of 17 weeks posting for Community Health Nursing, Midwifery Nursing & Psychiatry Nursing)

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching & Learning Practicum for 10 Weeks

 

 

 

 

Community Health Nursing:

 

Community Assessment & Survey, Field MAPS, Family Assessment Guide & Care Plan, Health Actions

 

Midwifery I & Psychiatry Nursing:

Case Studies

Case Presentation

Health Teachings

 

Lesson Plans & Teaching

Clinical Teaching

Curriculum Development

Test Construction

Audio Visual Aids Preparation

 

Four Internal Assessments

 

University Exams:

 

Board Exams which includes Theory, Practicum & Viva Voce as per TU/IOM Rules

3RD YEAR

 

 

Leadership & Management ( Theory for both and Practicum only for Management)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Applied To Nursing (Theory & Practicum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Nursing in either of the following five areas:

-       Adult Health Nursing Part II

-       Paediatric Health Nursing Part II

-       Community Health Nursing Part II

-       Psychiatry Nursing Part II

-       Midwifery Nursing Part II

Management Practicum for 10 Weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Practicum for 8 Weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Nursing Practicum for 12 Weeks in either of the five areas

 

Community Management & Hospital Management:

In-service education Records of Minutes

Develop Nursing Care Plan Guide

Develop Clinical Rotation Plan

Develop Staff Performance Evaluation Tool

Academic & Administrative Responsibilities of Campus Chief

 

 

 

Research Proposal Development

Research Proposal Presentation

Research Tool Presentation

Research Report Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case Studies

Physical Examination

Clinical Teaching

Nursing Care Plans

Four Internal Assessments

 

University Exams:

 

Board Exams which includes Theory, Practicum & Viva Voce as per TU/IOM Rules