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MSC NURSING ADMISSION: SCOPE FOR MSC NURSES

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First two years course in masters of nursing was started at RAK  College of Nursing in 1959.and in 1969 in CMC Vellore.  

At present there are 401 colleges imparting MSc Nursing degree course in different specialties.
INC recognized List of Colleges of Nursing for M.Sc(N) course (2010-2011)

PHILOSOPHY:
The master of nursing programme is offered by institution of higher education and is built up on a recognized bachelor’s curriculum in nursing (in India-by Indian nursing council)

The Naster of nursing – MSc  programme prepares nurses for leadership position in nursing and other health fields who can function as specialists nurse practitioners, consultants ,educators ,administrators and investigators in a wide variety of professional setting in meeting the national priorities and the changing needs of the society

The programme prepares nursing graduates who are professionally equipped ,creative, self directed and socially motivated to effectively meet with the needs of the social change
The programme encourages accountability and commitment to life long learning which fosters improvement of quality

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OBJECTIVES:
Graduates of Master of Science in Nursing Programme Demonstrate:
1. Increased cognitive, affective and psychomotor competencies and the ability to utilize the potentialities for     efficient nursing performance.

2. Expertise in the utilization of concepts and theories for the assessment, planning and intervention in meeting the     self-care needs of an individual for the attainment of his/her fullest potential in her/his field of specialty.

3. Ability to practice independently as a nurse specialist.

4. Ability to function effectively as educators and administrators.

5. Ability to interpret health related research and develop initial competencies in conducting research.

6. Ability to plan and initiate change in the health care system, in practice and in the delivery of health care.

7. Leadership qualities for the advancement of the practice of professional nursing

8. Ability to establish collaborative relationship with members of other disciplines for maintaining and improving  health care.

9. Interest in life long learning for personal and professional advancement.

Section II
                                      RULES & REGULATIONS FOR M. Sc NURSING

1. ELIGIBILITY
A Candidate seeking admission shall have:
    i)   Passed B.Sc.Nursing (Basic) or Post Basic B.Sc.Nursing degree or Post Certificate B.Sc. Nursing by INC approved  Faculty or  University in India     

ii) Minimum of two years of 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 experience is needed after graduation.

    iii) Registered in any State Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife.

2. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF CANDIDATES
The Selection shall be based on merit judged on the basis of aggregate of marks obtained in the university examination from first year to final year B.Sc. (Basic) Nursing or Post Basic B.Sc. in Nursing and marks obtained in the selection test.

3. BRANCHES / SPECIALTY.
Candidates may choose any one of the branches of study at the time of admission:
Branch
I
-
Medical Surgical Nursing
Branch
II
-
Community Health Nursing
Branch
III
-
Paediatric (child Health) Nursing
Branch
IV
-
Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing (OBG)
Branch
V
-
Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing
Branch
VI

Cardiothoracic Nursing
Branch
VII

Oncology Nursing

Specialties
Candidate will be examined in any of the following branches—

Medical Surgical Nursing -Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing–Critical Care Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing –Oncology Nursing  
Medical Surgical Nursing - Neurosciences Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing - Nephro- Urology Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing -Orthopedic Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing - Gastro Enterology Nursing
Obstetric & Gynaecological Nursing
Paediatric (Child Health) Nursing
Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing
Community Health Nursing

Four common papers are there included in the syllabus. They are:
Advanced concepts of health and nursing
Education and nursing education
Bio-statistics, research methodology and nursing research
Administration and nursing administration
No change of branch of study shall be permitted after a candidate joins the course

4. DURATION
The course of study shall be for two academic years.

5. COURSE OF STUDY
    In the M. Sc I year, the following four subjects shall be common to all candidates irrespective of the subject     specialty chosen:

    1)     Advanced Concepts of Health and Nursing
    2)     Biological and Psychosocial Foundations of Nursing.
    3)     Education and Nursing Education.
    4)     Bio-statistics, Research methodology and Nursing Research.

These four subjects will be called as common Subjects.
Nursing specialty – shall be the subject specialty chosen by the candidate from amongst the five branches mentioned above in sl number 3 (branches /specialty).
In the M .Sc. II year, the subject “Administration and Nursing Administration” shall be common to all candidates irrespective of the subject specialty chosen.
Nursing specialty – II shall be the branch of specialty chosen by the candidate

Table 1: Particulars of Subjects and Distribution of Theory and Practical teaching hours
FIRST YEAR
Sl. No
SUBJECT
Theory Hrs.
Practical Hrs.
Total Hrs.
1
Advanced Concepts of Health and Nursing
150
90
240
2
Biological and Psycho
Social Foundations of Nursing
Sec. A Genetics, Embryology and
Patho-Physiology
Sec. B Psycho-Social foundation of nursing And epidemiology
120
-
120
3
Education and Nursing Education
200
100
300
4
Biostatistics and Research Methodology and Nursing Research
150
50
200
5
Nursing Specialty I
100
275
375
SECOND YEAR
1
Administration and Nursing Administration
200
100
300
2
Nursing Specialty II
100
275
250

Dissertation

250
250


1020
1140
2150


6. ATTENDANCE
i.     A candidate pursuing M Sc. Nursing course shall study in the concerned department of the institution for the entire period as a full time student. No candidate is permitted to work in any Laboratory/college/industry/pharmacy, etc., while studying postgraduate course. No candidate should join any other course of study or appear for any other examination conducted by this university or any other university in India or abroad during the period of registration.

ii.     Each year shall be taken as a unit for the purpose of calculating attendance.

iii.    Every student shall attend symposia, seminars, conference, journal review meetings and lectures  during each year as prescribed by the department/college/university and not absent himself/her self    without valid reasons.

iv.    Candidate who has put in a minimum of 80% of attendance in the theory and practical assignments separately shall be permitted to appear for M. Sc Nursing examination, provided she/he has completed the course and has shown satisfactory progress mentioned in the logbook.

v.     Any student who fails to complete the course in the manner stated above shall not be
       permitted to appear for the university examinations.

vi.  The principal should notify in the college notice board attendance details at the end of each term without fail under intimation to the university

7 . INTERNAL ASSESSMENT MARKS
There shall be continuous internal assessment. The marks for internal assessment set apart for theory and practical in each subject, the average of which shall form the marks for internal assessment. The principal should notify on the notice board the internal assessment marks of the students at the end of each term without fail under intimation to the university. The Principals of the colleges shall send the internal assessment marks of the candidates both in the theory and practical to the university.

A Student must secure at least 50% of total marks fixed for internal assessment in a particular subject in order to be eligible to appear in the University Examination in that subject

Table 2: Distribution of Internal Assessment Marks for various subjects

FIRST YEAR
Sl. No
Subject
Internal Assessment Marks
1.
Advanced Concepts of Health and Nursing
20
2.
Biological and Psycho-Social Foundation of Nursing.
Sec. A: Genetics, Embryology and Patho-Physiology.
Sec. B: Psycho-Social Foundation of Nursing and Epidemiology.

10
10
3.
Education and Nursing Education
Sec. A : Education
Sec. B: Nursing Education

10
10
4.
Bio-Statistics, Research Methodology and Nursing Research.
Sec. A: Bio Statistics
Sec. B: Research Methodology Nursing Research

10
10
5.
Nursing Specialty I
Theory
Practical

20
20

TOTAL
120
SECOND YEAR
Sl. No
SUBJECT
Internal Assessment Marks
1.
Administration and Nursing administration
20
2.
Nursing Specialty II


Theory-one paper
20

Practical – I
20

TOTAL
60


8. MONITORING PROGRESS OF STUDIES
Every candidate shall maintain a logbook and record of her/his participation in the training programme conducted by the department such as journal reviews, seminars, etc. The faculty members and peers will assess the presentations using relevant checklists given in Section-IV.

Volume – I of this ordinance and in the M .Sc. Nursing logbook. The criteria for assessment and scoring procedures prescribed by RGUHS are given in Section- IV of Volume – I of this ordinance and in the M. Sc. Nursing logbook. The presentations made by the candidate should be mentioned in the log book. The logbook shall be scrutinized and certified by the Head of the Department and Head of the Institution, and presented in the university practical examination.

M. Sc. Nursing Log Book
The university has prescribed a log book and given as Volume – II to this ordinance. It may be got printed by all the Nursing colleges having M. Sc. Nursing course. The format given in the log book shall be followed by all the PG students.

9. DISSERTATION
Each candidate pursuing M. Sc. Nursing Course is required to carry out work on selected research project under the guidance of a recognized post graduate teacher. The results of such a work shall be submitted in the form of dissertation.
The dissertation is aimed to train a graduate student in research methods and techniques. It includes identification of problem, formulation of a hypothesis, search and review of literature, getting acquainted with recent advances, designing of a research study, collection of data, critical analysis, interpretation of results and drawing conclusions.
Every candidate shall submit to the Registrar (Academic) of the University in the prescribed proforma, a synopsis containing particulars of proposed dissertation work within six months from the date of commencement of the course on or before the date notified by the University. The synopsis shall be sent through the proper channel. Synopsis should be written as per the proforma given in the Annexure I, Section IV of Volume I.

Such synopsis will be reviewed and the University will register the dissertation topic. No change in the dissertation topic or guide shall be made without prior approval of the University.

The dissertation should be written under the following headings:
    i)   Introduction
   ii)   Aims or objectives of study
   iii)  Review of literature
   iv)  Material and methods
   v)   Results
   vi)  Discussion
   vii) Conclusion
   viii) Summary
   ix)  References
   x)   Tables
   xi)  Annexure
The written text of dissertation shall not be less than 50 pages and shall not exceed 100 pages excluding references, tables, questionnaires and other annexure. It should be neatly typed in double line spacing on one side of paper(A4 size, 8.27” x 11.69”) and bound properly. Spiral binding should not be done. A declaration by the candidate for having done the work should also be included, and certified by the guide, head of the department and head of the institution. Four copies of dissertation shall be submitted to the Registrar [Evaluation], through proper channel along with a soft copy (CD), three months before the final examination. Two examiners, one internal and one external, appointed by the university, shall assess it. No marks shall be awarded for dissertation. Acceptance of the dissertation is a pre-requisite for a candidate to appear for final examination. If there are corrections in the dissertation suggested by the examiner(s), the candidate will make such corrections and will be allowed to re-submit and if approved can appear for the examination.


10. EXAMINATION
The M. Sc. Nursing course shall have two examinations, one at the end of the first year (M. Sc. Nursing I) and the second at the end of the second year (M. Sc. Nursing II).

Table 3: Particulars of subjects of different papers, duration and distribution of marks
FIRST YEAR
THEORY PAPER
SUBJECT
DURATION
UNIVERSITY EXAM
1.
Advanced Concepts of Health and Nursing, -One paper
3 hrs
80
2.
Biological and Psycho-Social Foundation of Nursing.-One paper
Sec. A: Genetics, Embryology and Patho-physiology.
Sec. B: Psycho-Social Foundation of Nursing & Epidemiology

3 hrs


40
40
3.
Education and Nursing Education, - one paper
Sec. A: Education
Sec. B: Nursing Education
3 hrs

40
40
4.
Biostatistics, Research Methodology and Nursing Research ,–one paper
Sec. A: Biostatistics
Sec. B: Research Methodology and Nursing Research
3 hrs


40
40
5.
Nursing Specialty I
3 hrs
80

Sub Total Theory

400 marks

Nursing Specialty I practical

80 marks

Total

480

M. Sc. Nursing I year examination
It consists of theory (written) papers and practical examination.
Theory - (written) examination.
The following four papers shall be common to all candidates irrespective of the branch/specialty chosen:
    1. Advanced Concepts of Health and Nursing.
    2. Biological and Psycho-social Foundations of Nursing:- Section A and Section B.
    3. Education and Nursing Education: Section A and Section B.
    4. Bio-Statistics, Research methodology and Nursing Research: Section A and Section B.

In addition to the above there shall be one paper in the nursing specialty branch chosen by the candidate. The duration of each paper and distribution of marks is given in the Table 3.

Practical Examination
There shall be no practical examination for the four common subjects mentioned above. However, there shall be one practical examination in the nursing specialty branch (Nursing Specialty) chosen by the candidate.

Criteria for pass
To be declared as pass in the M. Sc. I year, a candidate has to pass in the prescribed subjects for the I year, fulfilling the criteria laid in (1) and (2) below, and secure total aggregate marks of 240/480 in the university examination.

    1.     Common Subjects
            A candidate shall secure in each of the common subjects not less than 50% marks
            prescribed for university examination (40 out of 80) in theory papers (exclusive of
            internal assessment marks).

    2.     Nursing specialty subject
            A candidate shall secure not less then 50% of marks prescribed for university Examination separately in theory (40 out of 80) and practical examination (40 out of 80), exclusive of internal assessment marks.

Carryover
A candidate who has passed in any of the three subjects, but has failed in any two subjects, is permitted to proceed to the II year. However, such a candidate shall have to pass all the failed subjects before becoming eligible to appear for II year M. Sc. Nursing university examination.

M. Sc. Nursing II year examination
The University examination consists of dissertation, written papers (theory) practical examination and viva-voce examination. Dissertation: Only candidates whose dissertation has been accepted shall be eligible to appear the M. Sc. II year university examination.

Theory (written papers): These shall be two papers: The paper on Nursing Administrations is common to all the candidates irrespective of the specialty chosen. The paper on Nursing Specialty II shall be in the branch chosen by the candidate.
The subjects, duration and distribution of marks are shown in Table 4.

Practical: There shall be no practical examination in Nursing Administration. There shall be practical examination for Nursing II in the subject specialty chosen.
Viva-voce: 60 marks, the distribution of marks shall be: Component (i) 50 marks and Component (ii) 10 marks

Component (i): 50 Marks. All examiners will conduct vice-voce jointly on candidate comprehension, analytical approach, expression, and interpretation of data. Communication skills and knowledge of all components of course contents of nursing specialty subjects’ chosen by the candidate. It includes presentation and discussion on dissertation also.

Component (ii): Pedagogy (Teaching skill) – 10 marks. A topic will be given to the candidate at the beginning of practical examination. She/he is asked to make a presentation on the topic for 8-10 minutes.

Table 4: Particulars of subjects for different papers, duration and distribution of marks for theory, practical and viva-voce

SECOND YEAR
Subject
Duration
University Examination Marks
Administration and Nursing administration. –one paper
3 hrs.
80
Nursing Specialty II – One paper
3 hrs.
80
Sub total Theory – 2 papers

160
Practical – I

80
Viva – voce

60
Total

300

Criteria for pass

M. Sc. Nursing – II year
To be declared as pass in the M. Sc. II year a candidate has to pass in all the prescribed subjects for the II year fulfilling the criteria laid in (1) and (2) below, and secure total aggregate of marks of 150/300 in the university examination.

1. Common Subject
A candidate shall secure in the common subject not less than50% marks prescribed for the university examination (40/80) in theory paper, exclusive of internal assessment marks.

2. Nursing specialty subject
A candidate shall secure not less than 50% of marks prescribed for university examination, separately in theory (40/80) and practical including viva-voce (70/140) examination. The internal assessment marks shall not be added to any component.
Declaration of Class

a) A candidate having appeared in all the subjects in the same examination and passes that examination in the  first attempt and secures 75% of marks or more of grand total marks prescribed* will be declared to have passed the examination with distinction.

b) A candidate having appeared in all the subjects in the same examination and passes that examination in the  first attempt and secure 65% of marks or more but less than 75% of grand total marks prescribed* will be  declared to have passed the examination in First Class.

*      The Grand total marks prescribed for I year is 600 marks [Internal Assessment marks (120)+

        University examination marks 480] and for II year it is 360 marks [Internal Assessment
        Marks (60) + University examination marks)

        [Please note fraction of marks should not be rounded off for clauses (a) and (b)]

Eligibility for degree
A candidate shall have passed in all the subject of M. Sc. I Year and M. Sc. II year to be eligible for the award of degree.

11. GUIDE
The qualification and teaching experience required to be eligible to be recognized as a guide shall be:

Qualification:
M. Sc. in Nursing in the concerned branch of specialty or Ph D in Nursing, from a university established by law and recognized by the Indian Nursing Council and State Nursing Council.
Teaching Experience:
Teaching experience:
Three years teaching experience of M. Sc. nursing students in a recognized Nursing college after acquiring post graduate degree M. Sc. Nursing.

Co- Guide
A Co-guide may be included provided the work requires substantial contribution from a sister department or from another medical institution recognized for teaching/training by faculty or Universities/Indian Nursing Council/State Nursing Council. The co-guide shall be a recognized postgraduate teacher of Universities or faculties
.
Guide Student Ratio
Number of students per guide 1:5
The number of students in M. Sc. Nursing in a branch shall not be more than five per recognized postgraduate teacher per year till 2008 vide letter no. 13-2-96-INC, dated 27.10.1998, from Indian Nursing Council. No recognized postgraduate teacher (guide)) shall enroll candidates for branches other than the branches of her/his specialty.
Change of guide

In the event of registered guide leaving, the college for any reason or in the event of death of guide, guide may be changed with-prior permission from the universities or faculties
*Above mentioned details are subject to change 

Refer the details as basic information; the details may change university to university or state to State following by Indian Nursing Council – INC Guidelines 

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