Postgraduate Course - MSc (Nursing)



National Health Policy(NHP) 2002 emphasizes the need to prepare nurses to function in super-speciality areas who are required in tertiary care institutions, entrusting some limited public health functions to nurses after providing adequate training, and increase the ratio of degree holding vis a vis diploma holding nurses.


It is observed that there is an acute shortage of nursing faculty in under graduate and post graduate nursing programme in India


Post Graduate programme is essential to prepare nurses to improve the quality of nursing education and practice in India. Post graduate programme in nursing builds upon and extends competence acquired at the graduate levels, emphasizes application of relevant theories into nursing practice, education, administration and development of research skills.


The programme prepares nurses for leadership position in nursing and health fields who can function as nurse specialists, consultants, educators, administrators and researchers in a wide variety of professional settings in meeting the National priorities and the changing needs of the society. This programme provides the basis for the doctoral programme in nursing. Further the programme encourages accountability and commitment to lifelong learning which fosters improvement of quality care.




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


The candidates are prepared to function in a leadership position in selected areas of Clinical Speciality, Nursing Education, Nursing Administration and in Nursing Research and carry out independent Research Work.




On Completion of the two year M.Sc. Nursing programme, the graduate will be able to:


  1. Utilize/apply the concepts, theories and principles of nursing science
  2. Demonstrate advance competence in practice of nursing
  3. Practice as a nurse specialist.
  4. Demonstrate leadership qualities and function effectively as nurse educator and manager.
  5. Demonstrate skill in conducting nursing research, interpreting and utilizing the findings from health related research.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to plan and bring change in quality nursing practice and in the health care delivery system.
  7. Establish collaborative relationship with members of other disciplines
  8. Demonstrate interest in continued learning for personal and professional advancement/ growth.
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