IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2018 – Procedure, Eligibility, Courses, Fees

IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2018

About Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme : This programme is a 3 years degree programme for in-service diploma holder nurses. This degree programme comes under the School of Health Sciences(SOHS). It was approved by the Indian Nursing Council(INC). All applicants can take admission in this programme by appearing in an entrance test which is known as OPENNET-VII Entrance Exam.

After declaration of entrance result, IGNOU organize one, two or three counselling sessions for seat allotments. All applicants will be called to take admission in B.Sc. Nursing Programme on basis of rank obtained at OPENNET VII Entrance Exam. The main objective is to increase the demand of high qualified nurses. They can provide quality care to maintain clinical competence. To know more about BSCN(PB) programme, you can visit official website www.ignou.ac.in. Below are important features of BSCN(PB) :

    • Name of Programme : BSCNPB – Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Admission
    • Medium : English
    • Eligibility Criteria : All Students who wants to take admission in BSCNPB (Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing) course, The In-service Nurses i.e registered nurses and registered midwives (RNRM) having 10+2 with 3 years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with minimum of 2 years experience in the profession. (For males nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme should have a certificate in any of the nursing courses of 6-9 month duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery)   OR In-service Nurses (RNRM) having 10th class (Matriculation) or its equivalent with three year Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with minimum of five years experience in the profession.(For male nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme should have a certificate in any of the nursing courses of 6-9 month duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery).
    • Duration : The minimum duration is 3 years and maximum time is 5 years from the date of registration to the students to complete the programme.
    • Fee Structure : The total fee is Rs 45000/- which has to be paid @Rs 15,000/- per annum. The fees may change at any time, so always confirm with the concerned regional centre.
    • Age of Admission : There is no maximum age limit

IGNOU B.Sc Nursing Prospectus 2018, IGNOU OPENNET VII Entrance Exam

Dates to Remember : Below are list of important dates :

Sr. NoNameLast Date
1Last Date for Submission of OPENNET VII FormOn or before 11th August 2017
2Last Date for Receipt of Request for ProspectusOn or before 4th August 2017
3Date of Entrance Examination24th September 2017
4Download IGNOU Post basic BSC Nursing Hall TicketNot Available
5IGNOU OPENNET VII Entrance Test ResultOctober / November 2017
6Date of CounselingDecember 2017/January 2018
7Tentative date of Region-wise counselingDecember 2017/January 2018
8Final Admission to BSCN(PB)January 2018

IGNOU BSCN(PB) Admission Procedure 2018 : Interested and Eligible candidates can download the IGNOU OPENNET-VII Admission Form and BSCN(PB) prospectus by going through official website of IGNOU. Applicants can obtain the prospectus from your nearest Regional Centre by paying small fee of Rs. 1000/-. By Registered Post, prospectus can be ordered by sending fee of Rs.1050/- in the form of DD(Demand Draft) which is to be made in the favour of IGNOU, New Delhi, to Registrar (Student Registration Division), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-68. Please write your name and address at the back of Demand Draft. For the addresses of Regional Centre and fee, all students can check the IGNOU official advertisement for admission to BSCN(PB).

BSCN(PB) Course & Syllabus Details : The Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme consists of 108 credits (40 credits in theory and 68 credits in practical). This course has two major components : theory and practicals. It is divided into 22 courses; 11 theory and 11 practical. All the courses are compulsory for the students who want to obtain Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Degree. One Credit = 30 Study hours or 30 learning hours = one Credit.

1) Theory Courses : 40 Credits (First Year: 18, Second Year: 10, Third Year:12)

2) Practical Courses: 68 Credits (First Year: 18, Second Year: 26, Third Year:24)

IGNOU BScN(PB) 1st Year Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BNSL-101Nursing Foundation -BNSL-1014
BNSL-102Applied Sciences -BNSL-1024
BNS-101Nursing Foundation4
BNS-102Applied Sciences4
BNS-103Maternal Health Nursing2
BNS-104Communicative English4
BNS-105Behavioural Sciences4
BNSL-103Maternal Health Nursing8
BNSL-105Behavioural Sciences -BNSL 1052

IGNOU BScN(PB) 2nd Year Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BNS-106Medical Surgical Nursing -BNS 1064
BNS-107Peadiatric Nursing -BNS 1072
BNS-108Mental Health Nursing -BNS 1084
BNSL-106Medical Surgical Nursing10
BNSL-107Peadiatric Nursing -BNSL 1078
BNSL-108Mental Health Nursing -BNSL 1088

IGNOU BScN(PB) 3rd Year Courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BNS-109Community Health Nursing -BNS 1094
BNS-110Nursing Administration -BNS 1104
BNS-111Nursing Education and Research -BNS 1114
BNSL 109Community Health Nursing8
BNSL-111Nursing Education and Research8
BNSL-112Computer in Nursing2

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  1. Choekyi Ongmu Theingh

    I haven’t fill the form for entrance for the course of post basic bsc.nursing for the year 2017 .Can u pl.suggest me that when I shall submit the form for next session?

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