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 IndiaRajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences believes that:M Sc Nursing Post Graduate programme is essential to prepare nurses to improve the quality of nursing education and practice in India. M Sc Nursing 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 M Sc Nursing 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. M Sc Nursing programme provides the basis for the post masteral programme in nursing. Further the M Sc Nursing programme encourages accountability and commitment to life long learning which fosters improvement of quality care.
AIM of M Sc Nursing programme:
The aim of the M Sc Nursing postgraduate program in nursing is to prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as nurse specialists, consultants, educators, administrators in a wide variety of professional settings.
OBJECTIVES of M Sc Nursing programme:
On Completion of the two years 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 findingsfrom health related research.
6. Demonstrate the ability to plan and effect change in nursing practice and in the health
care delivery system.
7. Establish collaborative relationship with members of other disci
8.Demonstrate interest in continued learning for personal and professional advancement
Eligibility Criteria for M. Sc. Nursing
- The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered midwife of equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.
- The Minimum education requirements shall be the passing of: B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. Hons. Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
- 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.