Career a M.Sc Nursing

One should always choose the career option where their interest lies. A career can be better in any field, one just needs to get proper education and knowledge about that field. Here in this article, I am sharing with you the complete details about the Career an MSc Nursing and what are required educational qualification and other eligibility criteria to pursue this course and complete admission criteria or process in this course etc.

The Medical field is known for its vast characteristic. One who is planning to pursue the course in the field must have a passion for study and a passion to serve society. As this is the field of knowledge. Well, now let’s look at the complete details about the career in MSc Nursing and details about the MSc nursing course details and is it better or not for someone to make a career in nursing. At last, we will also get to know the Career scope and Job Opportunity etc.

What is MSc Nursing:

The M.Sc Stands for Masters in Science in Nursing. This is a Master’s degree course and the duration of the course is 2 years. Unde this course, one gets in-depth knowledge about Nursing. The learning method by the colleges is through the classroom lectures, Seminars, Practical Training at the lab, Webinars as well as On-field training etc. In the duration of two years, One will get to learn about the following subjects:

  • Nursing as a Profession
  • Genetics
  • Epidemiology
  • Economic and Political Aspects of Health Care Delivery
  • Philosophy and Theories of Nursing
  • Bio-Psycho Pathology
  • Nursing Process Approach
  • Scope of Nursing Practice
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing.
  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics Nursing.
  • Paediatric Nursing.
  • Neuroscience and Mental Health Nursing.
  • Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Oncological Nursing.
  • Neonatal Infant and Newborn Nursing etc

This course has been designed to give the Advance knowledge about Nursing and Nursing Management. To pursue the M.Sc nursing, one must have prior knowledge about nursing and its related works. That is why, In the eligibility criteria requirement, it is required to have experience of at least in the field of nursing. Let’s see the complete details about the required eligibility criteria for the admission and later we will see the details of the Career as M.Sc Nursing Course.

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Eligibility to Pursue MSc Nursing:

To pursue this course, A candidate must have done graduation in the relevant stream. One must have passed graduation from science stream. Here are the other details related to the admission in the MSc Nursing Course.

  • One must be registered as Nurse.
  • One must have at least one year of experience as Nurse before or after post Basic BSc Nursing.
  • One must have scored at least 55% marks in Graduation.
  • There are also some relaxation has been given to the reserved categories candidates.
  • Around 5% marks relaxation criteria are there for the OBC, SC/ST candidates.
  • There is no other relaxation has been given to any candidates regarding anythings. Rest of the things will be same for all.

The graduation marks criteria may differ from college to college. To get admission in the reputed colleges, the 50%-55% marks would be there. The Required criteria for admission is simple, there is nothing much demanded in this. There may be some criteria that vary from college to college. Now let’s see the complete details about the Admission process in M.Sc Nursing Course.

Admission Process in MSc Nursing:

The Admission Criteria varies from college to college. For admission in the reputed colleges, One will have to appear for the National-Level or State-Level Entrance Examinations. Students will be enrolled on the basis of the marks scored in the entrance examination. Some colleges also conduct their entrance exam at the Institute level for admission. Some private colleges also offer direct admission in the course without any entrance. They enrol the candidates on the basis of the marks scored in the class 12th board examination or through the Interview or Oral Exam etc. Here are some famous entrance exams that are conducted at the National level, State level or Institute level for admission in the MSc Nursing Course.

Entrance Exams Conducting Authority Exam Mode
MET 2021 Manipal Academy of Higher Education Online
WBPGNAT West Bengal University of Health Sciences Online
DSAT 2021 Dayanand Sagar University Online and Offline
ITM NEST NEST Online and Offline

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M.Sc Nursing Course Syllabus:

The MSc Nursing Course is for 2 years. Some colleges have a semester system in which these two years has been divided into the four-semester while most of the colleges follow the annual pattern. The Syllabus would be the same in both cases. Here is the complete syllabus of the MSc Nursing Course.

First Syllabus of MSc Nursing:

Advanced Clinical Nursing including Pathophysiology (Theory and Practical)
Nursing Education (Theory and Practical)
Social Psychology
Nursing Research and Statistics

Second year Syllabus of MSc Nursing:

Nursing Specialties

Medical-Surgical Nursing (Theory and Practical) Obstetrical,

Gynecological Nursing and Midwifery (Theory and Practical)

Community Health Nursing (Theory and Practical)
Nursing Management (Theory and Practical)
Project work, thesis, Dissertation (Theory and Practical)

Top Colleges for MSc Nursing:

Here is the list of some colleges that have done really in this field and one must try to get admission in these colleges.

College Names Location
All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
Indian Nursing Council New Delhi
Armed Forces Medical College Pune
Symbiosis International University Pune
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research Kolkata
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute Bangalore
Manipal College of Nursing Karnataka
Government Medical College Kozhikode
T.D. Medical College Kerala

Well, All the names that have been shared depend on the research. I am not promoting any college here. It has been as per the information in some news sources and educational articles etc.

Fees Structure of MSc Nursing Course:

The fees of colleges can be somewhere between 1,300/- per year to 1.6 lakhs per year or even more depending upon the colleges. The AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Science) has only 1300/- per year fees for the first year. The fees of colleges also vary. The Private colleges usually cost more as compared to the Government or Semi-Government Colleges etc.

There is no difference in the education either its government college or private college. But, there is huge competition to get admission in Government colleges. One will have to prepare very well in order to beat the competition. Well, it is completely up to you to select the best college for yourself.


Career Scope and Job Opportunities (Career as M.Sc Nursing):

A career in the medical field is good in India as this field is still in the growing phase. There are many upcoming opportunities in future in this field. Remember, this is a field of knowledge, One just need to get proper education and training. Here are the sectors where one can work as fresher and get paid well.

  • Nursing Homes
  • Military Hospitals
  • Medicine Industry
  • Medical Colleges and Universities
  • Healthcare Centres
  • Content Writing (Medical)

One has also the option to get a Government job. You just need to clear the one day to get a government job in this field. Well, After the completion of the course, as a fresher, One can work as:

  • Ward Nurse
  • Tutor (Psychiatric Nursing)
  • Paramedic Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Nursing Tutor
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Nursing In-Charge
  • Nursing Executive
  • Dietitian
  • Medical Advisor
  • Clinical Instructor
  • Anaesthetist
  • Assistant Nursing Superintendent etc

There are many opportunities if you have better knowledge. Just focus on learning and gain experience in this field. I hope that you got the complete details about the career as MSc Nursing course.

FAQs Masters of Science in Nursing

What is the full form of MSc Nursing?

The MSc Nursing Stands for Masters of Science in Nursing.

Is MSc Nursing a good career?

Yes, The medical field is growing in India. There are many opportunities in future in the government sector as well as in the private sector. A person with proper knowledge and training will be earning a handsome amount from this field.

How can I become an MSc Nurse?

One must be a registered nurse at the State Nursing Registration Council. And must have passed BSc in Nursing and have at least 1 year of experience before or after BSc.

Is internship compulsory after completing the MSc Nursing Course?

Yes, The Internship is compulsory after completing MSc Nursing.

Which Speciality is best for MSc Nursing?

There are many streams for specialization, One can choose as per their interest and passion. As per some experts, Gynaecology and Obstetrics Nursing, Paediatric Nursing or Neuroscience and Mental Health Nursing are the best. But you should choose as per your interest, Every stream is better.

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