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B. Sc Nursing

B. Sc Nursing

The B.Sc. Nursing programme completed one decennial year in the milestones of Westfort College of Nursing. The BSc Nursing in Kerala course is approved by Indian Nursing Council, Kerala Nurses and Midwives’ Council. It is affiliated to Kerala University of Health Sciences since 2010 admissions onwards. This institution follows the regulations of the affiliating University in determining the eligibility of candidates to undergo the course and conduct of curriculum,
examination and award of Degree.

PHILOSOPHY

Health is a state of well-being that enables a person to lead a physically, psychologically, socially and economically productive life. It is the right of all individuals and responsibility of individuals, families and communities towards maintaining their health. Nursing is a unique and vital Profession which contributes much to the Healthcare system in the country and abroad. It is based on values of caring, dignity and respect for rights of individuals and groups. The practice of Nursing is based on the application of basic concepts and principles and best evidence derived from physical, biological and behavioral sciences, medicine and Nursing.
The scope of nursing practice is wide and it encompasses preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative services to people across their lifespan in varied healthcare settings. We believe that undergraduate Nursing programme is a broad professional educational program which is offered to students through a well-defined curriculum which will enable students to assume different roles such as the caregiver, manager, leader, communicator, researcher etc. We the faculty of College of Nursing believe that the faculty has a definite role and responsibility in providing a conducive learning environment to students to bring excellence in their Professional Education and effect an excellent teaching-learning process across the professional span of life of undergraduate students. We also assume the responsibility to prepare the undergraduate students in such a way to further their education and develop a positive attitude and enthusiasm to fruitfully contribute to the Profession.

AIMS

Prepare graduate nurses to function in different settings including Hospitals, Community nursing services and available & emerging healthcare settings at various levels such as professional competent bedside nurses and midwives, nurse supervisor, nurse educators and nurse manager to provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services.

  • Enable graduates to make independent decisions and become accountable in their professional practice, protect the rights of individuals and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health and health-related matters.
  • Prepare graduate nurses to conduct and support research activities in the area of nursing practice and thereby to uplift consistently the standard of the profession.

OBJECTIVES

On completion of the undergraduate Nursing Education programme, the graduates will

  • Assess health status, identify nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate Nursing care for Patients/clients applying knowledge from nursing, medical allied sciences and alternative systems of medicines
  • Demonstrate competency in providing nursing care at various levels of health such as preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative based on scientific principles and concepts of health & illness, thereby contribute to the health of individuals, families and communities.
  • Participate as effective members of the health care delivery system imbibing the national health policies and programmes.
  • Demonstrate different essentials skills in nursing such as communication, interpersonal relationship, leadership, critical thinking, decision making and problem
    solving skills.
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching individuals and groups brought to the care by utilizing recent trends in science, technology and education
  • Demonstrate Managerial skills in the levels of their functioning.
  • Practice and preserve ethical values in their personal and professional life and disseminate the same to the fellow beings.
  • Participate in research activities and utilize research findings and improve the quality of service through evidence-based practice.
  • Recognize the need for continued, self-directed learning for their personal and professional development and enhance an attitude for life-long learning.

BSc Nursing in Kerala


Course of Instruction (B.Sc. Nursing-New scheme 2016 onwards)

First Year

 

Subject

Theory (in hrs)
(class and lab)

Practical (in hrs)
(clinical)

In hrs

Part 1

Biological Sciences

 

 

 

Paper 1

Anatomy

100 (80+20)

Paper II

Physiology

90 (80+10)

Paper III

Microbiology

90 (80+10)

Paper IV

Nutrition &  Biochemistry

  1. Nutrition
  2. Biochemistry

60 (40+20)
40

Part II

Behavioural sciences

Paper I

Psychology

60

Part III

Paper I

Nursing Foundation

465 (265+200)

450

Part IV

Paper 1

 English

30

Paper II

Introduction to Computers

45 (15+30)

Library work/Self study

 

 

150

Co-curricular activities

 

 

100

                  Total

980

450

250

Total  Hours

1680

 

Second Year

 

Subject

Theory (in hrs)
(class and lab)
Practical (in hrs)
(clinical)
In hrs
Part 1

Social Sciences

   
Paper ISociology

60

  
Part IINursing II

 

  

Paper I

Medical Surgical nursing I
(Adult including  Geriatrics)

  1. Medical Nursing
  2. Pathology
 

110
30 (20+10)

440

Paper II

Medical Surgical Nursing-I
( Adult including Geriatrics)

  1. Surgical Nursing

110

520

Paper III

Pharmacology

60

Paper IV

Community Health Nursing – I

100

160

Library work/self-study

60

Co-curricular activities

30

Total

470

1120

90

Total  Hours

1680

 

 

Third Year

 

Subject

Theory (in hrs)
(class and lab)

Practical (in hrs)
(clinical)

In hrs

Part I

Nursing III

 

 

 

Paper 1Medical surgical nursing
( Adult including Geriatrics)-II

110

400

Paper II

Child health nursing

140

400

Paper III

Mental Health Nursing

110

360

Part II

 Research & Statistics

50 (35+15)

45

Paper I

Nursing Research & Statistics

50 (35+15)

80

Library work/self-study

20

Co-curricular activities

10

Total

410

1240

30

Total  Hours

1680

 

 

Fourth Year

 

Sl. No

Subject

Theory (in hrs)
(class and lab)

Practical (in hrs)
(clinical)

In hrs

Part I

Nursing IV

 

 

 

Paper 1Obstetrical & Gynecological Nursing

130 (100+30)

640 (480+160)

Paper II

Community Health Nursing-II

100

320

Part II

Education and Management

Paper 1Nursing Education

80

120

Paper II

Management of Nursing Services & Education

70

120

Library work/self-study

70

Co-curricular activities

30

Total  Hours

1680