M.Sc Nursing

Philosophy
We believe that the world is one family and education is the right of every child of this country and any level of education should equip the student to be able to gain fruitful employment and also provide an opportunity to continue education whenever possible.
We believe that nursing education must occur in a natural setting that is the clinical and the community setup.
We also believe that education should be flexible enough to promote vertical and horizontal growth and mobility.
We believe that the nurse educator’s responsibility lies in providing the right experiences to the student and allowing the students to explore and learn while enjoying her learning experience.
We believe that this 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.

Indian Nursing Council believes that:
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.
National Health Policy(NHP) 2002 emphasizes the need to prepare nurses to function in super-specialty 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.
Nursing contributes to the health services in a vital and significant way in the health care delivery system. It organizes national health goals and is committed to participate in the implementation of National Health policies and programmes. It aims at identifying health needs of the people, planning & providing quality care in collaboration with other health professionals and community groups.
Scope of nursing practice encompasses provision of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of care to people across their life span in a wide variety of health care settings. Practice of Nursing is based upon application of basic concepts and principles derived from the physical, biological & behavioral sciences.
The teachers have the responsibility to be role models and create learning environment that enables students to acquire inquiry driven, self directed learning and foster attitude of lifelong learning.
This programme provides the basis for the post masteral programme in nursing. Further the programme encourages accountability and commitment to lifelong learning which fosters improvement of quality care.

AIMS
The aim of the Post graduate nursing program is to prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as nurse specialists, consultants, educators, administrators in a wide variety of professional settings
Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, function in the hospital, community nursing services and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor and manager in a clinical / public health setting.

OBJECTIVES
On completion of M.Sc. Nursing degree programme the graduates will be able to:
Apply knowledge from physical, biological and behavioral sciences, medicine, including alternative systems and nursing in providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
Provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with the individuals and groups
Demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which affect health of individuals and groups.
Practice as a nurse specialist.
Demonstrate leadership qualities and function effectively as nurse educator and manager.
Demonstrate skill in conducting nursing research, interpreting and utilizing the findings from health related research.
Demonstrate the ability to plan and effect change in nursing practice and in the health care delivery system.
Establish collaborative relationship with members of other disciplines
Demonstrate interest in continued learning for personal and professional advancement
Utilize the latest trends and technology in providing health care..
Participate effectively as members of the health team in health care delivery system.
Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilize the research findings to improve the quality of care.
Demonstrate awareness, interest and contribute towards advancement of self and of the profession.

The candidate should have passed
B.Sc Nursing /B.Sc Hons. Nursing/Post Basic B,Sc Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
• Candidates should be a registered Nurse and a Registered Midwife of any State Nursing Council.
• Minimum one year of work experience after registration of B.Sc Nursing or minimum one year of work experience prior or after Registration Post Basic B.Sc Nursing.
• Student should be medically fit

DURATION

Duration of the course is TWO academic years.

VACATION AND HOLIDAYS
As prescribed by the University and Institution.
FEES
Eligibility fee and Examination fee are as per University Norms.

As per Fee Regulating Authority (FRA) Mumbai.

Course Academic Year Declared Fee by FRA
M.Sc Nursing 2022-23 Rs.90,000/-

VACATION AND HOLIDAYS
As prescribed by the University and Institution.
ANNUAL INTAKE

Annual intake of 20 candidates in the first year every year.

Course of Instruction
ELIGIBILITY FOR APPEARING FOR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION

A candidate must have minimum of 80% attendance in THEORY for appearing for University Examination (irrespective of the kind of absence).
A candidate must have 100% attendance in all practical areas for award of Degree.

ELIGIBILITY FOR APPEARING FOR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION

A candidate must have minimum of 80% attendance in THEORY for appearing for University Examination (irrespective of the kind of absence).
A candidate must have 100% attendance in all practical areas for award of Degree.