IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2018

Ignou Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2018 – The Indira Gandhi National Open Univetsity has invited applications for admission to it Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing programme for session starting from January 2018.

The OPENNET VII entrance test will be conducted by the university in the month of September. The last date to apply for entrance test is 11th August 2017.

On the request of Indian Nursing Council, the Indira Gandhi National Open University launched the Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing degree programme under the School of Health Sciences(SOHS). It was launched in July 1994 and is recognised by the Indian Nursing Council (INC).

The main reason behind the introduction of this course is to meet the increasing demand of higher education for working nurses. At present the number of colleges providing the higher education to the working nurses is very less due to shortage of Colleges of Nursing and number of seats available in them.

Important Date and Links

  • IGNOU OPENNET-VII Entrance Exam Hall Ticket / Admit Card Click here
  • The Date of entrance exam- 24th September 2017

The introduction of Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing programme will fulfill the objective of making higher education available within the reach of all which is the emphasis by the New National Policy of Education.

It’s main objective is to provide an opportunity to working nurses to enhance their knowledge and skills so that they can respond to the changing health needs of the society effectively. They can provide quality care to maintain clinical competence.

Ignou Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Admission Procedure:

The university offers admission to its (BScN(PB)) distance education learning programme every year only in January session i.e the admission process is carried out only once a year for in-service nurses.

The Ignou Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing entrance exam (OPENNET) is conducted for admission to this discipline every year in the month of August or September.The admission is purely done on the basis of merit obtained in an entrance test by candidates.

The university invites applications from all the eligible candidates on the prescribed form which must reach the university address before the due date.The advertisement related to the admission is usually published in the month of June in local daily newspapers and on the university official website www.ignou.ac.in.

The last date to submit (BScN(PB)) filled-in application form to the concerned Regional Centre can be checked from the advertisement.

The applicants need to make sure that the application form should not left incomplete in any respect. Otherwise, it can be rejected and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

Application form & Post Basic BSc Nursing Ignou Prospectus 2018

The application form and Ignou BSCN(PB) prospectus or Students Handbook can be downloaded from the university website in the form of soft copy.

The hard copy of the prospectus can be obtained from the nearest Regional Centre by paying Rs. 1000/- at cash counters.

It can also be ordered by Registered Post by sending a Demand Draft of Rs.1050/- in the favour of IGNOU, New Delhi, to Registrar (Student Registration Division), Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-68.

Important Links & Dates :

Important Note:  It is to be instructed to all the candidates who are applying for BSCN(PB) admission that they must check the IGNOU official website www.ignou.ac.in on the regularly basis for any updates related to entrance examination, admission/counselling to avoid any delay.

Medium of Instruction: English

Admission Eligibility:

The candidates seeking admission to this programme must be working Nurses i.e. Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) having 10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with minimum of two 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 months, duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery). OR 

The 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 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).

Age Limit:-There is no maximum age limit.

Duration of Programme : The minimum duration to complete the BScN(PB) degree is  three years. However, the university provides the maximum time of five years from the date of registration to the students to complete the programme.

If the learner is unable to complete the course within the maximum duration, then they have to apply for readmission and they have to pay the fee for each incomplete course of theory.

Programme Fee:  The total fee is Rs.45000/- which is required to pay @Rs.15,000/- per annum. It may change during the course of time. So, it is advised to check the latest fee structure with your respective regional centre.

The applicants has to pay fee only at the time of admission and not along with filled-in application form. The fee can only paid by Demand Draft drawn in the favour of IGNOU.

It is advised that you should write your name, address and telephone number on the back of DD to make sure that the fee will be properly credit to the account.

Number of Seats : The number of seats for admission to IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing has been approved by Indian Nursing Council (INC) which varies from PSC to PSC.

The complete detail regarding the approved list of Programme Study Centres for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing along with PSCs and RCs Code and number of seats is mentioned in the prospectus itself.

Every year after the entrance exam, the final list of approved PSCs for admission is displayed on the IGNOU website.

Declaration of BSCN(PB) Entrance result and counselling:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University usually declares the result of entrance examination tentatively in the mid of October/November every year. The students can check the entrance exam result on the university official website www.ignou.ac.in.

After the declaration of result, the university will inform all the qualified students about the next steps of admission process by publishing the notification on the website. The shortlisted students from the merit list will be called for counselling.

The interested candidates will be required to submit the self attested copy of the required certificates at the time of counselling/ admission and they also need to bring the original copies of all the documents for verification during counseling.

The required documents can be checked in the prospectus.

Ignou Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Courses & Syllabus:

First Year Courses

CourseCodeCourse NameCredits
 BNSL-101 Nursing Foundation -BNSL-101 4
 BNSL-102 Applied Sciences -BNSL-102 4
 BNS 101 Nursing Foundation 4
 BNS 102 Applied Sciences 4
 BNS 103 Maternal Health Nursing 2
 BNS 104 Communicative English 4
 BNS 105 Behavioural Sciences 4
 BNSL 103 Maternal Health Nursing 8
 BNSL 105 Behavioural Sciences -BNSL 105 2

Second Year Courses

CourseCodeCourse NameCredits
 BNS 106 Medical Surgical Nursing -BNS 106 4
 BNS 107 Peadiatric Nursing -BNS 107 2
 BNS 108 Mental Health Nursing -BNS 108 4
 BNSL 106 Medical Surgical Nursing 10
 BNSL 107 Peadiatric Nursing -BNSL 107 8
 BNSL 108 Mental Health Nursing -BNSL 108 8

Third Year Courses

CourseCodeCourse NameCredits
 BNS 109 Community Health Nursing -BNS 109 4
 BNS 110 Nursing Administration -BNS 110 4
 BNS 111 Nursing Education and Research -BNS 111 4
 BNSL 109 Community Health Nursing 8
 BNSL 111 Nursing Education and Research 8
 BNSL 112 Computer in Nursing 2

Ignou Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Counselling: The candidates who qualifies the OPENNET-VII entrance exam for admission to to BSCN(PB) programme January 2018 session will be called for counselling at their regional centres.

The counselling for admission will be based on the merit list or Rank obtained in the entrance and no. of available seats. The University will soon publish the Region wise merit list/Rank on its official website.

So, the students who qualify the entrance can visit the IGNOU website at www.ignou.ac.in regularly until the university publish the counselling notification.

Keep checking Ignou Student Zone forum threads to remain updated about the admission process.

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