Nursing: Course-Wise Syllabus

1. ANM:

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Primary Medical Care with First aid
  • Infection and Immunisation
  • Communicable Diseases and other Community Health Hazards
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Primary Child Healthcare
  • Primary Mental Healthcare

Please note that only important topics have been mentioned here and various others are also taught according to the curriculum followed by several colleges.

2. GNM:

First year: Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Fundamentals of Nursing, Community Health Nursing and Health Education, Nutrition, Personal and Environmental Hygiene, First Aid, Psychology and Sociology

Second Year:  Medical and Surgical Nursing, Pharmacology, and Psychiatric Nursing

Third Year: Paediatric Nursing, Advanced Community Health Nursing, Midwifery and Gynaecology Nursing

3. BSc Nursing:

First Year: Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Bio Chemistry, Nutrition, Psychology, Communication Skills and Basics of Nursing.

Second Year: Pharmacology, Pathology, Sociology, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Community Health Nursing and Genetics.

Third Year: Paediatric Nursing, Maternity Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Medical Surgical Nursing.

Fourth Year: Maternity Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Research and Statistics, and Management of Nursing Services and Education. 

4. M.Sc Nursing

The syllabus of MSc Nursing courses depends upon the area of speciality with certain papers being the same for all courses. Some of the subjects of study include Advanced Clinical Nursing, Social Psychology, Nursing Research and Statistics, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Management, Surgical Nursing and Nursing Specialties. Also, one needs to undertake project work or thesis/dissertation in the final year.

Skill Sets Required

Nursing requires a compassionate mind with a willingness to sacrifice one’s comforts to bring about relief and lessen the suffering of the less fortunate ones under their care. Apart from this, the profession demands:

  • Stamina and willpower to work for long hours without breaks.
  • The ability and willingness to work at odd hours for days together.
  • Discipline, patience, endurance and good communication skills.
  • A general understanding of the psychology of various types of people under their care like children, elderly, disabled etc.
  • Honesty, integrity and an eye for detail.
  • A motivation to keep oneself abreast with the latest developments in the field of nursing and primary medical care. 

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