Offered Programmes

Master of Science- Child Health Nursing

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Programme Overview


The aim of postgraduate program in nursing is to prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as nurse specialists, education, and administrators in a wide variety of professional settings.

Course Description

This course is designed to assist students in developing expertise and in depth understanding in the field of Pediatric Nursing. It will help students to appreciate the child as a holistic individual and develop skill to function as neonatal and pediatric nurse specialist. It will further enable the student to function as educator, manager, and researcher in the field of Pediatric Nursing


At the end of the course the students will be able to:

1. Appreciate the history and developments in the field of pediatrics and pediatric nursing as a specialty.

2. Apply the concepts of growth and development in providing care to the pediatric clients and their families.

3. Appreciate the child as a holistic individual.

4. Perform physical, developmental, and nutritional assessment of pediatric clients.

5. Apply nursing process in providing nursing care to neonates & children.

6. Integrate the concept of family centered pediatric nursing care with related areas such as genetic disorders, congenital malformations and long term illness.

7. Recognize and manage emergencies in neonates.

8. Describe various recent technologies and treatment modalities in the management of high risk neonates.

9. Appreciate the legal and ethical issues pertaining to pediatric and neonatal nursing.

10. Prepare a design for layout and management of neonatal units.

11. Incorporate evidence based nursing practice and identify the areas of research in the field of pediatric/neonatal nursing.

12. Recognize the role of pediatric nurse practitioner and as a member of the pediatric and neonatal health team.

13. Teach pediatric nursing to undergraduate students & in-service nurses.


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Key Information


2 Years


1. The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.
2. The minimum education requirements shall be the passing of: B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
3. The candidate should have undergone in B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing in an institution which is recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
4. Minimum one year of work experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing.
5. Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.
6. Candidate shall be medically fit.
7. 5% relaxation of marks for SC/ST candidates may be given.