Offered Programmes

Master of Science- Community 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

The course is designed to assist students in developing expertise and in-depth understanding in the field of Community Health Nursing. It would help students to appreciate holistic life style of individuals, families & groups and develop skills to function as Community Health Nurse

Specialist/practitioner. It would further enable student to function as an educator, manager and researcher in the field of Community Health nursing.


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

1. Appreciate the history and development in the field of Community Health and Community Health Nursing.

2. Appreciate role of individuals and families in promoting health of the Community.

3. Perform physical, developmental and nutritional assessment of individuals, families and groups.

4. Apply the concepts of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of health while providing care to the people.

5. Apply nursing process approach while providing care to individuals, families, groups and community.

6. Integrate the concepts of family centered nursing approach while providing care to the community.

7. Recognize and participate in the management of emergencies, epidemics and disasters.

8. Apply recent technologies and care modalities while delivering community health nursing care.

9. Appreciate legal and ethical issues pertaining to community health nursing care.

10. Conduct community health nursing care projects.

11. Participate in planning, implementation and evaluation of various national health and family welfare programmes at local, state and the national level.

12. Incorporate evidence based nursing practice and identify the areas of research in the community settings.

13. Participate effectively as a member of Community Health team.

14. Coordinate and collaborate with various agencies operating in the community by using inter-sectorial approach.

15. Teach community health nursing to undergraduates, in-service nurses and the community health workers.

16. Demonstrate leadership and managerial abilities in community health nursing practiceRecognize and manage emergencies in neonates.


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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.