This Ordinance will be applicable to the following M.Sc. (Nursing) programmes:
(i) M.Sc. (Medical Surgical Nursing)
(Sub specialties - Cardio Vascular & Thoracic Nursing, Critical care Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Neurosciences Nursing, Nephro-Urology Nursing, Orthopedic Nursing, Gastro Enterology Nursing)
(ii) M.Sc. (Obstetric & Gynecological Nursing)
(iii) M.Sc. (Child Health (Pediatric) Nursing)
(iv) M.Sc. (Mental Health (Psychiatric) Nursing)
(v) M.Sc. (Community Health Nursing)
National Health Policy(NHP) 2002 emphasizes the need to prepare nurses to
function in super-speciality 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.
It is observed that there is an acute shortage of nursing faculty in under
graduate and post graduate nursing programme in India
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
The 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.
This programme provides the basis for the post masteral programme in
nursing. Further the programme encourages accountability and
commitment to life long learning which fosters improvement of quality care.
The aim of the postgraduate program in nursing is to prepare graduates to
assume responsibilities as nurse specialists, consultants, educators,
administrators in a wide variety of professional settings
On Completion of the two year M.Sc Nursing programme, the graduate will
be able to:-
1. Utilize/apply the concepts, theories and principles of nursing science
2. Demonstrate advance competence in practice of nursing
3. Practice as a nurse specialist.
4. Demonstrate leadership qualities and function effectively as nurse
educator and manager.
5. Demonstrate skill in conducting nursing research, interpreting and
utilizing the findings from health related research.
6. Demonstrate the ability to plan and effect change in nursing practice
and in the health care delivery system.
7. Establish collaborative relationship with members of other disciplines
8. Demonstrate interest in continued learning for personal and