The M.Sc course is for a two-year period and is divided into five specialties: Pediatrics, Medical Surgical, Community Medicine, Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology. There is a sanctioned capacity of 5 students for each specialty at KNN, making it a total of 25. The course of study combines the theory and the practice of nursing, with general education in the humanities and behavioral, biological, and physical sciences. These serve as a core for the development of the nursing major. The Dissertation is a major part of the M.Sc course structure.
- Candidate should be a citizen of India
- Candidate should have passed B.Sc Nursing (Basic) or B.Sc. Hons. Nursing or Post Basic B.Sc. in Nursing degree or Post Certificate B.Sc Nursing with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka (RGUHS), or any other University accepted as equivalent by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. SC/ST candidates should have a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.
- Candidate should have a minimum one year of work experience after obtaining B.Sc. Nursing (Basic), in a hospital or in Nursing educational institution or in community health setting. For candidates with Post Basic B.Sc. in Nursing degree, a minimum of one year of work experience is required prior or after the Post Basic B.Sc. in Nursing. Upto 14.05.2009
- Candidate should have registered in State Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife.
- Shall be a registered nurse and registered midwife for admission to branches: I Medical Surgical Nursing II Community Health Nursing III Pediatric Nursing IV Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing V Psychiatric Nursing
- The Candidate should not have attained the age of 45 years on the last date fixed for submission of application to PG Degree Entrance Test.
- Advanced Concepts of Health & Nursing
- Biological & Psychosocial
- Foundations of Nursing
- Sec. A: Genetics, Embryology and Patho, Pathophysiology
- Sec. B: Psycho-Social Foundation of Nursing & Epidemiology
- Education & Nursing Education
- Biostatistics & Research Methodology & Nursing Research
- Nursing Specialty I
- Administration & Nursing Administration
- Nursing Specialty II
The dissertation is aimed to train a graduate student in research methods and techniques. It includes identification of problem, formulation of a hypothesis, search and review of literature, getting acquainted with recent advances, designing of a research study, collection of data, critical analysis, interpretation of results and drawing conclusions.