Kulur – Kavoor Rd,
Vidya Nagar,
Mangaluru – 575013
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Academic Communication: nursing@mvshettycolleges.edu.in

Kavoor Rd, Vidya Nagar,
Mangaluru – 575013


Dr. M V Shetty College of Nursing was started in the year 1987 which is the first ever private nursing college in Karnataka. College Celebrated silver jubilee in the year 2012 and Tri-decennial celebration in the year 2017.
The course prepares its graduates to become exemplary citizen by adhering to code of ethics and professional conduct at all times in fulfilling personal, social and professional obligations so as to respond to national aspirations.

About Course

The B.Sc. nursing degree program is a four-year fulltime program comprising eight semesters, which prepares B.Sc. nursing graduates qualified to practice nursing and midwifery in a variety of settings in either public/government or private healthcare settings. It adopts credit system and semester system. The program encompasses foundational, core and elective courses. The choice-based system is applicable to electives only and is offered in the form of modules. Modular learning is also integrated in the foundational as well as core courses that are mandatory.

The curriculum for B.Sc. Nursing degree program is revised and embraces competency-based and outcome-based approach throughout the program integrating mastery learning and self-directed learning.


Duration of the Programme :

4 years in 8 semesters

Key Information

  • Duration

    4 Years

  • Course Type

    Bachelor Degree

  • Campus


  • Semister


  • Course Type

    Full Time

Qualifying Examination:

Candidates seeking admission to the first Basic B.Sc. Nursing course must meet one of the following criteria:
  1. Passed the two-year Pre University examination conducted by the Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka State, with the following qualifications:

    • Subjects: English (compulsory), Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (optional).
    • Minimum Marks: At least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English (PCBE) combined.
    • For SC/ST or Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates: Minimum marks reduced to 40% instead of 50% in PCBE.
  2. Passed any other examination conducted by Boards/Councils/Intermediate Education established by State Governments/Central Government and recognized as equivalent to the two-year Pre University examination by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences/Association of Indian Universities (AIU), with the following qualifications:

    • Subjects: English (compulsory), Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (optional).
    • Minimum Marks: At least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English combined.
    • For SC/ST or OBC candidates: Minimum marks reduced to 40% instead of 50% in PCBE.
  3. For candidates from the Vocational Higher Secondary Course conducted by the Board of Vocational Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala:

    • Minimum of 5 subjects, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English in addition to the vocational subject.
    • Minimum Marks: At least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English combined.
    • For SC/ST or OBC candidates: Minimum marks reduced to 40% instead of 50% in PCBE.
Medical Fitness:
  • Candidates must be medically fit for admission.
Eligibility for Admission:
  • Pass in 10+2 or Pre-University examination conducted by the Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka, or an equivalent qualification recognized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
  • Compulsory Subjects: English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • Minimum Marks: Not less than 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English (40% for SC/ST candidates).
  • For candidates who have passed vocational courses of HSE, Kerala, with domestic nursing:
    • Minimum of 5 subjects, including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English, in addition to vocational subjects.
    • Minimum Marks: Not less than 45% marks in the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English (40% for SC/ST candidates).

These defined points summarize the essential eligibility criteria for admission to the B.Sc. Nursing course at your institution.

S.NoSemesterCourse/Subject Title
1FirstCommunicative English
Applied Anatomy
Applied Physiology
Applied Sociology
Applied Psychology
Nursing Foundation I including First Aid module
2SecondApplied Biochemistry
Applied Nutrition and Dietetics
Nursing Foundation II including Health Assessment module
Health/Nursing Informatics & Technology
3ThirdApplied Microbiology and Infection Control including Safety
Pharmacology I
Pathology I
Adult Health Nursing I with integrated pathophysiology including BCLS module
4FourthPharmacology II including Fundamentals of prescribing module
Pathology II and Genetics
Adult Health Nursing II with integrated pathophysiology including Geriatric Nursing + Palliative care module
Professionalism, Professional Values and Ethics including bioethics
5FifthChild Health Nursing I including Essential Newborn Care (ENBC), FBNC, IMNCI and PLS, modules
Mental Health Nursing I
Community Health Nursing I including Environmental Science & Epidemiology
Educational Technology/Nursing Education
Introduction to Forensic Nursing and Indian laws
6SixthChild Health Nursing II
Mental Health Nursing II
Nursing Management & Leadership
Midwifery/Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBG) Nursing I including SBA module
7SeventhCommunity Health Nursing II
Nursing Research & Statistics
Midwifery/Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBG) Nursing II including Safe delivery app module
8Eight (Internship)Duration is for 6 Months

Documents required for Admission

Following Original Certificates should be submitted at the time of Admission with one set of attested copy:

  • Aadhar Id (Xerox copy)
  • SSLC/10th Marks card
  • HSC/PUC/10+2 Marks card
  • Transfer certificate issued by the college last studied.
  • Character/Conduct certificate issued by the College last studied.
  • Migration certificate issued by the University other than Karnataka State.
  • Eligibility Certificate from RGUHS, Bangalore other than Karnataka State.
  • Physical fitness/Medical certificate.
  • Passport size photograph-10Nos.
  • For students from Nepal: Provisional Pass Certificate or Degree certificate issued by the University/Board, Nepalese citizenship certificate, date of birth in Indian Almanac (A.D.) and Equivalence certificate.
  • For students from other country: Passport and student visa and date of birth in Indian Almanac.


Pedagogy in Bachelor of Science (BSc) Nurse Education is a dynamic framework crucial for shaping future healthcare professionals. This multifaceted approach encompasses diverse teaching strategies, each designed to prepare nursing students for their vital roles in patient care.

  • Programme outline : The revised curriculum embraces competency based and outcome based approach throught the programme integrating mastery learning and self directed learning. Transformational and relationship based educational approaches are emphasized.
  • Core competencies for nursing practice : competencies that reflect practice standards of the council address the areas of cultural diversity ,communication technology , team work and collaboratin , safety , quality , therapeutic interventions and evidence based practice .
  • Modular learning : the prepared modules outlined by the council will be provided in separate learning resource package . The learners use a self learning module either in print or digital format depending on the applicability .
  • Simulated learning experience: simulation provides a realistic setting and safe environment for students to apply the knowledge they learned in class and apply it to clinical practice . This experience is given in the skill lab .
  • Clinical training : clinical experience will enable Students to prepare their skills which they learn in theory . supervised learning experiences is given in real  hospital settings in which the student provides or observes direct patient care .students develop clinical skills .
  • Community  Service : nursing is a profession based around people  caring for people in the community is an important service . students provide supervised care for individual , family and groups at boh urban and rural setting by using concepsts and principles of health . students conduct various health education programmes and other extended services in the community.
  • Continuous assessment: regular assessment shall be conducted throught the course for theory and practical in the form of internal examination and assignments, marks will be sent to the university as internal assessment. Slow learners are identified and are given with extra coaching and added attentionResearch and innovations  : students work on  research  porojects with their guides and present their findings ,this helps students to provide evidence to support innovative nursing practices .

Pedagogy in BSc Nurse Education prepares students not just as caregivers but as leaders and managers in healthcare. This comprehensive approach ensures that graduates are not only knowledgeable and skilled but also compassionate, culturally sensitive, and ethically responsible professionals, ready to excel in the dynamic field of nursing.

Career Paths

Career Path in BSc Nursing
  1. BSc Nursing Degree: Start with completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc Nursing) program.
  2. Staff Nurse: Many graduates begin their careers as staff nurses in hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes, providing direct patient care.
  3. Specialization: Pursue specialization in areas like pediatric nursing, critical care nursing, psychiatric nursing, or community health nursing through postgraduate programs or on-the-job training.
  4. Clinical Instructor: Transition to a role as a clinical instructor in nursing colleges or hospitals, guiding and supervising nursing students.
  5. Nurse Practitioner: With further education, become a Nurse Practitioner, offering advanced patient care and diagnosis, often in collaboration with physicians.
  6. Nurse Manager/Administrator: Take on roles as nursing supervisors, managers, or administrators, overseeing nursing departments and healthcare facilities.
  7. Nursing Educator: Become a nursing educator in academic institutions, sharing knowledge and skills with aspiring nurses.
  1. Clinical Research Nurse: Enter the field of clinical research, working on healthcare research projects and drug trials.
  2. Public Health Nurse: Work in community healthcare settings, addressing public health issues and promoting wellness.
  3. Nurse Consultant: Offer expertise as a healthcare consultant, advising organizations on nursing standards and practices.
  4. Nurse Entrepreneur: Start your nursing practice or healthcare-related business, such as home healthcare services or clinics.
  5. Nurse Specialist: Gain expertise in areas like wound care, infection control, or lactation consulting, offering specialized care.
  6. Nurse Anesthetist: Pursue advanced training to become a certified nurse anesthetist, administering anesthesia during surgeries.
  7. Nurse Researcher: Conduct nursing research studies and contribute to advancements in nursing and healthcare.

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