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

Kavoor Rd, Vidya Nagar,
Mangaluru – 575013

M.Sc. - Nursing

Dr. M V Shetty College of Nursing started offering master degree in nursing since 1992. The programme prepares nurses for leadership positions in Nursing as specialist nurse practitioners, consultants, educators, administrators and investigators in wide variety of professional setting in meeting the changing needs of the society.

About Course

The program prepares nursing graduates to be professionally equipped, creative, self-directed and socially motivated to effectively deal with day-to-day problems within the existing constraints and act as an agent of social change.



On Completion of the two years M. Sc Nursing programme, the graduate will be able to :

Specializations and Intake :

Six students in each of the following specialties. Total: 30 per year(1 each in government quota)

Duration of the Programme :

2 years

Key Information

  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Course Type

    Masters Degree

  • Campus


  • Eligibility

    B.Sc Nursing

  • Course Type

    Full Time


A candidate seeking admission to the M.Sc. Nursing course should have:

  • Passed B.Sc. Nursing (Basic) or Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing or Post Certificate B.Sc. Nursing of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka (RGUHS), or any other University accepted as equivalent by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, and must have obtained a minimum of not less than 55% aggregate marks. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, the aggregate marks obtained be not less than 50% instead of 55% as above.
  • Minimum of one year of experience after obtaining B.Sc. Nursing(Basic) or minimum of one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing degree or Post Certificate B.Sc. Nursing, in a hospital or in Nursing educational Institution which is recognised by Indian Nursing Council. The Proposed work experience certificate should be considered only from the date of registration Certificate issued from concerned State Nursing Council.
  • Shall have registered in any State Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife.
  • Candidate shall be medically fit.

Criteria For selection:

The selection of the candidates would be based on the merit of the Entrance examination held by University or competent authority.

S.NoSemester/YearCourse/Subject Title
11st YearNursing education
  Advance nursing practice
  Nursing Research and statistics
  Clinical speciality - I
22nd YearNursing Management
  Nursing Research (Dissertation)
  Clinical Speciality-II


Documents required for Admission

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

  • Aadhar Id(Xerox copy)
  • SSLC/10th Marks card
  • HSC/PUC/10+2 Marks card
  • B.Sc.Nursing Marks cards of all the years.
  • Provisional Pass Certificate or Degree certificate issued by the University.
  • Course completion certificate issued by the college.
  • Transfer certificate issued by the college.
  • Character/conduct certificate issued by the College last studied.
  • Experience Certificate (One Year).
  • Migration certificate issued by the University/Board other than Karnataka State.
  • Eligibility Certificate from RGUHS Bangalore other than Karnataka State.
  • Physical fitness/Medical certificate.
  • Passport size photograph 10 Nos.
  • For students from Nepal: Provisional Pass Certificate or Degree certificate issued by the University/Board Nepalese citizenship certificate and 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.


MSc nursing program is designed to nurture advanced nursing professionals with a profound understanding of health care theory, practice research and leadership.
  • Program outline: the program revolves around the comprehensive curriculum that delbs deep into specialized areas such as medical surgical, pediatric, psychiatric, obstetrical and gynaecology and community health nursing. The curriculum emphasizes evidence based practice, research methodology and advanced clinical skills
  • Nursing theories and practice: students engage in rigorous course work including advanced nursing theories health care informatics, policies, management and nursing education principles
  • Clinical training: remains a significant component providing opportunities for students 5tpo appl advanced nursing concepts in divers health care settings. Students undergo clinical training in their areas of specialization
  • Research and evidence based practice: students engage in research activities, journal club presentation contributing to the body of nursing knowledge. Collaborative learning, interdisciplinary interactions and technology integration are vital components of pedagogy.
  • Leadership and decision making Graduates are trained to emerge as leader, equipped to excel in roles such as nurse educators , clinical specialist , nurse administrators and researchers thus making a profound impact on health care delivery , education and  policy  making.

The pedagogical approach in MSc nursing helps students to establish collaborative relationship with memb4ers of other disciplines and student demonstrate interest in continued learning for personal and professional advancements.

Career Paths

Career Path in Basic B.Sc Nursing
  1. Staff Nurse: Many graduates start their careers as staff nurses in hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes, providing direct patient care.
  2. 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.
  3. Clinical Instructor: Transition to a role as a clinical instructor in nursing colleges or hospitals, guiding and supervising nursing students.
  4. Nurse Practitioner: With further education, become a Nurse Practitioner, offering advanced patient care and diagnosis, often in collaboration with physicians.
  5. Nurse Manager/Administrator: Take on roles as nursing supervisors, managers, or administrators, overseeing nursing departments and healthcare facilities.
  6. Nursing Educator: Become a nursing educator in academic institutions, sharing knowledge and skills with aspiring nurses.
  7. Clinical Research Nurse: Enter the field of clinical research, working on healthcare research projects and drug trials.
  8. Public Health Nurse: Work in community healthcare settings, addressing public health issues and promoting wellness.
  9. Nurse Consultant: Offer expertise as a healthcare consultant, advising organizations on nursing standards and practices.
  1. Nurse Entrepreneur: Start your nursing practice or healthcare-related business, such as home healthcare services or clinics.
  2. Nurse Specialist: Gain expertise in areas like wound care, infection control, or lactation consulting, offering specialized care.
  3. Nurse Anesthetist: Pursue advanced training to become a certified nurse anesthetist, administering anesthesia during surgeries.
  4. Nurse Researcher: Conduct nursing research studies and contribute to advancements in nursing and healthcare.
  5. Government Sector: Work in government hospitals, healthcare programs, or join the armed forces as a military nurse.
  6. Pharmaceutical Industry: Join pharmaceutical companies as medical advisors or clinical trial coordinators.
  7. Healthcare Informatics: Specialize in healthcare informatics, managing electronic health records and healthcare data.
  8. Geriatric Care Nurse: Focus on providing specialized care for the elderly population, either in institutions or home healthcare settings.
  9. Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse: Offer compassionate care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, ensuring comfort and dignity.

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