All about Nursing in Nepal including the different types of nursing courses (PCL nursing, B.Sc Nursing), syllabus of various nursing courses in Nepal, future prospects and salary scale of nurses, important dates and updated list of nursing colleges of Nepal
In this article we will be going to talk about two most popular Nursing courses: PLC Nursing and BSC nursing. You will get all the Information about both type of Nursing courses so that it will be easier for you to decide which option is best for you if you are still eligible for both the options.
The basic questions we will be answering in this article are:
- What is PCL nursing and Bsc Nursing? Who are eligible for these courses?
- I have just completed my SLC (now SEE), shall I join PCL nursing now or do plus 2 now and join BSc nursing after completing plus 2?
- What is the average salary of nurses in Nepal and abroad?
- Is nursing course only good if I plan to go abroad in future? What are the scopes and future prospects of Nursing in Nepal?
- Can I do another course along with nursing, like IT, Fashion designing, interior designing etc?
- what are the top nursing colleges of Nepal and what are the criteria to get admission in PCL nursing and Bsc nursing? How much does it cost to complete nursing course?
- I am a male student and I am interested in Nursing. I have heard that there are male nurses in Australia and other countries but never heard about male nurse in Nepal? Can I do nursing ? If so, which college take admission for male students? How many male students are there in Nepal doing nursing, if there are any.
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Nursing in Nepal (PCL nursing and BSc Nursing)
Nursing in Nepal has been one of the major choices of female science students of plus 2 and also SLC passed students. In recent years statistics show that nursing education is the next big thing and the heart-throb of female students.
Many students willing to get their hands on into the field of Medicine and healthcare are attracted to studying nursing in Nepal. Nursing study is easily accessible, widely spread and heavily on demand with the rise of healthcare industry in the country.
There are two ways a student can get admissions into the field of nursing, one immediately after SLC and the second after high school or commonly known as +2.
PCL Nursing in Nepal
Let us talk about Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) nursing, a course of study which is available for the SLC students or 10th grade pass outs.The full form of PCL nursing is Proficiency Certificate Level in Nursing. PCL Nursing course is equivalent to high school diploma and in Nepal known as +2 and is very prestigious, professional and universally acknowledged practical training based scientific course. The nature of the PCL nursing is sensitive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and vocational. The nature of the course makes PCL nursing an on demand career option in private as well as government setting but only after attaining a certification as a registered nurse from Nepal Nursing Council (NNC).
The PCL Nursing course is based on the job required to perform by the Staff Nurse at different levels in public and private sector’s health field in relation to nursing jobs. The curriculum is designed to provide knowledge and skills focusing on nursing related occupation to be carried out by intermediate level nurses. In total of the three years of PCL nursing course; the first year course is offered focusing on basic nursing care in hospital and in the community. In first year students learn the foundation of nursing practices and get to know about the nursing profession and healthcare industry. The second year course focuses on preventive, primitive as well as therapeutic nursing care of the patients and students gain a better understanding of how to perform their duties and responsibilities as a nurse. The third year the course comprise of the obstetrics and gynecology as well as leadership and management skills that is required to perform the duties in effective and efficient ways. SO, the three years course in a mix of technical knowledge, managerial skills required to conduct the nursing occupation and training to gain other essential qualities to become a healthcare professional.
PCL nursing is a well-developed course of study which further leads to BSc. Nursing, M.sc Nursing and further to PhD and one does not need to worry about putting their studies to halt after completion. Some of the most recognized institute for PCL nursing in Nepal are Institute of Medicine (IOM), Bir hospital (NAMS), BPKIHS (Dharan), KU, CTEVTE, where as other option and boards are widely available as well in the recent days.
TU Affiliate PCL Nursing requirements
Eligibility: 50% and up in the S.L.C exam
Entrance Exam: Around month of Bhadra
Selection Criteria: 100% Entrance Basis
Question Pattern: Science-45 marks| English-25 marks| Math-10 marks| Health-20 marks
CTEVT Affiliated PCL Nursing Colleges of Nepal
Eligibility: 45% and up in the S.L.C.
Scholarship Entrance : In the month of Srawan
Entrance: In the month of Bhadra
Selection Criteria: 100% Entrance Basis
Question Pattern : Science-50 marks | English-50 marks | Math-50 marks |Total 150 marks.
BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan – 40 Seats
Eligibility: 45% in the S.L.C.
Entrance Exam: In the month of Srawan
Open-16 seats | Hill Districts-16 seats | Dalit-2 seats | Staff-1 seats |Full tuition Scheme 5 Seats
Selection Criteria : 100% Entrance Basis
B.sc Nursing in Nepal
B.sc nursing in Nepal is a 4 year program and is available in different colleges affiliated to Tribhuvan university, Kathmandu University, Pokhara University and finally Purbanchal University. Bsc nursing is a more concrete and specialized study of nursing programme which helps intermediate level students with knowledge, skill and employment competency required to function efficiently, day in and day out in the health care industry.
B.sc Nursing helps a certified candidate to secure a middle level or managerial level position in a teaching institution, hospitals as well as corporate. It also proves ones illegibility for vacancy announcements in government sectors of Nepal.
Eligibility to study bsc nursing in Nepal
The candidate applying for B.sc nursing in Nepal must be a +2 science or I.sc science pass out with English as compulsory subject and biology as a major or the student must be a graduate of Proficiency certificate level nursing, either degrees are accepted until and unless from a recognized body.
Admissions and important dates for Bsc nursing in Nepal
Admission dates: August/September
Classes commence: November
Admission criteria: entrance exam
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