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I have got admission Indian Nursing Council M Sc in Nursing so can you please tell me its detailed syllabus as PDF file? I was given the information that the syllabus will be provided in the website. Can you provide it to me?

Indian Nursing Council is an autonomous body under the Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, constituted by the Central Government for nurses and nurse education in India. It is

Here I am sharing the Indian Nursing Council approved syllabus of M.Sc Nursing

M.Sc Nursing Course Structure:

Ist year
Nursing education
Advance nursing practice
Nursing Research and statistics
Clinical speciality –I

II nd Year
Nursing Management
Nursing Research(Dissertation)
Clinical Speciality-II

Detailed Syllabus:

Nursing education –

Introduction :
Education efinition, aims, concepts, philosophied & their education implications, Impact of Social, economical, political & technological changes on education:
Professional education
Current trends and issues in education
Educational reforms and National Educational policy, various educational commissions-reports
Trends in development of nursing education in India

Teaching – Learning Process

Concepts of teaching and learning: Definition, theories of teaching and learning, relationship between teaching and learning.

Educational aims and objectives; types, domains, levels, elements and writing of educational objectives Competency based education(CBE) and outcome based education(OBE)

Instructional design: Planning and designing the lesson, writing lesson plan : meaning, its need and importance, formats.

Instruction strategies – Lecture, discussion, demonstration, simulation, laboratory, seminar, panel, symposium, problem solving, problem based learning (PBL), workshop, project, role- play(sociodrama), clinical teaching methods, programmed instruction, self directed learning(SDL), micro teaching, computer assisted instruction(CAI), computer assisted learning (CAL)

Instructional media and methods
Key concepts in the selection and use of media in education
Developing learning resource material using different media Instructional aids – types, uses, selection, preparation, utilization.
Teacher’s role in procuring and managing instructional Aids – Project and non-projected aids, multi media, video-tele conferencing etc

Measurement and evaluation:
Concept and nature of measurement and evaluation, meaning, process, purposes, problems in evaluation and measurement.
Principles of assessment, formative and summative assessment- internal assessment external examination, advantages and disadvantages.
Criterion and norm referenced evaluation,

Standardized and non-standardized tests :
Meaning, characteristics, objectivity, validity, reliability, usability, norms, construction of tests-
Essay, short answer questions and multiple choice questions.
Rating scales, checklist, OSCE/OSPE(Objective structured clinical/practical examination)
Differential scales, and summated scales, sociometry, anecdotal record, attitude scale, critical incident technique
Question bank-preparation, validation, moderation by panel, utilization
Developing a system for maintaining confidentially

Administration, Scoring and Reporting
Administering a test; scoring, grading versus marks
Objective tests, scoring essay test, methods of
scoring, Item analysis.

Standardized Tools
Tests of intelligence aptitude, interest, personality,
achievement, socio-economic status scale, tests for
special mental and physical abilities and disabilities.

Units Hours Course Content
Theory Practical

Nursing Educational programs
Perspectives of nursing education: Global and
Patterns of nursing education and training
programmes in India. Non-university and University
programs: ANM, GNM, Basic B.Sc. Nursing, Post
Certificate B.Sc. Nursing, M.Sc(N) programs, M.Phil
and Ph.D) in Nursing, post basic diploma programs,
nurse practitioner programs.

Continuing Education in Nursing
Concepts – Definition, importance, need scope,
principles of adult learning, assessments of learning
needs, priorities, resources.
Program planning, implementation and evaluation of
continuing education programs.
Research in continuing education.
Distance education in nursing.

Curriculum Development
Definition, curriculum determinants, process and
steps of curriculum development, Curriculum
models, Types and framework.
Formulation of philosophy, objectives, selection and
organization of learning experiences; master plan,
course plan, unit plan.
Evaluation strategies, process of curriculum change,
role of students, faculty, administrators, statutory
bodies and other stakeholders.
Equivalency of courses: Transcripts, credit system.

Teacher preparation
Teacher – roles & responsibilities, functions,
characteristics, competencies, qualities,
Preparation of professional teacher
Organizing professional aspects of teacher
preparation programs
Evaluation: self and peer
Critical analysis of various programs of teacher
education in India.

Units Hours Course Content
Theory Practical

XII 10 5 Guidance and counseling
Concept, principles, need, difference between
guidance and counseling , trends and issues.
Guidance and counseling services : diagnostic and
Coordination and organization of services.
Techniques of counseling : Interview, case work,
characteristics of counselor, problems in
Professional preparation and training for counseling.

XIII 15 10 Administration of Nursing Curriculum
Role of curriculum coordinator – planning,
implementation and evaluation.
Evaluation of educational programs in nursing- course and program.
Factors influencing faculty staff relationship and
techniques of working together.
Concept of faculty supervisor (dual) position.
Curriculum research in nursing.
Different models of collaboration between education
and service

XIV 10 Management of nursing educational institutions
Planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting,
recruitment, discipline, public relation, performance
appraisal, welfare services, library services, hostel,

XV 5 5 Development and maintenance of standards and
accreditation in nursing education programs.
Role of Indian Nursing Council, State Registration
Nursing Councils, Boards and University.
Role of Professional associations and unions.

Activities :
• Framing philosophy, aims and objectives.
• Lesson Planning.
• Micro teaching-2.
• Conduct practice teachings using different teaching strategies -10
(like lecture cum discussion, demonstration- lab method, field trips,
seminars, project, role play, panel discussion, clinical methods etc)
• Preparation and utilization of instructional Aids using different media.
• Develop course plans, unit plans, rotation plans.
• Conduct a continuing education workshop.
• Annotated bibliography.
• Critical evaluation of any nursing education program offered by a
selected institution.
• Planning and Organizing field visits.

• Educational visits.
• Field visits (INC/SNRC) to get familiar with recognition/registration
• Construct, administer and evaluate tools (objective & essay type test,
observation checklist, rating scale etc )
• Observe and practice application of various non-standardized tests
(intelligence, Aptitude, Personality, Sociometry, physical & mental
disabilities tests.)

Methods of Teaching
• Lecture cum discussion
• Demonstration/ Return demonstration
• Seminar / Presentations
• Project work
• Field visits
• Workshop

Methods of evaluation
• Tests
• Presentation
• Project work
• Written assignments

Internal Assessment
Techniques Weightage

Practical – Internal assessment
Learning resource material 25
Practice Teaching 50
Conduct Workshop 25
/Short Term Course

Practical – external assessment
Practice teaching- 1- 50
Preparation/use of learning resource material-1 25
Construction of tests/rotation plan. 25

Placement: 1ST Year
Hours of Instruction
Theory 150 Hours
Practical 200 Hours
Total : 350 Hours

Course Description
The course is designed to develop an understanding of concepts and
constructs of theoretical basis of advance nursing practice and critically
analyze different theories of nursing and other disciplines.

At the end of the course the students will be able to:
1. Appreciate and analyze the development of nursing as a profession.
2. Describe ethical, legal, political and economic aspects of health care
delivery and nursing practice.
3. Explain bio- psycho- social dynamics of health, life style and health
care delivery system.
4. Discuss concepts, principles, theories, models, approaches relevant to
nursing and their application.
5. Describe scope of nursing practice.
6. Provide holistic and competent nursing care following nursing process
7. Identify latest trends in nursing and the basis of advance nursing
8. Perform extended and expanded role of nurse.
9. Describe alternative modalities of nursing care.
10. Describe the concept of quality control in nursing.
11. Identify the scope of nursing research.
12. Use computer in patient care delivery system and nursing practice.
13. Appreciate importance of self development and professional

Course Content
Unit Hours Content
I 10 Nursing as a Profession
History of development of nursing profession,
characteristics, criteria of the profession, perspective of
nursing profession-national, global
Code of ethics(INC), code of professional conduct(INC),
autonomy and accountability, assertiveness, visibility of
nurses, legal considerations,
Role of regulatory bodies
Professional organizations and unions-self defense,
individual and collective bargaining
Educational preparations, continuing education, career
opportunities, professional advancement & role and scope
of nursing education.
Role of research, leadership and management.
Quality assurance in nursing (INC).
Futuristic nursing.

II 5 Health care delivery
Health care environment, economics, constraints, planning
process, policies, political process vis a vis nursing
Health care delivery system- national, state, district and
local level.
Major stakeholders in the health care system-Government,
non-govt, Industry and other professionals.
Patterns of nursing care delivery in India.
Health care delivery concerns, national health and family
welfare programs, inter-sectoral coordination, role of nongovernmental
Information, education and communication (IEC).

III 10 Genetics
Review of cellular division, mutation and law of inheritance,
human genome project ,The Genomic era.
Basic concepts of Genes, Chromosomes & DNA.
Approaches to common genetic disorders.
Genetic testing – basis of genetic diagnosis, Pre symptomatic
and predisposition testing, Prenatal diagnosis & screening,
Ethical, legal & psychosocial issues in genetic testing.
Genetic counseling.
Practical application of genetics in nursing.

IV 10 Epidemiology
Scope, epidemiological approach and methods,
Morbidity, mortality,
Concepts of causation of diseases and their screening,
Application of epidemiology in health care delivery, Health
survelliance and health informatics
Role of nurse

Unit Hours Content
V 20 Bio-Psycho social pathology
Pathophysiology and Psychodynamics of disease causation
Life processes, homeostatic mechanism, biological and
psycho-social dynamics in causation of disease, life style
Common problems: Oxygen insufficiency, fluid and
electrolyte imbalance, nutritional problems, hemorrhage
]and shock, altered body temperature, unconsciousness,
sleep pattern and its disturbances, pain, sensory
Treatment aspects: pharmacological and pre- post operative
care aspects,
Cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
End of life Care
Infection prevention (including HIV) and standard safety
measures, bio-medical waste management.
Role of nurse- Evidence based nursing practice; Best
Innovations in nursing

VI 20 Philosophy and Theories of Nursing
Values, Conceptual models, approaches.
Nursing theories: Nightingale’s, Hendersons’s, Roger’s,
Peplau’s, Abdella’s, Lewine’s, Orem’s, Johnson’s, King’s,
Neuman’s, Roy’s, Watson parsce, etc and their applications,
Health belief models, communication and management, etc
Concept of Self health.
Evidence based practice model.
VIII 10 Nursing process approach
Health Assessment- illness status of patients/clients
(Individuals, family, community), Identification of health- illness problems, health behaviors, signs and symptoms of
Methods of collection, analysis and utilization of data
relevant to nursing process.
Formulation of nursing care plans, health goals,
implementation, modification and evaluation of care.

IX 30 Psychological aspects and Human relations
Human behavior, Life processes & growth and development,
personality development, defense mechanisms,
Communication, interpersonal relationships, individual and
group, group dynamics, and organizational behavior,
Basic human needs, Growth and development, (Conception
through preschool, School age through adolescence, Young
& middle adult, and Older adult)
Sexuality and sexual health.
Stress and adaptation, crisis and its intervention,
Coping with loss, death and grieving,
Principles and techniques of Counseling.

Unit Hours Content
X 10 Nursing practice
Framework, scope and trends.
Alternative modalities of care, alternative systems of health
and complimentary therapies.
Extended and expanded role of the nurse, in promotive,
preventive, curative and restorative health care delivery
system in community and institutions.
Health promotion and primary health care.
Independent practice issues,- Independent nurse-midwifery
Collaboration issues and models-within and outside
Models of Prevention,
Family nursing, Home nursing,
Gender sensitive issues and women empowerment.
Disaster nursing.
Geriatric considerations in nursing.
Evidence based nursing practice- Best practices
Trans-cultural nursing.

XI 25 Computer applications for patient care delivery system and
nursing practice
Use of computers in teaching, learning, research and
nursing practice.
Windows, MS office: Word, Excel, Power Point,
Internet, literature search,
Statistical packages,
Hospital management information system: softwares.

Clinical posting in the following areas:
• Specialty area- in-patient unit - 2 weeks
• Community health center/PHC - 2 weeks
• Emergency/ICU - 2 weeks

• Prepare Case studies with nursing process approach and theoretical
• Presentation of comparative picture of theories
• Family case- work using model of prevention
• Annotated bibliography
• Report of field visits (5)

Methods of Teaching
• Lecture cum discussion
• Seminar
• Panel discussion
• Debate
• Case Presentations
• Exposure to scientific conferences
• Field visits

Methods of evaluation :
• Tests
• Presentation
• Seminar
• Written assignments

Advance nursing Procedures
Definition, Indication and nursing implications;
• CPR, TPN, Hemodynamic monitoring, Endotrcheal intubation,
Tracheostoma, mechanical ventilation, Pacemaker, Hemodialysis,
Peritonial dialysis, LP, BT Pleural and abdominal parecentasis OT
techniques, Health assessment,Triage,Pulse oxymetry
Internal Assessment
Techniques Weightage

Placement: 1st Year
Hours of instruction
Theory: 150 Hours
Practical: 650 Hours
Total : 800 Hours

Course Description
This course is common for the students undergoing clinical speciality-II in
neuro science nursing/cardiovascular & thoracic nursing/critical care
nursing/oncology nursing/orthopaedic and rehabilitation nursing/nephro &
urology nursing, gastroenterology nursing/ geriatric nursing.
It is designed to assist students in developing expertise and in depth
knowledge in the field of medical Surgical Nursing. It will help students to
appreciate the patient as a holistic individual and develop skill to function
as a specialized Medical-Surgical Nurse. It will further enable the student to
function as educator, manager and researcher in the field of Medical –
Surgical Nursing.

At the end of the course the students will be able to:
1. Appreciate the trends & issues in the field of Medical – Surgical
Nursing as a speciality.
2. Apply concepts & theories related to health promotion.
3. Appreciate the client as a holistic individual.
4. Perform physical, psychosocial assessment of Medical – Surgical
5. Apply Nursing process in providing care to patients.
6. Integrate the concept of family centered nursing care with associated
disorder such as genetic, congenital and long-term illness.
7. Recognize and manage emergencies with Medical- Surgical patients.
8. Describe various recent technologies & treatment modalities in the
management of critically ill patients.
9. Appreciate the legal & ethical issues relevant to Medical – Surgical
10. Prepare a design for layout and management of Medical – Surgical

Rest of the detail syllabus is attached in below file which is free of cost
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