Bachelor of Nursing in Nepal

Bachelor of Nursing in Nepal

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Study Info CentreFri Oct 22 2021

Bachelor of Nursing is a 3 to 4-year undergraduate nursing program offered by Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, NAMS and Purbanchal University. 

This course intends to prepare beginner and middle-level nursing manpower who can take nursing roles in communities and hospitals. Students can apply to this course only after completing PCL Nursing and finishing 1-2 years of clinical experience. 

Bachelor of Nursing Science in Nepal, also called BNS, leads to lucrative careers in Medical fields in Nepal or abroad.

Since people are getting more and more conscious about their health and quality of life, the health sector is booming and so is the nursing field. As a result, nursing is a promising career alternative for students. 

Bachelor of Nursing in Nepal: Entrance examination

Only after passing the entrance test, applicants can study the BN course. This is what the entrance syllabus and mark division looks like:

Domain

Question

Community Health Nursing

25

Adults Health Nursing

25

Child Health Nursing

25

Midwifery and Gynaecological Nursing

25

Fundamental of Nursing

20

Leadership and Management

20

Behaviour Science and Mental Health

10

Basic and Integrated Health Science applied to Nurse

30

Mental Agility Test (MAT)

20

Total

200

 MAT Test includes verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, logical sequencing, abstract reasoning/ spatial relation. 

Bachelor of Nursing Fee in Nepal

The fees for Bachelor of Nursing ranges from NPR 3 Lakhs to NPR 7 Lakhs for the total course. The Medical Education Commission (MEC) has set the fee for Bachelor of Nursing Science as NPR 5 Lakhs for the total course.

BNS Courses offered in Nepal

  • BNS Community Health Nursing
  • BNS Adult Health Nursing
  • BNS Child Health Nursing
  • BNS Psychiatric Nursing

Other Similar courses

  • Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc Nursing)

Bachelor of Nursing: Tribhuvan University

Eligibility

  • Students need to have a PCL Nursing certificate or diploma in nursing with a minimum of 50%. 
  • Students need to be registered with Nepal Nursing Council. 
  • Post completion of PCL Nursing, students need to have at least 1-year full experience in clinical nursing. 
  • Applicants need to pass the entrance examination conducted by TU.

Bachelor of Nursing Science: TU Syllabus

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Integrated Basic Health Sciences I (Th)

Social Science Applied to Nursing (Th)

Leadership and Management (Th)

Integrated Basic Health Sciences II (Th)

Community Health Nursing I (Th)

Management (Pr)

Integrated Basic health Sciences (Pr)

Community Health Nursing I (Pr)

Research Applied to Nursing (Th)

Nursing Concepts and Principles (Th)

Midwifery I (Th)

Research (Pr)

Adult Health Nursing I (Th)

Midwifery I (Pr)

Major Subjects (Elective)

1. Adult Health Nursing II (Th)

2. Child health Nursing II (Th)

3. Community Health Nursing II (Th)

4. Psychiatric Nursing II (Th)

5. Midwifery Nursing II (Th)

Adult Health Nursing I (Pr)

Psychiatric Nursing I (Th)

Major Subjects (Elective)

1. Adult Health Nursing II (Pr)

2. Child Health Nursing II (Pr)

3. Community Health Nursing II (Pr)

4. Psychiatric Nursing II (Pr)

5. Midwifery Nursing II (Pr)

Child Health Nursing I (Th)

Psychiatric Nursing I (Pr)

 

Child Health Nursing I ((Pr)

Teaching and Learning (Th)

 

Geriatric Nursing (Th)

Teaching and Learning (Pr)

 

Geriatric Nursing (Pr)

Health Economics & Nursing (Th)

 

Comprehensive English

   

Computer Application

   

Colleges offering BN under TU

  • Biratnagar Nursing Campus
  • Nepalgunj Nursing Campus
  • Bharatpur Hospital Nursing Campus
  • Pokhara Nursing Campus
  • Birgunj Nursing Campus
  • Maharajgunj Nursing Campus
  • Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences College of Nursing
  • Universal College of Medical Science and Teaching Hospital
  • Janamaitri Foundation 
  • National Medical College
  • Janaki Medical College
  • Gandaki Medical College
  • Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Science

Bachelor of Nursing: Kathmandu University

Colleges offering BNS under KU

  • Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences- 30 seats
  • Kathmandu Medical College (KMC)- 20 seats

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students need to complete PCL Nursing successfully and score a minimum aggregate of 50%. 
  • Students need to have 1-year minimum experience in clinical nursing after completion of PCL Nursing.
  • Applicants need to appear on the entrance exam conducted by KU and bring a minimum of 50 out of 100.
  • Following the entrance, eligible students are called in for a personal interview by the concerned institution. 
  • Finally, a list of students eligible for attending the program is published by KU based on a merit list. 

Bachelor in Nursing Science (BNS) KUSMUS

The Bachelor of Nursing offered by KU is 4 years long. 

Total seats: 30

BNS Course Fees: Total tuition fees for BNS Cours is NPR 3,99,000. Breakdown of the tuition fees is-

  • At admission: NPR 1,66,300
  • Beginning of 2nd year: NPR 1,15,800
  • Beginning of 3rd year: NPR 1,16,900

The entrance examination is 3 hours and all questions are multiple-choice answer questions. 

Post Basic Bachelor of Nursing in Nepal: Purbanchal University

The PBBN or PBN course offered by Purbanchal University intends to prepare competent nurses for hospital, midwifery and community nursing sectors.

Eligibility

  • Students need to have a PCL Nursing certificate or diploma in nursing with a minimum of 50%. 
  • Post completion of PCL Nursing, students need to have at least 1-year full experience in clinical nursing. 
  • Applicants need to pass the entrance examination conducted by Purbanchal University.

Colleges offering PBBN under PU

  • Hope International College
  • College of Medical and Allied Sciences
  • Nepal Institute of Health Sciences (Stupa College)
  • Kathmandu Model Hospital School of Nursing
  • Narayani Polytechnic Institute
  • Shree Medical and Technical College
  • Bheri Nursing College
  • Birat Health College and Research Centre
  • B and B Medical Institute (Nursing College)
  • Novel Academy
  • College of Medical Sciences
  • Everest College of Nursing
  • Chakrabarti Habi Education Academy (College of Allied Health Science)
  • Om Health Campus
  • Norvic Institute of Nursing Education
  • Koshi Health Institute
  • Asian College for Advance Studies
  • Kantipur Academy of Health Science
  • Innovative College of Health Science

Bachelor of Nursing in Nepal: Job and career opportunities

Upon completion of BNS, you can work in nursing roles in several industries such as armed forces, Voluntary organizations, universities, health services, clinics, private settings, government hospitals, clinics etc. 

The job options are: 

  • Children’s Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • High-Intensity Therapist
  • Midwife
  • House Nurse
  • Mental Health Nurse
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Social Worker
  • Health Service Manager

The monthly salary for Bachelor of Nursing graduates ranges from NPR 20,000 to NPR 70,000. 

Future studies

You can either study further studies in Nepal or go abroad to the countries such as Australia, USA and Canada where nurses are very high in demand. 

  • Master in Nursing (approximate fees. NPR 888250)
  • Master of Science Nursing (approximate fees. NPR 888250)
  • Master of Midwifery (approximate fees. NPR 888250)
  • MN/ MSc. Nursing (approximate fees. NPR 888250)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) (approximate fees. NPR 888250)
  • Master of Pharmacy (approximate fees. NPR 501600)
  • Master of Medical Microbiology (approximate fees. NPR 731500)
  • MSc Basic Science (approximate fees. NPR 731500)
  • M. Phil Clinical Psychology (approximate fees. NPR 293645)

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