Master of Nursing in Nepal

Master of Nursing in Nepal

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Study Info CentreTue Aug 24 2021

If you have completed undergrad studies or a bachelor degree related to the Nursing field and are wondering about “How to get Master of Science in Nursing in Nepal?”, this article is for you. 

Master of Nursing in Nepal is a 2-year program which is offered by Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu University. This program aims to expand the knowledge of nurses and guide them in the way of nurse educators, nurse managers, nurse researchers, etc. 

Master of Nursing or MN in Nepal helps students get a better understanding of health practice and prepares them for leadership roles in adult health. 

Eligibility Criteria for Master of Nursing in Nepal

These are the admission requirements if you wish to apply for the Master of Nursing in Nepal. 

  • Students must complete Bachelor of Nursing (BN)/ Post Basic BN/ Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS)/ Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc Nursing)
  • Students must appear on the entrance examination conducted by the Institute of Medicine, and qualify for the entrance examination. 
  • The Master of Nursing applicants should be registered in Nepal Nursing Council
  • Applicants should have at least 1 year of experience post-registration in the Nurse Council or a registered nurse of Nepal. 

These are the academic qualifications needed to get admission to the Master of Nursing program offered by the TU. Note that the academic requirements to study Master of Nursing in colleges run by other universities in Nepal is also more or less the same. 

Master of Nursing Programs in Nepal. 

MSc Nursing Program offered by Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences

  • This program is of 2 academic years
  • KUSMUS has 4 seats each year for this program. 
  • The entry requirements of MSc Nursing in KUSMUS is: students need to pass Bachelor of Nursing or BSC Nursing with a minimum of 60%, be registered with Nepal Nursing Council and have atleast 1 year of clinical or teaching experience post-graduation. They also need to appear and qualify for the nursing entrance examination conducted by KU. 

 Master of Science in Midwifery offered by Kathmandu University of Medical Sciences

  • All the provisions from academic duration, academic requirement and seat provision are more or less the same as that of the MSc Nursing Program offered by KU.

Master of Nursing offered by TU

The Master of Nursing offered by TU comes with specializations like 

  • Women Health and Development
  • Adult Nursing
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Master of Nursing Colleges in Nepal

  • Kathmandu University School of Medical Science (KUSMUS), Dhulikhel, Kavre
  • BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS)
  • Chitwan Medical College- Narayangadh, Bharatpur
  • Maharajgunj, Nursing Campus- Maharajgunj
  • Gandaki Medical College
  • Lalitpur Nursing Campus

Master of Nursing Syllabus in Nepal

Master of Nursing is a 2-year program with the subjects and curriculum listed below. These curricula are for the Master of Nursing program of TU. 

Master of Nursing First Year

  • Nursing Theories & Models.
  • Epidemiology & Statistics.
  • Nursing Research.
  • Trends & Issues in Nursing
  • Advanced Nursing I (Theory) – Specialty
    • Women Health & Development
    • Adult Nursing
    • Child Health Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Advances Nursing I (Practical) –Specialty
    • Women Health & Development
    • Adult Nursing
    • Child Health Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Educational Science
  • Health Services Management

Master of Nursing Second Year

  • Advanced Nursing II–( Theory) – Specialty
    • Women Health & Development
    • Adult Nursing
    • Child Health Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Advanced Nursing II– (Practical) – Specialty
    • Women Health & Development
    • Adult Nursing
    • Child Health Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Thesis Writing & Viva Voce – Core

Fee structure of MSc Nursing  in Nepal

The MSc nursing program fees in Nepal ranges from NPR 2 Lakhs to NPR 9 Lakhs dispensing on the university offering the program and the scholarship provisions. 

Perhaps, the table below will help you get a clear idea of what fees look like for the MSc Classes. 

Master of Nursing Program in NepalTotal fees of the program
MSc in Nursing fees in Kathmandu UniversityNPR 8,88,250 (NPR 165,000 admission fees, NPR 2,79,125 first year fee, NPR 4,44, 125 second year fee)
MSc in Midwifery fees in KUNPR 8,88,250 (NPR 165,000 admission fees, NPR 2,79,125 first year fee, NPR 4,44, 125 second year fee)
MSc in Nursing fees in BPKIHSAround NPR 7,50,000
Master of Nursing on TUAround NPR 6.5 Lakhs for paying students. The subsidised fee is NPR 2 lakhs

Scope of MSc Nursing in Nepal

The scope of Master of Nursing in Nepal is increasing day by day. MSc Nurses can find employment in sectors such as non-government and government offices, hospitals, clinics, academic institutions, research areas and so on. 

After completing MSc nursing or MN in Nepal, you can continue your career in the private or government sector as: 

  • Nurse head
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Supervisor
  • Nurse Manager
  • Senior Nurse in Women health or child health care

MSc Nursing salary in Nepal ranges from NPR 30,000 to NPR 1,00,000 per month depending upon the experience. 

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