B.SC IN NURSING (POST BASIC)


What is B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic)?

B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) is a two-year duration undergraduate course in nursing. Nurses are healthcare professionals who often work in hospitals or outpatient facilities to provide hands-on care to patients by monitoring their medical condition, administering medications, maintaining records and communicating with doctors.

In post basic BSc Nursing (also referred to as PBBSc), candidates are provided a holistic mixture of classroom lectures and hands-on training. Admission to the course is usually done on the basis of candidates’ performance in the written entrance exam conducted at University/Institute level. However, some institutions also provide direct admission to candidates on the basis of merit.

Given below is all you need to know about B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) course in terms of the required skillset, eligibility criteria, course curriculum, job prospects and more.

Education Qualification

Education qualification is the next criteria which should be passed to be an appropriate candidate for the Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing course. Every college is very much tough when it comes to these requirements. Here are the accepted education qualifications for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Course:

  • Has a diploma degree in General Nursing and Midwifery course
  • Passed H.S.C or equivalent discipline Subject
  • Diploma in Nursing Science & Midwifery or Equivalent subject.
  • Registration at the Bangladesh Nursing and Midwife Council.

Eligibility certificate from Dhaka University of Health Sciences to be produced

B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic): Job Profiles

Nurses play a significant role in the field of healthcare. Candidates with a degree in PBBSc can find decent jobs in government and private hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, rehabilitation centers, community health centers, NGOs, etc. However, to avail better career opportunities, candidates are advised to obtain a master’s degree in M.Sc Nursing after completing the course.

Some of the popular job profiles that B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) students can take up include:

  • Chief Nursing Officer: One of the major responsibilities of a chief nursing officer (CNO) is to maintain clinical and patient-care standards. This means that a CNO needs to ensure that patients are safe in the hospital and are receiving appropriate medical care.
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist: A psychosocial rehabilitation specialist treats patients suffering from some emotional or mental disorders. Treatment of such patients usually addresses relationships with family and friends.
  • Critical Care Nurse: A critical care nurse is responsible for taking care of seriously ill or injured patients. Such a nurse assesses patients’ medical condition, performs diagnostic tests and assists doctors with the required medical procedures.
  • Nurse Instructor: A nurse instructor is responsible for planning, development, and instruction of nursing courses for a medical program.
  • Nurse Manager: A nurse manager is a professional who evaluates the performance of staff nurses, provides them mentoring, contributes to their professional development, interviews and hires nurses, etc.
  • Nursing Assistant: A nursing assistant is a trained professional who provides basic care to patients and helps them in daily activities such as bathing.