LOURDES COLLEGE OF NURSING | KOCHI 682 021
Nationality: Candidates must be Citizens of India / children or dependents of NonResident Indians.
Academic: As per Indian Nursing Council norms, the candidates should have passed +2 class with 12 years of school-ship with 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English.
As per norms of Kerala University of Health Science (KUHS) for admission for B.Sc Nursing, the minimum educational requirements shall be the passing of: Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (12 years course), Or Senior School Certificate Examination (10+2), Pre-Degree Examination (10+2), Or An equivalent with 12 years schooling from a recognized board or university with Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and English with minimum of 50% aggregate marks.
Relaxation in marks: The candidates belonging to Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (as per G.O. (P) No.208/66/Edn dated 2.5.1966, G.O. (MS) No.95/08/SCSTDD dated 06.10.2008 and amendments thereof), will have a elaxation of 5% marks in the qualifying examination. They need only 45% marks in the case of Biology and 45% marks in the case of optional subjects put together. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes candidates need only a pass in the qualifying examination.
Every candidate before admission to the course shall submit to the Principal of the Institution a Certificate of Medical Fitness from an authorized Medical Officer with MBBS or higher qualification certifying that the candidate is fit to undergo the course.
Rounding off of the percentage of marks to the nearest whole number is not permitted.
Candidates who have passed their qualifying Examination from authorities other than the State of Kerala, except CBSE and CSE, shall produce the certificate of recognition and equivalence of the qualifying examination from Kerala University of Health Sciences/Directorate of HSE, Kerala.
For grant of equivalency of Secondary School Educational qualification granted by any foreign country for the purpose of admission to B.Sc Nursing courses, the student need to produce an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian universities (AIU), AIU House, 16, Commander, Inderjit Gupta Marg, New Delhi – 110002 and also the requisite approval from the Indian Nursing Council.
The norms of eligibility prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council / Kerala Nurses & Midwives Council / Kerala University of Health Sciences shall also apply.
Age: Applicants should complete 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2021. The maximum age limit for admission shall be 35 years. No relaxation of age will be allowed.
The aim of the undergraduate nursing program is to:
Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services.
Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, function in the hospital, community nursing services, and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor, and manager in a clinical/ public health setting/ school of nursing
On completion of the four years B.Sc Nursing programme the graduate:
• apply knowledge from physical, biological and behavioral science, medical including alternative systems and nursing in providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
• demonstrate understanding of life style and other factors, which affect health of individuals and groups.
• provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with individuals and groups.
• demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decisions in all situations in order to provide quality care.
• utilize the latest trends and technology in providing health care.
• provide promotive, preventive, and restorative health services in line with the National Health Policies and programmes.
• practice within the framework of code of ethics and professional conduct, and acceptable standards of practice within the legal boundaries.
• communicate effectively with individuals and groups, and members of the health team in order to promote effective interpersonal relationships and team work.