Arts & Commerce Students Can Also Pursue Nursing Course!

New Delhi: Students with Arts and Commerce backgrounds can also pursue BSc in Nursing, the Indian Nursing Council has proposed.

Under the present system, Plus II Science students are eligible to enrol for nursing programmes.

However, a new draft proposal by the council has said that Arts and Commerce students also can pursue the subject provided they have obtained 45 per cent marks.

The council has sought feedback to the draft proposal and the last date for suggestions is January 24.

“Candidate with Science/Arts/Humanities/Commerce who have passed the 12th Standard examination (10+2) and must have obtained a minimum of 45 per cent marks in the core/elective/academic subjects taken together and passed English individually would be eligible for BSc Nursing course”, the draft has said.

The BSc nursing course is typically a four-year programme, divided into eight semesters.

In September last year, the Council had decided to opt for a single entry-level for nursing by phasing out the General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) programme. While GNM is a diploma course, BSc nursing is a four-year programme.

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