Name of Course: POST B.Sc. Nursing
Duration: 2 years
Eligibility Criteria: After GNM
Qualification Awarded: Bachelor’s Degree

The program will help students develop an understanding of the philosophy, objectives and responsibilities of nursing as a profession. The purpose of the course is to orient to the current concepts involved in the practice of nursing and developments in the nursing profession integrating the knowledge of various fields and provide a holistic care to patients and their families through the promotion of healthcare, prevention of disease spread and infection, care during illness and rehabilitation at the recovery.


The 2-Year Post Basic B. Sc Nursing offered by Chitkara School of Health Sciences is fully recognized by Indian Nursing Council (INC) and Punjab Nursing registration Council (PNRC).


Our collaboration with Fortis (Mohali) will be our key partner to provide the necessary “hands on” clinical and paraclinical experience; necessary for the students pursuing this hospital based academic program. The overall aim of Nursing program is to prepare a graduate Nurse to work as frontline worker in the clinical and community field and educational arena.


The main purpose of the Post Basic B. Sc Nursing is to provide an educational program through which the graduates will be prepared to assume responsibility in the primary, secondary and tertiary care of people as professional nurses. It is expected that graduates are capable of teaching and supervising appropriate nursing and health care in different settings and participate in the administration of nursing service and education.


The aim of the program at the post basic level is to upgrade the diploma (GNM) nurses to:

  • Assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses and midwives at basic level in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services.
  • Make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of 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 or manager in a clinical/public health setting.

On completion of Post-Basic B.Sc Nursing degree program the graduates will be able to:

  • Assess health status, identify nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients /
    clients that contribute to health of individuals, families and communities.
  • Demonstrate competency in techniques of nursing based on concepts and principles from selected areas
    of nursing, physical, biological and behavioural sciences.
  • Participate as members of health team in the promotive, preventive, curative and restorative health care
    delivery system of the country.
  • Demonstrate skills in communication and interpersonal relationship.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and decision-making abilities in various situations.
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in community health settings.
  • Demonstrate managerial skills in community health settings.
  • Practice ethical values in their personal and professional life.
  • Participate in research activities and utilize research findings in improving nursing practice.
  • Recognize the need for continued learning for their personal and professional development.