IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2020: Eligibility, Application Process

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IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2020 – IGNOU has launched the Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme through the School of Health Sciences (SOHS) on the request of Indian Nursing Council (INC) for providing higher education to working nurses. For the growth of nursing profession, the university has introduced the IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing program for all the candidates who want to pursue Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing through distance mode may take admission in IGNOU University through entrance test. The university conduct the entrance examination – OPENNET, once in a year for the January 2020 session.

Candidates who are working as Nurse based on Diploma in Nursing and to boost their professional career, may take admission in B.Sc. Nursing Degree offered by IGNOU through distance mode.

Go through the complete article to know about the IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission procedure, Eligibility criteria, fee structure, course duration, etc.

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IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2020 Highlights

Basic information about the IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission is tabulated below:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Details
University Name Indira Gandhi National Open University
University Type Central University
Basic Admission Criteria Entrance Test (OPENNET)
Application Mode Online/ Offline
Course Duration 3 – 5 Years

IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2020 Application Form

The details regarding the IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission Application form is given below:

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  • IGNOU BSc Application form will be released on 11 September 2020.
  • The application form will release in online mode.
  • Candidates can fill the application form from the official website.
  • The last date to fill the application form will be 10 October 2020.
  • Candidates may fill the details as per the guidelines.
  • Moreover, keep a copy of the filled application form for further use.

IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2020 Eligibility Criteria

For securing admission in Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from IGNOU must fulfil the below given eligibility criteria:

  • Passed 10+2 with 3 years Diploma inGeneral Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with at least 2 years of working experience (after registration as RNRM). OR
  • Passed 10th standard or its equivalent with 3 years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with at least 5 years of working experience (after registration as RNRM).
  • Male candidates without midwifery in the GNM programme, should possess a certificate in any of the Nursing courses of 6-9 months duration.
  • Candidates should be Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM).
  • Age Limit – There is no age bar for the admission in IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing programme.

Fee Structure

Candidates need to pay the amount of Rs. 15,000/- every year as programme fee through Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of IGNOU. On the back of DD they have to write their name, address and contact number.

Programme fee should not be paid along with the filled-in OPENNET application form. Candidates will get a separate notification about counselling and payment of programme fee.

See IGNOU Entrance Exams 2020: List of Exams, Courses Offer

Medium of Instructions: The programme will be offered in English medium only.

IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission Process 2020

Firstly, candidates must ensure their eligibility to apply for the admission in IGNOU University. Some of the rounds that candidates have to complete the admission process is given below:

  • Entrance Test (OPENNET)
  • Attend Counselling
  • Selection Mode

IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Exam Pattern

Before filling the OPENNET application form, candidates must have minimum 2 years of experience i.e. from date of Registration as RNRM till last date of filling application form. IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Exam pattern is given below:

Examination Pattern
Exam Mode Offline (OMR Sheet)
Duration 150 minutes (two and a half hours)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (Objective Type)
Number of Questions 120
Marking Scheme +1 for every correct answer and NO negative marking

Note: The questions in the entrance test will be mainly from subjects that candidates have studied in GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery).

IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Result and Counselling 2020

After the completion of entrance test, result of entrance examination is declared in mid of October/ November and will be uploaded on the official website of IGNOU (www.ignou.ac.in). Notification about the next round of admission process i.e. counselling will also communicate through website only.

  • Candidates are advice to keep on visiting the IGNOU’s official website for the result and other information.
  • At the time of counselling process candidates have to submit the self-attested copy of the certificates.
  • Also, they have to bring all the original documents along with all the experience certificates for verification during counselling for admission in IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing programme.

Document Required for OPENNET 2020 Counselling

Following are the documents that that need to submit at the time of counselling:

  1. 10th class marksheet
  2. 10+2 marksheet
  3. RNRM Certificate
  4. Experience Certificates
  5. Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  6. GNM Mark sheet

IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2020 Selection Procedure

Based on the marks obtained in the OPENNET exam merit list will be prepared for admission to Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing and will be displayed at the official website of IGNOU.

  • Admission will be offered after the verification of all the certificates and candidates are required to deposit the programme fee (non-refundable).
  • As per merit rank and availability of seats Programme Study Centre (PSC) will be allotted to the candidates.

IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2020 Application Process (OPENNET)

Candidates must ensure their eligibility before filling the OPENNET application form for admission into IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing programme. Check the complete application process below:

  • Application form can be obtained either from the Regional Centre of IGNOU in person or by post or can be downloaded from the official website of IGNOU.
  • If the application form is downloaded online, a demand draft of Rs. 1050/- drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi should be send along with the application form.
  • While filling the application form candidates must ensure to fill the RC code/ PSC code of only those regional centres where PSCs (Program Study Centres) for Post Basic Nursing are activated.

How to fill IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Application Form?

In case candidates are filling the IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission Entrance Test – OPENNET application form through online mode then they can follow the below given steps:

Registration

  • Firstly, candidates have to register themselves by clicking on the “NEW REGISTRATION” button appears on the applicant login area and fill the required registration details.
  • Fill in the Username and Password correctly.
  • After filling all the required details click on the “SUBMIT” button.
  • After submitting the details candidates will get their username via email and SMS.
  • If candidates have already registered then click on the “LOGIN” button.

Filling the Application Form

  • Now, fill the application form very carefully and also upload the scanned copy of the required documents:
    • Passport Size Photograph (less than 100KB)
    • Signature (less than 100KB)
  • After uploading the documents click on the “Next” button for further information that need to be filled in the form.

Fee Payment

Once the B.Sc. Nursing Admission Form is filled candidates need to pay the OPENNET application fee through online mode via:

  • Credit Card (Visa/ Master/ Rupay)
  • Debit Card (Visa/ Master/ Rupay)
  • Net Banking

Final Submission

  • After filling the requisite application fee submit the application form and take the printout of the same for future reference.

IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme Structure

Check the complete programme structure of IGNOU B.Sc. Nursing Admission offered by IGNOU:

Structure of Theory Courses:

Nursing Course Structure
Year Course Code Course Title
 

I Year

BNS-101 Nursing Foundation
BNS-102 Applied Sciences
BNS-103 Maternal Nursing
BNS-104 Communicative English
BNS-105 Behavioural Sciences
II Year BNS-106 Medical Surgical Nursing
BNS-107 Paediatric Nursing
BNS-108 Mental Health Nursing
III Year BNS-109 Community Health Nursing
BNS-110 Nursing Administration
BNS-111 Nursing Education and Research

 

Structure of Practical Courses:

Nursing Practical Courses Details
Year Course Code Course Title
 

I Year

BNS-101 Nursing Foundation
BNS-102 Applied Sciences
BNS-103 Maternal Nursing
BNS-104 Communicative English
BNS-105 Behavioural Sciences
II Year BNS-106 Medical Surgical Nursing
BNS-107 Paediatric Nursing
BNS-108 Mental Health Nursing
 

III Year

BNS-109 Community Health Nursing
BNS-110 Nursing Administration
BNS-111 Nursing Education and Research
BNS-112 Comput in Nursing

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