Program Outline

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Nursing

  • Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
  • Affiliation: The State Government of Karnataka, University Grant Commission (UGC) and affiliated to Indian Nursing Council and Karnataka State Nursing Council
  • Campus: Electronic City (EC) Campus
  • Admission Test: PESSAT
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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Nursing

B.Sc in Nursing is a professionally focused undergraduate course with a variety of higher education alternatives and employment opportunities as well. It is offered as a 4-year undergraduate programme (which includes eight semesters) for all students who have cleared class 12th from the stream of science.

The course primarily trains students to take care of the ill and diseased, and hence the curriculum includes topics such as applied biochemistry, applied nutrition and dietetics, applied anatomy, applied physiology, applied psychology, and applied sociology, First aid manual, Forensic nursing and Indian Laws and nursing subjects etc.

The aim of B.Sc Nursing course is to train students for generalist nursing practices. As part of their learning and training to become nurses, students learn about nature of the diseases, its treatment, rehabilitation and prevention, and also nutrition, family care, health promotion. The course enables graduates to think critically and clearly while still being compassionate, disciplined, and assertive, allowing them to adjust to various industries, healthcare delivery systems, and society's changing needs.

Simulation will be integrated throughout the curriculum wherever applicable to enable them to develop competencies before entry into real field of practice. B.Sc nursing provides nurses with excellent career prospects and employment opportunities.

Objectives of the Program

  • To create higher levels of intellectual and innovative abilities, to flourish and strengthen the nursing students in implementing safe and effective patient care.
  • Conduct need based research studies and utilizes research findings to improve the quality of care.
  • To prepare professional nurses who will provide expert comprehensive health care skilfully in all health care settings.
  • To enhance the professional growth of graduates through ongoing education and self-evaluation.
  • To develop the leadership quality and decision-making abilities to be practiced in various challenging situations.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant should have minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on 31st December of the year in which admission is sought. The maximum age limit for admission shall be 35 years
  • Candidate should have passed in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English papers individually and must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks together in PCB papers at the II PUC or 12th Standard i.e. (10+2).
  • The candidate belonging to SC/ST or other backward classes shall obtain 40% marks in PCB papers together in the qualifying examination.

Key differentiators of this program at PESU

  • Highly qualified and well experienced faculty members with real world experience
  • Top digital facilities in all class rooms that are technologically equipped for learning and teaching
  • World class infrastructure and laboratories enabling contemporary learning
  • The college is attached with a state-of-the-art parent hospital with all speciality beds and best in class equipment’s and facilities.

Pedagogy Method


  • Lecture cum Discussion
  • Demonstration
  • PPT
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Simulations
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Panel Discussion Symposium
  • Debates
  • Mock Drill
  • Debates
  • Group Discussions
  • Role Plays
  • OSCE
  • Field Visits and Projects

Clinical Training

  • Clinical Teaching
  • Case Presentations
  • Case Study
  • Nursing Rounds
  • Incidental Teaching
  • Demonstration
  • Health Talks

Excellent Hostel Facilities

Programme Highlights & Opportunities

  • B.Sc in nursing at PESU is one of the most popular nursing programme in India that trains aspirants to practice nursing in different health care settings nationally as well as globally.
  • B.Sc in nursing at PESU is a 4-year undergraduate programme where students learn the science and principles of nursing and it imparts theoretical knowledge and clinical exposure to mould qualified nurses as well acquire critical thinking skills, abilities and skills required for a nursing professional.
  • Apart from theory classes, students also get practical training in hospitals, laboratories or communities.
  • The degree is widely accepted overseas with high level of recognition and admiration in the healthcare industry as well as among the patients and people
  • It opens up a lot of job opportunities in the healthcare sector across the globe
  • Students could secure high paying jobs in various health sectors worldwide
  • B.Sc nursing candidates can also pursue higher studies in MSc Nursing, P.hD nursing and can also choose a specialisation of their interests

Who should pursue this program?

  • Candidates who wish to pursue a career in the healthcare sector can pursue the B.Sc Nursing Course.
  • Candidates who are interested in serving the society as nurses, midwives, must pursue this course.
  • Candidates who are compassionate in serving the patients and society can also pursue the B.Sc Nursing course.
  • Candidates who want to take up jobs as Nursing Advisors to the Indian Government, Nursing Assistants/Supervisors, Teachers and Nursing Superintendents, Clinical nurse in government or private hospitals, clinics and other health departments. Nurse educators in nursing colleges, training institute’s hospitals, etc. Nurse researchers in research institutes and health care companies and Nurse Managers or administrators in hospitals, IT nurses in IT sector.

Future Career Prospects after competing the Program

On completion of the B.Sc nursing programme the graduates can have following career opportunities open to them:

  • Hospital staff nurse
  • School health nurse
  • Industrial nurse
  • Public health nurse
  • Nursing Tutor in Schools/Colleges of Nursing
  • IT Nurse and many more

Placement Opportunities & Career Assistance

PES University has a dedicated wing in the centralized placement cell to take care of the placement for nursing students. The placement cell at PES University

  • Provides excellent career opportunities for nursing students by training them in the requisite skill sets, conditioning them to the work environment and exposing them to the right opportunities.
  • Conducts regular Career Orientation programmes to ensure that the students though process aligns with the needs of the nursing industry
  • Provides placement assistance and support in top leading health industries/ companies

Scholarships @ PESU

Merit Certificate + 50% Tuition Fee Refund for Top 5% of the Students based on their CGPA.

Merit Certificate + 40% Tuition Fee Refund for the next 20% of the Students based on their SGPA.

Merit Certificate for Students securing 7.75+ SGPA.


  1. The Scholarships/ Awards are subject to qualifying CGPA/ SGPA and other conditions as stipulated by Scholarship Committee each year.
  2. The above Scholarships/ Awards are not applicable to students in their final year of study.
  3. The student is eligible only for one award in each semester/year.

University Highlights


Ranked #1

#1 University in Karnataka (New Universities under 5 years) by KSURF


India's Most Preferred

PES is the second most preferred destination next to IIMB for B-School aspirants – Times of India


Ranked #1

#1 B School in Karnataka – Times of India B School Rankings 2021


Ranked #5

PES University ranked #5 in Outlook-ICARE India University Rankings 2020