Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has issued notification for admission into Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Program through OPENNET – I. The premier university for distance education programs in the country has revised the selection criteria for admission into Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Program from the session starting from January 2012. All India level Entrance Examination (OPENNET – I) for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing will be held on 21st August 2011 across the country. Following are the details of eligibility and application procedure for the program:
Eligibility Conditions: Candidates should have 10+2 with Diploma in General Nursing and midwifery (RNRM) with at least two years of work experience in the profession. Candidates who have not done midwifery in the GNM Programme (Male nurses and nurses who have not done Midwifery must submit a Certificate of completion of a course of 6 to 9 months duration approved by INC in lieu of midwifery). OR
Applicants should have passed in 10th Class / Matriculation with Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (RNRM) with a minimum of five years work experience. (Male nurses and nurses who have not done Midwifery in the GNM programme have to submit a Certificate of completion of a course of 6 to 9 months duration approved by INC in lieu of midwifery).
There is no age bar for the program. Fee for the entire program is Rs.13200/- + Rs. 100/- Registration Fee. Minimum duration of the course is 3 years and maximum duration is 5 years. The program is available in English medium only. Entrance Examination will be based on the syllabus of General Nursing Midwifery (GNM) course prescribed by Indian Nursing Council (INC).
Interested candidates can obtain applications and handbook of information from Registrar (SRD), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi OR from all the Regonal Centers of IGNOU. Application cost is Rs. 550. Application forms can also be downloaded from the website www.ignou.ac.in .