Bachelor of Nursing Science (Top-Up)

The goal of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) top up program is to prepare a multi-skilled nurse who will competently meet the healthcare needs of the community in all settings by providing preventive, promotive, curative, as well as rehabilitative services to members of society. Similarly, the graduate is also prepared to initiate, participate in and support health and nursing research and innovations and offer leadership. 

The curriculum has been designed in such as a way that it reduces theoretical burden on students and integrates the basic sciences and biomedical courses with clinical courses based on various disciplines, systems, problems and community needs. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates shall be expected to;
  • Provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services
  • Manage health services based in health institutions in rural, peri-urban and urban areas
  • Generate information through basic and applied research approaches
  • Disseminate information through teaching and other health education modalities
  • Lead communities in issues related to health and community development
  • Student-centered learning, to promote full use of individual abilities.
  • Problem - based learning using small group tutorials to develop critical thinking skills.
  • Lectures to provide guidance in scope and depth to broaden students understanding.
  • Clinical demonstrations to emphasize a holistic approach to patient/client care.
  • Community placements for community assessment and appropriate interventions.
  • E-Learning opportunities through online and internet-based technologies.


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Year 1 

Semester 1 

Semester 2

  • Anatomy I
  • Biochemistry I
  • Communication and counseling Skills
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Physiology I 
  • Anatomy II 
  • Biochemistry II 
  • Physiology II
  • Reproductive health I

Year 2 

Semester 1 

Semester 2

  • Reproductive
  • Health II 
  • Microbiology I  
  • Pharmacology I
  • Microbiology II 
  • Pharmacology II 
  • Research
  • Methodology

Year 3 

Semester 1 

Semester 2

  • Issues in Professional Nursing
  • Principles of Nursing Education  
  • Proposal Development and Scientific Writing
  • Administration and Management
  • Reproductive Health III 
  • Research Project Report
BSc Nursing (Top-Up)


3.5 Years
Part Time


1,520,000/- | 590 USD
Functional fees; 825,000/- | 247 USD


Dip. Nursing & Dip. Midwifery
2 Years Working Experience