MSc in Maternal Health Nursing

MSc in Maternal Health Nursing

3 years
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  • Fee: NPR 888,250

Eligibility Criteria

  • B. Sc. Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing program pass from any Institution recognized by BPKIHS;
  • Two years of work experience after the graduation;
  • Registered with the Nepal Nursing Council; and
  • Age not exceeded 35 years by the last date of submission of application (but, for the candidates working in relevant field the maximum age limit is 45 years)

Admission time

Generally, new admission for M.Sc Nursing in BPKIHS is opened in the month of June and entrance exam is conducted on July/August every year.

Entrance Examination

The Entrance Examination will be of 3 hours duration and will have one paper consisting of 200 single best responses multiple choice questions carrying 200 marks covering the subjects as given below.The question paper will have two parts; Part I having a weight of approximately 40% & Part II having a weight of approximately 60%. The Entrance Examination is common for both Nepalese and International candidates.

Part 1 Contents:

Information Sciences, Essentials of Biostatistics and Basic Research Methodology, Applied Sciences, General Knowledge and English.

Part 2 Contents:

Total Number of seats available for M.Sc Nursing Program in BPKIHS

S.N Discipline/Subjects Seats for Open (Heavily subsidized Tuition Fee) Seats for High Tuition fee

Community Health Nursing

Two Two

Psychiatric Nursing

One One

Maternal Health Nursing

Two Two
4 Child Health Nursing Two Two
5 Medical - Surgical Nursing Two Two

Note: Candidates are eligible to opt for Open and High Tuition Fee Scheme (Multiple options permitted). However, selection will be based on merit, counseling and availability of seats.



  • BN/ BNS / B.Sc. Nursing /B.Midwifery(B. Mid is eligible only for the M.Sc. Midwifery program)
  • Registered in Nepal Nursing Council
  • One year experience
  • The candidate should score a minimum of 50% (Pass Marks) in the Entrance Examinations conducted by Medical Education Commission for being eligible to be on the merit list.

Exam Format

  • Single best response type with Multiple choice question
  • Four options (A, B, C, D)
  • No. of questions - 200
  • Recall: Understanding: Application – 30:50:20
  • Duration - 3 hours including one-time voluntary toilet break


S.No. Subjects Marks
1 Adult Nursing (Medical-Surgical Nursing) 20
2 Midwifery 20
3 Pediatric Nursing (Child Health Nursing) 20
4 Community Health Nursing 20
5 Psychiatric Nursing (Mental Health Nursing) 20
6 Nursing Research and Biostatistics 20
7 Integrated Health Science- 10% (Ana- 6, Physio- 4, Pharma- 4, Biochem- 2, Micro- 2, Patho- 2) 20
8 Educational Science 16
9 Nursing Concepts and Ethical Aspects in Nursing 16
10 Nursing Leadership and Management 16
11 Social and Behavioral Science 6
12 Geriatric Nursing 6
Total   200