Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing (PBBN) - Purbanchal University


The Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing (PBN) program aims to prepare professional nurse health specialists either in Midwifery, Hospital or Community nursing sectors with the utmost technical, academicals and managerial competence in respective field of specialization.


Such specialists are needed in various governmental or non-governmental health agencies, communities, hospitals, schools and academic institutions.

Objectives of the program

The general objective of the PBN program is to produce competent graduates with advanced knowledge positive attitude and practical skills necessary to deliver high quality health services needed for the country. Specifically, the program entails the following general objectives:

  1. Provide advanced knowledge and practical skills in nursing science covering Primary Health Care for nursing graduates.
  2. Develop skills in measurement, design, analysis and evaluation for applied nursing sciences, health system research and management
  3. Equip nursing specialists with communication and group organization skills for promoting community participation in health and development activities ultimately leading to the individual and community self-reliance in health services and improvement in health status.
  4. Enable nursing health professionals to deal with the existing realities in health management issues, concerns and problems
  5. Foster positive attitudes of health professionals to encourage them for providing more accessible, equitable nursing services for disadvantaged groups and communities.
  6. Develop the leadership capabilities of nursing professionals in the management of nursing services at various levels health programs.
  7. Enhance the vocational competence of nursing professionals through advanced education in health strategies, health promotion and health programming.
  8. Strengthen educational capabilities of nursing professionals to deal with teaching learning process at various academic institutions.
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Admission criteria

Provisions for Admission Process

  1. In order to pass the integrated admission process, a minimum of 50 percent marks should be obtained.

  2. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Candidates who have been successfully selected in the admission process will have to submit the following original and 1/1 photocopy of the following documents to the concerned educational institution at the time of admission.

  1. Certificate of qualification, Transcript and Character Certificate of 10+2 and SLC/SEE or Equivalent.

  2. Copy of Citizenship / Passport.

  3. Admit card of the Entrance Examination.

  4. Documents submitted for reservation.

  5. Certificate of Equivalence for the students with certificates from foreign institutions.

*Foreign candidates wishing to study in the vacated seat for foreign students must fill in the online application form mentioning the academic program of their choice within the time limit mentioned in this notice.

Provisions for Scholarships

As per Rule 20 of the National Medical Education Rules, 2077, out of the total scholarship seats to be awarded to the Government of Nepal at the undergraduate level, 55 percent of the seats will be distributed through open competition and 45 percent of the seats will be distributed on the basis of the following:

Female

33%

Dalit

9%

Aadibasi janajati

15%

Khas Aryan

17%

Madhesi

12%

Tharu

4%

Muslim

2%

Candidates from the Backward community

4%

Disabled

2%

Families of martyrs, families of disappeared persons, families of injured warriors, and conflict victims

2%

Examination Format

Question type: Single best response type of multiple-choice questions
Option:Four options (A,B, C,D)
Number of questions: 200
Full marks:200
Cognitiveratio:Recall:Understanding:Application-30:50:20
Duration:3 hours

Weightage

S.N.

Content/Domain

Question

a.

Core Subjects

150

1.

Community health nursing

25

2.

Adultshealthnursing

25

3.

Child health nursing

25

4.

Midwifery and Gynaecological nursing

25

5.

Fundamental of nursing

20

6.

Leadership and management

20

7.

Behavior science and mental health

10

b.

Basic and Integrated Health Science applied to nursing

30

c.

Mental Agility Test(MAT)

20

8.

Verbal reasoning

5

9.

Numerical reasoning

5

10.

Logical sequencing

5

11.

Abstract reasoning/Spatialrelation

5

Total

200

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Eligibility

  • Proficiency Certificate Level/ Diploma in Nursing securing at least 50% aggregate in total marks. 
  • AND
  • Registered in Nepal Nursing Council.

Curricular structure

Course duration
The course has been designed for two academic years in Post Basic Bachelor in Nursing program. The PBN curriculum mainly consists of following three specialized (elective) areas.

Midwifery: There is a high demand of midwifery graduate nurse in the area of women’s health, infant care and the reproductive health care of the women. HMG has placed a high priority in midwifery care. Till now, this core area has not been sufficiently developed by any institution, hence, the course is the pioneer one.

Community Nursing: It is another major elective (specialized) area for nursing graduates. It aims to impart the necessary knowledge and the skills in the among graduates to provide health care and services at the community level and closely link with the public health policies and processes of comprehensive primary health care approach.

Hospital Nursing: This is another highly demanding specialized (elective) area for nursing graduates. The graduates with specialized knowledge in hospital nursing are expected to work, manage and provide health care services in the hospitals or any health care institution.

1st year:

  1. Behavioral Science in Health
  2. Applied Basic Science (A)
  3. Applied Basic Science (B)
  4. Educational Science in Nursing
  5. Community Health Nursing
  6. Midwifery Nursing
  7. Theories and principle of Nursing
  8. Adult Health Nursing
  9. Child Health Nursing

2nd year:

  1. Leadership and Management
  2. Research and Bio-statistics in Nursing
  3. Community Health Nursing
  4. Midwifery Nursing
  5. Hospital Nursing
  6. Computer Application in Health Sciences.
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