Master of Science – Nursing

M.Sc. Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an advanced study program for registered nurses who have completed their Bachelor Degree in Nursing. This increases the credential process required for specialized professional practice, including advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners and also get into jobs like Nurse Educators or any roles in the top management level. The main focus of their studies is on a clinical specialty.

A benefit of securing a MSN degree in today’s scenario: is that the health sector is saturated with BSN- nurses (Bachelor of Science in nursing), professionals with a Masters degree in Nursing will benefit greater marketability across the globe as an anticipate shortage of physicians opens opportunities for advanced practice nurses to assume job roles of greater clinical responsibility.

Major areas of employment are:

Nurse Educators/Lecturers, nursing administration, Health policy expert, clinical nurse leader, Insurance companies and other major MNC companies. The MSN degree prepares a pathway to students, to earn their doctorate/PHD/DNP, which enables the nurses to get higher job positions such as, advanced practice registered nurse (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife) in the health sector.

Eligibility

Must have a passed B.Sc Nursing/Post Basic/Post Certificate B.Sc Nursing from any recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.

Affiliation

  • Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science.
  • Approved by the Indian Nursing Council.
  • Approved by the Karnataka Nursing Council
  • Recognized by the Govt. of Karnataka.
  • Duration

    2 years (Two Years)

    Medical-surgical nursing is one of the largest groups of professionals in the nursing sector. Nurses in this specialty, practice primarily at hospital units and take care for adult patients who are ill or suffer with a wide variety of medical problems or are recovering from a surgery. The most distinguishing characteristic of Medical-surgical nurses is that they are the master coordinators of the nursing department. Multitasking is the most needed skill as the nurse will have to balance several activities at one time such as, administering medications, educating families, discharging patients and admitting new ones, all while keeping the entire health care team on the same pace and page. The nurse here needs high-level critical thinking skills, vast knowledge of disease and body systems, management skills, and the ability to stay calm under pressure. The challenges could be many but the demand for Medical-surgical nurses are high all around the world so are the rewards.
    Career as a Medical-Surgical Nurse

    Generalist: Student nurse, Clinical nurse, Licensed practical nurse, Registered nurse, Graduate nurse.

    Advance Practice: Clinical nurse specialist, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Educator, Nursing Lecturer, Nurse practitioner.

    Pediatric nursing is the medical care of infants and children up to adolescence, usually in an in-patient hospital or day-clinic. The main focus will be in providing care and support for the newborn babies, premature babies, Babies suffering from health problems such as birth defects, infections, or heart deformities etc. In most cases, the nurses works in Intensive care units for children (NICU) providing highly specialized medical care, to newborns who are at risk. Professionals in this role provide basic health information to parents like preventative medicine care to their child. A pediatric nurse cares for the sick and the injured children, administers immunizations, monitors development, and counsel’s parents. Specific duties that a pediatric nurse performs include recording the child’s height and weight, obtaining blood and urine samples, and ordering diagnostic testing if required.
    Career as a Pediatric Nurse

    Graduates can start working as a Clinical nurse in the department of pediatric mostly in hospitals and clinic. Pediatric nursing is the most rewarding nursing specialties where the demand is high and expected to grow. Nurses who are skilled in this specialty will be needed even more globally. High demand will likely lead to career advancement and pay increases for nurses who can deliver great care to kids.

    Psychiatric nursing, also known as mental health nursing, is a position of a nurse that specializes in mental health of individuals, and cares for people of all ages experiencing mental illnesses or distress. The duties usually are assigned with a caseload of patients and provide direct care to their patients, which includes facilitating social and emotional needs, supervising medication schedules and evaluating patient progress. Nurses in this area receive specific training in psychological therapies, building a therapeutic alliance, dealing with challenging behavior and the administration of psychiatric medication. MHNs act to bridge the gap between mental health services and general practice for patients suffering from acute to chronic mental illnesses. Responsibilities are divided into categories like case management, psychosocial interventions, physical health, medication management and behavioral therapy.

    Career as a Pediatric Nurse: Jobs and positions varies from private practices to consulting with corporations, as Psychiatric nurse will be working in treating mental illness with a wide range of solutions including prescribing medication and practicing psychotherapy. The positions they will have can varied The normalization of mental health issues such as depression and PTSD, through main stream media and the affordable care acts increased provision for treating mental health, have lead to an increase in demand for mental health professions. This field has much potential for growth and has already started to experience a potential increase in demand.

    Major areas of employment are: Psychiatric hospitals, Mental health clinics, Health maintenance organizations (HMOs), Social service agencies, and Global health organizations, Learning institutions such as universities, colleges, professional schools and research centers.
    Working as an OBG nurse is one of the most demand areas of nursing currently. OBG Nurses work with patients who are in the process of becoming a mother, or who are already pregnant, or women who has recently delivered. These nurses help provide prenatal care and testing, care of patients experiencing pregnancy complications, care during labor and delivery, and care of patients post delivery and even assisting the delivery process. Once the baby is delivered, the OBG Nurse provides initial care for the newborn, cleansing it, weighing it, and most importantly, ensuring that it is able to breathe on its own The role challenges mostly every skills of the nurse as they will have to multitask at their job. Whatever may be the challenge, still it is one of the most rewarding career paths to enroll. Career as a Pediatric Nurse:

  • OBG nurses will work closely with Obstetricians, Midwives and nurse practitioners.
  • They also provide supervision of patient care technicians and surgical technologist.
  • OBG nurses will have to perform postoperative care on a surgical unit, stress test evaluations, cardiac monitoring, vascular monitoring, and health assessments.
  • Obstetrical nurses are required to possess specialized skills such as electronic fetal monitoring, non stress test, neonatal resuscitation and medication administration by continuous intravenous drip.
  • Major areas of employment are: Medical offices, Prenatal clinics, Labor & delivery units, Ante partum units, Postpartum units, Operation Theatres, Clinical research centers, Hospital maternity ward, OBG Physician’s office, Private birthing center, Midwife practice, Family planning center, Urgent care clinic, Community clinic, Govt etc.
    Community Nurses play a crucial role in the primary health care team. They are qualified nurses who provide care and support for patients out of hospital, mostly in patients own homes, in clinics, based in general practitioner(GP) surgeries or within health centers. Community Nurses have to be flexible at work and have to adaptable to a variety of workplaces, providing care with/without the resource of a hospital environment. It involves working alongside patients with different requirements including older people with health problems, people who are physically disabled, patients who have been discharged from hospital who require ongoing treatment or those who are terminally ill. They focus on to help provide necessary care in communities that lack easy access to healthcare. Community nurses also do provide, teaching and supportive roles, working with patients to promote independence and enabling them to care for themselves.

    Career as a Pediatric Nurse Community nurses will be working closely with healthcare facilities like local hospitals, trauma centers, and clinics, health-related government agencies and non-profit organizations, community health centers and research facilities.

    Job Functions of employment are:

    Assisted living, Ambulatory care nursing, Faith community nursing, Flight nurse, Home care, Home health nursing, Care home nursing, Community children’s nurse, Community learning disability nurse, community Midwife, Prison nurse, District nurse, GPN, Health Visitor, Homeless outreach nurse, Alongside work with paramedics, occupational health nurse, Palliative care nurse, Public health nurse, Military nurse, Private duty nurse, School nursing, Tele nursing

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