On going Courses:
There are 03 (Three) courses in TMSS Nursing College (TNC) which are as follows:

    • Diploma in Nursing Science & Midwifery Course.
    • Post Basic BSc. in Nursing Course.
    • Basic BSc. in Nursing Course.

Course Duration:

  • Course Duration of Diploma in Nursing Science & Midwifery Courseis 03 (Three) Years.
  • Post Basic BSc. in Nursing Course is 02 (Two) Years.
  • Basic BSc. in Nursing Course is 04 (Four) Years.

Approval Authority:
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Nursing wing) Bangladesh vide memo No/Nurse/BSc-course 2008/645, Date.24-12-2008

Affiliating authority:
Rajshahi University

Curriculum Design of Diploma in Nursing Science & Midwifery Course
The curriculum is dynamic with provision for incorporating emerging health problems and changing health policies as well as latest advancement in health sciences. It is designed to incorporate:

  • General education courses to prepare students to understand the world, understand human behaviors and well-behave in the society and be able to communicate in English.
  • Foundation courses to furnish students with essential knowledge relevant to nursing and midwifery.
  • Professional courses for nursing and midwifery specific courses. The courses are sequenced from year one to year three, from simple to complex, with an attempt to increase students’ competencies overtime.

Curriculum Structure

  • Total credits=110 semester credits.
  • Numbers in the parenthesis indicate total classroom study hours, hours in laboratory and/or clinical practice hours in a semester.

Numbers are assigned as the followings:

  • 1 credit for classroom study is equal to 16 hours per semester.
  • 1 credit for laboratory is equal to 32 hours per semester.
  • 1 credit for clinical practice is equal to 96 hours per semester.

One semester is equal to 18 weeks with one week for midterm exam and another week for final exam. Between semesters, there will be school break for a minimum of 4 weeks which will allow time for students who fail a course to take re-exam, or to do additional study/assignment/practice to improve their academic performance in order to fulfill the requirement of the course.

Course Information:

1. General Course                                                                                                     Credits
Course Number*                                                                                              (Study**/lab/practice)

D 111: Social Science

2 (32/0/0)

D 112: Psychology of Human Behaviors

2 (32/0/0)

D 113: Chemistry and Physics

3 (40/16/0)

D 114: General Biology

2 (32/0/0)

D 115: English I

3 (32/32/0)

D 211: English II

3 (32/32/0)

D 311: English III

3 (32/32/0)

D 116: Introduction to Computers

1 (16/0/0)

                                                                               Total Credits                   19 (248/112/0)

                                                            Total hours                 360

2. Specific Courses
2.1: Foundation Courses
D 121: Communication in Nursing

2 (16/32/0)

D 122: Anatomy and Physiology

6 (80/32/0)

D 123: Microbiology and Parasitology

3 (40/16/0)

D 124: Nutrition and Nutritional Support

3 (40/16/0)

D 125: Path-physiology

3 (48/0/0)

D 126: Bio-statistics and Epidemiology

2 (32/0/0)

D 221: Pharmacology

3 (48/0/0)

                                                                              Total Credits                   22 (304/96/0)

                                                            Total hours                 400

2.2: Professional Courses
D 131: Introduction and Conceptual Bases of Nursing

3 (48/0/0)

D 132: Introduction to Health Assessment

2 (24/16/0)

D 133: Fundamental of Nursing

6 (48/32/192)

D 134: Introduction to Nursing Inquiry

1 (16/0/0)

D 135: Community Health Nursing I

2 (32/0/0)

D 231: Community Health Nursing II: Individual and Basis of Family Health

3 (32/0/96)

D 236: Community Health Nursing II: Basis of Community Health

3 (32/0/96)

D 232: Adult Nursing I

3 (24/0/144)

D 233: Adult Nursing II

3 (24/0/144)

D 331: Adult Nursing III

6 (48/0/288)

D 234: Orthopedic Nursing

4 (32/0/192)

D 235: Pediatric Nursing

5 (48/0/192)

D 237: Basis of Gerontological Nursing

2 (16/0/96)

D 238: Mental Health and Introduction to Psychiatric Nursing

2 (16/0/96)

D 332: Midwifery I

8 (64/0/384)

D 333: Midwifery II

8 (64/0/384)

D 334: Leadership and Management

2 (16/0/96)

D 335: Nursing of Newborns

2 (32/0/0)

D 336: Research and Evidence-Based

1 (16/0/0)

D 337: Nurse Internship

3 (0/0/288)

                                                                               Total Credits                      69 (632/48/2688)

                                                            Total hours                 3368

                                                                        Total Program Credits     110  (1184/256/2688)             

                           Total Program Hours                            4128

Information of Post-Basic B.Sc in Nursing Course:

  • Affiliation of TNC Post-Basic B.Sc in Nursing Course by the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, November, 2010.
  • Name of the course: Post-Basic B.Sc in Nursing.
  • Course duration: Two (2) years.
  • Session: 2010-2011

The post Basic BSc degree course in Nursing is a two year course of study in a TMSS Nursing College (TNC), Bogra affiliated to the University of Rajshahi on November 2010, approved by the MOH & FW on December 2008 and recognized by the Bangladesh Nursing Council.

The programme concentrates on training of highly qualified teachers and administrators in order to meet the needs of scarcity and rapidly expanding health activities throughout the country. The main purpose of this programme is to upgrade the skills and competencies of diploma Registered Nurse through in-service education and enable them to work in different roles like nurse educator, nurse manager, nurse clinician and nurse specialist in hospital/ community and educational setting.

TNC enables the students to develop their expertise as role model in nursing profession. The Rafatullah Community Hospital is the practicing ground, where the students learn with modern equipment and technology, get advice from medical experts and cope-up with international standard of health care system.

Objectives of BSc Degree (Post Basic)  Course
The POST BASIC-BSN Program graduate will be able to:

  • Integrate spiritual, cultural, and developmental concepts and values in providing and managing care for clients.
  • Synthesize knowledge from the humanities, bio-psychosocial and nursing sciences in providing and managing care.
  • Use management/leadership skill and knowledge of the socio-political system in providing comprehensive, therapeutic nursing care.
  • Use the nursing process to provide nursing care to clients, groups, and communities.
  • Collaborate with clients, groups, communities, and other health care providers in the delivery of heath care.
  • Incorporate findings from nursing and health –related research in promoting health and in the delivery of nursing care.
  • Participate in the delivery of health services by functioning in nursing roles necessary to meet the needs of a changing society.
  • Practice within the profession’s legal and ethical boundaries to meet the health care needs of clients, groups, and communities.
  • Assume responsibility for continuing personal, professional and education development necessary to function in a rapidly changing health care environment.
  • To prepare themselves to be dedicated in their profession for the betterment of the patient/ client and humanity.

Admission Requirements

  • Attested photocopy of S.S.C Certificate.
  • Attested photocopy of Certificate of Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.
  • Attested photocopy of all Transcript of Records.
  • Attested photocopy of BNC Registration.
  • Three (3) years experience certificate from any government/ recognized Medical College Hospital/ recognized (registered) Hospital.
  • Two (2) copies of attested recent passport size photograph.
  • Properly filled-up prescribed application form from 01, December ‘2010- 25, December’ 2010, from 9am-5pm.
  • Medical Clearance Certificate from a Junior Consultant/RMO including relevant investigations.
  • Need to qualify both in written and oral examination.
  • Price of Admission form: Tk.300/- (three hundred taka, non returnable)

(a) Evaluation system

There should be two year (1st year, 2nd year) final examinations at the end of each year of B.Sc. in Nursing (Post basic) degree course.

A Mid-term Internal exam should be held in the 1st term of each year by the individual college. Result of the Mid-term internal examination shall be declared and recorded. A student must appear in each year final examination. In order to pass each year of the course overall, a student must achieve a pass grade in all subjects in that year. In order to pass a subject, a student must pass in written oral and practical/clinical of that specific subject.

b. Timing of evaluation

  • Formative assessment shall be done throughout the course.
  • Written examination (summative assessment) shall be conducted at the end of the each year. The oral and practical examination should be held after the written examination.
  • There shall be 2 weeks preparatory leave for students before the year final examinations. The course shall be completed at least 4 weeks before examination. The examination form shall be filled up as prescribed rule of the concerned university.

(c) Duration of Examination hours:
Examination hours for written paper shall be allotted as follows:

  • For 40 to 60 marks :    2½ hours
  • For 70 to 100 marks:   3 hours.

(d) Eligibility for Examination:
A candidate should not be admitted to any University examination unless s/he has:

(i)       Fulfilled to the conditions as laid down in the ordinances and regulations of the degree programme.

(ii)     Furnished a certificate from the principal of the respective Nursing College;

  • Should have of good conduct.
  • Should have of having fulfilled the conditions for attendance as per the university rule.
  • Should have of having satisfactorily completed all appropriate college examinations, Sessional and clinical works.
  • Paid the examination fees to the Controller of Examinations.

E. Students eligibility to appear in the year final examination:
A student shall be eligible to appear in the year final examination if s/he has fulfilled the following:

• Has undergone one-year academic course in each individual subject.

• attended no less than 80% of the minimum prescribed number of theory classes, clinical/field practice and demonstration sessions separately in subjects of examination and to the satisfaction of the departmental heads and the principal of concerned nursing college.

• Has passed minimum 60% marks in the mid-term internal examination and in formative & clinical assessment of each individual subject as specified in the curriculum and examination system.

• paid the requisite amount of examination fee as decided.

• For appearing in the 2 year for B.Sc. in Nursing (Post Basic) the student must pass the previous year final examination and fulfill the above criteria.

 Time limits for completion of B. Sc. in Nursing (Post Basic) Degree

  • A total time of B. Sc. in Nursing (Post basic) shall be allowed to complete the full two years course. A student shall not be graduated if s/he does not successfully complete the course within that time limit.
  • If students fail in any year, they shall get maximum 3 (three) successive chances for B. Sc in Nursing and 2 (two) successive chances for B.Sc. in Nursing (Post Basic) to pass the examination.
  • Student failing to attend the classes within one month (without any information) at the beginning of the course, her/his studentship shall be cancelled.

F. Re-admission

  • If a student discontinues the classes from the first year for any reason (sickness or others), her/his studentship shall be valid up to 2 years with prior permission from the concerned authority. In such case re-admission in 1st year shall be acceptable within two years with fresh batch without admission test.
  • If a student discontinues the classes from 2 year shall be acceptable within I (one) year with prior permission from the concerned authority.
  • However in such cases, student shall not be allowed to exceed time limits to complete the course from the initial date of admission.

(G) Supplementary Examination
Students shall be allowed to sit for re-examination following a fail grade (obtain less than 60%). However, to complete the total course the student shall not be allowed to exceed time limits.

  • The student who fails (whether appeared or not) in any subject of the course in any year final examination shall be eligible to sit for supplementary examination on payment of the due examination fees.
  • If a student fails in the first year final examination, s/he shall get maximum three successive chances for passing the examination of that year. S/he may attend 2nd year classes but shall not be allowed to appear in the 2nd year final examination, until s/he passes all subjects of 1st year.
  • However, if a student fails in the 2nd chance in any year, s/he shall not be allowed to continue the classes for the next year until s/he passes all subjects of that year.
  • If any student fails in mid-term internal examination, there shall be provision for re-examination after one month.
  • A student, who tails to pass or appear at the internal midterm examination or who has been detained due to non-fulfillment of any of the condition laid down under the heading “Students’ eligibility to appear in the year final examination” of the Ordinances and Regulations, shall also be eligible to sit for the next coming examination provided s/he has passed the internal mid-term examination and has fulfilled all other conditions.

Examination Committees
There shall be separate examination committee for B.Sc. in Nursing (Post basic) in each of 1st year and 2nd year Final examinations. The examination committee shall be proposed by the Faculty of Medicine. The main examination committee shall consist of 5 members:

  • Chairman of the committee from among the Principal / Head of the nursing colleges / institutes concerned.
  • Three other members from among the teachers of the nursing colleges / institutes / Health related subjects (Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Zoology and Psychology) of Rajshahi University concerned.
  • One external member from outside the nursing colleges/institutes concerned.

The examination committee shal:
(i) propose the names of the questions setters and script/thesis/ dissertation/ project/ examiners from the previously approved panel of examiners;
(ii) moderate all examination questions;
(iii) make necessary arrangements for holding the practical, theory and viva-voce examinations;
(iv) recommend the names of three tabulators (for approval of the Dean Faculty of Medicine); and
(v) finalize the results.

Questions for examination
Questions shall be set in English and the medium of answers in the examination of all courses shall be English. There are variations in question papers of written examination.

  • In written examination the question paper shall usually contain Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) and Shod Answer Question (SAQ) except for English, Computer & Information Technology, Research in Nursing and Evidence Based Nursing, SAQ shall contain SQ (Short Question) and EQ (Essay Question).
  • The questions both MCQ & SAQ shall be developed from the contents of each subject as laid down in the module of examination system.
  • In case of English, Computer & Information Technology, Research in Nursing and Evidence Based Nursing, question format shall be different from the above description. There shall be either easy type or a combination of mixed type of questions such as objective type, short type and essay type questions as mentioned in the module of examination system.