Diploma Nursing Subjects & Course Duration

Year Wise Course Plan
 Code & name of the different courses with hours, & marks 

CodeName of Subjects/ CourseMarks
D111Behavioral Science150
D112Basic Science 150
D123 Anatomy and Physiology 250
D124Professional Frameworks & Communication in Midwifery150
D135Fundamentals of Nursing250
D116Communicative English(Internal Subject)150
D117Computer and Information Technology (Int. Sub)150

Total =   1250

D231 Medical & Surgical Nursing300
D223 Nutrition and Dietetics200
D234 Community Health Nursing200
D235Pediatric Nursing150

Total =   1000

D332Psychiatric Nursing150
D333Orthopedic Nursing150
D334Leadership and Management150
D335Research Methodology100

Total =   850

  Total theory    = 1994 hrs
  Total lab         = 612 hrs 
  Total practice = 2352 hrs      
 Total Hours = 5112
 Total marks = 3100

 General Course       = 4 
 Foundation Course = 4
 Professional Courses = 9
 Total Course  = 17

Curriculum Design:

The curriculum is dynamic with provision for incorporating emerging health problems and changing health policies as well as latest advancement in health sciences. The Diploma in Nursing Science and Midwifery curriculum is designed for BNMC recognized institutions and incorporate (1) General courses to prepare students to understand the world, understand human behaviors and well-behave in the society (2) Foundation courses to furnish students with essential knowledge relevant to nursing and midwifery and (3) 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.

Title of courses:

(a) General courses:

    1. Behavioral Science
    2. Basic Science
    3. Communicative English
    4. Computer and Information Technology (ICT)

(b) Foundation courses:

    1. Anatomy and Physiology
    2. Microbiology and Parasitology
    3. Nutrition and Dietetics
    4. Pharmacology

(3) Professional courses:

    1. Fundamentals of Nursing
    2. Community Health Nursing
    3. Medical & Surgical Nursing
    4. Orthopedic Nursing
    5. Pediatric Nursing
    6. Psychiatric Nursing
    7. Midwifery
    8. Leadership and Management 
    9. Research Methodology


Upon the successful completion of Diploma course, six months internship is compulsory for all students. The students who will not complete the internship she will not appear in the comprehensive licensing examination.

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