An M.Sc. in Nursing in Community Health Nursing prepares graduates to work in various settings that require advanced knowledge and Skills in Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Community-Based Healthcare.

The program typically includes courses on Community Health Assessment, Healthcare Systems, Epidemiology, Healthcare Informatics, and Healthcare Policy. Students may also learn about Nursing Theories, Research Methods, and Advanced Nursing Practices.


The curriculum of an M.Sc. in Nursing :


  • Principles of Community Health Nursing
  • Healthcare Informatics and Technology in Community Health Nursing
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Community Health Nursing
  • Healthcare Policy and its Implications for Community Health Nursing
  • Community Health Assessment and Planning
  • Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • Population-Based Healthcare Interventions
  • Healthcare Management and Leadership in Community Health Nursing
  • Advanced Nursing Practices and Clinical Management in Community Health Nursing
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice in Community Health Nursing.


Graduates with an M.Sc. in Nursing - Community Health Nursing can work in a variety of settings, such as Public Health Agencies, Community Health Centers, Schools, Government Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations, and Research Institutions. They may also pursue careers as Nurse Educators, Policy Analysts, or Consultants in Healthcare Organizations.


Program Objectives:


•  Utilize the requiste knowledge, skills and technologies to practice independently and collaboratively with all health professionals applying the principles of safety and quality improvement.
•  Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services in line with national health policies and programmes.
•  Respect dignity, worth and uniqueness of self and others.
•  Communicate effectively with patients, peers and all health care providers.
•  Integrate research findings and nursing theory in decision making in evidence-based practice.


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Eligibility Criteria

There is a minimum eligibility criterion for the candidates who apply for the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University, Lucknow (ABVMU) B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam that is as such :


  1. The candidate should have undergone B.Sc Nursing/ B.Sc Hons. Nursing/Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing form an Institution which is recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
  2. The Candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered midwife or equivalent with any State Nursing Registration Council.
  3. The candidate should have passed the B.Sc Nursing/ B.Sc Hons. Nursing/ Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum 55% aggregate marks for Unreserved (UR) & OBC candidates and minimum 50% aggregate marks.
  4. Minimum one year of work experience after Basic B.Sc Nursing/ B.Sc Hons. Nursing course.


Course Duration:  2 Years(4 Semester)


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Program Outline

The course outline for M.Sc. Nursing - Community Health Nursing may vary depending on the University or Institution offering the program. However, some general topics covered in the program are:


- Advanced Nursing Practice

- Research Methodology and Biostatistics

- Nursing Education and Administration

- Management of Nursing Services and Education

- Advanced Concepts of Health and Illness

- Community Health Nursing

- Primary Health Care

- Epidemiology and Biostatistics

- Environmental Health

- Health Education and Communication Skills

- Occupational Health Nursing

- Disaster Nursing

- Mental Health Nursing in the Community

- Geriatric Nursing

- Nursing Management of Communicable Diseases

- Nursing Management of Non-communicable Diseases

- Nursing Management of Reproductive and Child Health

- Family Health Nursing

- Health Care Delivery System

Career Prospectives

There are several career prospects for graduates with an M.Sc. Nursing - Community Health Nursing degree. Some of the career options are:


Community Health Nurse: Graduates can work as Community Health Nurses in Community Health Centers, Public Health Agencies, and Non-Profit Organizations. They can work with Individuals, Families, and Communities to Promote Health, Prevent Diseases, and provide healthcare services.


Nurse Educator: Graduates can work as Nurse Educators in Nursing Schools and Colleges to teach Nursing students about Community Health Nursing and related subjects.


Nurse Researcher: Graduates can work as Nurse Researchers in Research Institutions, Universities, and Healthcare Organizations to conduct Research in the field of Community Health Nursing and related subjects.


Health Educator: Graduates can work as Health Educators in Healthcare Organizations, Schools, and Non-Profit Organizations to educate Individuals and Communities about Healthy Lifestyle choices and disease prevention.


Healthcare Administrator: Graduates can work as Healthcare Administrators in Healthcare Organizations and Hospitals to manage Healthcare Services, Develop Policies, and improve the quality of Healthcare.


Public Health Professional: Graduates can work as Public Health Professionals in Government Agencies, non-profit organizations, and Healthcare organizations to improve public health, prevent diseases, and promote healthy lifestyles.


Community Health Officer: Graduates can work as consultants in healthcare organizations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to provide expert advice on Community Health Nursing and related subjects.


Overall, the career prospects for graduates with an M.Sc. Nursing - Community Health Nursing degrees are diverse, and the demand for Community Health Nurses is increasing globally.