M.Sc. Nursing in Child Health Nursing is a postgraduate program that is designed to prepare Nursing professionals to become competent and skilled in providing advanced care to children, infants, and adolescents. The program focuses on providing a deep understanding of Child Health, growth and development, pediatric diseases, and disorders.

The course includes both theoretical and practical knowledge to train Nursing professionals in providing comprehensive care for children in various settings, such as Hospitals, Clinics, Schools, and Community Health Centers. The program also emphasizes developing Skills in Critical thinking, leadership, and research to improve Healthcare outcomes for children.

The curriculum for M.Sc. Nursing in Child Health Nursing includes subjects like Child Health Nursing, Child Growth and Development, Pediatric Nursing, Neonatal Nursing, Nursing Research and Statistics, Healthcare Management, and so on. Students also undergo practical training to gain hands-on experience in Pediatric Care.

After completing the course, Nursing professionals can work in various roles such as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Consultant, Pediatric Nurse Educator, Pediatric Nurse Researcher, Pediatric Nurse Administrator, etc.

Overall, M.Sc. Nursing in Child Health Nursing is an excellent program for Nursing professionals who want to specialize in Pediatric Care and advance their careers in this field.


Program Objectives:

1) Assess the growth and development of children of different age groups.
2) Applies knowledge of preventive paediatrics.
3) Meets the development needs of children.
4) Acquires knowledge of common childhood disorders.
5) Acquires skill in performing Paediatric procedures like administration of drugs, performs basic resuscitation, provides health education and immunization.
6) Provides children with preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative Nursing care.
7) Performs assessment of children, health development, and anthropometric measurements.
8) Participates in Nursing rounds and bedside clinics


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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

- Advanced Anatomy and Physiology related to child health

- Child Health Nursing Concepts and Theories

- Child Growth and Development

- Advanced Pediatric Nursing care including assessment, diagnosis, and  interventions for children with various health conditions

- Neonatal and Perinatal Nursing

- Community and School Health Nursing for Children

- Nursing Research and Statistics for Child Health Nursing

- Healthcare Management in Pediatric Care

- Advanced Nursing Practice in Pediatric Care

- Child Psychology and Behavioral Sciences


In addition to the above topics, students may be required to undertake practical training in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, and community health centers. 

Career Prospectives

M.Sc. Nursing in Child Health Nursing opens up a wide range of career opportunities for nursing professionals in the field of pediatric care. Some of the potential career prospects for graduates of this program include:


Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive primary care to infants, children, and adolescents, including assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various health conditions.


Pediatric Nurse Consultant: A Pediatric Nurse Consultant provides expert advice on pediatric healthcare and works with healthcare organizations to develop policies and procedures related to pediatric care.


Pediatric Nurse Educator: A Pediatric Nurse Educator is responsible for developing and delivering educational programs for nursing students and healthcare professionals on various topics related to pediatric care.


Pediatric Nurse Researcher: A Pediatric Nurse Researcher conducts research studies to improve pediatric healthcare outcomes and develop evidence-based practices for the care of children.


Pediatric Nurse Administrator: A Pediatric Nurse Administrator manages and oversees pediatric healthcare facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and community health centers.


Pediatric Emergency Nurse: A Pediatric Emergency Nurse provides critical care to children in emergency situations, such as accidents, injuries, and acute illnesses.


Child Health Specialist: A Child Health Specialist works in public health settings and focuses on promoting child health and preventing diseases through various programs and initiatives.


The career opportunities for graduates of M.Sc. Nursing in Child Health Nursing is vast and diverse, and they can work in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, and community health centers. They can also choose to pursue further education and specialization in various areas of pediatric care.