PB BSc Nursing Syllabus


Post-basic BSc Syllabus

Phoenix Nursing Institute in Punjab offers a comprehensive post-basic BSc Nursing (PB BSc Nursing) program designed to elevate the skills and knowledge of practicing nurses. This two-year undergraduate program focuses on advanced nursing practices, preparing graduates for a wide range of specialised fields within the healthcare industry. Here’s a detailed look at the syllabus, objectives, and scope of the post-basic BSc Nursing program at Phoenix Nursing Institute.

Program Overview

Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

Eligibility: Candidates must have completed their higher secondary or senior secondary examination from a recognized board and hold a diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM). Additionally, candidates must be registered nurses.

Approval: The program is approved by the Indian Nursing Council (INC) and the Punjab Nurses Registration Council (PNRC).

Objectives of the PB BSc Nursing Program

  • Professional Development: Upgrade the knowledge and skills of diploma nurses to a professional level.
  • Competency in Specialized Areas: Provide training in specialized fields such as O.T. techniques, ophthalmic nursing, psychiatric nursing, community health nursing, and more.
  • Leadership and Management: Develop leadership, decision-making, and managerial skills among nursing professionals.
  • Quality Patient Care: Enhance the ability to deliver high-quality patient care through evidence-based practice and critical thinking.

Syllabus Structure

Core Subjects

Nursing Foundation
  • Development of nursing as a profession
  • Professional organizations and ethical issues in nursing
  • Theory of nursing practice and nursing process
  • Quality assurance and primary health care concept
Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Introduction to biochemistry: Water and electrolytes, enzymes, protein synthesis, and fat biosynthesis
  • Introduction to biophysics: Principles of gravity, force measurement, and energy transformation
  • Fundamentals of psychology: Mind-body relationship, sensory organs, emotions, intelligence, learning, and personality assessment
  • Mental hygiene and lifespan development
Community Health Nursing
  • National health care delivery system
  • Family health services and epidemiology
  • Biostatistics and vital statistics
  • Health education and the role of community health nurses
to Nursing Education
  • Philosophy and principles of nursing education
  • Methods of teaching and educational media
  • Management of nursing schools and in-service education

Elective Subjects

Maternal Nursing
  • Managing normal pregnancy, labor, and puerperium
  • Emergency procedures for pregnant women
Environmental Studies
  • Multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies
  • Ecosystem concepts, biodiversity conservation, environmental pollution, and social issues
  • Professional usage of English
  • Grammar, correct usage of words, and sentence construction

Detailed Syllabus

Semester 1

Nursing Foundation
  • Identifying professional aspects of nursing and providing effective care
  • Core concepts and theories of nursing
Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Principles of nutrition and dietetics
  • Importance of nutrition for health and solving nutrition-related problems

Semester 2

  • Fundamentals of microbiology and use of microscopes
  • Skills in handling specimens and identifying microorganisms
Child Health Nursing
  • Medical care for children, infants, and adolescents
  • Minimizing the impact of a child’s condition on the family

Semester 3

  • Human social interaction and behavior
  • Concepts related to community and social institutions
Community Health Nursing
  • Factors affecting the health of individuals, communities, and families
  • Role of community health nurses in society

Semester 4

Mental Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric nursing and care for patients with mental health disorders
  • Advanced skills in treating psychiatric problems
Introduction to Nursing Service Administration
  • Leadership and decision-making in nursing management
  • Functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling

Specializations Offered

Oncology Nursing

  • Methods of healing serious diseases like cancer
  • Advanced technology and equipment in oncology care

Mental Health Nursing

  • Care for patients with mental disorders
  • Nurse-patient relationship and therapeutic communication

Neonatal Nursing

  • Care for newborns with prematurity, cardiac malformations, and other conditions
  • Surgical solutions and advanced neonatal care techniques

Books and Authors

Nursing Foundation

  • Textbook of Nursing Foundation by Clement
  • Comprehensive guide based on nursing council syllabus

Environmental Studies

  • Textbook of Environmental Studies for Undergraduate Courses by Erach Bharucha
  • Key concepts of environmental studies, ecosystem, and pollution


  • Textbook of Microbiology for Nursing by Dr. C.P. Baveja
  • Use of microscopes and identification of microorganisms

Child Health Nursing

  • The Complete Study Material of Child Health Nursing for Third Year BSc Nursing by P. Rajani
  • Detailed study on childcare and nursing practices


  • Essentials of Sociology for BSc Nursing by GOWDA K.
  • Human social interaction and community concepts

Community Health Nursing

  • A Textbook of Community Nursing by Sue Chilton and Heather Bain
  • Principles of community health and family health services

Mental Health Nursing

  • A Guide to Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing by Sreevani R.
  • Psychiatric nursing concepts and care for mental disorders

Introduction to Nursing Service Administration

  • An Introduction to the Social History of Nursing by Robert Dingwall
  • Administrative and leadership qualities in nursing

Entrance Exams

Candidates seeking admission to the PB BSc Nursing program at Phoenix Nursing Institute must clear one of the following entrance exams:

  • AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam
  • IGNOU Nursing Entrance Exam
  • IUET Nursing Entrance Exam
  • AUAT Nursing Entrance Exam
  • PGIMER Nursing Entrance Exam

The minimum eligibility requirement for these exams is completion of higher secondary education with subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.


The Post Basic BSc Nursing program at Phoenix Nursing Institute is designed to equip nurses with advanced knowledge and skills, preparing them for specialized roles in the healthcare industry. With a comprehensive syllabus, specialized training, and a focus on professional development, graduates of this program are well-prepared to meet the demands of the nursing profession and contribute significantly to the health and well-being of their communities.