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Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan


(Established Under Tamilnadu Private Universities Act, 2019)

Tiruchirappalli - 621 112. Tamil Nadu, India.
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College of Nursing

DSU nursing college is unique in its curriculum, that it is based on clinical practice sessions, hands on technical training along with class room teaching. Keeping in view of the tremendous employment potential for nursing in India and abroad, the curriculum is so designed to inculcate scientific rapid changes in health care delivery system all over the world. Nursing profession is very important pillar of health care and it must transform to meet the demands of the changing world.

  • B.Sc., Nursing

Prof. A. Pechiammal


Mrs. P. Bharathi


Ms. M. Sujithra

Assistant Professor

Mrs. S. Nisha

Assistant Professor - Junior

Mrs. S. Julie

Assistant Professor - Junior

Mrs. S. Abinaya


Ms. M. Bakkiyalakshmi


Ms. J. Christ Princily



(Adapted from Indian Nursing Council)

We believe that,

  • Health is a state of well- being that enables a person to lead a psychologically, socially and economically productive life. Health is a right of all the people. Individuals, families and communities have a responsibility towards maintaining their health.
  • Nursing contributes to the health services in a vital and significant way in the health care delivery system. It recognizes national health goals and is committed to participate in the implementation of National Health Policies and programmes. It aims at identifying health needs of the people, planning and providing quality care in collaboration with other health professional and community groups.
  • Scope of nursing practice encompasses provision of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects of care to people across their life span in wide variety of health care settings. Practice of nursing is based upon application of basic concepts and principles derived from the physical, biological and behavioural sciences, medicine and nursing. Nursing is based on values of caring, and aims to help individuals to attain independence in self-care. It necessitates development of compassion and understanding of human behaviour among its practitioners to provide care with respect and dignity and protect the rights of individuals & groups.
  • Undergraduate nursing program is broad based education within an academic framework specifically directed to the development of critical thinking skills, competencies & standards required for practice of professional nursing and midwifery as envisaged in National Health Policy 2002. The teachers have the responsibility to be role models and create learning environment that enables students to acquire inquiry driven, self directed learning and foster an attitude of life long learning.
  • Under graduate nursing education program prepares its graduates to become exemplary citizen by adhering to code of ethics and professional conduct at all times in fulfilling personal, social and professional obligations so as to respond to national aspirations.


The aim of the undergraduate nursing program is to

  • Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professionals, competent nurses and midwives in providing promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services,
  • Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, functions in the hospital, community nursing services, and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice. They are also expected to assume the role of teacher, supervisor, and manager in a clinical / public health settings


On completion of four year B.Sc. Nursing Program the graduate will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge from physical, biological and behavioral sciences, medicine including alternative systems and nursing in providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
  • Demonstrate understanding of life styles and other factors, which affect health of individuals and groups.
  • Provide nursing care based on steps of nursing process in collaboration with individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skill in making decisions in all situations in order to provide quality care.
  • Utilize the latest trends and technology in providing health care.
  • Provide promotive, preventive and restorative health services in line with the National Health Policies and Programmes.
  • Practice within the frame work of code of ethics and professional conduct, and acceptable standards of practice within the legal boundaries.
  • Communicate effectively with individuals and groups, and members of the health team in order to promote effective inter personal relationship and team work.
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in clinical and community health settings.
  • Participate effectively as members of the health team in health care delivery system.
  • Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills in clinical / community health settings.
  • Conduct need based research studies in various settings and utilize the research findings to improve the quality of care.
  • Demonstrate awareness, interest, and contribute towards advancement of self and of the profession.

Course Outcome

At the end of the course the B.Sc(N) Program the graduate nurse will be able to function as a General Nurse practitioner to provide comprehensive care / supervise and train nursing students at various health care settings and educational institutions and adhere to the code of Nursing Ethics.


Approved by Tamil Nadu Nurses and midwives council and Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi .

Regulations of the University

Short Title and Commencement


The regulation and syllabi are subject to modifications by the standing Board of Studies for nursing course from time to time.

Eligibility For Admission

The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on or before 31st Dec. of the year of admission

The minimum educational requirements shall be the passing of: Higher Secondary school certificate Examination (12years course)

An equivalent with 12 years schooling from a recognized board or university with minimum of 45 % aggregate marks (40% marks for SC, ST, for MBC, OBC candidates in part – III subjects of Physics, Chemistry & Biology / Botany & Zoology) and should have English as one of the subject.

Candidate shall be medically fit.

Selection of Candidates

Selection of the candidates should be based on the merit of the entrance examination held by university or competent authority or as per regulation of the University from time to time.

Duration of the Course and Course of Study

The period of certified study and training of the B.Sc. Nursing Degree course shall be of four academic years including internship.

Available Weeks / Academic year 52 Weeks
Examination (including preparation) 4 Weeks
Vacation 8 Weeks
Gazetted holidays 3 Weeks
Available Weeks 37 Weeks
Hours per week 40 hours
Hours available per academic year 1480 (37weeks x 40 hours)

Medium of Instruction

English shall be the medium of instruction for all the subjects of study and for examination of the course.

Minimum Working Days In an Academic Year

Each academic year shall consist of not less than 240 working days.


A Candidate admitted into B.Sc, Nursing Degree course of the DHANALAKSHMI SRINIVASAN UNIVERSITY, Samayapuram shall submit the prescribed application form for registration duly filled along with prescribed fee and declaration in the format, to the Admission Officer on or before the cut-off date prescribed for admission.

Attendance Required for Appearing Examination

Examination will be conducted in both theory and practical as prescribed. The candidates will be permitted to appear for the University Examinations, only if they secure 80% of attendance in theory and practical for a subject irrespective of any kind of absence overall in a year.

The student should complete 100% of attendance in practical before course completion and the award of the Degree.

A student who does not meet the minimum attendance requirement in a year must repeat the course along with the next batch of students.

Internal Assessment

Internal assessment will be done in each subject of study and the marks will be awarded to the candidates as detailed in the scheme of examinations. Minimum Internal Pass Marks for theory and practical to be 50% individually. The minimum pass mark for theory is 13 out of 25.

The candidate appearing for arrear examination in the subject will have the same internal marks secured in the previous examination (1st attempt).

A checklist or criteria to be developed by the respective institutions for objective evaluation of assignments, records, reports, and clinical presentations.

Weightage for Internal Marks

The internal marks to be calculated based on the following criteria

Internal assessment for theory: (25 Marks)

Criteria Weightage Marks rounded off to 25 Marks rounded off to 50
Best of three Unit test marks 45% 12 23
Best of two Assignment marks 25% 6 12
Model Exam 30% 8 15
Total 100% 25 50

Internal assessment for Practical: (100 Marks/ 50 Marks)

Criteria Weightage (100%) Marks rounded off to 50
Continuous assessment of Clinical Performance 30% 15
Clinical assignment(Case study/ Practical record/Case book) 20% 10
Clinical Presentation 10% 5
Observational /field visit/ Health talk 10% 5
Model Practical Examination 30% 15
Total 100% 50

On Completion of Internship, Internal Assessment out of 100 marks should be sent to the University for inclusion in the mark list.


University examinations to be conducted after the completion of Eleven months of the course for the annual pattern. The University Examinations will be conducted in the annual pattern for all the four years from 1st week of August and supplementary exam in 1st week of February.

The particulars of subjects for various examinations and distribution of marks are detailed in the Scheme of Examination.

The examination for the main subjects will be conducted by the University and the marks for the internal subjects will be awarded by the subject handling faculty and forwarded to University by the concerned college.

Theory and Practical Exam for Introduction to Computer and Theory Exam or English to be conducted as College Exam and marks to be sent to University for inclusion in the mark sheet.

The Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan University Practical Examinations shall be jointly conducted by one internal and one external examiner duly appointed by the University.

To be an examiner the faculty should possess three years of experience after MSC Nursing as per the Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan University regulation. To be an examiner for nursing foundations course faculty having M.Sc. (Nursing) with any specialty shall be considered provided she / He currently handing the subject.

If a candidate fails in either theory or practical paper he/she has to re-appear for both the papers (Theory and practical).

A candidate should clear all arrear subjects before appearing for final exam in IV year.

All practical examinations must be held in the respective clinical areas.

Maximum number of candidates for Practical examination should not exceed more than 20 students per day.

The external practical examination should have the following criteria & weightage

Criteria Weightage (100%) Weightage for 100 marks
Patient care at the bed side 60% 60
OSCE in skill lab 30% 30
Viva 10% 10
Total 100% 100

The question paper setters need to submit the answer key along with question paper.

Students shall be permitted to use Simple calculator during Nursing Research & Statistics examination for both new and old syllabus.

Marks Qualifying For Pass

A candidate has to pass in theory and practical exam separately in both internal and external examination of each paper.

A candidate has to secure minimum of 50% of marks in the University Theory and practical Examinations separately except for English.

Minimum pass mark for English shall be 40% only.

A candidate has to secure minimum of 50% of marks in Introduction to Computer.

A candidate has to secure minimum of 50% of marks in each Section A & B separately where two subjects are combined in single paper. If a candidate who has failed to secure the minimum pass mark of 50% either in Section A or B, the candidate has to write again both the sections irrespective the fact whether the candidate has passed in one section.

Eligibility / Maximum Duration for The Award of the Degree

The candidates shall be eligible for the Degree of Bachelor of Nursing when they have undergone the prescribed course of study for a period of not less than four years in Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan University and have passed the prescribed examinations in all subjects.

The maximum period to complete the course successfully should not exceed a period of eight years.

Declaration of Class

A successful candidate obtaining 75% and more marks in the grand total aggregate at first attempt shall be declared to have passed with First class with Distinction.

A successful candidate obtaining 60% and more but less than 75% of marks in the grand total aggregate at first attempt shall be declared to have passed with First Class.

A successful candidate obtaining 50% and more but less than 60% of marks in the grand total aggregate at first attempt shall be declared to have passed with Second Class.

A successful candidate obtaining 60% and more in the grand total aggregate at second attempt shall be declared to have passed with Second Class.

A successful candidate obtaining 50% and more but less than 60% in the grand total aggregate at second attempt shall be declared to have passed with Third Class. Ranks shall be declared on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained by a candidate in the University Examination subjects of the course. Only those candidates who have passed all the subjects in all examination at first attempt shall be eligible for the award of Rank.

Course of Instruction

S. No Subject Theory hrs (Class and Lab) Practical hrs (Clinical) Total Hours
First Year
1 English 60 60
2 Anatomy 60 60
3 Physiology 60 60
4 Nutrition 40+20 60
5 Biochemistry 30 30
6 Nursing Foundations 265 + 200 450 915
7 Psychology 60 60
8 Microbiology 45+15 60
9 Introduction to computers 15 + 30 45
10 Regional Language 30 30
11 Library Work /Self Study 50 50
12 Co-curricular activities 50 50
Total Hours 1030 450 1480

Scheme of Examination

Subject Duration Marks
Internal Marks University Marks Total
Min Max Min Max
First Year
Anatomy & Physiology (A&B) 3 12(6+6)25(12+13)38(19+19)75(37+38) 100
Nutrition & Biochemistry (A&B) 3 12(7+5)25(15+10)38(23+15)75(45+30) 100
Nursing Foundations 3 12 25 38 75 100
Psychology 3 12 25 38 75 100
Microbiology 3 12 25 38 75 100
English * 2 20 50 - - 50
Introduction to Computers * 2 25 50 - - 50
Practical and Viva voce
Nursing Foundations 50 100 50 100 200

Pattern of Question Paper

For all the single subjects

Essay questions : 2 x 15 marks = 30 marks

Short Notes : 5 x 5 marks = 25 marks

Short Answer : 10 x 2 marks = 20 marks

Total : 75 marks

For all combined subjects

S.No Subjects Sections No. of Essay questions (15 Marks) No. of Short Notes (5 Marks) No. of Short Answer (2 Marks) Total Marks
1 Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy (37 Marks) A 1 2 6 37
Physiology (38 Marks) B 1 3 4 38
2 Nutrition and Biochemistry
Nutrition (45 Marks) A 1 4 5 45
Biochemistry (30 Marks) B 1 (10 marks) 2 5 30
3 Pharmacology, Pathology & Genetics
Pharmacology (38 Marks) A 1 3 4 38
Pathology (25 Marks) B 1 (10 marks) 1 5 25
Genetics (12 Marks) - 2 1 12
2 Nursing Research and Statistics
Nursing Research (50 Marks) A 2 2 5 50
Statistics (25 Marks) 1 2 - 25