Studying Nursing in Nepal

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Nursing is an integral part of the health care system, that focuses on providing professional care to the patients. If you are looking forward to being a part of the medical system and help in their journey of getting well soon, nursing can be an option for you. Find in this article everything you need to know about studying Nursing in Nepal.

In Nepal, students can choose either to study to take PCL (Proficiency Certificate Level) or BN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing). Definitely, nursing is a prestigious profession many students choose for as their career.

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Nursing is the profession that practices the act of providing care for the patients. In fact, Nursing is one of the most chosen courses in Nepal. Moreover, many students choose Nursing as their higher studies after their School Leaving Certificate (S.L.C.) / Secondary Education Examination (S.E.E) or +2 levels in Nepal.

There are two courses for Nursing in Nepal that are PCL Nursing and BSC Nursing. Those who want their career in medical science and have the motive of care and service for others can choose Nursing as their higher studies.

First of all, let’s know what is PCL and BN? After knowing all the specifications of these courses you can choose one which suits the best you.

Studying PCL Nursing in Nepal

First, let us talk about the PCL Nursing course. PCL Nursing is a 3-year Nursing course. Tribhuvan University,(IOM) Kathmandu University, and CTEVT offer PCL Nursing courses in Nepal.

Moreover, after completing the course, students need to take an examination to get the Registered Nursing License from the Nepal Nursing Council.

Course Details of PCL Nursing

Duration: 3 years

Eligibility: Minimum Grade C in S.E.E. in English, Math & Science with GPA 2.0

Admission Procedure: Pass entrance examination and interview

Admission session: June/July

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List of Colleges for PCL Nursing

National Medical College

Affiliation: Tribhuvan University (TU)

Address: Birgunj, Nepal

Phone: 051-524320

Email: nmcbir@atcnet.com.np

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Lalitpur Nursing Campus

Affiliation: Tribhuvan University

Address: Lagankhel, Lalitpur,

Phone: +977-1-5545112/ 5545153 | +977-1-5905729/ 5526422

Email: pahs@pahs.edu.np

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BP Koirala Institute of Health Science (BPKIHS)- College of Nursing

Affiliation: B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science

Address: Dharan, Nepal

Telephone: 977-25-525555

Email: bpkihs@bpkihs.edu | office.academics@bpkihs.edu

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Chakrabarti Habi Education Academy

Affiliation: CTEVT

Address: Bijuli bazar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Telephone& Fax: (+977) 01-4785808 / 4785809

Email: info@chbea.edu.np

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Nepal Polytechnic Institute

Affiliation: CTEVT

Address: Bharatpur-11, Bhojad, Chitwan

E-mail: npibharatpur2052@gmail.com

Lumbini Medical College

Affiliation: Kathmandu University

Address: Prabhas, Tansen-7, Palpa, Nepal

Phone: +977-75-411201/411202 Ext: 207, 888

Email: info@lmc.edu.np

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Vinayak College of Health Science

Affiliation: CTEVT

Address: Gaushala, Battisputali, Kathmandu

Phone: +977 14464505, 4482519

Email: info@vnc.edu.np

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Gunraj Pathak Memorial Nursing Campus

Affiliation: CTEVT

Address: Baluwatar-4, Kathmandu

Email: gpmNursing@hotmail.com

Phone: 01-4418768, 01-4420591

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Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences

Affiliation: PCL course CTEVT

Address: Solteemode, Kathmandu, Nepal

Telephone: + 01-5908745 / 46 / 47 / 48

Email: info@mmihs.edu.np

Website: www.mmihs.edu.np

Nepalgunj Medical College

Affiliation: CTEVT

Address: B.P. Chowk-12, Nepalgunj, Banke

Phone:  +977-81-521572

Email: ngmcmdoffice@gmail.com

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Studying Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BN) in Nepal

If you are looking for a graduation program, you can choose the BN course. The BSC Nursing is another Nursing course in Nepal. As it is a Bachelor’s Degree in nursing course. The course is of 4-years and contains both theoretical and practical approaches.

Course Details of BN

Duration: 4 years

Eligibility:

  • 10+2 Exam with English as the compulsory subject and Biology as one of the major Science Students who have scored 50% marks in aggregate are eligible to apply
  • PLC Nursing graduated

Admission Procedure: Pass entrance exam and interview

Admission Session: August/September

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BN) Colleges in Nepal

Institute of Medicine

Affiliation: Tribhuvan University

Address: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu

Phone: 4410911

Email: iomdean@iom.edu.np

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Kathmandu University School of Medical Science

Affiliation: Kathmandu University (KU)

Address: Dhulikhel, Kavreplanchowk, Nepal

Phone: +977-011-490497

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Chitwan Medical College

Affiliation: Tribhuvan University

Address: Narayangadh, Bharatpur

Phone: 056-592366, 056-592367

Email: info@cmc.edu.np

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College of Medical Science

Affiliation: Kathmandu University

Address: Narayangadh, Bharatpur

Phone: 056-524203

Email: info@cmsnepal.edu.np

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Om Health Campus

Affiliation: Purbanchal University

Address: Chabahil, Kathmandu

Phone: 977-1-4822451, 4812453, 4823529

Email: info@omcampus.edu.np

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Nepalgunj Medical College

Affiliation: Kathmandu University

Address: B.P. Chowk, Nepalgunj

Phone: 977-81-521572

Email: ngmc_npj@wlink.com.np

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Kathmandu Medical College

Affiliation: Kathmandu University

Address: Sinamangal, Kathmandu

Phone; 01-4469064, 4476152

Email: info@kmc.edu.np

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Lumbini Medical College

Affiliation: Kathmandu University

Address: Tansen, Palpa

Phone; 977-75-520840, 9847028290

Email: lumbinimedicalcollege@gmail.com

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Universal College of Medical Sciences

Affiliation: Tribhuvan University

Address: Ranigaon, Bhairahawa

Phone: 071-522896, 071-522938

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Everest College of Nursing

Affiliation: Purbanchal University

Address: Tinkune, Kathmandu

Phone: 01-4117560, 4117561

Email: Econ2073@gmail.com

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Kathmandu Model Hospital School of Nursing

Affiliation: Purbanchal University

Address: Swayambhu, Kathmandu

Phone: 977-1-6212922, 4272163

Email: kamhson@wlink.com.np

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Pokhara Nursing Campus

Affiliation: Tribhuvan University

Address: Ramghat, Pokhara

Phone: 061520438

 Email: info@iom.edu.np

Scopes and Opportunities

Moreover, after completion of the nursing course, students can start their career in various fields such as:

  • Armed forces
  • Schools and universities
  • Health service at clinics, private and public hospitals, and healthcare providers
  • Health visitor, high-intensity therapist
  • Professor, lecture, or counselor
  • Children’s and adult’s nurse
  • Social worker, voluntary organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and International Non-Governmental Organization

In Conclusion

After graduation in PCL and BSC nursing, students can also continue their higher studies. The PCL nursing course is equivalent to the +2 level, so after PCL nursing, students can join BSC nursing at the bachelor level for making their nursing knowledge and practices even better in medical science.

Students can join an MSC Nursing after they complete the BSC Nursing for their higher studies. So, there are various scopes and opportunities for nursing graduate students in Nepal and the global market.

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