Nursing results get better

Relative changes in the question paper pattern with more number of choices for BSc Nursing courses and the increase in the number of attempts for BSc students has had its effect on the pass percentage.

Karnataka being home to 330 nursing colleges, the abysmal pass percentage in BSc nursing courses had become a matter of concern, with its subsequent effects in the admission process. The steep decline in the B Sc  Nursing admissions was observed due to the stringent rules and hence some of the rules were relaxed.

In the last four years, the pass percentage in nursing colleges was not more than 30 per cent. The reasons for the decline in the results was cited as the number of subjects and the limited number of attempts too.

Dr S Sachchidanand, Registrar-Evaluation, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), said, “BSc nursing courses consists of six subjects in the first year. To be promoted to the second year, a B Sc nursing student will have to  clear four subjects compulsorily with three attempts to clear all the six subjects.”

On the changes, he said, “The BSc Nursing question paper was simplified along with more number of choices. With permission of the Indian Nursing Council (INC), the apex body, the number of attempts to pass was increased from three to five, to help students for better performance.”

  

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