Diploma in Nursing Science

Curriculum Title

Diploma in Nursing Science

Degree Awarded

Diploma in Nursing Science

Curriculum Goal

The institutional goal of this program is to produce competent nurses that will enable them for demonstrate the competency of using knowledge-based practice for provision of quality holistic client centered nursing care to meet the needs/expectations and to promote, maintain, and restore heath of individuals, families, and communities nationally and internationally.

Curriculum Design

The course is dynamic with provision for incorporating emerging health problems and changing health policies as well as latest advancement in health sciences. The Diploma in Nursing Science and Midwifery curriculum is designed for BNMC recognized institutions and incorporate (1) General courses to prepare students to understand the world, understand human behaviors and well-behave in the society (2) Foundation courses to furnish students with essential knowledge relevant to nursing and midwifery and (3) Professional courses for nursing and midwifery specific courses. The courses are sequenced from year one to year three, from simple to complex, with an attempt to increase student’s competencies overtime.

Duration of Course

There should be a minimum period of three years of education programme. Total hours are 5112 in the three years course. The academic year will start from January in each year. After completion of the program every student has to perform 06(six) months internship in an appropriate clinical areas/hospitals according to logbook. On the successful completion of the course, the student is required to take the BNMC comprehensive examination for licensing as a registered nurse. BNMC will issue professional License and academic certificate.

Student registration

After admission every student’s must do student registration according to BNMC Act (Act No. 48 of 2016) Clause-5 (TA). The validity of the student registration will be of 06 years.

Method of recruitment

The Applicants who meet the following criteria will be eligible to enter into the Diploma in Midwifery:

  • Entry qualification: The applicants must have passed both SSC & HSC examinations from any discipline from any educational Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Bangladesh. Students will be selected on merit basis.

  • Marks conversion from General Certificate of Education (GCE) - "O‟ level and "A‟ level will be decided by the central admission committee.

  • Medical (physical & mental) fitness will be essential before admission.

  • For foreign candidate: According to admission policy

  • Admission test will be conducted as per Act. of BNMC-2016 according to admission Policy/ Nitimala.

Methods of Student Selection

The Applicants who meet the following criteria will be eligible to enter into the B.Sc. in Nursing:

  • Minimum qualifications will be HSC in Science group or equivalent. Biology subject is mandatory.

  • Students will be selected on merit basis. Merit score will be determined from cumulative result of GPA in SSC, HSC & admission test which will be decided by admission committee.

  • Successful candidates must submit their medical fitness certificate before admission.

  • Admission test will be conducted as per Act. of BNMC-2016 according to admission policy.

Medium of Instruction

English language is used as the medium of instruction but Bangla may be allowed as supplement. A high level of understanding of written English is required, as much of the material that the students will need to read is in academic English. The students also need to be able to write proficiently in English.

Year wise subjects


DM 111 – Behavioral Science
DM 112 – Basic Science
DM 123 –  Anatomy and Physiology
DM 124 – Professional Frameworks & Communication in Midwifery
DM 135 – Fundamentals of Midwifery
DM 126 – Midwifery Pharmacology
DM 137 – Midwifery Practice I
DM 118 – Communicative English and Information communication & Technology
                (internal subject)

Year – 2

DM 221 – Research and Evidence Based Midwifery
DM 232 – The Art and Science of Midwifery
DM 233 – Women‟s health
DM 234 – Complicated Maternity Experience
DM 235 – Midwifery Practice II

Year – 3

DM 331 – Newborn Complications
DM 332 – Complexities of Maternity Experience
DM 333 – Transition to Registered Midwifery Practice
DM 334 – Midwifery Practicum

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