BSc (Hons) Nursing

University of Plymouth, UK

Duration - 3 Years (Full time)

The B.Sc. (Honours) in Nursing degree programme is a 3 year course and prepares a student to become a nurse qualified to practice in a variety of settings in private healthcare settings.


  • The programme prepares nurses for generalist nursing practice.
  • This course has a strong focus on acquiring knowledge related to wellness, health promotion, illness, disease management and care of the dying
  • Students are provided with opportunities to learn a whole range of nursing skills in addition to acquiring knowledge related to nursing practice
  • This is achieved through learning in skill lab/simulated labs and clinical environment.
  • Simulation will be integrated throughout the curriculum wherever feasible to enable them to develop competencies before entry into real field of nursing practice

Aims of the Program

  • Produce knowledgeable competent nurses with clear critical thinking skills who are caring, motivated, assertive and well-disciplined responding to the changing needs of profession, healthcare delivery system and society.
  • Prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses in providing promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative healthcare services in hospital or public health settings.
  • Prepare nurses who can make independent decisions in nursing situations within the scope of practice, protect the rights of individuals and groups and conduct research in the areas of nursing practice and apply evidence-based practice.
  • Prepare nurses to assume role of practitioner, teacher, supervisor and manager in clinical or public health settings.


Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Nursing 1
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communication skills in Nursing
  • Health Assessment
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Psychology

Year 2

  • Fundamentals of nursing 2
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Adult Health Nursing 1
  • Pharmacology
  • Adult Health Nursing 2
  • Midwifery Obstetric & Gynecological Nursing

Year 3

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric and mental Health Nursing
  • Leadership and Professional Practice
  • Developing Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Research
  • Transition to Professional Practice


Students should have either of the following qualifications

  • Minimum 3 passes for science subjects including Biology as a subject for G.C.E. Advanced Level examination conducted by the Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka.
  • Minimum 3 passes for science subjects including Biology/ Human Biology as a subject for one of the following examinations:
  • G.C.E Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexcel, UK (London A/L)
  • International Advanced Level examination conducted by Pearson Edexcel, UK.
  • G.S.E Advanced Level examination conducted by Cambridge International Examinations, UK.
  • Completion of NSBM Foundation programme
  • Completion of any other foreign university-affiliated foundation programme (*Subject to the approval of program director)
  • AND
  • English requirement (IELTS 6.0 or equivalents such as internationally recognised qualifications and/or including NSBM English Language Assessment)

* Candidates with impressive results at a foreign examination held outside Sri Lanka, deemed equivalent to G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination of Sri Lanka are eligible to apply for admission to universities in Sri Lanka.

  • Year 1 - 1,200,000 LKR
  • Year 2 - 700,000 LKR
  • Year 3 - 700,000 LKR
  • Registration Fee - 10,000 LKR
  • Library Fee - 5,000 LKR
Three Years (Full Time)
2,600,000 LKR
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  • A general nursing practitioner
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