IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Admission OPENNET-IX 2021 Online Apply, Prospectus, Contact details

IGNOU has released notification for admission in IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Programme 2021. Need for the post basic B.Sc nursing degree programme was felt by the Indian nursing council. This was because of the shortage of colleges of nursing and the limited amount of seats available each year. According to the new national policy of education the emphasis is been put on the higher education available. This program that was launched by the IGNOU called post basic BSc nursing degree program will help of left women’s education and explain the role of the nurse in person in the industry.

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The main objective of this program is to motivate nurses to maintain clinical competence and provide quality care to the patients. Also develop teaching administration and research skills in the nurses. Along with all this program will also promote personal and professional growth for better opportunities in the future.

Last Date extended for OPENNET IX 2021 Registration to 25 March 2021
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IGNOU Post Basic Nursing Course Structure 2021

The University follows the credit system for its various Degree programmes. Each credit amounts to 30 hours of study comprising all learning activities. Thus a four credit course involves 120 study hours and an eight credit course involves 240 study hours. To complete the Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme successfully, student will have to earn 108 credits over a period of 3 to 5 years depending on her/his convenience. The Post Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a three year Degree programme. This course has two major components: theory and practicals. It is divided into 22 courses; 11 theory and 11 practical .

1) Theory Courses 40 Credits 2) Practical Courses 68 Credits
First Year 18
Second Year 10
Third Year 12
First Year 18
Second Year 26
Third Year 24

IGNOU Post Basic Nursing Prospectus 2021 & Student Handbook Download

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Note:- For taking Admission in Ignou Post Basic Nursing Programme you need to take part in Common Entrance Test OPENNET-IX

Click Here To Apply Online application form for Post basic B.Sc Nursing Programme 2021

Important Dates for Post Basic Nursing  Admission

Last date of submission of online Entrance Test Form 25 March 2021
Tentative date of Entrance Test (OPENNET IX) 11 April 2021
Tentative date of declaration of result April 2021
Tentative date of Region-wise counseling April/May 2021
Final admission May 2021

Visit IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in regularly for admission/counseling related information to avoid any delay. Admission will be done on the basis of Region-wise Merit-list. Opt only those Regional Centres where there is programme study centre for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.

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IGNOU Post Basic Nursing Admission Procedure 2021

Admission for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme for January, 2020 session will be done region wise, You need to take part in common entrance test OPENNET-IX. Students will be approached on the basis of merit in common entrance test. Regional Centres where Post Basic B.Sc (N) Programme Study Centers  will do the counseling and admissions. Candidates from any Region/State can opt PSCs for Post Basic BSc. Nursing Programme as per their choice.

Steps to apply Online

  1. Click Here to go to the Online Portal to apply from official Ignou Site.
  2. Click on the New registration Tab as shown in image below.
  3. Fill all your Details and click on proceed.
  4. Upload the documents following:-
    1. Scanned passport size Photograph (less than 100 KB)
    2. Scanned Signature (less than 100 KB)
  5. Pay your Exam Fee  Fee can be paid by following methods:
    • Credit Card (Master/Visa)
    • Debit Card (Master/Visa/Rupay)
    • Net Banking
  6. Take a printout for future reference

When you are submitting the form you should remember that you need to make a DDA demand draft rupees 1210 which should be submitted along with the form.

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IGNOU Post Basic Nursing 2021 Eligibility

 There is a different criterion for Male and female Nurses.

For Female Nurses:-

  1. The first condition of eligibility will require the in-service nurses. buy food in services ignore means that the Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) having 10+2 with three years and with Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of two years of experience.


  1. In-service Nurses (RNRM) having a 10th class (Matriculation) or its equivalent with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of five years of experience (after registration as RNRM) in the profession

For Male Nurses:-

  1. For male nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme, should have a certificate in any of the Nursing courses of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery.


  1. For males nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme, should have a certificate in any of the nursing courses of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery.

IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Programme Fees

Programme Fee – 20,000/- per annum (May vary from time to time).
Candidates want to take admission to Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme should
not pay the fees along  with the filled-in application form of entrance test. They will get communicated about their admission and for payment of programme fees.
The programme fees should be paid only by demand draft drawn in favor of IGNOU. On the back of demand draft you should write your name, address and Mobile number to ensure proper credit to your account.

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FAQs Related to IGNOU Post Basic Nursing Admission

Q1. How to get admission in IGNOU for post basic BSc Nursing?

For getting admission in IGNOU you have to give an exam which is conducted by IGNOU every year and that is “OPENNET” exam. You have to fill the form of this exam the details of it you will get on the official website of IGNOU.

Q2. What is the eligibility criteria for Post Basic Nursing?

For a female nurse, it is important that they have completed there 10+2 and also has an at least 3-year experience in the nursing field. For male nurse, they should have minimum experience of 6-8 months.

Q3. If the power or internet connection fails during the application process, what should I do?

All the data is saved at the end of every stage with the ‘Save’ button, your data will be  automatically fetched on the next stage. If you are within a particular stage and the system is interrupted due to power failure or loss of connectivity, then your current stage data will not be saved. Please log in again using your ID and password and complete the form submission process from the stage where the system got interrupted.

Q3 Is entrance exam result is final for admission in BSCN(PB)?

No, You need to wait for final merit list region wise. only selected candidates in merit list will be called for counselling based on number of seats, and cutoff marks region wise.

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  1. Is the OPENNET VIII for eligibility to the Entrance Exam for Post Basic Nursing Degree 2020 already done. If so when is the next one for the 2021 course. Kindly clarify. Thanks

  2. I have cleared the entrance . Enrollment number is 202010242

  3. Who will inform my opennet exam hall ticket number

  4. Opennet9 ka result kab aayega

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