Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing

This programme aims to develop competent professional nursing graduates with broad knowledge, skills and favorable attitudes to provide quality care in every aspect of nursing practice. It is designed to contribute to the development of a graduate who will demonstrate a sense of commitment, social and personal responsibility, and sensitivity and responsiveness to the needs of others

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  • Enhance knowledge, skills and professional attitudes in relation to the practice of nursing

  • Improve critical thinking abilities to provide a holistic nursing care

  • Develop skills in research

  • Encourage application of teaching & learning concepts to promote health and well-being of the population

  • Improve the ability to apply concepts and skills of leadership and management in the delivery of nursing care

  • Enhance the capacity to communicate and collaborate effectively

  • Facilitate engagement in lifelong learning to advance the nursing education and practice

The BSc Honours Degree in Nursing consists of courses at Levels 3, 4, 5 and 6. The total academic value of the courses of the programme is 120 credits comprising 30 credits at each of the Levels. Level 3 & Level 4 are exempted for those who already possess a Diploma in Nursing qualification and therefore required to complete only 60 credits at Levels 5 and 6.


Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Undergraduate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme duration :
Minimum 4 years
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :

Applicants should possess the following qualifications to register at the Level 5 of the Bachelor of Science Honours in Nursing Programme:

1. Obtained a minimum of the following:

a) Three (03) Pass grades in one sitting at the G.C.E. A/Level Examination or equivalent, in the Science stream,


b) An equivalent or higher qualification acceptable to the Senate


c) S pass for English at the G.C.E. O/Level examination


2. Obtained one of the following:

a) Diploma in Nursing offered by the OUSL, or,

b) General Certificate in Nursing or Diploma in Nursing of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka, or,

c) Three (03) year Diploma in Nursing awarded by any other institution recognized by the Ministry of Health or any other government regulatory body in Sri Lanka or any other country with minimum of two years working experience.


3.Pass the Selection Test and be eligible for admission based on the merit list of the selection Test marks.

Issuing of Applications:
23rd June 2019
Closing Date for Applications :
23rd July 2019
Selection Test Date :
04th August 2019


Application Fee: Rs. 600/= (Inclusive of selection test fee)
This Undergraduate programme is conducted by the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health SciencesDownload Prospectus or Contact the Head, Ms. A.V. Pramuditha Madhavi for further details.
Address :
Department of Nursing,Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda
Contact :
011 288 1325/ ext 722
Email :
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