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College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

College of Nursing, CMC Vellore is a very reputed institute in India and abroad. It is a niche college that provides excellent education to young women in nursing.

 

College of Nursing, CMC Vellore
College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

Address of the college
COLLEGE OF NURSING
CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE
VELLORE – 632004,
Tamil Nadu

Phone: +91 (416) 3077012/13
Fax : +91 (416) 2223362
Email: registrarcon@cmcvellore.ac.in
Website: http://admissions.cmcvellore.ac.in

Courses available at College of Nursing, CMC Vellore
1. Diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery
2. BSc(Nursing)
3. Post Basic BSc(Nursing)
4. Post Basic Diploma Programmes in Nursing
5. MSc(Nursing)
6. Fellowships in Nursing
7. PhD in Nursing (Available with The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University)

University
BSc(Nursing), Post Basic BSc(Nursing), MSc(Nursing) courses are run under The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University

For more details, contact :
The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University,
No. 69 , Anna Salai,
Guindy,
Chennai – 600 032

Recognition and affiliations of College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

All courses recognized by the Indian Nursing Council and The Tamil Nadu nurses and midwives Council.

For more details, contact :
The Registrar, Tamilnadu Nurses and Midwives Council,
Jayaprakash Narayanan Maligai,
140, Santhome High Road (Near Santhome Church),
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004, Tamilnadu.
Website: http://www.tamilnadunursingcouncil.com
Phone no. 044 24934792

College of Nursing at Christian Medical College, Vellore is one among the top 5 nursing colleges in India. This is one of the most sought after nursing institutes in India. The institution has about 50 to 60 percent of its students from other states in India. And only about 40% of the students are from Tamil Nadu, where the college is located. This year’s admission register shows that this batch of students are from about 17 different states within India!

Selection process & How to apply for a nursing course in College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

There has been a sea change in the application process to College of Nursing at CMC, Vellore. The whole process of application is now online and it is easy to use. You will be able to apply for the course of your choice only through online. You can download the application and then fill it up. There is exhaustive information about the process of filling in and submitting the application forms.

Have you filled in the application and has it been submitted? Next, you can expect a letter informing you about the date of the entrance exam. The entrance exam at College of Nursing, CMC Vellore is very competitive. Only the best students are able to obtain admission. The questions for the BSc entrance exam are mainly from the 12th standard subjects. There are some books that will help you be successful in the exams. More about the entrance exam can be found in the examinations section.

Major Courses offered by College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

1. Diploma in Nursing         – 100 seats

2. B.Sc. Nursing                   – 100 seats

3. PC BSc Nursing               – 50 seats

4. M.Sc. Degree in Nursing   -Different number of seats in different specialties

5. PhD in Nursing – As per eligibility approved by The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University.

 

College of Nursing, CMC Vellore
College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

Types of courses and course fees at College of Nursing, CMC, Vellore

 BSc Nursing

Only female unmarried candidates can apply for this course

Number of seats : 100
Course fees: INR 35370 in the first year and 25785 for each of the remaining years.

Eligibility:

Candidates should have passed their 12th standard exams with 45% aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology

Course duration: 4 yrs + ( 1 yr Junior Staff Nurse)
Hostel facilities: Available and compulsory for all candidates.
Hostel fees: INR 950 per month
Placement/job options after the course

Excellent placement opportunities for graduate nurses are available all over India. If you have qualified from College of Nursing, CMC Vellore, you have an edge over many other candidates. This is because of the quality of education imparted in this institute. Also, availability of a wide variety of patients and specialties enable good learning. A student nurse will also be able to get experienced in various specialties.

Jobs at CMC hospital

There are perennial job opportunities in CMC hospital itself. Vacancies are available for staff nurses and BSc nurses who graduate from CMC. This is because of the ease with which many graduates go abroad. The regular exodus of nurses from the institution to various countries opens up multiple job opportunities. This allows other young nurses to gain the same kind of experience.

The number of nursing vacancies per year : 500 (approximately)

Number of recruitment drives per year : 4 CBT’s per year(usually).

Jobs for CMC nursing graduates are also available in:

  • Hospitals
  • Research institutions
  • Teaching institutions
  • Private companies
  • Government / NGO Projects

Entrance exam pattern and books to follow

All entrance exams at College of Nursing, CMC Vellore are MCQ’s (Multiple Choice Questions). You will be given a question with a choice of 5 answers. You are required to choose the best answer from the choices given. You know that the admission exams are held in various centers. These are held though a computer based test. So, you will get instructions on how to attempt and answer the various questions by email. CON, CMC Vellore also has a practice test available online, that is updated each year. If you are a candidate appearing for entrance exam in that particular year will be given a link to the practice test.

Books that have to be followed for success in entrance exam:

  • 12th standard text books – ICSE / CBSE / State board syllabus
  • Arun’s guide for competitive exams
  • Mental ability MCQ’s will help in your preparation too
  • You can also look at the CMC application forms for sample questions.

Application form issue dates and timeline for entrance exam dates.

Online application starting date     : Middle of February

Last Date for submission                 :  March
Entrance exams                                 : Late May
Interviews                                           : First week of June
Results                                                 : First week of July
Registrations                                      : End of July
Classes begin from                            : 3rd week of July

Diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery (DGNM)

Female / Male candidates who are unmarried below 35 years of age can apply for this course
Number of seats : 100
Course fees: INR 27810 in the first year and 24440 for each of the remaining years.
Eligibility:

Candidates should have passed their 12th standard exams. They should have 40% aggregate in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology)

Candidates who have completed ANM training or MPHW(Multi purpose Health Worker) training can also apply.

Course duration: 3 years 6 months + ( 1 yr Junior Staff Nurse)
Hostel facilities: Available and compulsory for all  candidates.
Hostel fees: INR 950 per month subject to revision.
Mess fees: INR 2500 per month for students.

 

Placement/job options after the course

Excellent placement opportunities for Diploma nurses are available all over India. If you have qualified from CMC, Vellore, you have an edge over many other candidates. Most nurses from CMC go abroad or work in remote mission hospitals to provide service in needy areas.

Jobs for nurses from CMC are available in:

  • Hospitals in India and abroad
  • Government and NGO Research institutions
  • Teaching institutions
  • Private companies
  • Government / NGO Projects

Entrance exam pattern and books to follow

All entrance exams at CMC, Vellore are MCQ’s (Multiple Choice Questions). You will be given a question with a choice of 5 answers and you are required to choose the best answer. The admission exams are held in various centers though a computer based test. You will obtain instructions on how to attempt and answer the various questions. These instructions will be e – mailed to you. If you follow these instructions, it is sure to help you understand how the exam will be conducted.

Books to follow:

  • 12th standard text books – ICSE / CBSE / State board syllabus
  • Arun’s guide for competitive exams
  • Mental ability MCQ’s
  • You can also look at the CMC application forms for sample questions.

Approximate dates and timeline for application form issue & entrance exam.

Online application starting date         : Middle of February

Last Date for submission                        :  March
Entrance exams                                         : Late May
Interviews                                                    : First week of June
Results                                                           : First week of July
Registrations                                              : Second week of July
Classed begin from                                   : Second week of July

MSc Nursing at College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

Female and male candidates can apply for this course – Both married and unmarried candidates can apply

 Seats available:

Medical Surgical Nursing                                : 10
Pediatric Nursing                                               : 5
Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing    : 5
Community Health Nursing                           : 5
Psychiatric Nursing                                          : 4

 Course fees: INR 26000 in the first year and 15500 for the second year (includes university fees).

The fees for MSc (Nursing) at College of Nursing, CMC Vellore is probably the lowest in the whole world!

Eligibility:

  • Candidates should have passed their BSc (Nursing) of a regular course with 55% aggregate marks.
  • Registered with any state nursing council in India
  • 1 year work experience after Graduate course in nursing
  • Medically fit and mentally sound

 

Course duration: 2 years
Hostel facilities: Available but not compulsory.
Hostel fees: INR 25000 per year. A new hostel facility for students is available now. The building is wonderful with all modern facilities being available.

Application form issue dates and timeline for entrance exam dates.

Online application starting date        : Early November

Last Date for submission                       : Middle of December
Entrance exams                                        : Early January
Interviews                                                   : Last week of February
Results                                                          : Last week of February
Registrations                                             : First week of May
Classed begin from                                  : First week of May

Placement/job options after the course

Excellent placement opportunities for Post graduate nurses are available in many institutions all over India. If you have qualified as a MSc Nurse from CMC, Vellore, you will be sought after. Jobs are available in teaching institutions as Lecturers and Professors. Many post graduates appear for NCLEX and other exams before going abroad to work.

Entrance exam pattern and books to follow

All entrance exams at CMC, Vellore are MCQ’s or Multiple Choice Questions. You will be given a question with a choice of 5 answers and you are required to choose the best answer. The admission exams are held in various centers though a computer based test. So, the exact instructions on how to attempt and answer the various questions are mailed to you.

Books to follow:

Undergraduate nursing books
Books on general aspects of nursing – To answer the general section on all aspects of nursing.
Books on the chosen PG specialty – To answer questions in the PG specialty chosen by you.

CMC HospitalOther relevant information for applicants

You may be are selected in CMC, Vellore. But, have you completed the qualifying education from a state other than Tamil Nadu? If so, you need to Obtain eligibility certificate to apply for BSc / MSc Nursing course. You can obtain this from the Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University.

  1. For Christian candidates, sponsorship is available through sponsoring agencies.
  2. Sponsorship may be available for Christian / Non Christian candidates through College of nursing sponsorship
  3. Scholarship available for certain candidates from disadvantages sections
  4. Selection to the various courses is based purely on merit basis.

Competition for the courses

The competition is very high because of the excellent quality of education that is provided in this institute. Other than the high quality of education, the fees is very less. Compared to many other institutes the fees is nothing. And this is another reason for the huge competition for a seat in this institute.

Competency Based Test (CBT) in CMC, Vellore

Are you are a graduate nurse, but have not studied in CMC? You may still want to work in CMC hospital. If so, you will have to compete in the Competency Based Test in CMC, Vellore. This is a test that is administered to all the graduate and diploma nurses from all institutes other than CMC. Though it is not a requirement, make sure your English is spruced up too!

Steps leading up to obtaining a job in CMC Vellore

  • Apply to the Office of the Nursing superintendent for a job
  • There will be a waiting period before the start of the CBT programme
  • You will be called to join the training programme leading to the CBT
  • Once you join, you will be provided training in various wards
  • You will have to attend theory classes
  • Next, you will be assessed periodically in your clinical area and also through various small tests.
  • After 3 months of attending classes and working in wards, you will have to appear in the final CBT
  • If you pass in the CBT, you will be provided a job in CMC, Vellore.

Steps in applying for a course in CMC, Vellore

  • Look out for advertisements in the various national newspapers
  • You can keep checking the website of CMC, Vellore for announcement of the date of entrance exams
  • Once the advertisements are out, you need to apply for the course of your choice. Additional information will be provided in the advertisement / announcement.
  • There will be a checklist of enclosures that need to be sent.
  • Online applications can be made too and appropriate payment made.
  • Prepare for the entrance exam / interview
  • Perform well for obtaining a seat

Do you want more information regarding the interview process and type of interview questions? Read more at nurses admission interview questions

Admissions 2018 in College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

Are you interested in admission into BSc Nursing or in Diploma nursing, for the year 2018? If so, please check the CMC website for prospectus download.

The final selection of BSc(Nursing) results are available online. For the academic year starting from 2018, it is to be released on 1st July 2018.
For the DGNM course, results for the academic year starting from 2017 will be released in July 2018. If you would like to check out the CMC results, you can visit the results page here.

Candidates who have applied for M.Sc. Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing, Post Basic Diploma in Nursing and
Fellowship in Nursing will appear for Step I – Computer Based Test. The short listed candidates called for
Step II of selection process which includes – Medical Checkup and Assessment of Knowledge and Skills /
Personal Interviews will be published in the website in February 2018 and intimated individually by post.
The candidate must be present at Vellore for Step II of selection process. The final results will be
published in the website and intimated individually by post.

New course in College of Nursing, CMC Vellore

College of Nursing, CMC Vellore is starting a Geriatric course. The INC inspection has been conducted for the same and it is likely to be started soon. Geriatric population is increasing all over the world. And there is a whole lot of opportunities for graduates in this specialty.

Are you wondering as to which nursing college has most number of graduates going abroad? It is from the college of nursing at CMC, Vellore. Most, if not all of the recruiters know about the quality of education imparted in this institution. This is the reason for lot of recruitment of nurses from CMC. It is easy for a student from College of nursing, CMC to go abroad. Both at the graduate and post graduate level, candidates from CON, CMC Vellore find it easier to go abroad.

Sponsorship to courses run at College of Nursing,. CMC, Vellore

CMC Sponsorship is a privilege whereby weightage is given to candidates during selection. The sponsored
candidates are expected to understand the spirit of service and compassion for the less fortunate which is
integral to CMC. Sponsorship at CMC is not a right, but it is a privilege.

ELIGIBILITY FOR SPONSORSHIP
a. M.Sc. Nursing:

Candidates should have served a minimum period of two years excluding internship in one or more mission hospitals or community areas of any of the supporting bodies of this institution after completion of B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. (Honors) in Nursing. For those with Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Degree, the experience in the above mentioned area after the Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery/alternate course will be considered. These candidates have to enclose the experience certificate from mission hospitals after the Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery/alternate course along with the application for sponsorship.

b. Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing:

Candidates should have served a minimum period of two years excluding internship in one or more mission hospitals or community areas of any of the supporting bodies of this institution after completion of Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery / alternate course.

c. Post Basic Diploma in Nursing:

Candidates should have served a minimum period of two years excluding internship in one or more mission hospitals or community areas of any of the supporting bodies of this institution after completion of Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery / alternate course or B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. (Honors) in Nursing / before or after Post Basic B.Sc.
Nursing.

d. Fellowship in Nursing:

Candidates should have served a minimum period of two years excluding internship in one or more mission hospitals or community areas of any of the supporting bodies of this institution after completion of B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. (Honors) in Nursing / before or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.

CMC enters top 10 nursing colleges in the world list

Congratulations are in order for the staff and students of CON, CMC. The social media site TopYaps has declared that College of nursing, CMC, Vellore is one of the top 10 nursing colleges in the world. The Medical College is also ranked 2 out of 24 by India Today magazine And it is also ranked 3 out of 20 by Outlook magazine.

4 Comments

  1. RESPECTED SIR/MADAM; Iam studing Bsc nursing and i like to join and study Msc nursing in our college

    • David Prakash

      Admissions for the current year is over. Please apply early next year. Look out for admission dates on this site or on the site of CMC, Vellore

  2. Hi Sir/Maam,
    I am currently working overseas. I have completed diploma in nursing. My husband works in CMC. I am wondering if I can apply for PC BSC? Could you please let me know the exam dates for PC BSC and in what category I can apply (sponsorship,dependent)?

    Thank you

    • David Prakash

      The admission for this academic year in CMC is over. You should try for next academic year. Will post more details soon about the next year’s admission process.

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