St.John’s College of Nursing Admission Updates

St. John’s School of Nursing were started in 1980 at Bangalore (Bangaluru) by the C.B.C.I. Society for Medical Education. The School of Nursing was upgraded to the College of Nursing in 1989. In 1994 all the Institutions were brought under the common name : St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences. St. John’s Research Institute was the latest addition to the Academy in the year 2004.

Right from its inception St. John’s set before it an ideal of excellence in academic courses as well as service to society and research as a result of which it has truly become holistic both in its outlook and in its approach to the problems of community health. St. John’s has been consistently ranked as one of the top 10 medical Institutes in the country.

Since its inception in 1980, St. John’s College of Nursing has remained steadfast to the one central commitment to provide a balanced comprehensive nursing education and clinical skills.

St. John’s College of Nursing aims at turning out intellectually enlightened, morally upright, spiritually inspired, emotionally balanced and socially committed nurses.

Situated in the main campus, close to the Medical College and the Hospital, the St. John’s College of Nursing started as a School of Nursing on July 1, 1980. It was raised to the status of a College of Nursing on September 25, 1989.

St.John’s College of Nursing
Established1980 (School of Nursing)
Upgraded1989 (College of Nursing)
Number of Departments7
Number of Staff64
Number of Students304
Affiliated ToRajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and
Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examination Board, Bangalore



The College, with staff strength of 64, comprising of 50 teaching personnel and 14 non-teaching personnel, has 7 full-fledged teaching departments dedicated to various fields in Nursing. The departments are:

  1. Nursing Administration and Education
  2. Obstetrics & Gynaecological Nursing
  3. Psychiatry Nursing
  4. Community Health Nursing
  5. Child Health Nursing
  6. Medical Surgical Nursing
  7. Fundamentals of Nursing


The College runs 4 full-time nursing courses. They are:

Name of the CourseType of the CourseDurationNumber of SeatsRecognized By
General Nursing and MidwiferyDiploma3 Years and 6 Months45Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examination Board (KSDNEB)
Basic B.Sc. NursingUG Degree4 Years100Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore
Post Certificate B.Sc. NursingUG Degree2 Years20Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore
M.Sc. Nursing
(Medical Surgical, Community Health, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatric Nursing)
PG Degree2 Years5 EachRajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore

St.John’s College of Nursing – B.Sc Nursing Admission Process

St.John’s College of Nursing – M.Sc Nursing admission process

Other courses which the College runs in collaboration with the Nursing service of the hospital and the Council of Catholic Women of India (CCWI) are the Nursing Aides course and a course in Geriatric Health, respectively.

At present, a total of 304 students are undergoing their training in the institution.


Students are required to, on successfully completing their training, render their services to the institution – either in the Hospital or the College of Nursing, which ever is applicable – for a stipulated period of time.

Induction Program

The Induction Program for newly recruited staff nurses of the hospital, was initiated in June 2007 by the College of Nursing in collaboration with the Nursing service of the hospital. The objectives of this program are:

  1. To orient staff nurses to the hospital’s inpatient care settings.
  2. To familiarize staff nurses with the hospital’s procedure manual.
  3. To stress the importance of nurse-patient interaction and communication skills.
  4. To review the importance of professional etiquette as a primary requirement for quality care.
  5. To reinforce skill training in nursing procedure.

The program is conducted on a regular basis for a period of 7 to 10 days. The program schedule consists of:

  1. Introduction to the mission and vision of St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences.
  2. Team building.
  3. Basic care of patients.
  4. Communication skills.
  5. Basic Kannada conversation.
  6. Professional etiquette.
  7. Interaction with departments like Pharmacy, Medico-Social Work (MSW), Billing etc. regarding various policies related to admission and discharge of patients.
  8. Orientation to other departments in the academy.