Applicant should be an Indian citizen of Kerala origin and should have Bachelors Degree in Nursing of Kerala/Calicut/Kannur/Mahatma Gandhi University or Degree recognized by them as equivalent from any other University. Candidates who have passed the Post Basic BSc Nursing (Regular Course) or equivalent after General Nursing and Midwifery Course are also eligible to apply. Applicant should have one year experience as on the last date of submission of application form, in any hospital with an average strength of 100 inpatients or in a School of Nursing or in a Community Health Nursing Programme or internment after Registration with the State Nursing Council. However, the students of BSc Nursing 2003 admission batch, who have undergone compulsory internship in Government Medical Colleges/other institutions approved by the Government, will be considered for admission to the MSc Nursing Course, even if they have not completed one year internship on the last date of submission of application. They should complete internship on or before 15th June 2009. Applicants shall have obtained registration with Kerala Nursing Council at the time of Counseling. The experience acquired by candidates after registration from Nursing Councils outside Kerala, after getting B Sc Nursing Degree will also be counted for experience. The period undergone by a candidate for completing the Post Basic Nursing Course will not be reckoned as work experience.
Selection of Candidates except for 'Service Quota' will be made on the basis of an Entrance Examination to be conducted by the CEE, at Thiruvananthapuram on 19.07.2009 (Sunday). The Entrance examination will be of 3 hours duration with 200 Multiple Choice Questions.
Application forms are different for General/Service candidates and for candidates belonging to SC/ST. The format of the Application and Prospectus will be available at www.cee-kerala.org. Those seeking admission to the course through the entrance examination, can apply in the specific format along with the documents prescribed in the prospectus and a fee of Rs.800/- (General) / Rs.400/- (SC/ST), remitted in favour of Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Thiruvananthapuram in any branch of SBT using the chalan provided along with the down loaded application form. The original chalan receipt should be attached with the application form. Applicants of Kerala origin who reside outside the state can apply in the downloaded application form along with the Demand Draft for Rs. 800/- (General) and Rs. 400/- (SC/ST) drawn on a Nationalised Bank in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examination payable at Thiruvananthapuram.
Service candidates who wish to be considered for the General merit quota seats can appear for the Entrance Examination. They should forward the application to the CEE as in the case of general candidates, but through their Controlling Officer/Head of the Department on or before 25.06.2009 (Thursday). However they should send a copy of the application form to the controlling officer concerned, if they are to be considered for service quota also along with necessary fee, as applicable in both the applications as specified. Service candidates claiming lecturer quota seats need not appear for the Entrance Examination. They should submit the application in the format available at www.cee-kerala.org to the Director of Medical Education/Director of Health Services before the stipulated date. They should remit the application fee of Rs.800/- (General) and Rs.400/- (SC/ST) by chalan in the Treasury under the Head of Account `0210–03–105–29' and the chalan receipt should be attached with the application form.
Completed application with all documents specified in the Prospectus and experience certificate, should reach Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Housing Board Buildings, 5th Floor, Santhinagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695 001, either by Registered post/Speed post/hand delivery before 5 pm on 25.06.2009 (Thursday). Candidates applying under Service quota should send their applications and all required documents specified in the Prospectus to the Director of Medical Education/ Director of Health Services, Thiruvananthapuram, so as to reach him/her before 5 pm on 25.06.2009. Candidates applying for admission under Service quota seats only, need not submit their applications to the CEE.
The CEE will conduct the Entrance Examination, publish the Rank list of all candidates admitted for the Entrance Examination and forward the same to the Director of Medical Education. The selection, admission and allotment of seats including those under Lecturer Quota will be made by the Director of Medical Education, based on various provisions laid down in the Prospectus.
For details, visit www.cee-kerala.org