Introduction

Nepal Nursing Council (NNC) is an independent body formulated by the Government of Nepal under the Nepal Nursing Council Act 2052. The NNC was established to provide quality nursing and midwifery education and services in Nepal. National Licensure Examination for Nurses (NLEN) is an examination introduced by the NNC in order to qualify the nurses. It is a two and a half hours long examination, which tests the knowledge related to their job accesses their eligibility to become a registered nurse. It is required for all pre-service nurses of  Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc N.) programs to take this exam. 

Also Read: Nursing History of Nepal

NLEN Syllabus

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These are the major topic that will appear in the examination, along with the percentage of the questions that will appear related to those topics in the examination. The sub-topics included are only some of the sub-topics that will appear in the exam.

Integrated Science (5%)

  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology

Fundamentals of Nursing (25%)

  • Ethics in Nursing
  • Patient’s rights
  • Informed consent 
  • Patient assessment
  • Nursing diagnosis 
  • Evaluation of nursing care: objective data 
  • Nursing Process 
  • Caring
  • Nursing responsibility for drug administration
  • First aid

Community Health Nursing (15%)

  • Community Health and Community Health Nursing
  • Communication skills
  • Community resources
  • Health education
  • Home visiting
  • Primary Health Care (PHC)
  • Demography/ Health Indicators
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental health
  • Nutrition
  • Immunization
  • Maternal and child health
  • Gender issues
  • Family planning
  • HIV/AIDs, STI
  • Family health nursing

Adult Nursing (20%)

  • Characteristics of adulthood, developmental tasks of young adults, middle-aged adults, elderly adults
  • Ageing process
  • Disorders of each body system: blood, nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system, musculoskeletal system, urinary system, endocrine system, sensory system
  • Mental health problems
  • Operation theatre nursing
  • Pre and Post-operative nursing care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing care of clients in the terminal stage 
  • Stress and crisis management

Child Health Nursing (10%)

  • The terminology of Child Health Nursing
  • Growth and development of a child in each stage: infancy, school-age and adolescence
  • Nursing role on the promotion of growth and development of children
  • Nursing care to child and family
  • Health promotion for system children
  • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) program
  • Pediatric procedure

Midwifery and Gynecology (20%)

  • Deformation of sex and sexuality
  • Reproduction in human being
  • Components of reproductive health
  • Reproductive rights
  • Maternal and newborn health in Nepal
  • Nursing care in every stage of the female life cycle
  • Fetal growth and development: normality and abnormalities on fetal, placenta, membrane and cord
  • Care during pregnancy
  • Care during labor and birth
  • Postnatal care
  • Breastfeeding in HIV/Hepatitis B positive mothers
  • Newborn baby care 
  • Obstetric emergencies
  • Nursing care for gynaecological problems

Leadership and Management (5%)

  • Concept of leadership and management 
  • Health service delivery system 
  • Professional development
  • Health policy and planning

Eligibility requirements

  1. Nepal citizens graduated from Nepal
  • The candidate must have received pre-nursing education through one of the following programs
  • BSc. Nursing – 4 years [Character certificate] or 
  • Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) – 3 years [Academic transcript or mark sheets and character certificate]
  • Other documents
    • SLC/SEE mark sheets and character certificate
    • Citizenship
    • Academic transcript or mark sheet of 10+2 or I. Sc.
  1. Nepali citizens graduated from other countries
  • The candidate must have completed a pre-nursing program from a foreign institute, which is recognized by the nursing council or governing body of that country [Academic transcript or mark sheets and character certificate]
  • an equivalency letter from the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTVET) or Tribhuvan University (TU)
  • Other documents
    • SLC/SEE mark sheets and character certificate
    • Citizenship
    • Academic transcript or mark sheet of 10+2 or I. Sc.
  1. Foreign citizens graduated from Nepal

For the candidates of SAARC countries

  • Candidate must have received pre-nursing education through one of the following programs
  • BSc. Nursing – 4 years [Character certificate] or 
  • Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) – 3 years [Academic transcript or mark sheets and character certificate]
  • Other documents
    • SLC/SEE mark sheets and character certificate
    • Passport / citizen identity card
    • Academic transcript or mark sheets of 10+2 or I. Sc.
    • Certification of registration from the nursing council of the respective country 

For the candidate of other countries

  • BSc. Nursing – 4 years [Character certificate] or 
  • Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) – 3 years [Academic transcript or mark sheets and character certificate]
  • Photocopy of the certificates of nursing education degree
  •  Photocopy of the registration certificate from the nursing council of the respective country
  • Other documents
    • Original valid visa or original as well as a photocopy of the passport for those who do not need to have a visa to enter Nepal
  1. Foreign citizens graduated from other countries
  • The candidate must have completed a pre-nursing program from a foreign institute, which is recognized by the nursing council or governing body of that country [Photocopy of certificates of nursing education degree]
  •  Photocopy of registration certificate from the nursing council of the respective country
  • Other documents
    • An original recommendation letter from the organization in Nepal, where the applicant is going to work
    • Original valid visa or original as well as a photocopy of the passport for those who do not need to have a visa to enter Nepal

Prep classes for NLEN in Kathmandu

There are not many institutions which provide preparation classes for NLEN. These are the two institutes that currently provide NLEN preparation classes in Kathmandu.

NIMS Institute

Established in 2062 B.S., this institute is very popular among students who want to take the NLEN examination.

Address: Bagbazar

Phone: 01 4219278

Email: info@nimsinstitute.edu.np

Website: https://nimsinstitute.edu.np/

MCC

MCC is an institute that was established focusing on helping students who want to pursue their studies in medical and paramedical sectors. It has also been providing preparation classes for students who want to take the NLEC examination.

Address: MPA Building, Adwait Marg

Phone: 9841-589473, 9851-131475

Email: info@mccnepal.com

Website: https://mccnepal.com/