Sociology, the study of human social behavior and interaction, has become a component of many nursing education programs because it is believed that undertaking formal study of human behavior can assist nurses in providing care and performing thorough diagnosis. Incorporating sociology into the study of nursing emphasizes the social nature of health care and helps nurses understand their role as a social agents whose job requires interaction with and understanding of many different types of people from a variety of different backgrounds. Interpersonal care can be an essential part of a nurse’s role as a health care provider, and the study of sociology is believed to help nurses gain new insight into their patients lives and issues.

Sociology encourages and requires transformational learning which does not sit easily within the current practical and power context of much of nursing practice. However, when students engage with the wider issues, and understand that there are different ways of knowing and examine what it means to develop a sociological imagination an opportunity exists for them to develop into ‘knowledgeable doers’ who may transform both themselves, nursing practice and in turn society.


At the end of the  course students will be able to explain concepts of sociology related to community and social institutions in India and its relationship with health, illness and nursing.


At the end of the class the students can be able to :\

  • State the importance of Sociology in Nursing
  • Describe the interstate relationship of individual in society and community
  • Describe the influence of culture and on health and disease
  • Identify various social groups and their interactions
  • Explain the growth of population in India and its impact on health
  • Describe the types of communities in India, their practices and the impact on health


One year program


Applicants must have :

  • minimum age for admission shall be 17 years
  • Minimum education: 10+2 class passed with Science (PCB) & English Core/English Elective with aggregate of 45% marks from recognized board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board.
  • Student shall be medically fit.
  • Students appearing in 10+2 examination in Science conducted by National Institute of Open School with 45% marks.
  • Student shall be admitted once in a year.

CAREER OPPURTUNITIES :- plenty of career opportunities are available for nursing nowadays. On the completion of their studies, students can get jobs with many private as well as public sector undertakings. A few of the areas where students can get jobs comprise of:

  • Clinics and Heath Departments
  • Defense Services
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial Houses and Factories
  • Nursing Science Schools
  • Railways and Public Sector Medical Departments
  • Training Institute


It is assumed that there will be 60 theory hours in one year.

Method of Teaching

  • Lecture-cum-discussion
  • Seminar
  • Presentations
  • Student interactive session
  • Student/ teacher seminar

Methods of Evaluation

  • Quiz, Tests (Term)
  • Assignments/Term paper
  • Presentations
  • Project work


Internal Assessment
Term Test(2 tests) 60%
Assignment 20%
Presentation 20%
Total 100%


 Should be arranged by the faculty for hands on training of the students in the clinical/ community.


 Syllabus Books

  1. Madan (GR), Indian Social Problems, Allied Publishers, Chennai.
  2. Mehta (SA), Study of Rural Sociology in India, Chand & Co.
  3. Ogbern (F), Handbook of Sociology, Eurasoa Publishing, New Delhi.
  4. Majmudar (DN), An Introduction to Social Anthropology, Asia Publishing house, Bombay.
  1. Indirani (TK), Textbook of Sociology for Nurses, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2006.
  2. Neeraja (KP), Textbook of Sociology for Nursing students, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2005.
  1. Rao (SD), Psychology and Sociology for Para medicals, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi,

Following guidelines should be followed in order to have a common standardized syllabus format for the whole university:

  • Chapters should be as per the respective Council, INC.
  • If the chapters have got units, then unit wise description should be given.

The core knowledge should be specified into three domain categories i.e Must Know, Desirable to Know, Nice to know