Diploma in Nursing Administration (DNA) | School of Health Sciences (SOHS)

Diploma in Nursing Administration is a one-year Continuing Education programme of 28 credits (Theory 16 credits, Practical 12 credits) for in-service nurses. This programme has been developed for nurses working in hospitals or community or educational institutions.

This programme will help to upgrade the administrative knowledge and skills of the in-service nurses to enhance their administrative competence. Programme is approved by IGNOU Statuary Bodies and UGC.

Note : It is not recognized or approved by Indian Nursing Council.


On successful completion of the programme, the learner will be able to:

  • Strengthen the knowledge of administrative concepts and their application in improving nursing services.
  • Develop an understanding of recent trends in health care systems nursing.
  • participate cooperatively with an individual and groups for improvements of nursing services.
  • Develop skills in maintaining administrative competence with effective supervision to provide quality nursing care.


General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with two years of experience in the profession. (for male nurses or nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme should have a certificate in any of the nursing course of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery)


B.Sc. (Nursing) with no experience

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions.

Fee Structure: Rs.10,800/- for full programme

Programme Details:

Course Code Title of the Course Credits
BNS 11Principles and Practice
of Nursing
BNS 12 Management of
Educational Institute,
Hospital & Community
BNS 13 Group Dynamics 4
BNS 14 Resource
Nursing Service
Practical Manual-I &
Practical Manual-II
Total Credits 28

Details are available at www.ignou.ac.in under schools-SOHS

Selection Criteria

For GNM: The merit list will be made by taking 60% of the RNRM marks. To this weightage for experience will be added according to the following criteria.

For every year of experience, 2 marks weightage will be given, maximum up to 20 years of experience over and above the eligibility criteria.

For B.Sc. (Nursing): The merit list will be prepared on the basis of total marks obtained in B.Sc.(N) 100% weightage to be taken for total marks obtained. No weightage will be given to experience.

Example: If you are a GNM nurse and scored 70% marks and have 5 years of experience. You may calculate your marks as per the following example:

  • 60% of 70% marks is 42
  • For three years you will get 3 x 2 = 6 marks (two years are the eligibility criteria)
  • Your merit on the list will be 42+6 = 48

Admission to the Programme is under ‘offline mode’. Applicants are advised to download the Prospectus from the website, print the application form and submit the filled-in application along with relevant documents  and  registration fee of Rs.400/- (in the form of a DD drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at the city of the Regional Centre) at the  Regional  Centre. The  selection will be  done by way of a  merit  list. Only selected candidates will   be required to pay the Programme Fee within a stipulated date, for which they will receive an intimation from the Regional Centre.

DNA Applicants are required to fill Form A along with the main application.

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