Nursing is a job-oriented medical course. Healthcare sector is one such area, which is recession-proof. No matter what’s the economic status of a nation- Developing or Developed- there is always a demand for healthcare services. Nurses are an integral part of the medical profession. Along with qualified Doctors, Nurses are also in huge demand everywhere.
Nursing is an ideal job for those who want to serve humanity. If you are compassionate, have immense will power and spirit to serve the diseased and the weak and are willing to work long hours in stressful conditions then this is the right profession for you. Other traits required for this occupation include the ability to manage different situations and the willingness to adapt to new technology. The cost of study in nursing schools varies from institution to institution. Government-owned and aided nursing colleges provide education at a subsidized rate compared with private owned colleges. The fees for private and unaided nursing schools for a BSc course can vary from anything between Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,80,000 per annum. In the same manner, the cost for the GNM course in a private institute can be in the range of Rs 45,000 to Rs 1,40,000 per year.
10+2 Science stream passed with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects from a recognized board. Minimum aggregate marks required may vary from one institute to another (generally around 50% marks). Candidate must be at least 17 years of age.
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune, Maharashtra
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS), Kolkata
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka
Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai
Army College of Nursing, Jalandhar
B.Sc. in Nursing (Basic)– 4 years long Bachelor’s Degree course
B.Sc. in Nursing (Post Basic)– 2 years long Bachelor’s Degree course (3 years long in distance education mode)
GNM (Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery)– 3.5 years long program
ANM (Diploma in Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery)– 2 years long program
M.Sc. in Nursing– 2 years long PG Degree program
M.Phil. in Nursing– 1 year long advanced program (2 years in part time format)
PhD in Nursing– 3 to 5 years long advanced program
Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Nursing
Operation Room Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Neuro Science Nursing
Nurses do not remain unemployed. They easily get jobs in private and government-run hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, old age homes, industries, sanatoriums, and armed forces. They can also seek employment in the Indian Red Cross Society, Indian Nursing Council, State Nursing Councils, and various other nursing institutions. Even nurses who have completed the ANM course get to work as primary health workers and midwives in primary health care centers that are spread throughout the length and breadth of the country. Nurses can also take up administrative and teaching positions in medical colleges and nursing schools. Enterprising individuals can start their own nursing bureaus or even work on their own terms and conditions. Apart, from these innumerable openings in the domestic sector, nurses who earn international nursing certifications and fulfill the prescribed immigration criteria generally move to greener pastures abroad. Pay Packet Nurses who are new to this profession often earn a monthly salary that is in the range of Rs 7,000 to Rs 17,000. Mid-level positions can fetch a pay packet anywhere between Rs 18,000 to Rs 37,000. Highly experienced nurses can even get a salary in the band of Rs 48,000 to Rs 72,000 per month. Nurses who get employment in foreign countries such as the US, Canada, England, and Gulf countries can easily earn even heftier monthly pay packets.