As we know the demand for Nursing is increasing day by day, as nursing is the best field if you want to serve the nation. Nursing is one of the professional jobs. There is a variety of forms to initiate your education in nursing and medical field. The nursing course can be done after senior secondary education (12th) in the form of a diploma, degree or certificate. Before starting a career in nursing field, a student must be aware of the job role of nursing and what are the eligibilities required in the nursing course.
Nursing is one of the best and demandable courses in India. It is one of the choosable careers after a senior secondary examination through AIIMS, NEIGRIHMS, JIPMER, HPU B.Sc Nursing, PGIMER and many more. Medicine becomes one of the most profitable industries. This course conducts a 4-year degree program which makes the student capable to play a significant role in this demanding organization. Any candidates who qualified their 12th from a recognized university can apply to this nursing course. There are several job profiles related to the nursing industry such as Legal Nurse Consultant, Nurse Care Advisor, Forensic Nurse, etc.
The following responsibilities are given below.
- Coordinating with the department’s members.
- Supervising other nurses.
- Assisting Surgeons, Doctors, and Clinical Patients in any medical way.
- Inform and educate the patient about health disease and their prevention.
As we all know that many students may give entrance examinations of AIIMS (All India Institue of Medical Science) and NEET few of them get selected.
Type of Nursing Courses
The demand for the nursing course is increase day by day, Nursing is not required in the hospital only but it also requires in Mental Hospital as well. Due to this rapid increase, that’s how the demand for the nursing course also increases. There is plenty number of courses are available in the nursing field after senior secondary education.
|Course Type||Name of theCourse||Time Period|
|Diploma Courses||General Nursing and Midwife (GNM)
Auxiliary Nursing and Midwife (ANM)
|UG Courses||Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Basic)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Post Basic)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Distance)
|PG Courses||Master of Science in Nursing (M.Sc. Basic)
Master of Science in Nursing (M.Phil Full time)
Master of Science in Nursing (M.Phil Part-Time)
|Ph. D. Courses||Doctor in Philosophy (Ph.D.)||3 to 5 year|
Short Duration Nursing Course in India:
Now let us talk about the short term courses in the Nursing Industry.
|Name of the Course||Time Duration (in Months)|
|Certificate in Maternal and Child Health Nursing||6 months|
|Advanced Certificate Course in Critical Care Nursing||6 months|
|Certificate in Medical Nursing Assistant||6 months|
|Certificate in Maternity Nursing Assistant||6 months|
|Certificate in General Duty Assistant||6 months|
|Certificate in Geriatric Care||6 months|
|Certificate in Nursery Development and Management||6 months|
|Certificate in Neonatal Nursing||9 months|
|Certificate in Pre-Natal Nursing||6 months|
|Certificate in Post- Natal Nursing||6 months|
|Masterclass in Clinical Cardiology||12 months|
|Certificate course in Hospital and Home-based care Attendant||1 year|
|Certificate in Nursing Aid||1 year|
|Certificate in Nursing Care||1 year|
|Certificate in Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care||2 year|
Nursing Course Fees:
As we talk about the fees of the nursing course, so it is may vary in nature from course to course and college to college. Typically government colleges charge less fees as compared to other top private colleges and top universities. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing starts from INR 50000 to INR 2,00,000 annually. This is starting course fees for any nursing bachelor’s degree. And it basically depends upon the university.
How to apply in Under-Graduate Nursing Course
General Nursing and Midwife (GNM): Candidates must be passed 12th examination from a recognized university with a 40% marks aggregate. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are the main subjects. Some other different universities can conduct separate examinations for the GNM admission course. Some of the admission is based on state-level entrance examinations.
Auxiliary Nursing and Midwife (ANM): Candidates may apply for this course after qualifying 12th examination. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are compulsory subjects.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Basic): Candidates must have passed 12th examination with an aggregate of 45% marks. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are the main subjects. Students must be at the age of 17 years for applying for B.Sc Nursing course.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post-Basic): In this, candidates may pick a two-year regular course or either distance learning course. If candidates want to choose a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post-Basic Program) then candidates must have passed 12th class from a recognized university board with GNM (General Nursing & Midwife).
And, for the distance program candidates must have completed their 12th examination including two-year work experience.
Indian-Armed forced Nursing Vacancy: It is only for female candidates from the age group of 17 years to 24 years. In accordance with this, candidates must have passed 12th examination from a recognized board of institutions with at least 45% marks including subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Admission is done on the basis of the MNS entrance exam (Military Nursing Services).
Job opportunities after completing the course
After completing the course, there are various job opportunities in private as well as in government hospitals. And we all know that the demand for Nursing is increases day today. In each year the government hires 23,000 nurses every year and the same is happening with private hospitals. But in the end, there is a requirement of 5 lakh nurses in the country. So there is a golden chance for any graduate or undergraduate candidate to apply in the nursing course. Some of the listed profile is given below:
- Staff Nurse
- Assistant Nursing Superintendent
- Nursing Service Administrator
- Department Supervisor
- Industrial Nurse
- Nursing Superintendent
- Nursing Supervisor
- Director of Nursing
- Community Health Nurse
- Nursing Teacher
- Military Nurse
- Deputy Nursing Superintendent
Salaries offered to Nurse:
As we know the demand for Nursing staff increases day today. If you are a fresher in this field so you can expect Rs.8000 to Rs.15000 per month. And the salary improves according to your experience. If you have an experience of 2 to 3 year then your salary becomes Rs. 30000 to Rs. 40000 per month. And Highly experienced candidates may get a package of Rs. 70000 to Rs. 1,00,000 monthly. So this is the basic salary criteria of a nurse.
I hope this article helps you a lot in deciding your career in the Nursing field. At present, the demand for Nursing courses is increasing day today. And candidates can get good job opportunities as well after completing the course.