Career Option in Nursing

Career Profiles - Nurse

A. Field description:

Text Box:  Nurses are critical to healthcare delivery and play a significant role in caring for the ill and prevention of diseases. In addition to administering medicines, they are also required to have a bedside manner that involves handling sick people with care and kindness. Nurses are called on to care for the ill of all ages, families, groups and communities, disabled and dying people. Interestingly, it is predominantly women who take up nursing as a profession.

Education Guide
  • Education Details & Eligibility:

To become a nurse, one should have a degree (B.Sc) or at least a diploma in Nursing. Private and government colleges in India and abroad offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. Diploma in nursing course is offered by the government and private school of nursing in India.

  • Basic eligibility criteria:

+2 (Higher Secondary students) with science & English or Bio + maths as the majors. 45 % aggregate marks (PCBE). Age: 17 years on or before the 31st of December of the year, should be medically fit. For Diploma in Nursing, any branch in +2 with 45% aggregate.

  • Course Duration:

The courses for Nursing are as follows:

Diploma in General Nursing:
Duration: 3 years with 6 months internship

B. Sc in Nursing:
Duration: 4 years including 6 months internship

Multipurpose health workers Training:
Duration: 18 months.

  • Education Total Expenses

The Total expense for doing Bachelor of Science in nursing is as follows

  • B.Sc - Rs.20000/ per year - (4Years)
  • M.Sc - Rs.40000/ per year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily availed by directly contacting the banks through the college administration.

  • Higher Education Options:

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for Masters in nursing.

C. Institutions that Offer this Education:

Almost all the deemed and general universities offer Bachelor degree in nursing in India and abroad.
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D. Job Opportunities and Job Roles:

A person who has completed a certified course in nursing has tremendous opportunities in India and countries like Singapore, U.K and U.S.A .

They can find employment in.
  • Clinical homes
  • Hospitals
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Nursing homes
  • Clinics and Heath Departments
  • Orthopedic Nursing
  • Orphanages and old age homes
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Military fields
  • Schools for mental retarded children
  • Industrial houses and factories
  • Pediatric hospitals
  • Railways and public sector medical departments
  • Training Institutes as educators
  • Entrepreneurship
E. Approximate Salary Range:

The salary can be from Rs.7, 000 to Rs.12, 000 for freshers and increases with the person's experience and knowledge. With an experience of two years, a person can find excellent opportunities abroad with a hefty salary.

F. Related Links:

The Trained Nurses Association on India is a national association to enhance the knowledge and for professional development of nurses to uphold the dignity and honor of the nursing profession.
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