With increasing awareness of health care there is huge demand of Nurses globally. If you like caring and curing then Nursing is the ideal profession for you. Nursing is listed among top ten professions under the largest job growth segment. However, in India Nursing profession is largely taken up by females. But time is changing; now males are also readily opting for Nursing profession as it offers attractive salary.
|Auxiliary Nurse Midwife/ Health Worker (ANM)||Class 12(any stream)||18 months|
|B.Sc. Nursing||Class 10 + 2 (Class 10 +2 (PCB) – minimum 50% + Entrance Test)||4 years|
|General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)||Class 10 + 2 (any stream) – minimum 50% + Entrance Test)||3 ½ years|
Institutes and colleges have their own entrance test for nursing program.
|Course||Government College Fee||Private College Fee|
|B.Sc. Nursing||Rs. 40,250 – Rs. 60,000/annum||Rs. 50,000 –Rs 1,80,00 /annum|
|GNM||Rs. 20,000 – Rs. 35,000/annum||Rs. 40,000 – Rs. 1,40,000/annum|
High amount of patience, sense of responsibility and dedication
Alertness of mind, team spirit and compassion
Being physically fit, in peak health for it involves a lot of hard work
To serve without getting sentimentally attached
Ready to work in shifts
Public and Private hospital provide plenty of jobs to qualified Nurses. According to role and function nursing career can be listed as follows:
General Nurses: Nurses working in hospitals, nursing homes and medical establishments. Their primary job is to take care of patients, assist doctors and perform administrative duties.
Midwives: Nurses whose speciality is to take care of expecting mothers and provide assistance during childbirth.
Health workers: Nurses who provide medical aid to people living in the rural areas.
Hierarchy of career in Nursing is shown below.
A Graduate in Nursing can go for post graduation specialization in following areas
Psychiatric Nursing: Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the specialty of nursing that cares for people of all ages with mental illness or mental distress.
Surgical Nursing: A surgical Nurse is responsible for taking care of patients before, during and after surgery.
Community Health Nursing: Community health Nurses work in the field of Public health. Along with providing nursing care, they also inform public on health problems and solutions.
Pediatric Nursing: Pediatric Nurses provide care to infants, children and adolescents.
General Nursing and Midwifery (Diploma)
Medical Surgical Nursing
Community Health Nursing
Parul Institute of Nursing, Vadodara (http://www.parul.ac.in)
Ahmedabad Institute of Nursing Science, Ahmedabad (http://www.ainsahmedabad.org)
Chanchalben Mafatlal Patel College of Nursing, Gandhinagar (http://kadiuniversity.com/ksv18)
College of Nursing, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad (http://www.gujaratuniversity.org.in/web/index.asp)
G.H Patel School of Nursing, Anand (http://www.spuvvn.edu)
Dr. D Y Patil College of Nursing, Pune (http://nursing.dpu.edu.in)
Godavari College of Nursing, Jalgaon (http://www.godavarinursing.ac.in)
Leelabai Thackersey College of Nursing, Mumbai (http://www.ltcnsndt.org/pages/index.php)
Mahatma Gandhi Mission College of Nursing, Navi Mumbai (http://www.mgmmumbai.ac.in/nursing/college/home_nursing.html)
Samartha Nursing School, Chiplun (http://www.swamisamarth.com/hospital/hospnurse.html)
The Yash Foundation's College of Nursing and Medical Research Institute , Ratnagiri (http://www.yashnursingcollege.org)
Anand Rishji Institute of Nursing, Ahmednagar (http://www.anandrishijihospital.com/?page_id=750)
Mahatma Gandhi institute of medical sciences, Wardha (https://www.mgims.ac.in)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (http://www.aiims.edu/en/departments-and-centers/departments.html?id=117)
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (http://www.afmc.nic.in/Admission/NursingAdmission.html)
Delhi University, Delhi (http://www.du.ac.in/du/index.php?page=nursing)
Christian Medical College, Vellore (http://www.cmch-vellore.edu/Misc/stoma/stomacare.html)
National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangaluru (http://www.nimhans.ac.in/nursing)
St. Xaviers Catholic College of Nursing, Kanyakumari (http://www.xaviersnsg.edu.in)
Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chandigarh (http://www.chitkara.edu.in)
A qualified Nurse can get employment opportunities in following areas:
The Indian Red Cross Society
Indian Nursing Council and various State Nursing Councils
Various Nursing Schools and Associations
All types of hospitals and nursing homes
The armed forces
Educational institutions and industries
Special centres such as orphanages, old age homes
All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.