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.



Course Eligibility Duration
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

Entrance Exam    

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

Skills Required   

  • 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

Career Options   

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.

Undergraduate course (B.Sc./Diploma)   

  • Nursing

  • General Nursing and Midwifery (Diploma)

Postgraduate Courses (M.Sc.)    

  • Nursing

  • Psychiatric Nursing

  • Medical Surgical Nursing

  • Community Health Nursing

  • Pediatric Nursing

Popular colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


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.