Career in Nursing – A Gateway to Bright Future


nursing image“Nursing” is directly meant of curing. Nursing is one of the most sought careers by the women in India. Nursing is very challenging, hardworking, popular, respectful and merciful occupation. It very much suits to the women. In India, Kerala and Rajasthan have produced the most numbers of nurses for our society.

The English nurse “Florence Nightingale” was the founder of the modern nursing over the world.

Nursing is the essential part of our medical system. Nursing is the practice to take care of the sick people with the help of health care science. Beside this, a nurse dispenses the medicine, keeps the patient records and operates the medical equipments along with the routine duties.

“Nursing is the medical profession for administration and taking care of the patient with the help of health care science”.

Nursing is one of the civilized jobs in the world. It is the field of women’s first choice. In the past, the work of nursing was done by the male nurses. After the modernization in this field and by the popularity of Florence Nightingale, the field is sought by the women.

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Nursing is the profession that starts in India first time in the rule of ‘Samrat Ashoka’ and the first female nurse has come from London on the request of the East India Company in Madras. The first school for nursing education was started in Madras in 1890s.

Courses & Duration

Nursing is the right career option for those candidates who have the zeal and interest to serve the mankind. The person who believed in the curing of medically ill people and can work in hard condition for long hours may choose the nursing as the career for himself/herself.

The INC (Indian Nursing Council) is the accreditation and recognition body for nursing education in India. Various domains like diploma courses, UG degree courses, PG degree courses and the Philosophy and doctoral courses are available in the field of nursing. Some of the private health centres and hospitals offer the certificate courses for the duration of 6 months to 1 year.

The courses in the field of nursing are as the following:

Diploma courses

  • ANM (Auxiliary Nursing & Midwife) – 18 months
  • GNM (General Nursing & Midwife) – 3.5 yrs

UG Degree courses

  • B. Sc Basic (Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Basic) – 4 yrs
  • B. ScPost Basic (Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Post Basic) – 2 yrs
  • B. ScDistance (Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Distance) – 3 yrs

PG Degree courses

  • M. Sc (Master of Science in Nursing) – 2 yrs

Doctoral courses

  • M. Phil (Master of Science in Nursing) – 1 yr (Full time)
  • M. Phil (Master of Science in Nursing) – 2 yr (part time)
  • Ph D (Doctor in Philosophy) – 3 to 5 yrs


The ANM is a diploma course for the duration of one and half year. For admission to this course, the candidate must be 10th class passed with 45% and comply the age between 17 – 35 years. There is a provision of entrance test for this course conducted by the nursing entrance board. Some of the institutions which are conducting the ANM courses have been disclosed the minimum qualification as 10+2 with 45% marks in science subjects.

The GNM is an advanced diploma in nursing with the duration of 3 and half years. For admission to this course, the candidate must be 12th class passed with 45% and comply the age between 17 – 35 years. There is a provision of entrance test for this course conducted by the nursing entrance board.

B.Sc nursing is the very common, popular and required degree for the full-fledge nurse. It has two levels, one is basic and another is post basic for the duration of 4 yrs and 2 yrs subsequently. For admission in bachelor courses, the candidates need to have the 12th pass certificate with science subjects with minimum 45% marks. You may have to go through the entrance exam conducted by the university.

Some institutions offer admission in nursing courses through entrance examination which are mentioned below:

The specializations in the field of nursing are as the following:

  • Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Leprosy Nursing
  • TB Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Neurological Nursing
  • Neurosurgical Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Cancer Nursing
  • Orthopedic Nursing
  • Oncological Nursing
  • Cardio logical Nursing
  • Nephrological Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Cardio Thoracic Nursing
  • Operation Room Nursing
  • Neonatal Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Nursing Education and Administration
  • Practitioner in Midwifery
  • Emergency and Disaster Nursing

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Jobs & Career

The one and the best part of this field is that nurses never remain unemployed. They easily get the job in health care organizations and hospital. This is the field where you may get the government job easily.

At present, the nursing homes and private hospitals are mushrooming across the country. By the growing numbers of health care centres the nursing professional are not sufficient in numbers. Every year the government hires 22000 nurses in India and even after that we are lacking with 4 lakh nurses.

After the completion of this course, you may get the respectful position and good platform to boost career in nursing care.

The top job profiles in the field of nursing are as the following:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Assistant Nursing Superintendent
  • Department Supervisor
  • Deputy Nursing Superintendent
  • Nursing Supervisor or Ward Sister
  • Director of Nursing
  • Nursing Superintendent
  • Teacher of Nursing
  • Community Health Nurse (CHN)
  • Military Nurse
  • Industrial Nurse
  • Nursing Service Administrators
  • Nursing Service overseas

Employment Area

The employment areas where nurses can work are as the following:

  • Government run hospitals
  • Super speciality hospital
  • Nursing homes
  • Orphanages
  • Old age homes
  • Industries
  • Sanatoriums
  • Armed forces
  • Indian Red Cross Society
  • Indian Nursing Council
  • State Nursing Council
  • Educational institutions


The nurses, who has just completed the course and are fresher may get the job with around 7000 to 15000 per month salary. With 2-3 years experience theymay get the 20000 to 30000 per month. The well experienced and mature nurses may get the salary more than 50000 per month.

There is an opportunity to get the job in abroad. The nurses can get the handsome salary package in abroad like UK and US. Several nurses who are working in abroad are from our country and Kerala state.

Books & Study Materials

Here we are providing some popular & most preferred books to study Nursing:

Nursing Care Plans: Diagnoses, Interventions, and Outcomes, 7th edition by Meg Gulanick and Judith L. Meyers

The Everything New Nurse Book by Kathy Quan

Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: A Guide to Planning Care by Betty J. Ackley and Gail B. Ladwig

Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse by Echo Heron

Cardiac Surgery Essentials for Critical Care Nursing by Sonya R. Hardin

For any other queries about Career in Nursing, you may leave your queries below.

Displaying 65 Comments
  1. Panduarang says:

    2021 government application date please for a b sc nurshing sir

  2. Kusum says:

    I am 35 yr old gnm . What is the scope ahead.shall I continue my studies or not.

  3. Paul says:

    What is nursing care? Simply put, nursing care is care that is provided and supervised by registered general nurses. In the home environment they could be works as live in nurses for the elderly.

  4. Sowmya says:

    Hi, can anyone leave a reply for my query plz

    I’m from age is 34, I did e gineering computers n it s like 7years with no work. At this age I can do nursing study. Am. I eligible?is any colleges offer this BSc nursing or any nursing course good and eligible to. Join. Plz help me.

  5. Nikita says:

    Bsc nursing is the helpful for life time and is it a future is best ya wrong and 12th rank for the bsc nursing or neet rank

  6. Nikita says:

    Best colleges of nursing in Maharashtra and Bangalore

  7. KSHETRADNYA J says:

    i wants to do bsc nursing now i am in XIth std science how i can approach to cet exam or neet exam

  8. Vivek Kumar says:

    I want to prepare and get success in nursing, please advice me how can I achieve my goal and which books I will have to study for getting admission for nursing and which college is best for education in this career?? Please inform me

  9. Pooja singh says:

    Sir Mera 12 bio se hone ke baad 5saal Ka gape h mujhe nurse Vanna h to mujhe kya kerna chaiye bsc nursing ya gnm nursing?

  10. Soumi says:

    Sir can I do msc nursing directly just after completing BSC nursing or any experience is needed??

  11. Saiprasad Kongari says:

    Nice information

  12. Kavita naik says:

    Plz send information about how we can prepare for nursing after completing 12 th class

    • ZUHAIB FATMI says:

      Sir I have passed kiit bsc nursing test.I wants to know that how much nursing is important for carrier in life in India or foreign.

  13. kishan kumar says:

    Sir Kya boys bhi bsc nursing Kar skate hai

  14. vaishali chamoli says:

    Which is the best University in India for

  15. Bhawna says:

    Sir kya ya nursing ke bad DO kar sakte hai kya india mea hi??
    Plz reply sir?

  16. Keerthana baligar says:

    Details I need about the government application through kea board for Bsc nursing

  17. Akram khan says:

    this year i pass my 12th class (sci -bio) nd now i confuse to choose my career plz help me

  18. Deepak says:

    Aj ke time mai bsc nursing boys ke liye thik or boys ka isme kya sb scope hai plzzzzzzz sir reaply

  19. K.glory faith says:

    Sir ..i want work at railway department ,airport,army ,at that region i want to work i take to study bsc nursing …what can I do..give some ideas..Sir.. please

  20. sunita says:

    sie,i habe passed 12th from arts streem and wants to do gnm m i eligiable.. and pleses tell me the way to apply for it from govt collage.. m from delhi

  21. shruti says:

    Sir mene is year 12th ki h ab me Bsc nursing karna chahti hu .Bsc nursing karne ke liye kitni age limit h ye btaye please.

  22. Bhagwat yeul says:

    Sir i am 12,non medical please all information about nursing

  23. Aarthi says:

    I am studying nsg in Madurai medical college.. I want to work in military nursing. What are all needed..pls give me ideas

  24. Archana says:

    Is become cmo after MSc nursing from AIIMS Delhi?

  25. RK beniwal says:

    After BSC nursing can we have opportunity to open our own medical store or clinic

  26. ABHIKSHA.A says:

    Sir, I have completed my 12.sir can u suggest any college for bsc nursing?Sir I want to become a head nurse.can u please guide me?Please give me some advice about nursing course,sir!

  27. Nancy says:

    Which is the best college for bsc nursing?
    I’m in 11th standard in science.
    I want to focus on my career so pls give me some information about this field

  28. Surendra Kumar says:

    How to know me when come to government job in vacancy

  29. Shimna says:

    Scope and sallery for bsc nursing

  30. Manjusha Angane says:

    Sir please give me advice about the nursing.. is it dangerous???

  31. PRIYANKA says:

    Scope and salary for bsc nursing

  32. Indubishnoi says:

    Plzz explain me about the fees structure and which is the best college for nursing in Rajasthan

  33. sravya says:

    What is the best college in hyderabad for bsc nursing

  34. rakeah kumar says:

    Aiims bsc nursing jo exam leti h ussme total kitna seat h

  35. mahipal chouhan says:

    best collage in rajasthan for bsc nursing

  36. Sayantani Roy says:

    Can you please explain me the fees structure of government colleges and scope of jobs after nursing in west Bengal? Please…..

  37. sumithradevi says:

    what is the best college in tamil nadu to study bsc nursing

  38. suresh says:

    when will be form released for bsc nursing

  39. mako says:

    i’m confused abt nursing and biotechnlogy. plz help me.

  40. deepa says:

    which is better bams or bsc nursing

  41. shaikh says:

    Which are the subjects foe nursuring?

  42. santoshini says:

    How to apply forbsc nursing..

  43. Kanchan says:

    hi, i am from Mumbai, and am 33 now, n i have completed my graduation in 2005,Can i persue nursing course at this stage, am i eligible for the same?,

  44. Divya mahadik says:

    I wish to make career in nursing please advice me. my 12th complete in science.thank you.

  45. Bsc nursing says:

    Plz guardian about Bsc nursing entrance exam…

  46. Sonal says:

    After completing GNM in nursing I can apply for job without registration in any hospital

  47. elishiba john says:

    Mein 12 pass ki hai biology, chemistry,physics 80% marks se or ab m success hona chati hu life m ,toh mere liye konsa course sahi rehega. Plz Help me sir.

  48. Dharmveer garg says:

    sir i’m doing Nursing but now i want any doctrate course so sir u give advise about this.

  49. JUSTIN says:

    I want to know one thing, one my friend has completed GNM course in 2010 but i did not passed anatomy exam in firse year because of that reason he couldn’t attend third year exam, but he recived course complete certificate from the institute. Now he have intrest to pass the GNM course, so how he can do this?

  50. Percy rose says:

    Sir I am completed my post basic BSc nursing, so, iIwant to join in msc computer science or nutrition is there any possible to do this course, I won’t go for msc nursing so please suggest me what iII have been do the specialization not in nursing field, I am very confused what I have choose

  51. shiroya darshan says:

    thanks for this best information

  52. sahil wadhwa says:

    Sir,meine 12th scince medical se ki ha mein aapni life mein success panne k lite kon sa course better ha

  53. Dharmendra Yadav says:

    my fiance intrest in bsc nursing so this subject is better or not better

    and i am B.A.M.S students

  54. rachit sharma says:

    I want to know about the admission form in govt . college

  55. manoj yadav says:

    I wish to make career in nursing plz advice about clg…

  56. vijay kumar says:

    Kindly inform all bsc nursing related entrance exams

  57. prachi says:

    Please tell how we can prepare for nursing after completing 10 th class

  58. vishal shinde says:

    plz send information about application form and their date

  59. sanjeev says:

    Sir I am 12( non medical) , I wish the career for nursing . Pl advice about me

  60. shreya says:

    I wish to make career in nursing pl advice about college, thanks

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