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 22 Comments
  1. uma choudhary says:

    This is very nice post of you important post and informative post keep on posting like this it will helps me and others to get the update on time thanks

  2. Hanisha Lutra says:

    That such an informative post, especially for the ones who are going or thinking of pursuing career in Nursing.

    Thanks for sharing the info. Keep posting interesting posts like

  3. Panduarang says:

    2021 government application date please for a b sc nurshing sir

  4. Kusum says:

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. Dharmveer garg says:

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

  10. 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?

  11. 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

  12. shiroya darshan says:

    thanks for this best information

  13. sahil wadhwa says:

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

  14. 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

  15. rachit sharma says:

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

  16. manoj yadav says:

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

  17. vijay kumar says:

    Kindly inform all bsc nursing related entrance exams

  18. prachi says:

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

  19. vishal shinde says:

    plz send information about application form and their date

  20. sanjeev says:

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

  21. shreya says:

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

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