Nursing is a necessary part of medical care system. It is a skill of taking care of sick people with the help of health care science and it is believed as one of the decent jobs in the world. The work in this field is particularly women specific.


At senior level they are required to manage particular group of people such as intensive care patients, pediatric, psychiatric etc which requires specific skills. Apart from these they are also occupied in dispensing medication, setting up medical equipment, maintaining records for patients, administration and several other routine works.


The career opportunities in nursing are increasingly highly. Day by day more number of nursing colleges is being opened to meet the growing demand of professional nurses in both private and government hospitals. The common  misconception about nursing that it deals only with bedside care of patients has changed with time and now more youngsters are eager to pursue a career in the nursing field.


Is it a Right Career for Me?

Nursing is a perfect job for individuals who desire to serve humanity. Those who have will power, spirit and zeal to work for long hours in hectic conditions and to serve the diseased and weak can opt for the nursing field. Other qualities required for this occupation include the skill to manage various situations and willingness to adapt to latest technology.


Few Courses offered in Nursing: -

In India nursing is an emerging field in the sector of healthcare. Some research and educational institutes provide specialized nursing courses in diploma, graduate and postgraduate to produce the finest nursing talent which can match the upcoming needs of the country in this industry.

Those who are determined to build a career in nursing field can opt for any of these suitable courses: -


  • Bachelor of science in nursing
  • Master of science in nursing
  • General nursing program
  • General Nursing & Midwifery
  • Hospital Nursing
  • Military Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Orthopedic Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Basic Eligibility



For admission into bachelor’s degree a student should have completed 10+2 with biology, physics and chemistry as compulsory subjects. Usually the duration of this course is of 3 to 4 years.



For admission into a master’s degree a student should have a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Usually the duration of this course is 2 years



Eligibility for a Diploma course: -

The minimum eligibility for this course is Class 10th or equivalent. This may be a one year or two year course.

Eligibility for a Ph.D nursing course: -

The eligibility criteria required for doing a Ph. D in Nursing is the successful completion of Postgraduate Degree in Nursing.


Some specializations under nursing are as follows: -


  • Oncology Nursing
  • Cardio Thoracic Nursing
  • Operation Room Nursing
  • Neonatal Nursing
  • Neuro Nursing
  • Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Nursing Education and Administration
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Practitioner in Midwifery
  • Emergency and Disaster Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Job Prospects

The requirement for qualified and skilled nurses is increasing throughout the world. Nowadays the corporate are also stepping into this sector, which further makes this career an exciting option. It has been estimated that the demand for nurses will increase up to 6 lakh in the near future, to develop the existing ratio of nurse-patient which is extremely low and disappointing at present.


The employment opportunities in this profession are available in private and government hospitals, industries, orphanages, nursing homes, old age homes, sanatoriums and the armed forces. Indian Red Cross Society, State Nursing Councils, Indian Nursing Council and various other nursing institutions are few other employment areas where one can find jobs.


Pay packages: -

Freshers in this profession can start earning a monthly salary of Rs.7,000 to Rs. 17,000 per month. Mid-level professionals can earn anywhere in between Rs.18,000 to Rs.37,000 per month. Those who have good experience in this field can even earn a salary in the range of Rs.48,000 to Rs. 72,000 per month. Salary of a professional in this field depends on the factors such as qualification, experience and reputation.

For those who are working in government hospitals, the salary package starts from Rs. 6,500 to Rs. 10,000. Those who are working in private nursing get a fixed pay on daily basis. Health workers can earn in between Rs. 3,000 to Rs.5,000 per month.


Few categories where a student can find nursing Jobs: -


  • Cardiac nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Gastroenterology Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Telemetry Nursing
  • Urology Nursing
  • Community Health
  • Intensive Care
  • Surgery / Operating Theatre

Medical Colleges for Nursing and Related Courses

A P S College of Nursing

Jalandhar, Punjab, India

A P S College of Nursing, Malsian was established by Parul Educational Society. The Courses offered by the College is in accordance with the guidelines laid by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot and Indian Nursing...

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A. Shama Rao Nursing School

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

A. Shama Rao Nursing School, Mangalore was established in 2003 by A. Shama Rao Foundation. The School is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore and the courses offered by the school are recognized by...

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Abhaya College of Nursing

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Abhaya College of Nursing, Bangalore is a constituent of Abhaya Group of Institutions. The College is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and the courses offered by the College are recognized by Indian Nursing...

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Abhinav School of Nursing

Maharashtra, India

Abhinav School of Nursing (ASN), Sangli was established with the prime objective of providing effective & efficient education in nursing. The institute is one of the educational institutes, which are run by Sant Dnyaneshwar Shikshan...

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Abhishek Rao College of Nursing

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Abhishek Rao College of Nursing(ARCN), Bangalore was established in 2006 with the prime objective of providing effective & efficient education in nursing. The college is one of the forefront nursing institutes in India. The college...

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Academy of Life Sciences Nursing

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Academy of Life Sciences Nursing (ALSN), Visakhapatnam is recognized by Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi and Andhra Pradesh Nurses, Midwives, Auxiliary Nurse – Midwives & Health Visitors Council, Hyderabad & affiliated to...

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Acharya Institutes of Health Sciences & Sciences (AIHS)

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institutes of Health Sciences & Sciences, Bangalore was established in 2001 managed and run by Samagra Sikshana Samithi Trust which is solely dedicated to imparting professional education to all segments of society. The...

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Acharya Institutes, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institutes, Bangalore was established in 1990 under the aegis of JMJ Education Society. The unique strength of Acharya Institutes stems from the fact that we understand the nuances of providing successful curricular and...

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Acharya Shri Chander Institute of Nursing Education

Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Acharya Shri Chander Institute of Nursing Education (ASCINE), Jammu was established by Shri Chander Chinar Bada Akhara Udasin Society. It is affiliated with the Punjab Nurses Registration Council and recognized by Indian Nursing...

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Acharya's NR School of Nursing

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya's NR School of Nursing (ANRSN), Bangalore was established in 2003. The School is managed and run under Acharya Institutes. The College is approved by Karnataka Nursing Council (KNC), Indian Nursing Council (INC) and is...

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