Nursing is one of the health care professions which have worldwide opportunities. It is a noble profession that provides good payment and self satisfaction. Indian Nursing Council manages the nursing courses and nursing Colleges of India as per Nursing Council Act, 1947. These colleges train the aspirants of obtaining patience and mental stability to face the long working hours and physical and mental stress. Nurses take care of bedridden patients, dispense the medicines, maintain the patient record, Assist the doctor and setup the operation medical and machinery equipment.
Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine, Fellowship Training, Post Basic Bachelor of Science and Doctoral Degrees are the major courses offered by nursing colleges of India. The courses are offered with few of the specializations like Community Health Nursing, Maternity Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Child Health Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing.
Apart from the regular courses, many other Certificate, Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma Programs are offered by many of the colleges. Few of the courses are offered as part time courses.
Passing 10+2 from a recognized Board is the minimum educational requirement for many of the Certificate, Diploma and Graduate courses. Many of the colleges require Biology, Physics and Chemistry as subjects in 10+2. Score in the conducted entrance test is considered for few of the courses.
Holding relevant Bachelor Degree is required for Master’s Degree and holding relevant Master’s Degree is needed for Doctoral Degree.
Nursing course basically has job opportunities in Hospitals, clinics and Nursing Colleges. Major job roles are Ward Nurse, Nursing In-charge, Staff Nurse, Nursing executive, Medical Advisor, Occupational Health Nurse, Paramedic Nurse, Nursing Tutor, Manager Nursing, Nursing Lab Assistant, Travelling Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Supervisor, Nursing Assistant, Industrial Nursing etc.