Career in Nursing
Nursing is one of the finest career options available to us. Nursing career offers bright future and job satisfaction. Nursing is an art in which nurses help patients in recovering soon. Nurses take care of patients till the patients become well. It is the very important part of the healthcare sector. Nurses are the largest bend of workers in the healthcare sector. They work as nurses or assistant nurses. They work with doctors in the operation theatre to caring of patients till the patients recover.
Nursing work is assorted and the functions & responsibilities are wide covering which is based on educational qualifications and the functioning environment. At entry level, normally nurses take general care of patients but at the senior level, nurses have hard working environment & have to do a lot of works as pediatric nurses, psychiatric, and require special skills. They have to keep the record of patients’ progress, provide medication, establishing operational equipments, administration.
Career in nursing require physically and mentally fit candidates because nurses have lots of chances getting affected by many infectious diseases. Nurse’s profession requires a lot of time to spend near about sick persons, so the nurses have to be mentally strong. The nurses have the skills to understand the needs of the patients. Careers in nursing are very bright. Nursing offers a lot of job opportunities. Nursing jobs are available in Hospitals, Nursing homes, Clinics and Heath Departments, Orphanages and old age homes, Military, Schools, Colleges, Industrial houses and factories, Railways and government medical departments, Nursing schools & colleges as teacher.
Nursing courses in India
Nursing career options are varied. Nursing career offer a lot of options such as General Nursing & Midwifery, Hospital Nursing, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife, Military Nursing, Occupational Health Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Health Worker etc. As various nursing options are available, nursing career require nurses of various educational backgrounds. There are several nursing courses in India to meet the demand of nurses. The nursing education is offered by nursing schools and colleges. The nursing courses in India are offered as BSc in Nursing, MSc in Nursing, General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM), Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery (ANM) and many others.
For the BSc in Nursing course, you should have passed the 12th exam with biology, physics and chemistry. This nursing course in India lasts for three to four years and provides knowledge about nursing, midwifery and first aid. BSc in Nursing course train students in theoretical as well as practical area of nursing. For the MSc in Nursing course, you should have a bachelor degree in nursing. This course offers detailed knowledge about nursing. General Nursing and Midwifery course lasts for three and a half years and offered to those students who are passed out the 12th with biology, chemistry and physics. Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) or Health Worker course lasts for 18 months and is offered to those students who are 10th passed and want to enter into nursing career. This focuses on taking care of sick persons and how to offer first aid to the sick.
Various nursing schools & colleges offer nursing courses in India and the world. Some of them are very famous and got recognition at international level. We have tried to some of best nursing schools/colleges of India and the outside of India. Nursing schools and colleges are mentioned below: -
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
- Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
- West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS)
- Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
- Army College of Nursing, Jalandhar
- Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
- University of Washington
- City University of London
- School of Nursing and Midwifery, Curtin University of Technology
- University of California