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.
Top colleges in this field are-
1. A P S College of Nursing, Jalandhar, Punjab
2. A. Sharma Rao Nursing College, Mangalore, Karnataka
3. Abhaya College of Nursing, Bangalore, Karnataka
4. Abhinav School of Nursing, Maharashtra
5. Abhishek Rao College of Nursing, Bangalore, Karnataka
6. Institute of Clinical Research (ICRI)
7. Academy for Clinical Excellence (ACE)
8. Bombay College of Pharmacy
9. Clinical Research Education and Management Academy (CREMA)
10. Cliniminds - Academy for Clinical Research Training & Management
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.
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.
Basic Eligibility for nursing -
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 Clinical Research-
Student with a B. Sc. degree is a must to enter this field. Ideally the industry is looking for science graduates from pharmacy, medicine, life science, biotechnology and bioscience. Within bioscience too there are various other fields such as botany, zoology, biochemistry and genetics.