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About Nursing

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By Vidhi Gautam Last Updated: November 10th, 2020

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Nursing encloses independence and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups, and communities, sick or well, and in all positions. It includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of the ill, disabled, and so on. Nurses save and improve lives as front line members of the health care delivery team. They unaccompanied assess and monitor patients, and taking an integrated approach, determine what patients need to attain and preserve their health. Within this broad scope of health care, the occurrence of specific concern to nurses are individual, family, and group responses to actual or potential health problems.

Nurses have a plethora of career opportunities across the world. Students who are pursuing their career as a nurse can apply for jobs not only in private but also in government-run hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, old age homes, industries, sanatoriums, and the armed forces. They can also seek employment in the Indian Red Cross Society, Indian Nursing Council, State Nursing Councils, and different other nursing institutions. Nurses who have completed the Auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) course get to work as primary health workers and midwives in primary health care centers.

Top Nursing Courses in India

  • Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)
  • Diploma in Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM)
  • B.Sc. in Nursing (Basic)
  • B.Sc. in Nursing (Post Basic)
  • M.Sc. in Nursing
  • Ph.D. in Nursing
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Diploma in Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (ANM): Diploma in Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) - Nursing is a profession that mainly involves maternity care and assistance to new mothers during their pregnancy period and works. The duration of this course is of 2 Years. Some of the important subjects listed below:

ANM Syllabus
Community Health and NursingPrevention of Diseases and Restoration of HealthInternal/Labour Room
Midwifery TheoryHealth Promotion and NutritionAntenatal Ward
Primary Healthcare Nursing 1Health Centre Management TheoryEnvironmental Sanitation
Midwifery PracticalChild Health and Nursing 1Neonatal Care Unit
Child Health and Health Nursing 2Health Centre Management PracticalPost Natal Care

General Nursing Midwifery Diploma (GNMD): General Nursing Midwifery Diploma (GNMD) is a 3-years Diploma course and one-year training as a junior staff nurse. This course is for those who want to pursue a career in clinical nursing. This program teaches candidates how to care for individuals who are sick or have been injured to help them attain full recovery.

Year IYear IIYear III
Anatomy and PhysiologyPharmacology Advanced Community Health Nursing
Nutrition Medical-Surgical Nursing Paediatric Nursing
Community Health NursingPsychiatric Nursing Midwifery and Gynaecology
Psychology Medical-Surgical NursingCommunity Health Nursing - II
Microbiology Pharmacology Educational Methods and Media for Teaching in Practice of Nursing
Personal and Environmental HygieneMedical-Surgical Nursing II (Specialties)Pediatric Nursing
Health EducationOrthopedic NursingIntroduction to Research
Sociology Communicable Diseases Administration and Ward Management
Fundamentals of Nursing Ophthalmic Nursing Professional Trends and Adjustment
First AidCommunity Health NursingHealth Economics
Personal Hygiene Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Internship Period
Environmental HygieneComputer Education
Health Education and Communication Skills

B.Sc Nursing: B.Sc Nursing is an undergraduate academic program that comes up with a duration of 4 years, focusing on preparing talented nursing and paramedical staff. It teaches the students about the key skills of Nursing, Human Anatomy, Nutrition, Microbiology, and Genetics. B.Sc Nursing is a healthcare service centered around people, children, and societies to enable them to attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.

Syllabus of B.Sc Radiography & Imaging Technology
AnatomyCommunity Health NursingPhysiology
Communication and Educational TechnologyFirst aid with applied Sciences and PharmacologyManagement of Nursing Services and Education
BiochemistryMedical-Surgical NursingNursing Research and Statistics
NutritionPsychologyChild Health Nursing
Nursing FoundationMicrobiologyFundamentals of Nursing
PharmacologyMidwifery and Obstetrical NursingPsychiatric Nursing
SociologyIntroduction to ComputerOperation Theatre Technique
Pathology and GeneticsEnglish

M.Sc. Nursing: Master of Science in Nursing (M.Sc. Nursing) is a postgraduate degree in Nursing, which comes up with a duration of 2 years. It deals with the healthcare profession, which focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so that they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life.

Syllabus of Master of Science in Nursing (M.Sc. Nursing)

Year IYear II
Nursing educationNursing Management
Advance nursing practiceNursing Research (Dissertation)
Nursing research and statisticsClinical specialty - 2 (Medical-surgical nursing, Community health nursing, Mental health (psychiatric) nursing, and Obstetrics and gynecological nursing)
Clinical Speciality - 1 (Medical-Surgical Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, and Community health nursing)

Nursing Courses Eligibility Criteria

DegreeEligibility
Diploma in NursingCandidates must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the examining authority of government, universities/institutes, etc.
Bachelor degree in Nursing (UG)Candidates must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the examining authority of government, universities/institutes, etc.
Master in Nursing (PG)Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in medical science with a minimum aggregate marks criteria provided by the examining authority of government, universities/institutes, etc.

Entrance Exams for Nursing

  • AIIMS Nursing
  • Indian Army BSc Nursing
  • AFMC Nursing Exam
  • JIPMER Nursing
  • Lady Hardinge Nursing Entrance Exam
  • PGIMER Nursing
  • BHU Nursing
  • Jamia Hamdard Nursing
  • RUHS Nursing
  • BHU Nursing
  • Uttarakhand Nursing Entrance Exam
  • CMC Nursing Entrance Exam
  • NEIGRIHMS BSc Nursing

Top Nursing Colleges

  • Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Madurai Medical College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Government College of Nursing, Alappuzha, Kerala
  • Government College of Nursing, Ernakulam, Kerala
  • Government College of Nursing, Kozhikode, Kerala
  • Government Nursing College, Kottayam, Kerala
  • Government College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala
  • Government College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  • College of Nursing, Kerala Co-Op Hospital Federation Limited, Thalassery, Kerala
  • Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka
  • RGUHS, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, Maharashtra
  • Government Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  • Government Medical College, Nagpur, Maharashtra
  • Government College of Nursing, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
  • Government College of Nursing, Patan, Gujarat
  • Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab
  • Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab
  • Army College of Nursing, Jalandhar, Punjab

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