Nursing

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Nursing is referred to as the noble profession. Focused on the care of individuals and families, nursing is an important part of healthcare. Nurses are often the second touchpoint for a patient after doctors. 

A career in nursing is rewarding and satisfying as well as respectable, however, it can also be strenuous at times, just like all medical streams.  

Nursing is a wide terminology. It includes everything from giving a basic first aid to making treatment decisions. There’s a misnomer that nursing is mostly a women’s job, but the fact is it’s also open to males.

As a nurse, you’ll have a hand in people’s health. Quite Literally

 

DGNM (Diploma in General Nursing)

Also referred to GNM in some colleges, the 3.5-year diploma programme is aimed at preparing general nurses that can effectively perform nursing duties in hospitals and other places where their services might be required. 

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing or B.Sc. Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing or B.Sc. Nursing as it’s also known as the common four-year basic nursing programme in India. To be eligible for a nursing programme, you have to study science with physics, Chemistry, Biology and English at +2 or 12th class or equivalent with 40% aggregate in all subjects or 35% for SC/ST/OBC students.

 

After completing your 12th standard, you’ll have to attempt the Common Entrance Test conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for admissions to nursing colleges in Bangalore. 

  

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing is a two-year nursing programme. To be eligible for this programme, one must have studied any stream in the pre-university/+2 or equivalent level. Those holding a diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) are also eligible for this academic programme. Others that are eligible for this programme are registered nurses or someone with a minimum of two-years experience in a hospital or community health nursing. 

All admissions are based on the results obtained in the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).

 

Post-Graduate Nursing

After successfully completing B.Sc. Nursing, one is eligible to do further specialisation such as two-year M.Sc. Nursing.  All admissions are based on scores in the Common Entrance Test conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority.

 

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Medical-Surgical Nursing

Master of Science in Medical-Surgical Nursing is a two-year postgraduate programme that is aimed at arming nurses with advanced and comprehensive knowledge of cardiovascular and thoracic nursing and surgical interventions

 

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

Master of Science in Paediatric Nursing is a two-year postgraduate programme that centres around childcare needs. The programme is completely focussed on paediatric nursing-- both surgical and non-surgical. 

 

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

Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing is a two-year postgraduate programme that is focused on dealing with patients suffering from mental health problems.

 

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Community Health Nursing

Master of Science in Community Health Nursing is a two-year nursing speciality that deals with the community. Nurses are trained to assess communities and population and identify the best nursing intervention in order to help the community live well. 

 

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing

Master of Science in Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing is a nursing speciality that deals with the reproductive health of women. They are also trained to help women during pregnancy, labour, and childbirth.

 

 

Eligibility Criteria
COURSE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
DGNM (Diploma in General Nursing) Candidates should have passed 10+2 passed with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects  from a recognised board
Bachelor of Science in Nursing or B.Sc. Nursing Candidates should have passed10+2 with English, Physics, Biology, Chemistry from a recognised board
Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Candidates Should have qualified the GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) course after attaining the 10+2 or equivalent qualification, preferably with Science subjects
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Paediatric Nursing The candidate needs to score a minimum of 55% (50% for SC/ST) in B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc from an institution recognised by INC and should a registered nurse/midwife with any state nursing council. A minimum of 1-year work experience after Basic B.Sc Nursing, before or after for Post Basic B.Sc
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Medical-Surgical Nursing The candidate needs to score a minimum of 55% (50% for SC/ST) in B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc from an institution recognised by INC and should a registered nurse/midwife with any state nursing council. A minimum of 1-year work experience after Basic B.Sc Nursing, before or after for Post Basic B.Sc
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Psychiatric Nursing The candidate needs to score a minimum of 55% (50% for SC/ST) in B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc from an institution recognised by INC and should a registered nurse/midwife with any state nursing council. A minimum of 1-year work experience after Basic B.Sc Nursing, before or after for Post Basic B.Sc
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Community Health Nursing The candidate needs to score a minimum of 55% (50% for SC/ST) in B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc from an institution recognised by INC and should a registered nurse/midwife with any state nursing council. A minimum of 1-year work experience after Basic B.Sc Nursing, before or after for Post Basic B.Sc.
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing The candidate needs to score a minimum of 55% (50% for SC/ST) in B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc from an institution recognised by INC and should a registered nurse/midwife with any state nursing council. A minimum of 1-year work experience after Basic B.Sc Nursing, before or after for Post Basic B.Sc.

 

Placement And Career

Nursing is a globally recognised profession and also one of the oldest in the world. Nursing has evolved over the years and there are ample opportunities for nurses in India and abroad with high earning potential.

  1. Teaching: After getting a master’s degree, you can opt to become a teacher in a nursing college. 
  2. Research: As a nurse, you can also get into the research field.
Top Recruiters

Indian Red Cross Society, Nursing Councils, Private and Government Hospitals, Armed Forces, Government and Private Companies, Orphanages, Old Age Homes, Physiotherapy Centres and more.

Job Analysis

Nurses: Nurses employed by hospitals, medical centres, and clinics. Their main job is to help doctors, deal with patients, and perform other duties. 

Staff Nurse: A staff nurse looks after the patients who are admitted in their care. They maintain charts and administer their charts and medications according to the chart. They carefully monitor the patient’s diet and proper timing of their medicines.

Midwives: Specialists whose job is to help expecting mothers before, during, and after childbirth.

Health Workers: Specialists that help patients in rural areas.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Nursing
UG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Community Health Nursing
PG
Post Basic Bachelor of Science (P. B. B.Sc.) Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Medical-Surgical Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Paediatrics
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Community Health
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Psychiatry Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Paediatrics Nursing
PG
General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)
Diploma
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Child Health Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Mental Health Nursing
PG
Diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery (DGNM)
Diploma
Post Certificate Bachelor of Science (P.C. B.Sc) Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc) Nursing in Medical-Surgical
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc) Nursing in Psychiatric
PG
Post Basic Bachelor Science (PB.B.Sc) Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Paediatric Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc) Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc) Gynaecology and Obstetrics Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc) Psychiatric Nursing
PG
Post Graduate Certificate Courses-Critical Care Nursing
PG
Post Graduate Certificate Courses- Scrub Nursing
PG
Post Graduate Certificate Courses- Dialysis Nursing
PG
Post-Basic Certificate Courses- Forensic Nursing
PG
Post-Basic Certificate Courses- Geronological Nursing
PG
Post Basic Certificate Courses- Palliative Care
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing
PG
Post Basic Diploma Dialysis Nursing
PG
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nursing
PhD
Master of Science (M.Sc) Nursing
PG
Post Basic Diploma (PGD) Critical Care Nursing
Diploma
Post Basic Diploma (PGD) Cardiothoracic Nursing
Diploma
Post Basic Diploma (PGD) Emergency and Disaster Nursing
Diploma
Post Basic Diploma (PGD) Neonatal Nursing
Post Basic Diploma (PGD) Oncology Nursing
Diploma
Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM)
Diploma
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG) Nursing
PG
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Community Medicine Nursing
PG

FAQs

There are 4 levels of nursing courses offered in India - Diploma in General Nursing/Midwifery, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Post Basic B.Sc in Nursing, and M. Sc in Nursing.

Yes. It is necessary to have a science background for all the nursing courses. At 10+2 level, it is mandatory to pursue a Biology group.

There is an acute shortage of healthcare professionals in India and nursing is no different. With many specialisations in nursing, one also aim to move up the career ladder by pursuing M.Sc in fields such as surgical-medical nursing, pediatrics, and psychiatry nursing.

Yes. There is a huge demand for nurses in countries such as the UK and those in the middle east. Many Indian nurses can find employment in these countries after a specialisation or few years of experience.
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