Nurses are soft-spoken, and their profession is to take care of the patients in a hospital or at their nursing home. There is a high demand for trained nurses in different health care sectors.
Their work is to give a helping hand to the different types of patients suffering from different illnesses without hesitating. Indian nurses are noble and caring, so there is a lot of demand for Indian nurses overseas also.
Like other professions, there are different categories in the nursing profession too. Most of all, nursing colleges offer diploma courses in nursing. Also, there are bachelor’s degree courses (B.Sc Nursing) and master’s degree courses (M.Sc Nursing).
To get admission to some of the well-known government BSc nursing colleges in India, you have to give an entrance exam. The entrance exam is not compulsory in all nursing colleges. All the colleges have different admission processes.
Types of Courses in Nursing Colleges
Diploma in Nursing:- Duration of a Diploma in Nursing is 3 Years and after that an internship of 6 months. Nursing Education Board conducts the examination.
B.Sc Nursing: – To get admission in B.SC nursing colleges, you should have good grades in 10+2 exam from a recognized university and a General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) diploma course. Also the age should not be less than 17 years.
Also, in the 10+2 exam, the subjects should be Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Duration of B.Sc Nursing is four years and after that an internship of 6 months. University conducts the examination.
M.Sc Nursing: After completing the nursing degree from BSc nursing college, students can take admission for the M.Sc Nursing. Duration for M.Sc Nursing is of 2 years. University conducts the examination.
M.Phil:- Duration for M.Phil is 1 Year Full time and 2 Years for Part time.
Ph.D:- Duration for Ph.d is 3- 5 years.
In M.Sc nursing you can do specialization in below areas-
- Psychiatric Nursing
- Pediatric Nursing
- Nephrological Nursing
- Oncological Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing
- Nephrological Nursing
- Cardiological /CTVS Nursing
Also, there are some other courses in midwifery like General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM), Auxilliary Nurse Midwife/ Health Worker (ANM), Master of Public Health (MPH), and Multipurpose Health Workers Training.
After completion of the nursing degrees from nursing colleges, students can work in different areas like:-
- Ward Sister
- Staff Nurse
- Nursing Superintendent
- Department Supervisor / Assistant Nursing Superintendent
- Director of Nursing
- Teacher of Nursing
- Military Nurse
- Community Health Care
- Industrial Nurse
- Nursing Service Administrators
- Deputy Nursing Superintendent
- Nursing Service Overseas
Top 20 BSc Nursing Colleges in India
There are many nursing colleges in India, but we have listed here the Top 20 nursing colleges in India, including government nursing colleges.
- RAK College of Nursing, Delhi
- Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai: Nursing
- SNDT Faculty of Nursing, Mumbai
- Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai: College of Nursing
- Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Nursing College
- Manipal University: Manipal College of Nursing
- B.M. Birla College of Nursing, Kolkata
- Sree Ramachandra Medical University, Chennai: College of Nursing
- Apollo College of Nursing, Chennai
- Apollo College of Nursing, Apollo Health City, Hyderabad
- Amrita University: College of Nursing, Cochin
- Government College of Nursing, Kottayam
- Government College of Nursing, Calicut
- Government College of Nursing, Thiruvananthapuram
- CMC Ludiana: College of Nursing
- CMC Vellore College of Nursing
- National Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences, Bangalore: Department of Nursing
- All India Institute of Medical Sciences: Department of Nursing
- Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore
- School of Health Sciences: IGNOU
I hope the above information is helpful to all those interested in a Nursing Career. You can get admission to a BSc nursing college, government college, or others.