Nursing, as a career, has always been in demand. Now with more and more private hospitals and nursing homes coming up, the demand for trained nurses has increased manifold. Playing a significant role in the healthcare profession, nurses shoulder a wide variety of responsibilities. Right from taking bedside care of patients to administrating medicines to maintaining day-to-day records of patients to arranging medical equipment – a host of duties are performed by nurses. Now when it comes to courses, wide varieties of options are available for nursing aspirants.

Different types of nursing courses:
In India, various Universities and medical colleges provide diploma (ANM / GNM), graduate (B.Sc / PBBSc ) and postgraduate ( M.Sc) nursing courses. Besides, many institutes offer various midwifery courses.
In order to pursue higher studies or M.Sc in nursing, candidates should have a B.Sc in nursing degree with the requisite marks. While studying M.Sc in nursing, they can specialize in the following areas:

  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Community Medicine

After qualifying with a B.Sc or M.Sc in nursing, candidates can work in the following domains:
•Staff Nurse – Offers direct patient care to one person or a team of individuals.
•Assistant Nursing Superintendent/Department Supervisor.
•Deputy Nursing Superintendent
•Nursing Supervisor or Ward Sister
•Director of Nursing
•Nursing Superintendent
•Teacher of Nursing
•Community Health Nurse (CHN)
•Military Nurse
•Industrial Nurse
•Nursing Service Administrators.
•Nursing Service overseas

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