Nursing is undoubtedly a noble and virtuous occupation; though it is an age-old occupation. The legendary nurse Florence Nightingale once showed how to handle noble work with sensitivity and grace. The angle of grace is recognized as the founder of modern nursing.
The prime duty of the nurses is to take care of patients who are suffering from all sorts of psychological and physical maladies. Monitoring the condition of patients as well as giving the prescribed medicine to patients as per the time prescribed by doctors is another duty of nurses. The other part of their job is to assist medical specialists to set up the tools in clinical laboratories and operation theatres. Also, nurses assist people who are unable to standby themselves for their physical illness/injury. Showing sympathetic manners towards the patients is another prime responsibility of nurses.
Apart from the general activities, the nurses also can acquire a specialization in some particular areas such as midwifery, cardiac care, intensive care, orthopedics, pediatrics and so on. Nurses also need to update themselves on the latest technological developments in the field of medicine.
One good thing to remember that nursing is just not taking care of the ill people; they need to take care of the teaching, administration and research area. Though, nursing is mainly a woman-centric job; yet; men are also attracted to the field of nursing.
B.Sc in Nursing: Admission Eligibility
Here, we are giving the details of admission eligibility in BSC in Nursing.
- The minimum age for admission of the applicants shall be 17 years on 31st December of the year in which admission is sought.
- Minimum education of the applicants must be 10+2 class passed with Science (PCB) & English Core/English Elective with the aggregate of 45% marks from recognized board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board.
- Students appearing in 10+2 examination in Science conducted by National Institute of Open School with 45% marks
The specialization of nursing follows such as
- Critical Care Nursing
- Neuro Nursing
- Nursing Education and Administration
- Operation Room Nursing
- Practitioner in Midwifery
The fee structure of the nursing course depends on institutions. Generally, govt colleges hold a set-up fee; whereas different private colleges demand a different fee structure. The fee structure of BSC in Nursing program varies between Rs 50,000 to Rs 1,80,000 per annum.
Nursing Job Prospect
As per the latest study, there are approximately 10.3 lakh nurses registered with the Nursing Council. The government is striving hard to provide a focus on the nursing sector in the country. The main employment areas of nurses are hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, old age homes, industries, sanatoriums, and armed forces. Nurses also can seek employment in the Indian Red Cross Society, Indian Nursing Council, State Nursing Councils, and various other nursing organizations. Nurses also can take the managerial position and teaching profession.
As per the report of salary.com, an average nurse salary in the U.S is $76,636 as of January 20, 2020. In India, the average salary of a nurse is ₹ 15,851 per month. A senior nurse can get a salary of ₹ 20,317 per month. The salary of a nurse educator gets INR 3.8 Lakhs; whereas a Nurse Anaesthetist gets INR 10- 12 Lakhs/ year.
Demand for Nurses in India
India holds a dynamic demand for nurses and it is rising as the complexities of a sedentary lifestyle are increased and people become sick due to this change. Also, often patients in small families need a full-time nurse to take care of them and to remove the loneliness. The supply of nurses is getting a shortage due to the rising healthcare facilities in India.
As per the latest report, the government is planning to establish more than 130 ANM and GNM schools along with the planning to make stronger the State Nursing Councils and Nursing Cells in various states.
Nurses hold a global demand and India is one of the major providers of nurses in global countries. The foreign currency and better living attract a lot of nurses from India and they strive for an international career. This is another reason for the shortage of nurses in India.