How to become a Nurse in India?

How to become a Nurse in India?

It is first important to understand that there are many different kinds of nursing degrees with different requirements.

Pursue science in school with minimum marks of 50%

Some degrees need applicants to have studied physics, chemistry and biology

Obtain a BSc in Nursing

This four year program is rigorous but rewarding

Or apply for alternative diploma courses of 2-3 years

Opt for General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) or Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM)

Some of the subjects you will cover in your degree



Psychiatric Nursing

Medical-surgical nursing



Pursue further studies to increase qualifications

You could later apply for a PG Diploma, MSc, MPhil or PhD in Nursing

Some of the nursing specializations:

Emergency room nursing

Surgical nursing

Family nursing

Pediatric nursing

Geriatric nursing

Some Indian universities to study nursing


CMC Vellore

Acharya Institute of Health Science Bangalore

There are many reputed institutes to study this course.

What is the salary like?

The average salary is around Rs. 20,000 per month but this can vary based on the hospital (private or public), position and skill level.

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