Nursing Course After 12th 2018 List, Career, Scope and Top Colleges of Nursing in India

Nursing Course is the fastest and one of the most important course in the medical field. The demand for skilled professionals in Nursing field has increased rapidly in developed as well as in developing countries. Through this article, we will provide you the complete details about the nursing course after 12th, career, salary and top colleges in India 2018.

Among lakhs of students who have given NEET and AIIMS entrance exams only a few of them will get selected and will be given admission like every year. But what about the thousands of other students who still wish to aspire a profession in the medical field. Well, if you are also one of the students don’t get disheartened, although numerous of other options are available we are telling you about the most popular one Nursing in this article. Nursing has always been considered as a noble profession in our society.


Nursing Courses After 12th In India – Updated List

The demand for Nursing is not only in hospitals and mental health centers, even in public health departments & businesses in public schools also. Due to this rapid increase in nurses demand there is a huge increase in nursing courses also.  There are many long-term and short-term nursing course after 12th available. Below we are providing some of the renowned professional courses here –

 Eligibility Criteria For Nursing Course

If you decide to pursue your career in nursing you can choose the course and take admission in any Nursing course as per your current qualification status.

  • Students must complete their Class 10+2 in Science stream with PCB can opt for a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree Course.
  • If you have a bachelor’s degree in Nursing you can go for a 2-year long Master’s Degree Course.
  • Students who have just completed their 10th may also go for a Diploma Course which could be one or two years long.
  • Successful completion of Postgraduate Degree in Nursing students can take admission in Ph.D. in Nursing.


Top Nursing Colleges In India 2018

Indian Nursing Council (INC) is the governing body in India that takes care & regulates the nursing education. A nursing school must have been recognized by the INC and if you want to take admission in any nursing course or college first you should check it’s recognition status from INC. Find the list of top nursing colleges in India below-]

S.No.College NameGet Detailed FeesAffiliationLocation
 1.Sai Institute of NursingClick Here UGCDehradun
 2.Care College of NursingClick HereUttarakhand State Nursing CouncilHaridwar
3.Swami Rama Himalayan UniversityClick Here UGCDehradun
4.Integral UniversityClick HereUGCLucknow
5.Era College of NursingClick HereDr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh UniversityLucknow
6.All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)Click HereUGCDelhi
7.Adesh UniversityClick HereUGCBathinda
8.Chitkara UniversityClick HereUGCPatiala
9.Christian Medical College & Hospital (CMCH)Click HereTamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical UniversityVellore
10.Bhagwant UniversityClick HereUGCAjmer
11.Sharda UniversityClick HereUGC Greater Noida
12.Vivekananda College of NursingClick Here King George’s Medical UniversityLucknow
13.Hind Institute of Medical SciencesClick Here Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh UniversityLucknow
14.IIMT Group of Colleges (IIMTGC)Click HereDr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical UniversityMeerut
15.SGT UniversityClick HereUGCGurugram
16.Pal College of Nursing and Medical SciencesClick HereH.N.B. Uttarakhand Medical Education UniversityHaldwani
17.Kailash Institute of Nursing and Paramedical SciencesClick HereChaudhary Charan Singh UniversityGreater Noida
18.Baba Hospital and Institute of ParamedicalClick HereDr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh UniversityLucknow
19.Saaii College of Medical Science and Technology Click HereChhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj UniversityKanpur
20.Rattan Professional Education College, College of NursingClick HereBaba Farid University of Health SciencesMohali
21.SCPM College of Nursing and Paramedical ScienceClick Here Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh UniversityGonda
22.Desh Bhagat UniversityClick Here  UGCMandi Gobindgarh
23.Madras Medical College (MMC)Click HereTamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical UniversityChennai
24.Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (SRMCRI)Click HereUGC Chennai


Admission Procedure in Nursing Courses

Admission Procedure in Nursing courses is also a subject which depends upon the type of the course and college you select.

  • In most of the courses, age criteria are between 17-35 years and
  • Require minimum marks is 45%.
  • Students may have to give entrance test/interview conducted by the nursing entrance board or college for some courses.
  • Students who have to opt Science+PCB in their 10+2 can easily get admission in any of the nursing courses.

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Career In Nursing Course After 12th

Healthcare is a recession-proof sector, no matter how the economy is doing in your country the demand for healthcare professionals will still be there. Along with Doctors, Nurses are also in huge demand in India as well as in abroad.

Nursing can be a good career option for male and female both the students, however, it’s considered more suitable for females. In some cases, male nurses get hired specially for some special cases and as per the rule of demand & supply, they can get a higher salary than their female counterparts as the number of male nurses is very limited in comparison to female nurses.

In India, a student can pursue a career in nursing after 12th even after 10th also. A lot of options are available in the form of various type of courses such as diploma, graduate or postgraduate courses in nursing.


What is Nursing?

Nurses are healthcare professionals who take cares of patients suffering from any kind of diseases. As a Nurse, you will gain vast knowledge and have to handle a number of duties and responsibilities such as assisting Doctors during surgeries or treatment, having knowledge about the uses of drugs, medicine, and medical equipment. Along with the medical duties a Nurse has to do the administration and routine duties as well.


What is Nursing Courses?

Nursing Courses are those courses after 12th in which students learn to take care of the ill and injured patient. Through these courses, student gained knowledge on how to treat a patient and provide precautionary care to healthy persons. Nurses are not only do patient care even they are teaches also teaches the patient about their current health status.


Nursing Courses In India – Details

To help you more in the selection of the right course for you we are providing you the details of some of the most popular courses’ in nursing available in India:


B.Sc. Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a 4-year long undergraduate program in which a student learns about the basic knowledge of nursing, first-aid and midwifery. They learn theoretical as well as practical aspects of nursing.

Eligibility Criteria For B.Sc. Nursing

To take admission in B.Sc Nursing a student should be medically fit and after completing 10+2 in science stream with Biology, Physics and Chemistry subjects from a recognized board they can apply in various nursing colleges.

Age criteria are 17-35 years and the minimum percentage is required is 45%.


General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM)

GNM is a programme where prepares students to become general nurses and the functional part will be in first-level positions in hospitals. The duration of this course is 3-3.5 years.

Eligibility Criteria For GNM

Age criteria is between 17-35 years. However, there is no age bar for ANM/LHV’s. Minimum education is required 10+2 in Science stream with PCB & English with an aggregate score of 40%.


Post Basic B.Sc in Nursing

Post Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a 2-year long degree program. Colleges give admission on merit basis and usually conduct a selection test + interview for admission.

Eligibility Criteria for Post Basic B.Sc In Nursing

Completion of General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) course, which a student can pursue after passed 10+2 in Science stream. Also, a student should register himself/herself as a nurse and midwife with any State Nursing Registration Council.


M.Sc. in Nursing (Paediatrics Nursing)

Master of Science in Paediatric Nursing is a Postgraduate level programme with the specialization in Paediatrics. Nursing in Paediatric is a special programme which focuses on providing complete care to infants, children, and adolescents.

Eligibility Criteria for  M.Sc In Paediatric Nursing

It’s a 2-year long degree programme which minimum requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences with minimum 55% marks. Some colleges and institutes conduct their own entrance exam for admission in this course.


Diploma in Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM)

Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery course is popularly known as ANM which is a 2-year long Diploma programme. A student can opt for this programme after completing 10+2 from a recognized board/ university with minimum 45% marks.

Eligibility Criteria for ANM

A student should be medically fit for this course. Some college conducts their own entrance exams + interview also for admission. In this course, students are prepared to care properly for individuals, families, and communities.


M.Sc. in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing is a 2-year long postgraduate program for students who want to specialize in some specific area of nursing. It is a basically a course for Nursing graduate students and can be done as a full time or part-time basis.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Sc in Nursing

To take admission in this course a student should have completed a degree in B.Sc.from any registered University in Science stream. Minimum score depends upon the college and some college conduct their own entrance exams as well.


M.Phil. in Nursing

Master of Philosophy in Nursing a 2-year long course offered by many colleges/universities in India. After completing M.Sc. in Nursing with minimum 60% marks from a recognized College/University by Indian Nursing Council one can take admission in M.Phil. in Nursing course.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Phil. in Nursing

However, minimum marks can be varied from college to college. This program emphasis to prepare the students for service and assisting them to achieve a meaningful philosophy of life.


Ph.D. in Nursing

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing is a Doctorate level program in nursing. Course duration is maximum 3 years and eligibility to take admission in M.Phil. Degree with 55% marks from a recognized University. As expected in Ph.D. program students need to submit their thesis to complete their course and to get the degree.


What Is The Scope Of Nursing Course?

As we’ve mentioned already that Nursing is a job profile which is recession proof. After completing your course you have to register yourself with State Nurse Registration Council to become a ‘Registered Nurse’ or ‘Registered Midwife’.

As per your skills, qualifications, and experience, you can apply for a job in any private or government running hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, community health centres, rehabilitation clinics, old age homes, industries, sanatoriums and even in armed forces. Indian Red Cross Society, Indian Nursing Council, and State Nursing Councils also provide various employment options for you as a qualified nurse.

If you have done ANM you may work as a primary health worker or midwife in any primary health care center. You may also work in an administrative or teaching position in medical college/nursing schools. Apart, from these options in the domestic sector, you may try and complete your immigration formalities and try to get a job in abroad. The demand for skilled and qualified nurses are there across the World. Specially developed countries like Canada, USA, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia and in Gulf Countries have a huge demand for qualified nurses.


Salary After Nursing Course
After completing your course in Nursing as a fresher you may start earning with around 7k-15k. As you will gain experience gradually your skills and salary will get higher. After 2-3 years’ experience you can earn up to 20k- to 30k. After spending a number of years your earnings may go up to 70k per month in India.

But as we’ve said the demand of good nurses are huge, countries like US, UK, Canada, England and Gulf countries can easily offer you a handsome package if you are willing to work in abroad. Nurses working in abroad can earn up to Rs.40-50L per year.

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