Like medical technicians, nurses may have abundant employment opportunities, as nurses are almost always needed. From large hospitals in central locations, to community centers in rural areas, nurses are in demand. Within nursing, there are many specializations, and your job requirements depend on the field, education, location and employer. Registered nurses could work in a variety of settings such as– hospitals, assisted living facilities, prisons, nursing homes or physicians’ offices. While being supervised by a licensed prescriber such as a nurse practitioner or physician, RNs are providers of direct care. Nurses are responsible for taking and monitoring a patient’s vitals, noting any medical issues/complaints, assisting patient needs, administering medication, explaining medical information and acting as a liaison between the patient and the doctor. RNs might also need to update medical records and create and carry out nursing care plans.
A higher rank and division within nursing is a nurse practitioner (NP). Unlike a registered nurse, a nurse practitioner can diagnose and treat some health problems, prescribe medication, order medical tests, work independently (without the supervision of a doctor), and in general has much more power and autonomy in her/his job. NPs are also usually in charge of regular registered nurses. What distinguishes RNs from the NPs is the individual’s educational background and training.
The most important qualities for a nurse to posses are patience, dedication to working with patients (and doctors), compassion, organisation, and great communication skills. A nurse spends the majority of her/his time working with patients, tending to their needs, monitoring their welfare, and advising them on the how to lead healthy lives. That means that an understanding of a patient’s mindset, especially during illness or after injury, is very helpful. Nurses also have to work with doctors constantly in order to coordinate the best health care plan for each patient, so being able to work well with doctors, communicating both in medical jargon and in laymen’s terms is very important. Finally, having strong organisational skills is a critical requirement in a nurse’s job, because nurses are responsible for maintaining patient files.
The requirements to become a Registered Nurse (RN) are generally: passing the 10+2 exam in science subjects, a Diploma in Nursing (called a GNM, General Nursing and Midwifery), and/or getting a B.Sc. Nursing (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree. The B.Sc. Nursing degree isn’t technically required for staff nurses and registered nurses (as long as they register in their respective State Nursing Council of India after the completion of their training), but those with a B.Sc. Nursing degree may be viewed more favourably by employers. Many nurses also choose to get a Post Basic certification in a particular area, such as paediatric nursing, neonatal nursing, psychiatric/mental health nursing, emergency and disaster nursing or cardio-thoracic nursing. This certification is in addition to a bachelor’s or master’s degree and/or diploma, which requires separate training and education.
To be a nurse practitioner you need to have at least one year of practice as a Registered Nurse in India (i.e., have a B.Sc. Nursing degree and/or a nursing diploma, and be registered with the State Nursing Council), after which you need to complete a Master in Nursing (M.Sc. Nursing) degree, where you will choose a field of specialty. This could include specialties such as cardiovascular and thoracic nursing, critical care nursing, oncology nursing, neurosciences nursing, nephro-urology nursing, gastroenterology nursing or obstetric and gynaecological nursing.
The nursing courses are offered at various levels of study – diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate. The basic eligibility for a B.Sc. Nursing course is a 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The basic eligibility for a course in General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) is also the same i.e. 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
If you wish to continue your studies further, you can take up MSc Nursing courses which are considered very important in a teaching career. Here is a brief description to related course in nursing.
B.Sc (Nursing): This is a beginner's course in nursing. In this course the very basic knowledge of this profession is provided like nursing, first aid treatment, midwifery etc. The course also imparts theoretical and practical aspects of nursing.
General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM): This course helps in preparing general nurses to hold first-level positions in the hospitals and other such places.
Auxiliary nurse midwife and health workers (ANMHW): In this programmer training is provided to nurses on how to take care of health related needs of the people living in the rural areas especially children, mothers and old persons.
Diploma in Nursing: The minimum eligibility for this course is Class 10th or equivalent. This may be a one year or two year course.
The demand for nurses is expected to grow by about 600,000 in the near future, since there are national plans to expand the health network as well as a renewed interest by private organizations. Nursing jobs may be found in:
The average annual pay according to PayScale.com for a registered nurse (RN) is approximately Rs. 71,981 to Rs. 6,96,112. The average annual pay for a nurse practitioner varies depending on location and specialty, but it is generally higher than that of a registered nurse due to the increased education and experience.
For a Diploma holder nurse the salary can be anywhere between Rs.4,000-Rs.6,000. This may increase with experience and skills. A B.Sc nursing graduate can get a monthly salary between Rs.8,000-Rs.10,000 as a nurse in private/govt. hospitals but can earn a higher salary if appointed in nursing colleges/schools for teaching.
A candidate with an M.Sc Nursing degree can certainly earn more as he or she has the opportunity to head the teaching department of a nursing college.
Choosing a nursing career abroad can be financially rewarding. If you have the desire to go abroad for better career prospects then your degree viz. B.Sc/M.Sc Nursing will help you earn a higher salary as well.
There are huge openings in gulf countries as well as in UK, US and Middle East.
The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on or before 31st December of the year in which admission is sought.
The maximum age for admission shall be 35 years.
The minimum educational requirements shall be 10 + 2 in Arts (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Economics, Political Science, History, Geography, Business Studies, Accountancy, Home Science, Sociology, Psychology, and Philosophy) and English Core/English Elective or Science or Health care Science - Vocational stream ONLY passing out from recognized Board.
10+2 with English and must have obtained a minimum of 40% at the qualifying examination and English individually for any recognized board. Candidates are also eligible from State Open School recognized Candidates are also eligible from State Open School recognized by State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by Central Government. However Science is preferable.
10+2 with English having 40% of marks in vocational ANM course from the school recognized by Indian Nursing council.
10+2 with English having 40% of marks in Vocational Stream-Health care Science from a recognized CBSE board/Centre.
Registered ANM with pass mark.
The entry qualification equivalency i.e., 12th standard will be obtained by Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. Institution, State Nursing Council will be responsible to ensure that the qualification and eligibility will be equivalent to what has been prescribed as above.
For disabled candidates: 3% Disability reservation to be considered with a disability of locomotor to the tune of 40% to 50% of the lower extremity and other eligibility criteria with regard to age and qualification will be same as prescribed for each nursing programme.
Note: A committee to be formed consisting of medical officer authorized by medical board of state government and a nursing expert in the panel which may decide whether the candidates have the disability of locomotor of 40% to 50%.
5% is relaxed for SC/ST candidates.
Any other quotas as per the State Govt. under the reservation policy
Note: Quotas shall be included in the seats sanctioned and not above it..
1. Admission of students shall be once in a year.
2. Students shall be medically fit.
3. Minimum age for admission will be 17 years. (as on 31st December of that year) The upper age limit is 35 yrs. For ANM/ for LHV, there is no age bar.
Passed the Higher Secondary or Senior Secondary or Intermediate or 10+2 or an equivalent examination recognized by the university for this purpose. Those who have done 10+1 in or before 1986, will be eligible for admission.
Obtained a certificate in General Nursing and Midwifery and registered as R.N.R.M. with the State Nurses Registration Council. A male nurse, trained before the implementation of the new integrated course besides being registered as a nurse with State Nurses Registration Council, shall produce evidence of training approved by Indian Nursing Council for a similar duration in lieu of midwifery in any one of the following areas:
|O.T. Techniques||Ophthalmic Nursing||Leprosy Nursing|
|TB Nursing||Psychiatric Nursing||Neurological and Neuro surgical Nursing|
|Community Health Nursing||Cancer Nursing||Orthopedic Nursing|
|Candidates shall be medically fit||Students shall be admitted once in a year|
|Nursing Programs||Training Duration||Examination||Registration|
|Auxiliary Nurse & Midwife||2 years||Nursing Examination Board||RANM|
|General Nursing & Midwife||3 and 1/2 Years
3 Years from 2015-2016
|Nursing Examination Board||R.N & R.M|
|B.Sc(Basic)||4 Years||University||R.N & R.M|
|B.Sc(Post Basic)||Regular: 2 yrs
Distance: 3 yrs
|M.Sc||2 Years||University||Additional Qualification|
|M.Phil||1 Years(Full Time)
2 Years(Part Time)
|Ph.D||3-5 Years||University||Additional Qualification|
MS Ramaiah Insitute of Nursing Educatin and Research was founded in 1987 and has been Recognized by Govt. of Karnataka, Karnataka Nursing Council and Indian Nursing Council and Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.
In keeping with the spirit of independence and the euphoria it generated , Sri M.S.Ramaiah felt that he had to contribute to the much needed growth of our country. He believed that education has to be the solid base on which India should build its socio-political and economic edifice. Without adequate opportunities for professional education the ambitions and talents of many bright students were nipped in the bud. It is against this backdrop, for furthering the cause of professional education, that Sri M.S.Ramaiah established the Gokula Education Foundation (GEF) in the early sixties.
Established in 1993, MVJ College of Nursing under the banner of Venkatesha Education Society (VES) has grown immensely and exponentially since inception with the onus being or holistic preparation of nurses to serve the humanity. MVJ college of Nursing is headed by our enterprising Chairman, Dr. M. J. Mohan, versatile Executive director Dr. Mohan Rao and Dynamic Chief Executive Officer Dr. Dharani Mohan as the operation head of the college.
The College has an excellent infrastructure to run both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
The Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre is one of the leading medical institute providing education and health care services of truly global standards. A comprehensive range of general and super specialty medical services are provided here including complex surgeries to authentic ayurvedic experience at Vydehi Ayurveda.
The institute focuses to deliver high quality, comprehensive, integrated medical education including innovative thoughts towards modern technology and research. We provide the finest in infrastructure and facilities to our students when it comes to learning and research along with experienced and dedicated faculty, outstanding clinical facilities, and a world-class environment that supports education. We offer different courses including medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied sciences and many more.
The name of our institution changed as "DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR INSTITUTE OF NURSING" as per Government Order No. Aa Ku Ka 121 MME 2015, Bangalore dated 28.04.2015. And regarding the renewal of affiliation fee for GNM, B.Sc(N) & P.B.B.Sc(N) courses paid for the year 2015-16 as per the instructions.
Prospective students are required to submit the following application forms with the specified enclosures therein to the Administrative Office in person or through mail. Candidates will be selected based on merit, after an assessment of their academic records and a process of interview.