How to become Certified Nurse in India : Salary and career scope


If you want to make career in the profession of Nursing, there is huge vacancy is waiting for you.

To become Nurse, you need to do Nursing course. Nursing courses are available in Diploma level at Schools of Nursing (India), Graduation level and post graduation level at College of Nursing. Higher the qualification, higher salary you can expect.

A person practicing nursing (a nurse) must be registered with the nursing council, To get certificate you have to get certificate from Nursing council of India after passing the exam.

Following are the Nursing Programs available

1. General Nursing

Eligibility Criteria -10+2 Class pass with aggregate of 40%

Training Duration – 3 and 1/2 years-

Examination-  Nursing Examination Board

2. B. Sc (Basic)

Eligibility Criteria -10+2 Class Pass with 45% aggregate in PCBE

Training Duration – 4 years

Examination-  University

3. M. Sc.

Eligibility Criteria – B.Sc. Nursing / B.Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing with minimum of 55% aggregate marks.one year of experience after Basic B.Sc. or Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.

Training Duration – 2 years

Examination-  University

Here is the list of Nursing Schools, college of India (registered). Download it.

List of ANM (Auxiliary nursing and midwife) school

List of B.Sc. College

LIst of M.sc College

Salary -

Diploma holder- starting salary- Rs 10,000 month. After 2-3 year experience- Rs 15000 per month around.

B.Sc. Degree holder- starting salary- Rs 15,000 per month. After 2-3 year experience- Rs 25000 per month around.

M.Sc. Degree holder- starting salary- Rs20,000 per month. After 2-3 year experience- Rs 30000 per month around.

If you will migrate to UAE or USA, you can expect 10 time more salary.

Job profile-

At the initial level, nurses are required for the bedside care of patients, while at senior level they are required to manage special group of people like psychiatric, pediatric, intensive care patients etc which require specialized skills. They are also involved in dispensing medication, keeping records of the patients progress

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