The Opportunistic Future of Nursing Course in India

by Arpita Shah Seo Executive

India is home to about 1,200 Nursing Degree colleges, over 2,000 Nursing Diploma colleges and around 300 M. Sc Nursing colleges. Presently, the country produces some 60,000 nurses every year which is not enough for a vast country to the size of 1.30 billion plus population.

However, nursing is among the fastest growing career choices, thanks to the rising awareness levels among students about this great course. Plus, this profession is the foundation upon which the medical or healthcare system rests in the world. So, it’s heartening to see more candidates seeking admission to nursing course and pursuing a profession that many consider to be the noblest in the world.    

Here are factors influencing the uptick in the enrollment for nursing programs in the country -

  1. Gender barrier is breaking

For centuries, a nursing career is believed to be an option for women only. Men did not show much interest in this profession where care of patients was the principal requirement. However, things have changed over the years as many male aspirants realize the efficiency of joining the nursing industry and earning their livelihood. It’s no longer a taboo for men to dive into a profession where tending to the physical as well as psychological maladies of patients is the ultimate job requirement. Moreover, with jobs increasingly growing in the medical industry, nursing was bound to become a mainstream career choice sooner rather than later. 


  1. Job prospects are multiplying

Gone are the days when Indian nurses prefer foreign shores to make a career and earn a decent salary. Today, job opportunities are increasing in the country as high-end hospitals and healthcare units are opening up like never before. More importantly, salary is no longer an issue as trained nurses here can dream to earn anything and enjoy fantastic career prospects. Similarly, more R & D centers and industries now require trained and skilled nurses for operations and functions. Moreover, nursing is now an evolved career professional with a clear demarcation of roles and profiles. Plus, the salary offered is growing which helps draw more students to this profession.


  1. More colleges now offer nursing programs  

You should not feel surprised at the fact that nursing programs are provided by even those colleges that have decided to drop engineering and other technical courses altogether. Industry experts predict a job surge for nurses and medical professions in the coming years, and this is precisely the reason why a nursing course is now among the hottest career options. More nursing colleges in Bangalore now sense the drift in the market, and they offer programs to accommodate thousands of medical aspirants. Such surge bodes well for a career stream which had not many takers just a decade back.  


  1. A variety of nursing programs are available

Students seeking to make nursing career can now have a bachelor, master, diploma, and Ph. D programs to realize their potential and shape a better future. Anyone who has passed class XII with Biology, Physics, and Chemistry can enroll in A Bachelor course (B. Sc Nursing) which is of 3-4 year duration. Those who already have a bachelor’s degree in nursing can go on to seek admission in a Master’s course (M. Sc Nursing) which is of two years in duration. Anyone who has passed 12th class in any stream (Arts/Science/Commerce) can enroll in a diploma program like GNM nursing while the masters can go on to do their Ph. D.  Such a wide learning track shows how nursing hopefuls can benefit from a professional set up for courses in the country.

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