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Nursing the backbone of medical treatment process! - 20-Sep-2023

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Nurses can surely be called as the backbone of medicine as they happen to serve patients with all sorts of diseases and ailments. They play a pivotal role right from supporting the doctors to treating patients from the smallest treatment to the most complex surgeries.      

Development of the sector:

According to a recent survey, employment in the nursing field is projected to increase by 7 percent in the year 2029. As a result, approximately 2 lakh 22 thousand job opportunities are expected to be created. Globally, the healthcare workers market was valued at USD 28,545.73 million in 2020 and is expected to grow to USD 38,879.13 million by 2025.

Study Levels:

Nursing studies is offered as Diploma, Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Carrying out Ph.D. studies is also possible. A nursing degree obtained in India is accepted in many countries.


For admission to the Bachelor's degree, one must have passed 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Botany as main subjects with minimum 50% marks. Candidates having completed Bachelor's degree can enroll in Master's degree. There are many disciplines including Medical Microbiology, Medical Biochemistry, Clinical Research, Nutrition and Dietetics, Anatomy, Psychology, Pathology and Genetics.


Nursing programmes are offered in various government and private nursing colleges and universities. However, tuition fees at government educational institutions are much lesser when compared to private colleges. 

Registration: For the purpose of government recognition, it is compulsory to register with the Indian Nursing Council after completing the studies. It is possible to work locally and abroad only after the registration of the certificate is completed.     

To practice as a nurse, it is mandatory to register with the Indian Nursing Council after completing the course for government recognition. You can work locally and abroad only if you have a registration certificate.

Job vacancies:

A registered nurse can get opportunities to work as Cardiac Nurse, CRNA - Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, CNS - Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care Nurse, Family Nurse Practitioner, Geriatric Nursing, Major Surgery Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Manager, Nurse Midwife, Nursing Administrator, Oncology Nurse, Orthopedic Nurse, Pediatric Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Travel Nurse etc. 

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