About Nursing Course
Nursing is an integral part of the healthcare system. Students who pursue nursing courses are trained to take care of patients, assist doctors, and manage general tasks in a hospital (first aid, patient records, etc). BSc Nursing, MSc Nursing, ANM Nursing, GNM Nursing, and Diploma in Nursing are popular nursing degrees after the 12th. Nursing course eligibility is to pass class 10+2 examinations with up to 50% aggregate marks.
Types of Nurses:
Depending on the type of nursing degree, nursing specialization, work experience, and location different types of nurses are mentioned below:
Nursing Degree: Depending on what nursing courses an aspiring nurse opts for, they can become auxiliary nurses and midwives (ANM Nurses), general nurses and midwives (GNM Nurses), and graduate nurses (BSc nursing or MSc nursing). As per salary reports graduate nurses are paid higher (approx INR 3.5 lakhs per annum) than ANM Nurses (INR 1.5 lakhs per annum) or GNM Nurses (INR 2 – 3 lakhs per annum).
Nursing Specializations: Aspiring nurses are offered to choose Specializations After BSc Nursing. Depending on the nursing specialization, nurses are categorized into intensive care nurses, obstetrics nurses, pediatric nurses, emergency medicine nurses, personal nurses, etc. Intensive Care Unit Nurses (ICU Nurses), Emergency Room Nurses (ER Nurses), and Pediatric Nurses are paid the highest (INR 2.8 – INR 3.05 lakhs per annum).
Experience: Staff nurses earn INR 2.08 lakhs per annum as freshers. After 1 -4 years of work experience, staff nurses earn INR 2.46 lakhs per annum. In the late career (10-19 years of experience), a staff nurse can get average compensation of INR 5.03 lakhs per annum.