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Careers after class 12: Nursing

Industry: Health Care

What is Nursing?

Nursing is a profession within the health industry focusing on the autonomous and collaborative care of individuals, families, groups and communities to help then attain, maintain or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses practice in many specialties with differing levels of prescription authority. Advocacy, health-education, promotion of a safe environment, research and participation in shaping health policy and patient and health systems management are also key nursing roles besides the care of patients and prevention of illnesses.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities of a nurse include identifying and catering to patients’ care requirements
  • Preparing patients for examinations and perform routine diagnostic checks (pulse, blood pressure and temperature) and administering drugs and injections
  • Treating medical emergencies and providing pre- and post- surgery/operation care
  • Monitoring and recording patients’ conditions and documenting care servicesprovided

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Science with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.Sc. in Nursing (Basic|Post Basic|Distance)
  • Auxiliary Nursing & Midwife (A.N.M.)
  • General Nursing & Midwife (G.N.M.)

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Nursing

Top 5 Institutes for Nursing courses

1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Nursing (Hons.) 

Tenure- 4 years


2. King George’s Medical University (KGMU) Lucknow

Value for Money- 5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Nursing

Tenure- 4 years


3. Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore

Value for Money- 4.4/5

Bachelor Courses- Post Basic B.Sc. in Nursing

Tenure- 2 years


4. SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Chennai

Value for Money- 4/5

Bachelor Courses- General Nursing and Midwifery (G.N.M.)

Tenure- 3.5 years


5. Parul Institute of Medical Sciences & Research

Value for Money- 3.8/5

Bachelor Courses- Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (A.N.M.)

Tenure- 2 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Nursing


Pay Nursing

Expert View

Lynn Keegan“Nurses have come a long way in a few short decades. In the past, our attention focused on physical, mental and emotional healing. Now we talk of healing your life, healing the environment, and healing the planet.”

— Lynn Keegan,
Co-founder and well-known leader in holistic health focus
in nursing, director of Holistic Nursing Consultants

Christina Feist Heilmeier“Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help.”

— Christina Feist-Heilmeier,
Famous nurse, professor of nursing and author

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