Monday, April 1, 2019

Career in nursing/career in nursing field, nursing salary, nursing school, nursing tips in details

Career in nursing/career in nursing field, nursing salary, nursing school, nursing tips in details

Nursing Introduction
There is no need to say anything about nursing. We all know how great and sacred it is. Although it has been running for ages, it is known as a nursing profession with the work of great English nurse Florence Nightingale. This goddess of mercy is considered to be the father of modern nursing profession.
American Nurses Association says “Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of illness and injury; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses; and advocacy in health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations”. —American Nurses Association
Care of all types of physical and mental patients is called nursing.

Nursing skills                                                                                           
 Nurses have to take continuous care of the patients and give the prescribed time to the medicines given by the doctor.
 They also assist in the combination of medical doctors and specialists in the Operation Theater (O.T) and laboratories in the laboratory.

Nurses also help those patients who cannot live a normal life for some reason and they help patients return to normal life in the event of a prolonged illness.
 In addition to these normal activities, nurses can also get expertise in the following areas: care in childbirth, heart disease, intensive care, handicap and child care etc.

Nurse is not only about caring for sick people. There are other available opportunities for nurses: Job related to teaching, administration research. The most interesting fact of this area is that most of the women are there, though now men have started showing interest in this profession.

People wishing to become nurse (nurses) can start this from different levels. You can start with the Assistant Nurses Midwife / Health Worker (ANM) course. The duration of this diploma course is one-and-a-half years and the minimum qualification is- Tenth pass.

 Apart from this, you can also do the General Nurses Midwifery (GNM) course, which is for three and a half years and has the minimum qualification for it - with 20 per cent marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

In addition to ANM and GNM, graduates can also be nursing from various nursing schools and colleges spread across the country. There is a minimum qualification for this - 12 per cent in English, physical, chemical and biology with 45 per cent marks and at least 17 years of age. For BSc Nursing (After Basic) course you can choose between two year regular course and one of the three yearly distance learning courses. For the regular course where there is a minimum qualification - 10 + 2 + GNM, there is a minimum qualification for doing this course from distance learning - 10 + 2 + GNM + two years experience. This post Basic B.Sc. Nursing course is considered as the only modern.

GNM or BSc is enough to get a job in any of the medical institutes. In each state there are different organizations registering nurses. After receiving the education, you can register yourself in the nursing council of your state. Registration helps you get jobs.
In addition to the basic course of nursing, you can also take specialization in the following areas by doing a Post-Basic Specialty (one-year diploma) course:
1. Cardiac thoracic nursing
2. Critical-Care Nursing
3. Emergency and Disaster Nursing
4. New-born child's nursing (Neo-Natal Nursing)
5. Nursing Nursery (Neuro Nursing)
6. Nursing Education & Administration
7. Cancer Disease (Oncology Nursing)
8. Operation-Room Nursing
9. Disabled Medical Nursing
10. Mid Wife Practitioner
11. Psychiatric Nursing
Students who want to receive the highest education can also do MSc, MPhil and PhD.

If you want to make your profession only for nursing, it will be better to apply for ANM course after 10th; otherwise you can do GNM or BSc course after doing schooling.

How much will it cost?
The cost of nursing education depends on the institution. Government and government-assisted colleges provide education at a lower rate than private institutions. Private institutions charge annual fees of 40,000 to 1,80,000 for the BSc Nursing course. There is a fee for the GNM course - between 45,000 and 1,40,000

Scholarship provide
Many institutes provide scholarships to meritorious students on merit basis. Scholarship and its duration vary in different institutions.

Employment opportunities/ nursing job

Nurse is never left unemployed They easily get jobs in public or private hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, old age homes, health centers, various other industries and defense services. There are many opportunities for them in the Indian Red Cross Society, Indian Nursing Council, State Nursing Councils and other nursing institutes. Even after the ANM course, they get jobs as primary health workers at first aid centers spread across the country.

Nurses can do administrative work in addition to teaching work in medical colleges and nursing schools. Entrepreneurs can start their own nursing bureau and work on their own terms.
In addition to the immense opportunities available in the country, nurses can also go abroad in search of better opportunities, for which they have to get an international nursing certificate and to follow certain conditions of stay in the respective country.

Pay scale/ nursing salary

Initially you can get monthly salary of 7 to 17 thousand rupees in this area. Nurses get 18 to 37 thousand rupees in mid-level positions. More experienced nurses can get monthly salary of 48 to 72 thousand rupees. Nurses who earn employment in the US, Canada, England and Middle East countries get even more salaries.

Due to the increasing demand for better healthcare services with rapidly increasing population, there has been an ever-ending demand for nurses in the country. However, supply is very low compared to this growing demand.
According to a recent study, the number of nurses registered in nursing council all over the country is 10.3 lakh but in reality only 4 lakh nurses are employed. Most of these nurses have either retired or married. Some of these nurses have gone abroad. Therefore there is a huge difference in demand and supply in this area.

International opportunities
There is a great demand for highly educated nurses overseas. India has become the largest country supplying nurses in many countries. Experienced Indian nurses are turning to foreign countries in the pursuit of good money and better lifestyle. There is also a great reason for the reduction in the number of nurses in the country.

Positive / Negative Aspects
1. This is a safe profession.
2. There is no shortage of opportunities in this area whether it is in the country or abroad.
3. You can be satisfied by seeing patients recovering.
Generally, nurses work in shift and night duty is a very simple thing.
5. Stressful conditions have a bad effect on mind and health.
6. The deeds done by these ladies of mercy are often lost in the darkness of oblivion.
7. After marriage and family life this work becomes very difficult.

Role and Designation
The first task of a nurse is to provide medical care to the needy and take care of them. Yet their works can be divided into the following parts:
General Nurses: Nurses in this category work in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical institutions. Their job is to take care of patients, assist the doctor and perform administrative tasks.

Mid-Wife: These nurses assist doctors during the care and delivery of pregnant women.

Health-worker: It is their job to get health services in rural areas.

Apart from this, they can also be classified on the basis of specialty such as disabled medical nursing, oncology nursing, cardio thoracic nursing, psychiatric nursing and critical-care nursing etc.

List of leading companies/ nursing school

1. Indian Red Cross Society
2. Indian Nursing Council, various state-level nursing council
3. Various Nursing Schools and Organizations
4. All types of hospitals and nursing homes
5. Defense Service
6. Institution and Industry
7. Special organizations like orphanage and old age homes

Tips for getting employment/ nursing tips/ nursing advice

1. Must make a degree or diploma from a reputable institution.
2. Getting expertise in any area will prove to be beneficial for you.
3. The most important condition to get employment is to register yourself in the nursing council of any state.

4. Since nurses have to always talk to patients and other medical staff, their communication capacity should be of very high level.

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