Duration – 3 Years and 6 Months Internship
Eligibility – 10 + 2 With any Stream.
Affiliation- From State Medical Faculty Luck now. And INC, New Delhi.
Besides, a number of independent Schools and Nursing Colleges also offer the GNM courses. Other courses are offered only by Colleges of Nursing affiliated to universities. The Indian Nursing Council is the regulatory authority for nursing education. Qualified nurses are also required to register themselves with the council. Students must ensure that they are seeking admission to institutions that are approved by the Council.
In many institutions stipends are given to selected students on condition that after successfully completing the programmes they would serve the concerned organizations for a specified period. While a small number of courses at the lower level are open to male candidates (Male Nurses), nursing is basically a women’s profession. Today nurses constitute the largest single group of female health workers in world. One of the basic requirements for first entry is that the candidates should either be unmarried or widows, legally separated or divorcees without encumbrances.
The demand for qualified and skilled nurses never diminishes but continues to grow with the expansion of healthcare facilities. Apart from jobs in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, orphanages, old age homes, there is also scope for private practice. With the expansion of educational and training institutions in nursing, the demand for teachers is also increasing. Nurses spend much of their time on their feet, either walking or standing. Nursing is also an emotionally demanding job, involving long and strenuous working hours. They are often exposed to health hazards. In many organizations the salary levels are very low. For those who feel that caring for the sick and disabled is the motto in life, they will find the profession satisfactory and more often than not financially rewarding as well.