Nurse - How to become a Nurse?


Nursing is one of the noblest professions in the world. Everywhere, nurses are considered to be caring individuals that help the sick and empathize towards them. There has never been a better time to join nursing courses as number of jobs and variety of roles is huge. A nurse can work in hospitals, GP surgeries, clinics, nursing homes, occupational health services, voluntary organizations, pharmaceutical industry. Nurses can also work in the prison, university education departments, cruise ships or defense service.

Qualifying Exam

Following are the courses and certifications requires for a person to become a nurse in any sector.

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing
  • B.Sc. Nursing
  • B.Sc. Nursing Post Basic Course
  • B.Sc. Nursing Post Certificate Course
  • Certificate Course in Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery
  • Certificate Course in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)
  • Certificate Course in Male Nursing (MN)
  • Diploma in Auxiliary Nurse and Midwifery (ANM)
  • Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
  • Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing (DPN)
  • General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)
  • M.Sc. Nursing
  • M.Sc. Nursing Post Basic Course

Who is eligible?

There are a large number of institutes in India offering different courses as to build a career in nursing. There are diploma, graduate and postgraduate courses in nursing along with midwifery courses.

Auxiliary Nurse Midwife/ Health Worker course give education to take care of health related issues of the people in rural areas. The eligibility for ANM is 10th. A candidate must have 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry in order to pursue B.Sc. nursing and General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM). On completion of the course MSc is an option available.

The nurse must have certain personnel attributes like patience, responsibility and dedication to the job and patients.  The profession demands alertness of mind, team spirit, diplomacy and kindness towards other beings. A nursing aspirant must be physically fit, as the job requires lot of hard work.

How to prepare for exam and interview?

After completing the basic education, the qualified candidate can write different state or central government exams as per the advertisement seen in newspapers. In most of the private hospitals they will be required to undergo an interview.



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6 Responses to “Nurse - How to become a Nurse?”

  1. 6
    jeena george:

    I am a gnm nurse with 2 year experience if i get a job in army or navy

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    i’m passed in 10th and failed in 3 subjects in my 12th std can i study diploma nursing now please help me for my future sir. thank you

  3. 4

    can a commerce student do male nuring in 2012 in india

  4. 3
    durga salvi:

    i want to admission for nursing course of anm in ahemdabad.please tell me how can i do and when start the exam.

  5. 2
    Naila khan:

    Can a commerce 12 th passed student can apply for nurse training ?? Plzzzzz help

  6. 1

    1.when do the next ANM form release?
    2.How do I know that I selected for the course?