How To Become A Nurse


Nursing training is training in theory and practical practice. Specialists nurses work in hospitals which render specialist medical services. Qualified nurses may opt for other work arrangements, example private duty nurses work as resident nurses for private patients, in nursing homes, daycare centers, public health agencies or in hospitals. The entry points are of many kinds:

After Class X:

• 18 month auxiliary nurse midwife/multi-purpose health worker courses.

After Class XII/ or work experience:

• 3 year diploma in general nursing, preferably in science.
• 4 year B.Sc nursing required pass in class XII with PCB.
• After general nursing/ midwife training 2 years B.Sc nursing post basic/certificate is for those who have completed XII or equivalent in science with work experience of 3-5 years after general nursing/ midwife training.
• Post graduate training/education is of 2 years master’s degree, M.Phil and Ph.D courses.

All India Admission Test For Graduate Courses:

All India Admissoin Test is conducted for admission into following institutions:
• AIIMS, new delhi
• Rajkumari amrit kaur college of nursing, new delhi
• Jamia hamdard, new delhi
• College of nursing, CMC, Ludhiana
• College of nursing, post graduate institute of medical education and research, Chandigarh
• Nizam’s institute of medical science, hydrabad
• College of nursing, kasturba medical college, manipal
• CMC, vellore
• AFMC, pune
• College of nursing, SMS Medical college, jaipur


Specializations are available either as part of master’s degree or a post of diploma course in areas such as medical surgical nursing in:
• Operation theatre nursing
• Cardio thoracic/vascular
• Neuromedical
• Neurosurgical
• Cancer
• Nephrology
• Urology
• Pediatric
• Psychiatric
• Geriatric
• Obstetrical



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13 Responses to “How To Become A Nurse”

  1. 13

    I’am very much intersted in becoming a nurse but i don’t have science background so how can i do the nursing course?

  2. 12
    Arya Suresh:

    I Want a Model of previous year’s nursing entrance exam’s question paper at Indian army.

  3. 11
    tochukwu maryann:

    after course can i open my own maternity

  4. 10
    mukesh kataria:

    dear sir.i want to join army. I completed gnm with 76%.,&post basic bsc nursing 1year exam i written.. I fill up si crpf staff nurse vacency form. Please help me what should do me.

  5. 9

    respected sir ,i need to do nirsing post basic immediatly after gnm from your college so i want to know when how where i have to be apply

  6. 8
    Reena baghel:

    I have completed GNM (General Nursing) and i want to do BSC Nursing in correspondence. Please provide me the procedure and colleges for doing Post BSC Nursing. Colleges in Vizag, Raipur & Hyderabad.

  7. 7
    Puja Bhattachattacharyya:

    Do this site have some sample question of railway nursing course?

  8. 6

    Respected Sir,
    I did Nursing(4 yrs)and now interested to join Indian Army as a my question is wat should i do to enter into Army?

  9. 5
    smily singh:

    can i get the sample paper of AFMC Nursing Enterance Exam

  10. 4
    chandni sharma:

    i want to know what is difference in bsc hons.nursing and general nursing and which one is better and i also wanted to know that if any entrance exam for session 2009-10 in bsc hons nursing is going to happen in july or afterwards

  11. 3
    Joseph D silva:

    What is the maximum age limit for 3 years Diploma in General nursing?

  12. 2
    surekha soni:

    I have done my nursing through an autherised college. and i would like to work as army nurse so i would like to know about the examination which i need to clear.when is the exam for that
    and from where to get the sample papers for the test.if u can help me so please….

  13. 1
    Maria Jordan:

    i am 19 a hairdresser looking to go into nursing bank nursing to be exact the thing is i dont know how to go about it or what i would need to do to get into it college? part time job in nursing home? is there anything you can tell me or any advise i would be very greatfull.