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What is Nursing?

Nursing is a discipline focused on assisting individuals, families and communities in attaining, re-attaining and maintaining optimal health and functioning. Nursing is an applied science which has a unique body of knowledge that utilizes principles from the physical, biological, and behavioral sciences.

When Can I Enroll for Nursing?





Auxiliary Nurse Midwife/ Health Worker (ANM)


18 months

No Exam

General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM)

HSC with Biology, Physics and Chemistry

3 1/2 Yrs.

No Exam

B. Sc Nursing

HSC with Biology, Physics & Chemistry

3 – 4 Yrs.


M. Sc Nursing

B. Sc Nursing

2 Yrs.

Autonomous Exam

What Personality Traits Are Required to Become a Nurse?

  • A sense of humor
  • Ability to make observations & decisions rapidly
  • Adaptability
  • Being cheerful with a desire to help others
  • Presence of mind
  • Mental strength to work with even the seriously ill
  • Orderliness in work

What Aptitude is Required to Become a Nurse?

  • Average Abstract Reasoning
  • Average Verbal Ability
  • Average Closure Ability

IQ Required for Being a Nurse?

Minimum Average level of intelligence along with hard work & consistency is preferred.

Job Prospects after becoming a Nurse

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Clinics & Health Departments
  • Orphanages & old age homes
  • Military Schools
  • Industrial houses
  • Railways
  • Public sector
  • Training Institutes

Regulatory Body

Indian Nursing Council