What is and How to Be a Nurse

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What we want to become in our lives are directed by the uniforms we like. As children, we wanted to become a doctor because of the white coat and stethoscope hanging around the necks.

I always wanted to be a nurse when I was small because the white dress and the nurse cap fascinated me. Are you even attracted to the attire of a nurse? It is only when we grew up we take our profession seriously.

Not much of the information is available in the nursing field because of the lack of ground work by career counselling platforms.

Save one life, you're a Hero. Save 100 lives, you're a Nurse

But you can always take career guidance if you really wish to become a nurse. This blog post will give you enough information in the field of nursing.

Nurses touch the lives of many. They heal the patient with love and care. They touch work like magic and is the touch of gold. Becoming a Nurse requires compassion and heart filled with care for others. Not everyone can take care of the ill like their own family.


NURSE - Just another word to describe a person strong enough to tolerate everything and soft enough to understand everyone.

Vo Nurse hi hai Jisne Tumhara Khyaal Rakha Tha Jab Tum Bimaar The and treated you. So let’ me throw some light on the role of the nurse and the definition of What is a Nurse. I don’t need a Wikipedia definition to quote because we already know what nurse is.

What is a Nurse?

A Nurse is a person providing care to ill and infirm. Nursing a profession of prevention, assistance, optimization of health and abilities. Prevention of Illness, alleviation of suffering through medicines and treatment. Advocacy of care for the individuals, families, and communities. Nurses basically cure ill and injured people. They take care of them by providing medical assistance. Nurses work in different settings hospitals, public health care departments, schools etc.

According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, nurses have to perform the following duties:

Patient health care

Assessment of Patients

Developing Nursing Care Plans

Educating Patients about their health and conditions.

How to choose a career in Nursing

This section will include all that it takes to be a nurse. The exams you need to clear, the requirements to sit for the exams, the colleges you can take admission and everything in detail that will help you in becoming a nurse.

You just need to spend around half an hour and you will know about the career opportunities in a nursing course. I am sure, you can do this much for your career and surely if you want to become a nurse.

If you want to be a nurse after class 12th you need to fit in this Eligibility Criteria:

Having Chemistry, Physic, and Biology as main subjects in class 12th

Pass class 12th with minimum 50 % marks

 If you fit in this you are ready for the next level, the Entrance Exam.

You need to take an Entrance Exam named, BSC Nursing.

BSC Nursing is a four-year undergraduate regular course. It is regulated by INC (Indian Nursing Council ) and offered by several universities through their affiliated nursing colleges.

Top BSC Nursing Colleges In India

RAK College of Nursing, Delhi

CMC Vellore College of Nursing


Manipal College Of Nursing

Process of becoming a Nurse

1)  Interested candidates can appear for this BSC Nursing Entrance Examination conducted by various state and independent educational bodies to admit students to various teaching colleges. Colleges will be allotted to you on the basis of your rank. Therefore try to secure a good rank so that you are admitted into the best nursing college.

2)  These exams are conducted in the month of May- June, and results are out by July. The paper is objective type. Some colleges give admission on the basis of percentage of the qualifying class.

3)   As this is a Four- year program that you need to study. You go through theoretical training during this four years. You will undergo various aspects of this field. Join an internship program with a hospital to get practical training.

4)   After the complete four years, you will be awarded the degree in Nursing if you successfully complete all the four years without any back. Now you are a Nurse to nurse the patients.

5)  The college fees vary in Thousands for government colleges to Lacs for private colleges.

6)  There are other courses opted by students to work in the field of Nursing.

General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)

There is an Entrance test for this course named GNM Entrance Test.

Eligibility for this test:

Minimum and maximum age is 17 and 35 years respectively

Subjects needed is Physic, Chemistry, and Biology

Minimum aggregate required is 50 %

If you wish to take up GNM you can sit for the entrance test provided you clear the eligibility. The exam is held in the month of May- June, and results are out by June-July.  After completing this 3-1/ 2 along with the practical training and experience. You are qualified to work as an Assistant Nurse.

Auxiliary Nurse Midwife / Health Worker (ANM)

It is a two-year diploma course. It involves both theoretical and practical training which is mandatory and is covered in these two years.

Eligibility for ANM

Age limit is 17 years and not above than 35 years

Passed 10 +2

No restriction for streams. Could be Science, Commerce, and Arts

Marks required 40-50 %

After completing ANM you can get yourself registered with State Nurse Registration Council and work as healthcare assistant with private or public health care centers.

M.S.C Nursing

You are eligible to pursue M.S.C Nursing only after completing BSC Nursing.

M.S.C Nursing is a 2-year program. Involves both theoretical and practical training. You get admission into nursing institutes on the basis of the rank secured in the entrance test.

Career prospects:

Assistant Nurse


Staff Nurse

Head Nurse ( top of the ladder).


A person in nursing profession can get anything between 10,000 -15, 000 increasing up to 30,000 to 40,000. You can take up private assignments and cure people who need services at the time of recovery or a person suffering from a chronic ailment and charge up to 20,000-25,000  or more depending.

The profession of a Nurse is a noble one. The services provided by the nurse cannot be compensated with money. The nurse is next to mother. They sacrifice their lives for the ill and unfit to cure them and make them fit. They do not discriminate on the grounds of caste, creed, color and give the same love and affection to every patient.

Skills required to be a Nurse

They should have proper knowledge about the field and the conditions they are set to work in

To discharge their duties with full faith and commitment

Should have practical knowledge which can be gained by working in professional environments

 A nurse must uphold the dignity of every patient and must work within the ethical framework and rules

Must have the ability and confidence to work with less supervision and provide the best of the care.

This is the end of the caring journey of the Nursing Field. Hope this post was informational and provided you with all the relevant details of the nursing field. 

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