The Profession of Nursing:
Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing once said that “Nursing is the act of utilizing the environment of the patient to assist him in his recovery.” As a profession, its practice and approach are described as a dynamic, caring, and helpful relationship, in which the nurse assists the patient to achieve and sustain optimal health. In order to become a Nurse, one must pursue B. Sc in Nursing. The BSc Nursing full form is Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It is a 4-year Undergraduate course through which the students are trained in the concepts of nursing, both theoretically as well as practically, providing detailed nursing knowledge to medical aspirants.
It is a course that is offered to students who have completed their Class 12 having the Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as their compulsory subjects. Candidates wishing to get admitted to this particular course, either have to sit for the NEET exams or an entrance exam, depending on the state that they are residing in. Universities such as the Delhi University are provided on the basis of marks obtained in their Class 12 or equivalent examinations, while several other colleges such as JIPMER, BHU, AIIMS, etc conduct an entrance exam to offer admission to the BSc Nursing course.
While the exam and application dates for NEET are yet to be announced, the application date for the AJEE Entrance Exam is from June 7, 2022, to July 14, 2022, and the exams are supposed to happen from June 15, 2022, to July 15, 2022, and for the MNS Entrance Exam, the date to apply began in February, and the exams will be held in the month of July.
The average BSc Nursing salary received after completing the course ranges from INR 2.5 – 8 lakhs per annum. A registered nurse having less than 1 year of experience usually begins their career with an average salary package of INR 2,33,151 per annum. After 4 years of service, the average salary of nurses rises to INR 2,49,994, and nurses with 5 and more years of experience are paid a salary of 4,96,269 per annum. The candidates after completing BSc Nursing will have a lot of options for jobs at this stage. There are various BSc Nursing jobs available for graduates. Some of the options they can choose are – Clinical nurses in government or private hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, health departments, medical services of the army, navy, or air force, Nurse educators in nursing colleges, training institutes, etc., Nurse researchers in research institutes and health care companies, Nurse managers or administrators in hospitals.