About the course:

As a nurse, you will take on the responsibility for:

  • the treatment of patients as a point of contact between the patient and the doctor
  • providing continuity of care and medical attention
  • Liaising with a range of other medical practitioners.

Some skills that will help you ace in this field:

  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Adaptability
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work in a team

Entry requirements/Qualification:

For admission in Indian Universities, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grades) from a recognized university in any discipline.

While applying to foreign universities as an international student whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English, must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.

While applying to foreign Universities, you shall be required to give a Statement of Purpose mentioning why you want to join this course and why you must be chosen for the same. In this highly competitive time, your SoP must be of high-class quality with impeccable English.

Documents required:

At the time of admission, you will require the following self-attested documents along with their originals. These documents are especially asked for by Indian Universities:

  • Class X Board Examination Certificate
  • Class X Marksheet
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Class XII Provisional Certificate/Original Certificate
  • Character Certificate (recent)
  • SC/ST/PWD/CW/KM Certificate (in the name of the candidate) issued by the competent authority
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Candidate) issued by the competent authority
  • Transfer Certificate from school/college
  • Migration Certificate from Board /University is required from those students who have passed a senior secondary exam from outside Delhi.
  • Self-attested passport-size photographs.


Course content:

You can choose from the following courses (though this is a sample list and not an exhaustive one) to specialize in, depending upon your college and your field of interest:

  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Child Nursing
  • Learning disabilities nursing
  • Community/district nursing



India: One lakh to over two lakhs

Abroad: $50,000 to $80,000



Course duration:

Undergraduate: Three to four years

Post-graduate: One to two years

Job prospects, future, and industry overview:

From a galore of choices you will have, you may also choose from the following career paths:

  • Adult nurse
  • Children’s nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • Learning disability nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Physician associate
  • Counselor
  • Health service manager
  • Lecturer
  • Play therapist
  • Mental health worker
  • Social worker
  • Pediatric nurse