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Nursing is a profession in which
persons can take care of the sick.
It is considered as one of the
noblest professions in the world.
The work involves giving medical care
and also giving counseling and kindness.
Nurses and nursing assistants play a vital role
in the treatment of patients in the
out-patient stage to the operation theater.
This profession is mostly dominated by women.
Duties in the nursing profession are multifaceted.
They include bedside care of the patients
to different departments like
psychiatric, intensive, pediatric patient care.
These duties require specialized skills.
Dispensing medicines, keeping track of patients’ progress,
assisting with medical equipments by setting them up
for operations and assist in handling them
and other administrative duties are
some of the responsibilities of nurses.
They must also posses’ alertness, compassion and tact.
Courage and dedication and willingness for
long hours of work including night shifts
are the requisites for nursing profession.
Courses in nursing:
There are Diploma, Degree and post graduate courses in nursing.
There are midwifery and nursing assistant courses available.
The eligibility criteria for admission to these courses
are a pass in 10 + 2 with science subjects.
The Auxiliary Nurse has duration of 18 months
and anyone who has passed 10th Standard can undergo this course.
The courses can be divided into many segments namely
hospital nursing, Industrial nursing, psychiatric nursing,
military nursing, orthopedic and pediatric
and community health nursing.
The public health nurses and health workers
provide basic healthcare to local population,
instruct families in health education,
disease prevention, pregnancy and childcare, nutrition etc.
They organize immunization, health check ups and follow up.
Industrial nursing and occupational health nursing
involves safety and preventive aspects
and emergency care in case of accidents
in the industrial houses and factories.
Psychiatric nursing deals with patients
suffering from psychological and emotional problems.
They work in co-ordination with doctors and psychiatrists.
Pediatric nursing involves care of babies and children.
Orthopedic nurses have special knowledge of
physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Military nurses take care of the
armed forces when they are injured or fall sick.
Career options :
Those who successfully complete the courses
in nursing can find employment in
hospitals, nursing homes, health departments,
old age homes, orphanages, military and clinics etc.
They are also in demand in factories and industrial houses,
railways, public sector medical departments
and teaching institutions.
Institutions teaching Nursing:
Government Nursing schools and Private colleges
have many different courses in nursing all over India.
The nursing profession offers good
salaries starting from Rs.9500/- onwards
depending upon experience.

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