10 Demandable Nursing career options in India

By Editorial

With the numerous careers in the field of medicine, nursing is one of the rewarding career options students can opt for. Even in today’s date students find limited options in making nursing as a career and aren’t sure of becoming a successful nurse. People should be aware that there is tremendous demand for trained nurses in a country like India, where healthcare centers are developing. And the demand continues to grow not only in metropolitan cities but also in Tier II, III, and in rural areas. But there are many students who are clouded by the decision either to seek further studies in nursing or to go for other job opportunities.

Necessary skills for a good nursing career

  • Communication & Time control 
  • Emotional Power 
  • Passion to serve selflessly 
  • Empathy
  • The desire to work long hours


  • B.Sc: A 3-4 years course that provides a general knowledge nursing, midwifery and first-aid
  • M.Sc: 2 years course
  • General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM): General members who are health team members. 3.5 years course, 10+2 (Biology. Chemistry and Physics).
  • Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM): Provides general training to serve as a nurse in rural areas. 18 months course after 10th. 

Following are some of the top 10 nursing careers in India

ICU Nurses

The demand for ICU nurses is higher in India. ICU and nurses in the critical situation are considered to be one of the top paid Nursing occupations since it requires highly skilled Nurse. 
Eligibility: A Diploma in Critical Care Nursing after B.Sc. Nursing course. The length of the diploma course is one year and the key aim of the DCCN is to improve critical care nursing expertise and awareness of nurses (RNs and RNRMs).
Salary: varies from Rs. 3, 25,000 to Rs. 4,00,000 per annum and can rise up to 8-9 lakhs annually. 

Home nurse

One must have one year of practice after finishing B. Sc Nursing to become a Home Nurse. With the progress in the health care industry, the demand for home nurses in India is rising. Home health care can include helping patients with simple needs such as washing and dressing, as well as more advanced services such as wound treatment, pain control and IV therapy.
Salary: Starts from 25,000 and rises with the increase in hours and requirements. 

Paediatric Nursing

Support the kids in a number of situations. They will operate wherever children undergo medical care, including pediatric clinics, pediatric wings of conventional clinics, and private practises. Paediatric nurses will start working at the Nursing Home / Child Specialist Hospital. Paediatric Nursing is responsible for prescribing treatments and medications specific to children in compliance with their criteria. 
Eligibility: M. Sc in Paediatric Nursing 
Salary: Rs.3, 00,000-Rs.4, 00,000 per annum and can rise up to 7-8 lakhs

CNO – Chief Nursing Officer 

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) has the highest executive role in nursing and is the highest-paid nursing occupation. The position of the CNO is to control other leaders and managers of the health sector. Many of the CNOs are hired with expertise and from other nursing management positions.
Salary: Rs.9, 00,000 to Rs.10, 00,000 per annum

Supervisor in Nursing

With ample expertise in the respective sector, you may apply to serve as a nurse supervisor. The Nurse Supervisor is responsible for handling personnel and monitoring patient careers. Their role is to appoint employees and track their everyday duties and to hire and train new workers.
Salary: ranges from Rs.4, 00,000 to Rs, 4, 50,000 annually

Nurse Researcher 

Nurse scholars perform experiments and evaluate evidence for advancement in healthcare. They work in hospitals, research labs, clinics or pharmaceutical companies. These nurses usually review subjects that can affect nursing such as how to make it safer but do not perform bedside nursing activities.
Salary: 2-2.5 lakhs per annum

OT Nurse

The job of an OT nurse is to provide proper treatment and help the patient during the surgery and look after once the surgery is done. OT Nurses operate closely with the doctors to plan the surgical instruments for the operation. Their practice involves training and is one of the most challenging nursing careers since you are actively interested in surgery.
Salary: Rs.3, 00,000 to Rs.3, 25,000 per annum

Psychiatrist Nurses 

The role of psychiatrist nurses is to support persons with psychiatric disorders. They work in health care and in-patient treatment centers to ensure that patients take their medication, remain safe from injury, and attend counseling sessions. They help to recover patients who have Alzheimer's or dementia, either through in-home treatment or through specialist nursing facilities.
Salary: 4-5 lakhs per annum

Superintendent in Nursing 

The role of the nurse superintendent is to manage the C.N.O. for the preparation and advancement of hospital clinical facilities. Nursing Superintendent in India is a lucrative nursing career. From overseeing care budgets to evaluating classified reports, the Care Superintendent is a torchbearer in the nursing profession.
Salary: 8- 8.5 lakhs annually

Informatics Nurses

They function at the interface of science. They use their understanding of public wellbeing and expertise of bed nursing to assess how new technologies can benefit patients. They offer guidance to hospitals, physicians and businesses implementing emerging healthcare innovations. These roles require excellent technological skills, particularly those concerning big data and networks.
Salary: 5- 6 lakhs per annum

Know more: Community Health Nursing Course and Career Scope


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