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Government Jobs After Nursing Course

Cyril Titus Zachariah
Cyril Titus ZachariahUpdated On: January 27, 2023 06:50 pm IST

Interested in learning more about the career prospects in the government sector for a nursing graduate? Check out the list of job profiles and public sector unions where you will be able to pursue a lucrative nursing career. You can also check out the top colleges for nursing courses in India.

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Govt Jobs After Nursing Course

Among the many sectors available in India, the government sector has always been one of the most attractive sectors, especially with the tempting job and future security. There are numerous jobs and career paths that can be pursued under the government sector. Moreover, aspirants will also be able to pursue a career in either a Central Government department like the Railways or under one of the State government departments.

The career opportunities under any one of the Government Departments are immense and lucrative as well. Moreover, unlike many private-sector job profiles, the eligibility criteria to be hired in one of the government departments are relatively low and require aspirants to clear either a State-level or National-Level entrance exam.

In this article, you will be able to check out the list of government jobs available to pursue as a career path in India, after nursing.

Government Jobs After Nursing Course

There are many government jobs available after a Nursing which ables a candidate to pursue a career in nursing. After graduating from B Sc Nursing, candidates will be asked to appear for a recruitment exam conducted by a competent authority. Here are some of the government sectors one can pursue a career in nursing.

  • Hospitals

  • Clinics and Health Departments

  • Nursing Science Schools

  • Defence Services

  • Training Institutions

  • Public Sector Medical Departments

  • Railways Medical Department

  • Industrial Factories and Houses

Government Sector Job Profiles for Nursing Graduates

Under the different departments of the government, graduates of a nursing programme will be able to pursue a career in one of the following government sector job profiles for nursing graduates.

  • Nurse

  • Staff Nurse

  • Senior Nurse

  • Paediatric Nurse

  • Nursing Supervisor

  • Nursing Superintendent

  • Patient Care Coordinator

  • Medical Record Technician

  • Assistant Nursing Superintendent

As per the requirement of the various government departments, notices for various posts applicable to a Nursing graduate will be published by either the Central or State Government. However, all recruitment processes in the government sector are based on recruitment exams. Therefore, you, as an aspirant, must ensure that you have cleared the necessary recruitment exams, such as the Union Public Service Commission, State Public Service Commission or Railway Recruitment Commission examinations conducted across India.

Popular Public Sector Companies for Nurses

While there are various sectors and job profiles to pursue a nursing career in India, there are a few popular public sector companies for nursing graduates in India, commonly opted by graduates across the nation. Some of these companies are known to have recruited nursing graduates for different positions, include:

  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)

  • Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL)

  • Air India Air Transport Services Limited (AIATSL)

  • GAIL India Limited

  • Hindustan Copper Limited

  • Project and Development India Limited (PDIL)

  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

  • Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited (NPCIL)

  • Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES)

The public sector companies that have been mentioned above are some of the top recruiting PSUs in India. For those who wish to pursue a career in the field of nursing, then apart from government hospitals and clinics, Public Sector Unions are some of the better options as well.

Many government nursing jobs come with an annual package that is not only impressive but the additional benefits of being a government job make these job opportunities rather attractive. Depending on different parameters such as the location of the job profile, the company profile and the position you have been recruited to, along with the academic and professional skills gained by you, will determine the annual package that will be offered to you. However, in one of these government sector job profiles, graduates may be able to earn an annual salary ranging between ₹30,000 - ₹70,000, for a fresher.

In other words, the better academic qualification and work experience an aspirant can present to an employer, the better the job profile and the annual salary offered to a candidate would be.

Top Nursing Colleges in India

If you are interested in pursuing a lucrative career in nursing, you will be required to pursue one of the many undergraduate programmes offered in the top nursing colleges in India. Check out this list of colleges for nursing in India, listed below.


Nursing College in India

Courses Offered

Approximate Annual Fee


  • B Sc Nursing (Hons)

  • B Sc Nursing (Post Certificate)

Rs 2,400/-

Sapphire Group of Institutions Indore

Rs 65,000/- to Rs 90,000/-


Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar 

  • B Sc Nursing

Rs 1,10,000/- to Rs 1,18,000/-


Dr. M.G.R. Educational And Research Institute

  • B Sc Nursing

Rs 1,30,000/-


Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technologies, Solan
  • B Sc Nursing
Rs 67,200/-

Armed Forces Medical College Pune

  • Post Basic B Sc Nursing

  • Basic B Sc Nursing

  • M Sc Nursing

  • Post Basic Cardiothoracic Nursing

  • Post Basic Certificate in Neonatal Nursing

  • P B Diploma/Certificate in Oncology Nursing

  • P B Diploma/Certificate in Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Nursing


Shyam University Dausa

  • B Sc in Ayurvedic Nursing

  • Diploma in Ayurvedic Nursing and Pharmacy

Rs 90,000/-

CMC Vellore

  • B Sc Nursing

  • Diploma in Nursing


Sigma Group of Institutions

  • B Sc Nursing

  • GNM

Rs 30,000/- to Rs 50,000/-

Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technology Solan

  • B Sc Nursing

Rs 67,200/-

Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute Chennai

  • B Sc Nursing

  • M Sc Nursing

Rs 20,000/- to Rs 1,30,000/-
12People’s University, Bhopal 
  • B Sc Nursing

  • GNM

  • M Sc in Nursing

Rs 64,000/- to Rs 1,15,000/-

How to Prepare for Government Jobs After Nursing Course?

Candidates who want to work in the government sector have to prepare meticulously for it as most of the jobs listed above have their respective entrance exams. Most of the exams take place on national level which increases the competition manifold. 

For this reason, candidates have to be really dedicated and follow a strict study schedule in order to crack the entrance test and get a government job after the Nursing course. There are many coaching institutes that have dedicated training sessions for students seeking government jobs after Nursing courses. 

Alternatively, students who do not want to join a coaching center can also prepare themselves by solving sample papers, previous year question papers, and questions on a daily basis while managing time.  


Thousands of Nursing graduates dream of getting a government job. There are many job openings posted on the websites of these various government organizations. Candidates looking for these jobs must always keep an eye out for any new Nursing job postings. The jobs require appearing for Government exams and clearing them. 

These exams are highly competitive as students from all over India appear for them. With hard work and dedication candidates can easily crack them and get a government job after Nursing course.

While you can pursue various courses at the undergraduate level, pursuing a higher education degree may also help you pursue a better career path, especially in the field of nursing. If you have decided to pursue a future in the field, then you may fill out the Common Application Form, available on our website.

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