BSc Nursing Career Opportunities

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Jun 07, 2024 12:24PM IST

BSc Nursing Jobs Overview

All students who have successfully completed their BSc Nursing, are eligible to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. It is no secret that Nursing comprises about two-third of the total workforce in India. Therefore, it is safe to say that Bachelor of Science in Nursing jobs are considered one of the most high-demand professions in the country at the moment. The role of a nurse in the healthcare industry includes healthcare delivery relating to promotion, prevention, treatment, care and rehabilitation. As per the report published by a recent survey, India had around 18 lakh nurse/midwife vacancies in 2021 across the country. The scope for BSc Nursing graduates have evidently broadened over the past few years, in India as well as abroad. 

Jobs after BSc Nursing are truly widespread as the course offers a deeper understanding on the development of skills, training and knowledge of nursing. Some of the common BSc Nursing job profiles are Staff Nurse, Medical Representative, Psychiatric Nurse, Department Supervisor, Professor at Nursing Institutes, etc. The average salary offered to a BSc Nursing graduate (with no prior experience) is INR 1.25 LPA. Whereas the highest salary offered to a Nurse (with no prior experience) is INR 6 LPA. After the pandemic crisis, the importance of the role of nurses has been recognized and accredited even more throughout the world. All students after completing their basic education (10+2) in the Science stream, can apply for a BSc Nursing course in one of the 3,688 colleges in India providing various types of Nursing courses. While India offers a wide range of nursing courses such as Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery, General Nursing and Midwifery, BSc Nursing, MSc Nursing, MPhil and PhD in Nursing, students wishing to pursue a course abroad can also do so. 

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BSc Nursing Jobs Highlights

Interestingly, the expected salary of a BSc Nursing graduate is determined by a number of variables, such as the type of employment, department, location, expertise, skills, and knowledge. The table mentioned below provides the highlights of BSc Nursing Jobs

Particulars Details
Course Title BSc Nursing 
Course Duration 4 Years
Average BSc Nursing Course FeeINR 2.5 LPA
Average BSc Nursing SalaryINR 1.25 LPA
Employment Areas Government and Private Sectors
Job Profiles Staff Nurse, Medical Representative, Psychiatric Nurse, Department Supervisor, Professor at Nursing Institutes, Nurse Executive, Homecare Nurse, Military Nurse, etc.
Skills Required 

Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Attention to detail, Patience, Empathy

Time Management, and Organization.

Top Recruiters The Indian Red Cross Society, Community Health Centres, Max Hospital, Manipal Hospital, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, Fortis Healthcare, Medanta Medicity, Columbia Asia Hospital, Wockhardt Hospitals, Global Hospitals, Indian Nursing Council and various State Nursing Councils
Higher Education MSc Nursing, M.Sc (Medical-Surgical) Nursing, MBA, PG Diploma in Nursing
Study Abroad Top places to study pharmacy are the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and America. 
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BSc Nursing Job Profiles with Details

Career Options after BSc Nursing are offered in both Government as well as Private sectors. However, the salary determined by each sector is different from one another. While the job roles in both the cases remain the same, the scope of opportunities in Government as well as Private sectors are widespread. 

The salary range of a BSc Nursing graduate varies based on the experience of the person. For example, a fresher in the field will automatically be offered a less package in comparison to the one with prior work experience. Mentioned below are the category-wise job roles and their descriptions, for all candidates eligible to pursue a career in the field of Nursing:

Job ProfilesJob Descriptions BSc Nursing Salary Government Sector (Average)BSc Nursing Salary Private Sector (Average)
Staff NurseProvides excellent care to nursing home patients as well as company personnel, reviewing patient assessments, checking on patients' progress, etc.INR 2 LPA INR 6 LPA
Military Nurse Taking care after deployed military personnels of a specific Military Organization, and helping them to get better.INR 1.2 LPAINR 6 LPA
Professor Teaching at Nursing Institutes across the country about the fundamentals of the field. INR 3.5 LPAINR 10 LPA
Department Supervisor Serving as a bridge between hospital administration and clinical treatment, and allocating staff nurses as well as patient operations.INR 2.5 LPAINR 9 LPA
Psychiatric Nurse Offering patients medical care for behavioral problems, mental health conditions, or psychiatric diseases.INR 2.6 LPAINR 7 LPA
Homecare Nurse Providing patient care at their homes, especially of the elderly and seriously ill patients. INR 1.75 LPAINR 4.5 LPA
Nurse Executive Serving as the nursing team's leader, monitor management operations, and make administrative decisions.INR 2 LPA INR 5.8 LPA
Quality AnalystConducting quality assurance checks on the patients' treatment procedures as well as medical equipment to ensure best services.INR 3.7 LPAINR 5 LPA
Medical Representative Promoting existing medicine, the clinical usage, dosages, etc. to doctors, pharmacists, and chemists.INR 3 LPAINR 6 LPA
Medical OfficerDiagnosing based on clinical history, examination and using relevant screening and diagnostic tools. INR 4 LPAINR 8.5 LPA
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Top Academic Courses to Pursue After BSc Nursing

Students after BSc Nursing can opt for a number of postgraduate courses for higher studies in the field of nursing. Some of the top academic courses to pursue after successfully completing a BSc Nursing course are listed below, along with their details:

Course Title Course Duration Course Fee (Average)
MSc Nursing2 YearsINR 50k to INR 4.5 LPA
MSc (Medical-Surgical) Nursing2 YearsINR 1 LPA to INR 4 LPA
MBA2 YearsINR 1 LPA to INR 10 LPA 
PG Diploma in Nursing1 Year to 3.5 YearsINR 20k to 2 LPA 

Apart from the above-mentioned courses, students who have completed their BSc in Nursing course may also opt for a PhD in the same field, which will open up several opportunities such as teaching in an institute, or work as a researcher for a firm.

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Top Companies Hiring BSc Nursing Graduates

Students graduating BSc Nursing from renowned institutes are often ensured top placements and better opportunities in career prospects not only in India but abroad as well. Some of the top recruiting agencies of BSc in Nursing graduates in India are mentioned below:

The Indian Red Cross SocietyCommunity Health Centres
Manipal HospitalsApollo Hospitals Enterprise
Fortis HealthcareMax Hospital
Medanta MedicityColumbia Asia Hospital
Wockhardt HospitalsIndian Nursing Council
State Nursing CouncilsGlobal Hospitals
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