Do you want to become a nurse? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down some of the best nursing colleges in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Nursing is a noble profession. Skilled nurses are in huge demand (in India and abroad) these days.
Nurses form an integral part of our healthcare industry. Without them, this industry will face a huge crisis! In short, they ensure the smooth functioning of this industry.
Nurses help patients by performing tasks such as – treating patients, monitoring them, providing medication, assisting Doctors etc. If you are a nursing education aspirant, this post will be of help to you. You may also check – medical colleges in Himachal Pradesh.
In this post, you will find the names of popular nursing colleges in HP, India. Apart from the names of colleges, you will also find additional details such as – list of nursing courses, their duration, eligibility criteria, scope, admission process and career prospects.
Nursing education is a popular choice among Science stream students. Come, let us check out the list of colleges now. Here it is –
List of nursing colleges in Himachal Pradesh 2019
Here are some of the popular nursing colleges in HP –
- HPU, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
- Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
- Shimla Nursing College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
- MMU, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
- Baddi University of Emerging Sciences and Technologies, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh
- Lord Mahavira Nursing College, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
- Himalayan Group of Professional Institutions, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh
- Shivalik Institute of Nursing, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
- Murarilal Memorial School and College of Nursing, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
- Eternal University, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh
The above mentioned colleges are known to offer different types of nursing courses. Let us take a closer look at the different types of courses –
Nursing courses in HP
Based on the academic level, nursing courses in HP can be classified into the following types – UG, PG and Doctoral Degree. UG stands for undergraduate level. PG stands for postgraduate level.
Based on the format of the course, these courses can be classified into the following types – Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, PG Diploma, PhD etc.
Here’s everything you need to know about popular nursing courses –
B.Sc. Nursing: It is a Bachelor of Science program. The academic program is 4 years long. Students who have passed 12th Science with PCB subjects are eligible to pursue this course.
B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic): This program is just like lateral entry. The course duration is 2 years. Candidates who have completed relevant Diploma course are eligible to pursue this course.
M.Sc. Nursing: It is a Master’s Degree course. Students who have completed B.Sc. Nursing or B.Sc. Nursing (PB) are eligible to pursue this course. The academic program is 2 years long.
If you want to secure admission into a good nursing college, you must crack relevant entrance exam. These exams are conducted to facilitate merit based admission process. Under this system of admission, seats are distributed among deserving candidates on the basis of their performance in relevant entrance exam and/or board exam. Some nursing colleges are also known to conduct direct or donation based admission process.
Skilled nurses are in huge demand these days. They are hired by healthcare institutes such as – hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation clinics, community healthcare centers, rural healthcare centers, nursing homes etc. They are also hired by NGOs and old age homes.