Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi
Dept of Medical Education, Govt of M.P.
Madhya Pradesh Nurses Registration Council, Bhopal (M.P.)
Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University, Jabalpur (M.P.)
THE NURSING : AN INTRODUCTION
What is Nursing?
Nursing comes from the word "nutricius" means nourish, to cherish to protect to support to sustain to train to educate & to supply with essential for care of sick and promotion of health of individual & society.
Nursing is a noble profession with a long illustrious history and traditions of selfless service and dedication. Nursing profession is a very challenging and highly specialized which has a great demand in the society. The formal institute of nursing gained prominence with the untiring efforts and devotion of Florence Nightingale during the Crimean war and since then there has been no looking back; Nursing has to set the pace for new challenges, new opportunities and new horizons.
Nursing Occupies the largest bulk of health care force. The opportunities for a nurse are varied and limitless. A new professional nurse may choose between clinical practice, education, research, management, administration, occupational and industrial nursing "Nurses in the 21st Century work in a demanding yet rewarding profession. On the (B.Sc. (N), GNM., ANM, PB.B.Sc.) degree you will learn to integrated theory & practice and also how to work as a valued member of a health care team".
Career in nursing very attractive. Nursing include a wide range of responsibilities and functions. At the initial levels, the nurses take general care of patients. At the senior levels, they require specialized skills for managing pediatric, psychiatric and intensive care patients. The nurses are engaged in dispensing medication, setting up and operating medical equipment, keeping records of patient's progress and administration. With increasing health consciousness in Indian, the quality of health services has improved. Skilled and specialized nurses are in high demand by the health organizations.
The nurses can get excellent employment opportunities in government or private hospitals, clinics, nursing home, orphanages, old age homes, military services, industries and school. Majority of the nurses in India go abroad. The skilled nurses can get the employment in specialized fields like surgical, medical, ICU. Telemetry and ER.