How to Become a Nurse: Nursing is a speciality focusing on the health and care of patients, families, and communities to cure them of any ailment, disease or discomfort. It is interesting to note that even Science and Arts background students can pursue nursing after 12th. 

The courses like BSc in Nursing, BSc (Hons.) in Nursing, PBBSc in Nursing, MSc in Community Health Nursing, MSc in Mental Health Nursing, MPhil in Nursing, General Nursing and Midwifery, Diploma in Nursing, Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery and more courses are most suitable courses for nursing.

Nowadays even online courses are available to pursue nursing. Students can pursue Nursing after 12th from colleges like AIIMS, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, CMC Vellore etc. These colleges offer both online, and offline courses, UG, PG, and Doctorate courses also.


Nursing Courses After 12th


  • Disaster Medicine Training

  • Certificate in Essentials of Cardiology

  • Certificate in Wellness Coaching

  • Certificate Course in Home Based Care Helper

  • Certificate in Nursing Administration

Under Graduate

  • BSc in Nursing

Post Graduate

  • MSc in Nursing


  • PhD in Nursing


  • General Nursing and Midwifery

  • Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery

Nursing Courses after 12th: Science

  • B.Sc Nursing

  • M.Sc in Nursing

  • Ph.D. in Nursing

Nursing Courses after 12th: Arts

  • General Nursing and Midwifery

  • Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery

Nursing Courses After 12th: Admission 

  • Certificate Nursing Courses: Candidates should have completed 10th class and 10+2. 

  • Diploma: Students should have qualified 10+2 exam with 50% aggregate, or the applicant must have a 2-year experience in GNM/ students who hold a nursing certificate of 6-9 months according to Indian Nursing Council

  • UG: Candidates with 50% aggregate marks in 10+2 with Physics-Chemistry-Biology stream. Applicant has to appear for entrance examination also 

  • PG: Candidates who have passed the BSc Nursing Course and cleared the entrance exam. 

  • Doctorate: Candidates must have completed MSc in Nursing

Eligibility for Nursing Courses After 12th

Eligibility to pursue nursing courses is to clear 12th from a recognized board with an aggregate of 50%. 

  • Nursing Certificate Courses, Diploma Courses, and UG nursing courses require all the students to have passed 12th from a recognized board. 

  • In few cases, students after class 10 can also apply for various certification courses. 

  • For Postgraduation in Nursing, candidates must have completed graduation with 50%.

  • PhD computer courses can be pursued after any PG nursing courses.

Scope for Nursing Courses after 12th

  • Adult-Gerontology

  • Paediatrics 

  • Women’s health hospitals 

  • Mental health hospitals

  • Neonatal 

What is the Salary of Nurses in India?

The average salary of a nurse is ₹19,991per month in India.