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Job Prospects: They can find employment in
• Nursing homes
• Clinics and Heath Departments
• Orphanages and old age homes
• Industrial houses and factories
• Railways and public sector medical departments
• Training Institutes as educators
Hospital Nursing: Hospital nurses form the largest group of nurses. Hospital nurses are usually assigned to any special area of work such as surgery, maternity, intensive care, pediatrics, obstetric, rehabilitative etc.
Public Health Nursing/ Community Health Nursing: Public health nurses / Health worker work in government and private clinics and health departments in urban and rural areas to provide basic medical services to the local population. They instruct individuals, families and other groups in health education, disease prevention, nutrition and child care. They arrange for immunizations, blood pressure testing and other health screening.
Military Nursing: Provide health care services in armed forces.
Educators: This field combines nursing with the teaching of students of nursing and administration of educational programmes.
Industrial Nursing/ Occupational Health Nursing: They work under the direction of the industrial physicians and assist in taking preventive safety measures. They provide emergency care at the time of accidents taking place inside the industrial premises.
Psychiatric Nursing: This nursing involves working with patients suffering from emotional and psychological distress. Nursing these patients requires devotion and patience. They generally work in coordination with the psychiatrists, doctors and other specialists.
Pediatric Nursing: is concerned with the care of sick babies and
Orthopaedic Nursing: requires a knowledge of physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
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