Nursing as a career in the era of COVID-19


In the time of COVID 19, Billions of life are in danger. The world needs countless Hospitals, Doctors, Nurses and Midwives and Health Workers e.t.c. India needs a large number of medical caretakers to spare individuals' lives and we are confronting a deficiency of nurses and medical assistants. In this way, nursing as a career is the right step to make a future.


why nurses are more important than doctors in the era of COVID-19


COVID-19 treatment is the doctor prescribed and research-based treatment for all corona positive patients. We need fewer specialist doctors and need a large number of nurses in hospitals to give prescribed medicines. That is the reason we need 2.7 million nurses and 6 lacs doctors in 2020.


Scope of Responsibilities


1. Activities of daily living (ADL) of nurses comprise the basic actions that involve caring for one's self and body, including personal care, mobility, eating & reporting.


2. A nurse is responsible for hospitals for administering routine scheduled medications.


3. Patient education needs to be comprehensive and easily understood.



In the world, 29 million nurses are working and we are facing a shortage of 6 million nurses in 2020 and by 2030 we will require 9 million nurses.




In India, 3.07 million nurses & midwives are working and we are facing a shortage of 2.7 million nurses & midwives in 2020 and by 2030 we will require 5.8 million nurses and midwives.



The average salary of nurses in India is Rs. 26,070 Per month. The pay scale relies upon specialization & experience. Also, the pay scale of specialists and medical caretakers will increment drastically due to the shortage of health workers, and specialists.



Courses available in the field of nursing

1. ANM - Auxilary Nursing Midwife

2. GNM - General Nursing and Midwifery


3. B.S.C IN NURSING

4. B.S.C IN NURSING ( POST BASIC )

5. M.S.C IN NURSING

6. PhD IN NURSING



  1. Hospitals

  2. Skilled Nursing Facilities

  3. Outpatient Settings

  4. Physician Offices

  5. Clinics

  6. Insurance Companies

  7. Government Community

  8. Health Elementary or High Schools

  9. Universities

  10. Correctional Healthcare Facilities

  11. Nurse Practitioner

  12. Clinical Nurse

  13. Specialist Nurse

  14. Midwife

  15. Nurse Anesthetist

  16. Nurse Educator

  17. Public Health Nurse

  18. Home Health Nurse

  19. Travel Nurse

  20. Forensic Nurse

  21. Nurse Advocate

  22. Hospice Nurse

  23. Telephone Triage Nurse




Communication Skills - Communication is center expertise for nurses and midwives. Your relational abilities can assist you with keeping away from strife, bolster associations with partners, take care of issues and make better results and encounters for individuals you care for.


Emotional Stability - People with more noteworthy passionate solidness are less inclined to show forceful enthusiastic responses to distressing circumstances and will, in general, be increasingly proactive and effective in problem‐solving. Successfully overseeing quiet security is a need in-nation like India where attendants face high pressure.


Empathy - The value of empathy for the medical caretaker's quiet relationship is thought to permit understanding not just of others' convictions, qualities, and thoughts yet additionally the centrality that their circumstance has for them and their related sentiments. To put it plainly, understanding is picked up into the brain and thinking about the patient.





1. Ask yourself if you like being around people.

2. Decide if you can handle stress.

3. Think about how caring you are.


Written By

Dr. Sudhir Giri

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