After Bachelor of Nursing, every nurse has ambition to do masters in nursing because they like to do specialization in specific department in hospital and like to be expert in specific department.  Nurses can have multiple career option when they complete master of nursing especially abroad opportunities are more. Nurses should have good clinical experience and with master degree in nursing can have good package of salary in India and abroad. Regarding education sector, nurses are able to climb up higher position as lecturer, reader, associate professor and professor.  Nurses can earn about Rs. 35,000 per month and with experience they can earn Rs. 70,000 per month in India. Abroad opportunities are very high for nurses with good clinical experience, they can make good package of salary, nearly 3 to 4 lakhs per month.

 Choose specialization of Nursing Department in Master of Nursing

Nursing has so many specializations such as Medical Surgical Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Pediatric Nursing (Child Care Nursing), Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing. Nurses should think two things before they choose clinical specialty, one is their passion and interest and second is career opportunities. Every clinical specialty has specific features of studies and opportunities but your interest will drive to achieve bigger in healthcare industry.

Education Sector Opportunities

Nursing Education sector is highly respected profession with more challenges, you can reach rank order, professor, if you have good experience in teaching. Nurses can have good salary package of around 1 to 2 lakhs per month depend upon your experience.

Lecturer

Qualification: Master of Nursing

Experience: Three years of teaching experience after M.Sc. (N)

Reader/Associate Professor


Qualification: Master of Nursing

Experience: 10 years of teaching experience after M.Sc. (N)

Professor cum Vice Principal

Qualification: Master of Nursing

Experience: 14 years of teaching experience after M.Sc. (N) and 3 years experience in administration.

Professor cum Principal

Qualification: Master of Nursing

Experience: 10 years of teaching experience after M.Sc. (N) and 3 years experience in administration.

‚ÄčHOSPITAL SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES

After M.Sc. Nursing, nurses have plenty of opportunities to work in hospital in different specialty and can reach good position based on your clinical experience. There are several positions are available such as staff nurse, ward sister, superintendent and director etc. In addition to M.Sc. of nursing, nurses can have certificate courses in different discipline like Critical Care Nursing, cardio thoracic and vascular nursing, oncology nursing, infection control, healthcare management, etc. Their prospects for abroad opportunities are very high with this qualification.

Clinical specialty and career options in M.Sc. Nursing


 Medical Surgical Nursing

Community Health Nursing

Pediatric Nursing (Child Health Nursing)

Obstetrics and Gynecological Nursing

Psychiatric Nursing

MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING

They can work in different departments of hospital and some of them are listed here.

General Medical Ward

General Surgical Ward

ICUs

Oncology

Ortho

Cardio

Emergency Department

Neuro

 Cardio thoracic both medical and surgical

OTs (Cardiac and thoracic)

Casualty

Diagnostic labs including cath lab

ICCU

ICU

CCU

Paediatric Intensive

OPD

ICU

Burns ICU

Medical ICU

Surgical ICU

CCU

Emergency Department

Dialysis Unit

Transplant Room

Paediatric/ NICU

 

ONCOLOGY NURSING


Medical Oncology ward

Surgical Oncology ward

Bone marrow transplantation Unit

Operation Theatre

Radiotherapy Unit

Chemotherapy Unit

Out patient department and pain clinic

Pediatric Oncology ward

Palliative Care ward

Community oncology

Hospice

 
NEURO SCIENCES NURSING

O.P.D

Casualty

Diagnostics

Neuro psychiatry

Neuro Medical wards

Paediatric Neuro ward

Neuro surgical wards

Head Injury ward

ICU- neuro medicine

I.C.U.- neuro surgical

Rehabilitation

Operation Theatre

 

NEPHRO UROLOGY NURSING


Nephrology Ward

Pediatrics

Critical Care Unit

Urology Ward

Dialysis Unit

Kidney Transplantation Unit

URO OT

Emergency Wards

Uro Nephro OPDs

Diagnostic Labs

 
ORTHOPEDIC NURSING

Orthopedic Ward

Orthopedic Operation theatre

Neurosurgical Ward

Orthopedic O.P.D.

Casualty/Emergency and Trauma

Rehabilitation Units

Physiotherapy Unit

Paediatric /paediatric surgery unit

 

GASTRO ENTROLOGY NURSING

Diagnostic labs

Emergency and casualty

Liver transplant unit

GE Medical Ward

GE Surgical Ward

OT

ICU

Pediatric gastroenterology

Oncology

GE OPD



OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL NURSING

Anetenatal Wards & OPDs

Labour Room

Postnatal Ward

Family Planning Clinics

PHC/Rural maternity settings

Infertility clinic

Maternity Operation Theater

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Antenatal OPD including Infertility clinics/Reproductive medicine, Family welfare and post partum clinic / PTCT

Antenatal and Postnatal ward

Labour room

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Obstetric/Gynae Operation Theatre

Gynae Ward

CHC, PHC, SC

 
PEDIATRIC NURSING

Pediatric Medicine Ward

Pediatric Surgery Ward

Labor Room/Maternity Ward

Pediatric OPD

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Creche

Child Guidance Clinic

Community

Pediatric medicine ICU

Pediatric surgical ICU

NICU

Pediatric OT

Pediatric medicine ward

Pediatric surgery ward

Emergency/Casualty

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

District family welfare bureau

Urban centers

Field visits

Urban and Rural community

School Health

International health

Administration(SC/PHC/CHC)

Occupational health

Community Mental Health

Home for aged and Hospice

Rehabilitation

 

MENTAL HEALTH (PSYCHIATRIC) NURSING

Acute Psychiatric Ward

Chronic Psychiatric ward

Psychiatric Emergency Unit

OPD

Family Psychiatric Unit

Community Mental Health Unit

Rehabilitation / Occupational Therapy Unit/Half way home/ Day care centre

Acute Psychiatric Ward

Chronic Psychiatric Ward

De-addiction Unit

Psychiatric Emergency Unit

O.P.D (Neuro and psychiatric)

Child Psychiatric Unit and child guidance clinic

Post natal ward

Family Psychiatric Unit

Field visits

Rehabilitation

Community Mental Health Unit

 These are the departments they can work and flourish in their career with better life style.

 
ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

Nurses have plenty of opportunity to work in foreign countries, if they have higher education like M.Sc. (N) plus certificate courses and good clinical experience. Nurses are in great demand in several countries like Dubai, Oman, Saudi Arabia, United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

You need to get registered as nurses before they start working in respective countries. Some countries have examination and after passing exam, you can register as nurses in specific council of particular country.

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Article :  After M.Sc., Nursing - career options for nurses in education, hospital sector and abroad opportunities.

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‚ÄčAuthor :  Arun Kumar Murugan

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