Importance of Education
Name – Rekha Kumari
Profession – Nursing
Designation – Nursing Administrative Officer
Organisation – NTPC Limited
Age – 54
City – Kahalgaon
Work Experience (Years) – 27 years
Under-Graduation – B.ARTS, R Lal College Lakhisarai
Post-Graduation – MBA (Health Care Services), Sikkim Manipal University
Professional Qualification – Diploma in Nursing(GNM), Course in ICU TRAINING (BM BIRLA)
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I started my career as a private nurse soon after completing my GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) course. For 4 years, I went to different places and remote areas to provide my service. While working as a private nurse, I got a job in NTPC Limited for their hospital named Jeevan Jyoti. There I joined as a staff nurse in 1995. I got promotions in my career and after completing my MBA degree, I was appointed as Nursing Administrative Officer. Now I am serving as a Nursing Administrative officer. Meanwhile, in my career, I have been associated with BMS as their leader at the state level.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
My daily responsibilities revolve around the patient’s well being. Along with this, I am responsible for the administrative works of the hospital also (for the nursing department) like to divide the duty of the nurses, to appoint nurses for the patient, and so on. I look after the salary process to ensure each of the employees under me gets their salary on time. I keep recording updates for the attendance of the nurses. Also, I look after the cleanliness and hospitality of the wards. I keep motivating people working in my team to give their best for their assigned job.
Average Income in Nursing Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
Work-Life Balance in Nursing Profession
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider Nursing Profession Risky?
It is based only on your performance, if you perform well and can learn things quickly you will have lots of sky as your limit.
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in Nursing Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering Nursing profession?
You can get an Intermediate in science with GNM course or a Bachelor’s or Diploma degree in nursing.
How would you rate Stress-Level in Nursing Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in Nursing Profession?
Importance of Education in Nursing Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
practical, humanity, love and care, sympathy
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Covered by company/government
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?
50,000-1,00,000 per annum
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in the Nursing Profession?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he get easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details
You must always be ready to serve the patient irrespective of your personal problem when you are on duty. This career may ask you to work in a shift, so you should be flexible in adjusting yourself according to your work call. You must be very calm and relaxed during your working hours. You should be practical and positive because you might have to deal with some sensitive cases in the hospital. Always be ready to learn new things about life, this enhances your personality which reflects everywhere in your life.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join the Nursing Profession?
From the initial stages, your income will be good. Health sector provides you with a good amount of salary. If you want to do something for society then according to me nursing is one of the best careers to put your efforts in social service where you have to put your efforts in making the lives of other people better. When people say thank you and goodbye with a smile after getting discharged, that moment will be the most satisfying moment in your life. You will be recognized by the people for your good work and you will always be the part of their memories.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in the Nursing Profession?
If you are living in remote areas then you might have to face some difficulties like criticism for your work, and also you might not be supported by your relatives. Initially, there is no social recognition, no pride for your work but this will change over time. You will have to be very flexible because in this profession, working in a shift is very normal. You will have to keep yourself positive and mentally strong always at your workplace, you cannot afford to lose your focus at work.
Recognition in the Nursing Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Unimpressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
The main issue with starting a business is about funding, because without funding neither you can start your own nursing school nor a training center.
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I will choose the teaching profession. It was my dream to become a professor and I would have loved delivering lectures and making someone understand different concepts.