By Josephine Reid
In terms of dedication, proficiency, knowledge, and punctuality, Kerala nurses are said to have no competition. This is not claimed by Kerala itself but rather countries beyond its boundaries. This and other reasons may explain why many girls opt for a career in nursing.
More than 100 nursing colleges and other institutions in Kerala train hundreds of nurses every year. Neighboring countries often eye nursing students in Kerala because this particular profession is pursued with more devotion than any other place in India. Divided into 14 districts, Kerala is an Indian state in South India on the Malabar Coast and is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. Malayalam is the official and widely spoken language of the state.
Divided into 14 districts, Kerala is an Indian state in South India on the Malabar Coast and is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. Malayalam is the official and widely spoken language of the state. At every level of India's hospitals, the majority of nurses are of Kerala origin. About 25 years ago male nurses were virtually unheard of in Kerala, though recently there has been an increase of interest shown in males participating in the career.
About 25 years ago, male nurses were virtually unheard of in Kerala, though recently there has been an increase of interest shown in males participating in the career. Kerala nurses are found all over the world and their services are widely applauded and appreciated.
The Middle East and European countries have many available positions for Kerala nurses. From Central Travancore to Kerala, the chances of a nurse working overseas in a household is very high. Due to the plethora of nursing openings and the positive outlook on Kerala nurses in other parts of the world that offer better wages than India itself, there is a huge number of women who opt for this career path.
When one asks any Kerala nursing student or professional why she opted to study nursing, the answer rarely changes.
"You can always get a job once you have studied nursing, unlike other courses. It is more or less guaranteed." -Sruthi S Kumar, 25, explains in the Business Standard.
Nurses from Kerala are considered the lifeline of hospitals across India.
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