Indian Army conducts the B.Sc. Nursing entrance examination which annually grants admissions to female candidates who wish to pursue the 4 years B. Sc. Nursing course at Colleges of Nursing of Armed Forces Medical Service. The selected candidates will execute an agreement or bond to serve in the Military Nursing Service (MNS) for 5 years. Upon completion of nursing training of 4 years, the candidates will be granted a permanent/short service commission in the Military Nursing Service. During their training process, aspirants will get free ration, accommodation, uniform allowance, and a monthly stipend as per existing terms and conditions.
Becoming a military nurse requires having a commitment to your country and having a passion for service. While many nurses face stressful conditions, Army nurses must be able to handle extremely stressful conditions and, at times, be able to work in hazardous environments. Leadership skills are also a must for Army nurses, as they are officers in the Army and must lead a command. The Army provides training to help nurses develop leadership skills as well.