The much-awaited registration for Staff Nurse Grade-II [DME] Recruitment in the State of Kerala starts. The PSC had earlier released a gazette notification regarding this vacancy, and now the application form for the same is live. Kerala PSC accepts online registration for the Staff Nurse Exam 2017 through KPSC Thulasi system. Candidates who have a profile at Kerala PSC may apply online for this job opportunity by signing in and following the instructions given below.
How to submit Kerala PSC Staff Nurse application form
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Staff Nurse or Nursing Officer is the title used to designate the vacancies in the nursing sector. Nurses are directly taken to Grade-II role when it comes to Kerala Health Department. Nursing opportunities come under Health Services and Department of Medical education [DME]. PSC had already conducted an examination for the recruitment to Health Services on 24-04-2017. The latest notification is for the selection of nurses to DME.
The selection is through an entrance exam conducted by Kerala PSC (KPSC). Candidates wishing to participate in this hiring needs to register a profile at the Kerala PSC website before they could apply online for the DME Staff Nurse Exam.
- Online registration for the Kerala PSC Staff Nurse [DME] Recruitment starts on 25-08-2017. Candidates may submit their application until the last date that is 20-09-2017.
- The first step is to download the Staff Nurse [DME] notification. Check the eligibility requirements and other conditions to apply.
- Create a new username and password at Kerala PSC. Come back to this page after your registration
- Applicants to this post have to provide their Kerala State Nursing Council registration number to apply for Staff Nurse recruitment.
- Proving Aadhar number is a must for accepting the application.
- They also have to input their educational qualification (latest) and marks by going to the specific link on their profile.
- Let’s begin applying online for KPSC Staff Nurse Exam 2017.
- When you sign-in, click on the Blue notification link on Kerala PSC homepage.
- Here, you will see a label category code, a search box and a button for quick apply. Just enter the category code for Kerala PSC Staff Nurse Grade- II vacancy, that is 249/2017 and press the button.
- Now you will see the registration page for the Staff Nurse Exam as you see in the right side.
- Please note that the blue “apply now” button will appear only if you meet the eligibility requirements put on the PSC Staff Nurse Notification 2017.
- Click it and proceed to the registration form if you see it.
Final steps to complete the KPSC Staff Nurse registration online.
Candidates holding multiple degrees (BSc Nursing, MSc Nursing, etc.) may register for the recruitment by selecting their highest qualification. In the next page, you will see your photo and signature, the one that you have given during registration. Put the Name and Date on the Photo in the boxes and tick all the radio buttons below that section to continue.
Now, select the District and verify all the details taken from your Kerala PSC profile. Finally, choose the Center where you would like to take the Staff Nurse Exam in 2017, and hit Submit Application button. You will get an SMS from KPSC confirming your enrollment for Staff Nurse Grade-II. Now you may proceed to your PSC homepage and download the registration form.
Some of our visitors had difficulty on adding KNC registration number on their PSC profile. On their request, we have created a video depicting the full steps of the Kerala PSC Staff Nurse registration. Have a look below.
Details of the Kerala PSC Staff Nurse Exam 2017
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Kerala is #1 when it comes to the number of students opting for Nursing as a profession. After the course, many of the students prefer jobs in the Gulf, or they take IELTS training and migrate to anywhere in the western world. Thanks to the private hospitals which pay nuts, nursing is still a tagged as a low-profile job in our State. Public sector jobs are also pretty limited in the Nursing field and are mainly in State level and Central establishments like AIIMS, JIPMER, etc.
The last Kerala PSC Staff Nurse notification was in 2010, and the validity of that rank list is about to end in June 2017. Hence, KPSC is now collecting online applications from Nursing graduates and diploma holders for the upcoming vacancies in 2018 and beyond. As per the notification, the current Staff Nurse Vacancy in the State is just six. However, the new list will hold for at least three years, and we hope that at least 220-300 people will get a job from this list. The time and venue of examinations will be communicated to candidates through the hall ticket available at KPSC Thulasi.
Details given above are regarding the Staff Nurse Grade II post in the health department. We expect more than 2500 vacancies under the upcoming DME examination.
Staff Nurse vacancy: Eligibility
The minimum educational eligibility for applying the Kerala PSC Staff vacancy is a 3 yr diploma in nursing, and Kerala Nursing Council registration. BSc and Post BSc candidates who have taken their degree from a university outside Kerala in the regular stream also eligible to apply, subject to KNC registration. A pass in plus-two /VHSE under science stream. Age limit: 20-36 without relaxation. Three percentage of the vacancies are reserved for DA applicants.
A court case is going on regarding the PSC’s clause on science stream. However, at present, the registration for Staff Nurse Grade II exam requires the applicants to have exposure to science subjects.
Staff Nurse Salary and Promotion in Kerala
After the revision in 2014, the new salary scale for the Staff Nurse in Kerala is 27800 to 59400. There is a DA of 9%, and House Rent Allowance is from 250 to 1680. Staff Nurse scale is eligible for a city compensatory allowance of 350. When you add up, the total salary is around 30000 INR. However, as Kerala State employee you should contribute at least 10% of Basic+DA to the NPS scheme, that is around 3000 INR. Hence the in-hand salary for the newly selected Staff Nurse would be around 27000.
When it comes to the promotions, Staff Nurses have the scope to move from Grade I, to II, Head Nurse, Nursing Superintendent scales, and above that. Promotion depends on the vacancy, but a grade pay is available as per the experience. A minimum yearly increment of 10% is also applicable. DME nurses get posting to Medical Colleges and related institutions.
PSC Staff Nurse Exam 2017 Preparation: Syllabus
As always, the Kerala PSC didn’t mention the syllabus of the Staff Nurse examination in their notification. However, we got hold of the new and updated syllabubs for the examination in April. Within a time-limit of 75 minutes, candidates have to complete 100 questions of one mark each. There was negative marking for the last Staff Nurse Grade II Exam; it is 1/3 for each wrong answer.
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Books for PSC Staff Nurse Exam 2017
If you want us to suggest a book for Kerala PSC Staff Nurse Exam, we will go with Abha Narwhal’s Key success to Staff Nurse exam. [BUY NOW] The publishers have released a 2017 edition of the book with more that 7000 questions from AIIMS and other State PSC exams. You can check the Amazon reviews for this book and decide. The advantage of this book is the section-wise coverage of the whole Nursing curriculum.
For the GK, you would probably need the Manorama Year Book 2017 or similar.
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PSC Kerala Staff Nurse vacancy: Next Exam date
As you might know, PSC Kerala has conducted the offline examination for Staff Nurse Grade 2 on 29th of April 2017. The next opportunity for staff nurses in health services would be in 2020. An alternative for this vacancy is the DME Staff Nurse Grade 2 job in medical colleges. There is an existing PSC list for the DME staff nurse, and it is valid up-to 2018. The current list will fulfill approximately 800 vacancies in DME the government recently created through an order.
Do you have any enquiry on Kerala PSC’s forthcoming Staff Nurse vacancies or the online registration? Message us, below.