Nowadays more and more opportunities are available for the Nursing students not only in India but also throughout the world. The pay scale of the Government nurses are very good and the nurses have well-defined promotional avenues. It can be easily surmised that with the improvement in healthcare and consequent opening of new hospitals, the job prospect of the nurses is excellent. Many Indian nurses also go to other countries and work in those foreign countries.
So far as male nurses are concerned, the avenues before them are good. Male nurses are specifically required in psychiatric asylums. Further, many male patients may not feel comfortable with female nurses. So, they prefer male nurses. Contrary to popular belief, male nurses are required in many hospitals all over the world. In Government hospitals, there is no discrimination against male nurses.
On the other hand, B. Pharm. students work as pharmacists, medical representatives and in the drug industry. The job opportunities are presently good, but in my opinion, not as good as the opportunities available for nurses. In Government, the pharmacists get less pay than nurses and their promotional avenues are limited (only two categories of pharmacists in Government, viz., Junior Pharmacist and Senior Pharmacist).
However, final decision regarding chosing any of these two professions should be taken on the basis of personal interest.
"If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita