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GNM – General Nursing and Midwifery Course

The Diploma course in General Nursing & Midwifery is of three years and six months. Candidates, who are interested in General nursing course, should at least clear 10+2 board examinations and preferably with physics, chemistry and biology, Arts & commerce also considered as optional subjects and a sound knowledge of English.. The applicant must be 17 years of age to apply for this course.  The course application forms issue at the end of March and the fees vary from state to state and depends the Nursing schools and Nursing colleges. Medium of instruction for this course is English. The syllabus of nursing course will be conducted as prescribed by Indian Nursing Council.


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General Nursing & Midwifery Course Admission Eligibility

Candidates seeking admission to GNM course should be unmarried girls between the age of 17 and 35 years. However, as per Indian Nursing Council's letter F.No. 1-5/GB-CIR/2007-INC dated 26.02.2007 and it published by nursing Schools. married girl candidates are allowed subject to the condition that they should produce medical fitness certificate.


One copy each of Class X and XII (or equivalent) duly attested. Candidates are required to have passed 10+2 (45% marks for General Category and 40% marks for SC / ST category)

One copy of Mark Sheet of Class X and XII (or equivalent) duly attested.

One copy of certificate of date of birth duly attested (not required if date of birth is mentioned in Matriculation certificate).

Character Certificate from the head of the Institution last attended.

SC / ST certificate from the competent authority, if applicable.

Three passport size photographs of the candidate. Out of these, one attested should be pasted in the appropriate place at admission form.


Subjects Training in GNM Course

First Year- (English)

Biological Science

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Microbiology

Behavioural Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

Fundamentals of Nursing

  • Fundamentals of Nursing

  • First Aid

  • Personal Hygiene

Community Health Nursing

  • Community Health Nursing I

  • Environmental Hygiene

  • Health Education & Communication Skills

  • Nutrition

Second Year

  • Medical Surgical Nursing-I (including Pharmacology)

  • Medical Surgical Nursing-II (Specialities)

  • Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing

  • Computer Education

Third Year

  • Midwifery and Gynaecology

  • Community Health Nursing II

  • Paediatric Nursing

  • Internship Period

  • Educational Methods & Media

  • Introduction to Research

  • Professional Trends & Adjustment

  • Administration and Ward Management

  • Health Economics


What is GNM - General Nursing and Midwifery?

General Nursing and Midwifery Course seeks to prepare the general nurse to be able to function as a member of the health team and possess the required competence for the first level position both in Hospital and the community. The course will serve as a basis for advanced study and specialization in Nursing.

General nursing involves the care of a variety of patients who have general medical or surgical needs. This type of nursing allows nurses to learn in a dynamic environment which focuses on many diseases and interventions.  In many ways, general nurses are the back bone of the nursing profession.  In hospitals across India general nursing includes the care of patients with medical and surgical conditions. 

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