ANM and GNM Course,Admission Process,Course Duration Specialization options:

ANM Admission Process

ANM course Admission process is simple and is done through the counseling of state /national level entrance examination or examination conducted by colleges itself. It is done directly in few colleges through management on the merit-based on the qualifying marks. Aspirants must check the ANM Course qualification of a particular course. Student can download the application form for ANM Admission.

ANM Course Eligibility 

  • 12th from a recognized board.
  • Students must have PCB as the subjects.
  • Students must have scored a minimum 40% marks passout.

ANM Fee 

ANM nursing course fees depend on conditions like:

  • Whether the college is  government or private college
  • Ranking of the college
  • Facilities provided by the college or any other additional educational activity or course provided.

An average ANM course fees start from 15000 P/A or it varies from college to college including security fee and other admission charges.

Entrance Examination

  • JIPMER Nursing Entrance Exam
  • PGIMER Nursing
  • Adesh University Nursing Admission
  • AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam
  • BHU Nursing Entrance Exam
  • Indian Army Nursing & GNM
  • KIMS University Nursing Entrance
  • NEIGRIHMS Nursing

Scope And Career In ANM Nursing Course:

As mentioned ANM course is a Diploma course and offers you with a variety of job opportunities.  The requirement of good and skilled nurses are high on demand. Being a diploma course ANM has strong career possibilities that allow candidates to work across private and government industries, nursing homes and in defense. Candidates can also achieve more reform career possibilities by doing B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) which degree course in Nursing and then higher education like Ph.D. or M.Phil. ANM professionals can work as Clinical Nurse Specialists, Legal Nurse Consultant, Forensic Nurse, Madam In- Charge and Helper, Teacher and Junior Lecturer, Travelling nurse and many other posts.  They are also being hired by some top recruiters such as :

  • Indian Red  Cross
  • Indian  Nursing Council
  • State Nursing Council
  • Kailash Hospital
  • Max Hospital
  • Fortis Hospital

ANM Nursing Course Syllabus

Candidates can check the ANM Nursing Course syllabus so that they are prior aware of the subjects of this particular course.  

1st Year

  • Community Health Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Primary Healthcare Nursing  
  • Nursing I (Prevention of Diseases and restoration)
  • Child Health Nursing

2nd Year

  • Midwifery
  • Health Centre Management

 GNM Course,Admission Process,Course Duration 

What is GNM Course:

General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) course is the Full Form of GNM Nursing Course to prepare a qualified General Nurse who will function as member of a Health Team beginning with consultancies for first level position in both Hospital and community Health Services especially in Rural areas.




GNM Eligibility:

Listed below are some criteria which candidates interested in pursuing GNM nursing course are required to fulfil in order to be eligible to apply for the course.

  • Successful qualification of class XII from a recognized educational board.
  • Preferably, science subjects as the main subjects of study at the 10+2 level.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 45% (40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

GNM: Admission Process

Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test. GNM Admission Process generally varies across colleges. A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level. Indira Gandhi National Open University-[IGNOU] is one such institute.

GNM: Entrance Exams

Listed below are some of the entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.

  • AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam
  • BHU Nursing Entrance Exam
  • MGM CET Nursing
  • RUHS Nursing Entrance Exam
  • Uttarakhand Nursing Admission

GNM: Syllabus and Course Description

A year-wise breakup of the GNM course details is tabulated here.

Year IYear IIYear III
Biological SciencesMedical-Surgical Nursing IMidwifery and Gynecological Nursing
Anatomy and PhysiologyMedical-Surgical NursingCommunity Health Nursing – II
MicrobiologyPharmacologyPediatric Nursing
Behavioral SciencesMedical-Surgical Nursing II (Specialties)Internship Period 
PsychologyCommunicable DiseasesEducational Methods and Media for Teaching in Practice of Nursing
SociologyOrthopedic NursingIntroduction to Research
Fundamentals of NursingEar, Nose, and ThroatProfessional Trends and Adjustment
NutritionOncology/SkinAdministration and Ward Management
First AidOphthalmic NursingHealth Economics
Personal HygieneMental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
EnglishCommunity Health Nursing
Community Health NursingComputer Education
Environmental Hygiene
Health Education and Communication Skills 


GNM is a Diploma course. It doesn’t offer diverse job profiles. Handful of job profiles available in front of GNM Nurses are-

  • Staff Nurse
  • Home Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • Community Health Worker

Common places/areas where one may find a job include-

  • Public Health Centres
  • Government hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • NGOs
  • Old age homes
  • Government health schemes
  • Private hospitals/clinics
  • Government dispensaries