GNM General Nursing Midwifery

GNM or General Nursing Midwifery is a Three and a half-year diploma course in the field of Nursing. Students who wish to pursue GNM diploma can proceed after passing their class 12 exam with Science stream. The Three year and half-year course includes six-months of mandatory internship. GNM diploma course is one of the sort out course which can be considered as a stepping stone towards making a career in the Nursing field. Graduates of GNM diploma can start their career by working with government and private hospitals and clinics.

After the successful completion of the GNM diploma, the graduates are registered as an RNRM (Registered Nurse Registered Midwife) and is designated as a Nurse. The Nursing profession involves dealing with patients and assists doctors in providing care. While dealing with the different types of patients the Nurse attending them should have enough patience in order to show empathy to the patients. Besides this the Nurse should have demonstrated skills of working with doctors, patients and other hospital administration, compassion with having excellent communication skills. A nurse should be competent enough to communicate both in medical jargon (with doctors) and in laymen’s term (with patients). Also, a nurse should possess strong organizational and management skills as a nurse is also responsible for maintaining patient records.

GNM Nursing diploma is the most basic course and is of the shortest duration, and in the meantime the students have to learn all the nuances involved with the profession. The diploma level programme aims to train the students as nurses and help them develop skills to function efficiently in a hospital environment and can provide first aid, blood pressure monitoring, etc. along with having skills to function effectively in a team, assisting in research activities. Below is the syllabus that is taught during the course.

First Year Biological Sciences
Behavioral Sciences
Fundamentals of Nursing
Community Health Nursing
Second Year  

Medical-Surgical Nursing I

Communicable Diseases
Ear, Nose and Throat
Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
Community Health Nursing
Computer Education
Third Year  

Midwifery and Gynaecological Nursing

Community Health Nursing – II
Paediatric Nursing
Internship Period
  • Educational Method & Media For teaching in practice of Nursing
  • Introduction to Research
  • Professional Trends & Adjustment
  • Administration and Ward Management
  • Health Economics


GNM Nursing career options

GNM Nursing fresher are competent enough to serve at various hospitals and organisations after the completion of the diploma. They can start their career in nursing by joining as a Home Nurse, Health Visitor, Community Health Worker, Basic Health Worker and Rural Health Worker, Aanganwadi and ASHA worker. Below are the other job profiles in which ANM Nursing diploma holders, after attaining substantiate experience, in the field can expect to work as:

  • Forensic Nurse
  • Legal Consulting Nurse
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Teacher – Nursing School
  • ICU Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Senior – Nurse Educator
  • Home Care Nurse
  • Health Care Nurse