(GNM)General Nursing & Midwifery

(GNM)General Nursing & Midwifery

Nursing, as a career, has always been in demand. With the rapid growth in the population coupled with the requirement for better healthcare facilities, there is an unending demand for nurses in the country. Playing a significant role in the healthcare profession, nurses shoulder a wide variety of responsibilities. GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) is a 3 years Diploma program. In India this course also is registered under and is controlled by Indian Nursing Council. The basic qualification required to apply for the course is plus two preferably with science stream.


The main objective of this course is to prepare nurses with a sound educational programme in nursing to enable them to function as efficient members of the health team, beginning with the competencies for first level positions in all kinds of health care settings. Participate as member of the health team in delivery of curative preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care service. Demonstrate use of ethical values in their personal and professional life. Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.


With increasing focus on health care, job prospects for nurses look brighter than ever before. More and more hospitals, nursing homes and medical establishments are being coming up. So the opportunities for the nursing professionals are increased simultaneously. The major employment area and the job type are, Clinics and Heath Departments, Defense Services, Hospitals, Industrial Houses and Factories, Nursing Homes, Nursing Science Schools, Orphanages and Old Age Homes, Railways and Public Sector Medical Departments. This qualification can be used to join B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) program offered by INC recognized institutes. After completing the B.Sc. program, one will be awarded a Nursing Degree. There is great demand for highly skilled nurses abroad. In fact, India has emerged as the largest provider of nurses to foreign countries.

Admission Criteria for G.N.M

  1. Minimum education eligibility criteria for admission to GNM:
     10+2 with English and must have obtained a minimum of 40% at the qualifying examination and English             individually from any recognized board. Candidates are also eligible from State Open School recognized by         State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by Central Government.                   However Science is preferable.
     10+2 with English having 40% of marks in vocational ANM course from the school recognized by Indian             Nursing Council
     10+2 with English having 40% of marks in Vocational Stream-Health care Science from a recognized CBSE          board/State/Centre
     Registered ANM with state nurses registration council.
  2. Admission of students shall be once in a year.
  3. Every candidate before admission to the course shall submit to the Principal of the institution a certificate of medical fitness from an authorized medical officer that the candidate is physically fit to undergo the academic course.
  4. Minimum age for admission will be 17 years. (as on 31st December of that year) The upper age limit is 35 yrs. For ANM/ for LHV, there is no age bar.
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Mrs. Shabana Azmi MalikVice Principal Cum Associate Professor

Mrs. Shabana Azmi Malik Designation - Vice Principal Cum Associate Professor Qualification along with Specialty - M.Sc. Nursing (Medical Surgical Nursing) Name of Institution/University - M.Sc. N. – Rufaida College of Nursing , New Delhi, Jamia Humdard University, New Delhi Year of Passing - 2011 Experience - 10 Date of joining - 12.04.17


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