GNM Courses

Patel College of
Nursing & Paramedical

GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery)

GNM stands for General Nursing and Midwifery, a healthcare profession in India that focuses on providing comprehensive nursing care to individuals and communities. GNMs are trained to provide a range of preventive, promotional, and curative services, including antenatal care, delivery care, and postnatal care. They are also trained to provide basic emergency care and to refer patients to higher levels of care when necessary.

GNMs work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, health clinics, and community health centres. In addition to providing direct patient care, GNMs may also be responsible for maintaining records, educating patients about health and wellness, and collaborating with other healthcare professionals.

GNM Courses

To become a GNM in India, individuals must complete a three-year GNM program at a recognized nursing school. The program includes coursework in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and other medical subjects, as well as clinical training in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Upon completion of the program, GNMs must register with the nursing council to practice legally in India.

GNMs play a crucial role in improving healthcare access and outcomes in India. They are an essential part of the healthcare workforce and are committed to providing high-quality care to patients in need.

Eligibility Criteria

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 for any recognized board. Candidates are also eligible from State Open Schools recognized by the State Government and the National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by the Central Government. However, Science is preferable.
  • 10+2 with English having 40% of marks in vocational ANM course from the school recognized by the Indian Nursing council.
  • 10+2 with English having 40% of marks in Vocational Stream-Health care Science from a recognized CBSE board/Centre.
  • Registered ANM with a pass mark.
  • For foreign nationals

  • The entry qualification equivalency i.e., 12th standard will be obtained by the Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. Institution, State Nursing Council will be responsible to ensure that the qualification and eligibility will be equivalent to what has been prescribed above.
  • 2. Reservation:

  • For disabled candidates: 3% Disability reservation to be considered with a disability of locomotor to the tune of 40% to 50% of the lower extremity and other eligibility criteria about age and qualification will be same as prescribed for each nursing programme.
  • Note:

  • A committee is to be formed consisting of a medical officer authorized by a medical board of state government and a nursing expert in the panel which may decide whether the candidates have a disability locomotor of 40% to 50%.
  • 5% is relaxed for SC/ST candidates.
  • Any other quotas as per the State Govt. under the reservation policy
  • Note: Quotas shall be included in the seats sanctioned and not above it.
  • 3. Admission of students shall be once a year.

    4. Students shall be medically fit.

    5. Minimum age for admission will be 17 years. (as of 31st December of that year) The upper age limit is 35 yrs. For ANM/ for LHV, there is no age bar.