About General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)
General Nursing and Midwifery or GNM is a three-year and six-month diploma course designed for aspirants who want to pursue a career in clinical nursing. The programme teaches candidates how to care for individuals who are sick or have been injured in order to help them attain full recovery. Although the curriculum design of the course varies from university to university, GNM courses are designed to prepare the students for the clinical approach of handling patients. The curriculum of some universities includes a six-month internship at the end of the course and the diploma is granted only after the candidates complete this internship.
The GNM course has been designed to enable eligible candidates to address the health needs of the country, community, and individuals.
GNM Course Highlights
Some of the basic details of the GNM course are as follows:
|Course Name||General Nursing and Midwifery|
|Examination Type||Semester System/ Year-wise|
|Eligibility||10+2 with minimum 50% marks in aggregate with science subjects|
|Admission Process||Merit-Based/ Entrance Exam|
|Course Fee||INR 30,000 to INR 2.5 Lacs|
|Top Employment Areas||Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Universities, etc|
|Job Roles||Clinical Nurse Specialist, Legal Nurse Consultant, Forensic Nursing etc.|
General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) Eligibility Criteria
- Minimum Qualification Required: 10+2 (Physics, Biology and Chemistry)
- Minimum Marks Required (Aggregate): 50%
- The minimum marks may vary from institute to institute
GNM Admission Process:
Nursing aspirants can apply for the General Nursing and Midwifery programme once they have completed their class 12 exams with Biology, Chemistry, and Physics as compulsory subjects. Admissions in GNM courses are done mostly on the basis of marks secured by a candidate in class 12 exams. Colleges release a merit list on the basis of candidates' performance in the 10+2 exam.
Few of the institutes also conduct their own entrance exams for these courses or take students on the basis of state-level diploma entrance exams. Those candidates who qualify the entrance exams will be eligible for admissions to the GNM course.
GNM Entrance Exams
Some of the popular entrance exams for GNM course are as follows:
- AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam
- BHU Nursing Entrance Exam
- JIPMER Nursing Entrance Exam
- PGIMER Nursing
- MGM CET Nursing
- IGNOU OPENNET
- RUHS Nursing Entrance Exam