GNM – General Nursing and Midwifery

GNM – General Nursing and Midwifery

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GNM or General Nursing and Midwifery is a three year and six months course in clinical nursing. All streams of plus two is accepted. Students who can’t join B. Sc Nursing due to lack of Physics, Chemistry and Biology in higher secondary can study General Nursing. six months internship is mandatory for these students. It is a base to enter nursing field. Once a student completes this course, he/she can join Post B. Sc Nursing. Then, their educational qualification will be equivalent to B.Sc Nursing. After completing Post B. Sc Nursing, students can join M. Sc Nursing.


If you had completed plus two/PUC in commerce, science or computer science streams, you can study this course and start your nursing career. This course is quite easy to study when compared to B. Sc Nursing. So, all colleges has a result almost equal to 100% in this course. Basically, this course is the easy choice and for many people, the best choice.

GNM Eligibility

Students who had passed plus two/PUC in any streams with an aggregate score of 40% can apply. Some Universities/Boards may ask for English as a mandatory subject.

GNM Syllabus

1st Year Subjects
SociologyFundamentals of Nursing
First AidCommunity Health Nursing-1
Environment HygieneHealth Education
Communication SkillsNutrition
EnglishComputer Education
2nd Year Subjects
Medical Surgical Nursing-1Medical Surgical Nursing-2
Mental Health NursingChild Health Nursing
3rd Year Subjects
MidwiferyGynaecological Nursing
Community Health Nursing-2Co-curricular Activities
Integrated Supervised Internship
Nursing EducationIntroduction to Research and Statistics
Professional Trends and AdjustmentsNursing Administration and Ward Management

Job Profiles of General Nursing Candidates

  • Clinical Assistant
  • Junior Nurse
  • Forensic Nurse
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Travelling Nurse
  • Home Nurse
  • Legal Nurse


Is GNM nurse is registered nurse?

yes,  after completion of GNM the graduates are registered as an RNRM (Registered Nurse Registered Midwife) and will be called as a Nurse.

Which nursing course is best?

GNM is a stepping stone to nursing. B.Sc Nursing is bachelors degree. M.Sc Nursing is the post graduate degree in nursing. And it is the best.

Is general nursing a good course?

Yes, anyone with plus two/PUC can study. It is very easy to pass out and there are options like Post B.Sc for higher studies. learn more about GNM..

What is GNM salary India?

3 to 6 lakhs per annum basically. However, after getting much experience you can get a better salary.

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