ANM stands for Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery it is a diploma course which focus on the study of health care of various individuals. It also taught about how to take care of equipment, setting up of Operation Theater, provide medication timely to patient and maintain records. ANM course trains the students & make them capable to work as basic health workers. ANM graduates main focus is given towards the treatment of children, women & old age people.The ANM course is practically a diploma programme which allows non-science students to pursue a career in nurse practitioner. However, a GNM course is designed to enrol students who have science background or have cleared 2 year ANM course.
GNM referred as General Nursing and Midwifery it deals with the education of nurses in general health care, nursing, and midwifery.
“The English Nurse Florence Nightingale is known as the founder of modern nursing.”
ANM is a one year diploma course and GNM is a three and half year diploma course and service areas are same for ANM & GNM diploma holders.
ANM is a one year duration course with the eligibility of 10+2 (from Arts or Science stream), 10th class. Students have to secure at least 40-50% marks in the qualifying examination. The minimum age requirement is 17 years. Only female students can apply for this course. Students age should not exceed more than 35 years.
GNM is a three and half year diploma course with the eligibility of 10+2 passed with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. The age limit is minimum 17 years and maximum 30 years. This course is for both male and female students.
Skill required for these courses:
There are wide employment opportunities for ANM & GNM Degree holders.
Some of the job profiles of an aspirant with an ANM & GNM qualification are given below:
Some of the common employment areas where an ANM & GNM graduate can utilize their capabilities are given here: