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Career In ANM & GNM

Are you a student of 10+2 and looking towards for making career in Nursing field?

Then ANM & GNM courses will help you a lot.

These courses are of short duration which can help you to make career in a short span of time.

Don’t get confused with “ANM & GNM” these are two different nursing courses…. here, let us tell you about these courses separately.

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.

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Courses & Eligibility

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How to pursue these courses?

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.

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  • ANM (Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery): The duration of this programme is 18 months.
  • GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery): It is 3 years & 6 month duration programme.

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ANM & GNM Subjects

  • Child Health Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Health Care Management
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Primary Health Nursing

Skill required for these courses:

  • Tremendous patience
  • Alertness of mind
  • Passionate and Sympathetic
  • Punctuality
  • Good team spirit
  • Physically fit
  • Good communication and observation skills
  • Responsibility and Dedication


Looking for admission in these courses?

You can apply for GNM course after passing 10+2 with PCB group (Check Popular Medical Courses after 12th) from any recognized board and for ANM course you can apply after passing 10th or 10+2 from science or arts stream. Some colleges and institutions organize entrance exam for providing admissions while some other colleges gives admission on the basis of interview and marks obtained in the 10+2.

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Some good colleges for admission in ANM & GNM courses are:

  • Indian Medical Institute of Nursing
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • Indian Army Military (IAM), New Delhi
  • Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital (GTBH), New Delhi
  • Bharat College of Nursing
  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh

Career Scope

After successfully completing these courses you will become a “Nurse”.

Nursing Career has unlimited Job opportunities”

There are wide employment opportunities for ANM & GNM Degree holders.

Both these courses provide an opportunity for you to choose a career in the nursing field.

After the successfully completion of the ANM & GNM course, there are a various higher study options as well as career scope for you.

Nurses can get jobs easily in both government and private sectors. Mostly they work in areas like government and private hospitals, nursing homes, old age homes, orphanages, various industries, sanatoriums and armed forces.

You can also work at education Institutions, nursing tutor, ICU nurse & Infection control nurse.

After these courses, you will be registered with a State Nurse Registration Council.

Students who pass their ANM degree can pursue for GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) course.

You can also opt for higher studies or pursuing career in the related field.

Students, those complete their ANM Degree can work as a Community Health Worker, Home Nurse, Health Visitor, Basic Health Worker & Rural Health Worker.

GNM graduates can work as a Staff Nurse, Home Nurse, Health Visitor & Community Health Worker.

ANM & GNM graduate have great scope not only in India but also in abroad.

Job Profiles:

Some of the job profiles of an aspirant with an ANM & GNM qualification are given below:

  • Nursing Tutor
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Senior – Nurse Educator
  • Home Care Nurse
  • ICU Nurse
  • Staff Nurse
  • Teacher – Nursing School
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Health Care Nurse

Job Areas:

Some of the common employment areas where an ANM & GNM graduate can utilize their capabilities are given here:

  • Rural Health Centres
  • Government hospitals
  • NGOs
  • Old age homes
  • Government health schemes
  • Community Health Centres
  • Government dispensaries
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private hospitals/clinics


  • Assess the nursing need of clients.
  • Provide effective nursing care.
  • Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
  • Assist in research activities.
  • Communicate about the clients requirements.
  • Monitor the condition of patients.
  • Set up medical equipment in operation theatres.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in teaching patients and giving nursing care

Salary Packages

How much salary you will get?

In India, the average salary of a fresher nurse is around Rs.2.5 to 3.5 lacs annualy. Highly experience nurse can earn between Rs.7.5 to 8.5 lacs annualy .

The more experience you gain, more you will earn. Salaries will depend upon several factors like working area, education, experience, location, job profile, etc.

“A good experience will help you to earn a very handsome salary package.”

Books & Study Materials

Here we have listed some best books which help you throughout your studies:

Textbook for Health Workers and ANM (2 Vols Set) by Clement

Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) Entrance Exam Guide by RPH Editorial Board

Staff Nurse ANM/GNM by Vikas Doon

Fundamental of Nursing by Poonam Sharma

Nursing Art Procedure Vol. I by Sr. Nancy

Senior Nursing Procedure Vol. II by Sr. Nancy

If you have any queries regarding Career in ANM & GNM, you may leave your comments below.


  1. I’m an MBA Holder,Now I would like to become a nurse. I specialized in commerce.So,I think ANM course is preferable. Is there any online coaching is available?

  2. Hi sir now I have pass out my 12th exam and I want to do bsc nursing where can I get best collage

  3. Hello sir i am anuradha but i passed 10 class and i am interested gnm course plz sir advice to give me sir….

    1. मैने अपना १२ क्लास पास कर ली है मै जीएनएम कोर्स करना चाहता हूं इंदौर में कौन से कॉलेज है प्लीज़ जानकारी दे

  4. Sir ,main ANM nursing karna chati hu
    But sir ANM course ka total Fee kitna hoga sir plz bataiya
    Main +2 stage pass kiya arts stream main
    Anm course ka total fee kitna hai plz sir

  5. i’m from odisha.
    i want to know about gnm plz tell d truth-how much salery in govt/pvt hospital and also i want to know iska salery scheme kya he aftr gnm course finished

    1. The salary in the state govt. hospitals start from 20 to 22 thousands per month. in private hospitals you may get around 10 to 15 thousand.

    2. The salary in the state govt. hospitals start from 20 to 22 thousands per month. in private hospitals you may get around 10 to 15 thousand.

  6. sir me govt hospital me JNM hu mene 4 saal phale JNM training ki ous se phale me ANM thi training ke baad meri salary me koi increment NHI huwa eiska kya karn hai.. help

  7. Ya its good job for better career for 12th passed student. Many courses in medical line bt anm/gnm sort time corse and better for poor student.

  8. hi…i am amit vaishnav..mene 12th pass ki tji arts se.or ab gnm nursing kr rha hu…but aapne likha hai ki….only since stream ke studenst hi apply kr skte hai..but me arts ka hu..or gnm kr rha hu kese?

  9. Sir I have completed 12th from commerce stream can I apply for GNM or if not can I do this on 10th based sir pplz guide me I will be very thankful to you

  10. Sir,I have passed 10th from science.can I apply for anm.please provide information of compulsory documents for admission in anm and colleges in palwal,haryana for admission in anm

    1. yes you can apply for ANM, you will need your 10th certificates, and you have to pass the entrance test for admission to the ANM colleages.

    1. The fees structure as per Indian nursing council is: First Inspection Fees- 50000, Annual Affiliation Fees-10000, Re-Inspection / Enhancement of Seats- 15000.

  11. Hlo sir
    me gnm karna chahti hu
    but eski total 3 year ki fees kitni hai
    and gnm karne ke liye best collage kaha pr hai

  12. Sir I have completed my GNM Course now I want to prepare for government exam for the same I want to take coaching for the same can you suggest something for the same as I m not aware of coaching classes in Delhi

  13. Sir,
    I’m passed from 12th (commerce )stream.
    Kya m gnm kr sakta hu.
    Or Kya m 10th Se anm kr sakta hu please
    Sir reply soon

  14. Sir
    Maine +2art se ki kya mai gnm kar sakta hu sir fee or sc k liye % kitne hone or anm k bad gnm kare to timing sir kitni hogi

  15. Sir I have a question m arts student but now m doing ANM course after doing ANM will it be possible for me to do GNM course too?

  16. Respected sir/madam;plzsuggest me I complete Bsc in zoology hons but l applygnm /anm soplz tellmewho perfect for meand l allottoadmission in private clg

  17. Sir/mam. Maine. 12 class PCB. Se pass ki hai. Mai GNM course karna chahata hoo to kya ye course government college ke through hota hai ya private college se .agar ye government se hota hai to kitni fee padti hai .. Aur kya process hota hai admission lene ka . Aur isme kya entrance base pe hota hai ya 12 Ke percent Ke base pe Aur iske form kab tak aate hai….
    Sir bas itni help kar digiye
    Thank you

    1. The advertisement for B Sc nursing & GNM courses is released by AFMC in the month of Oct./Dec respectively. Candidates have to pass the written test that will be conducted in the month of Feb/March.

  18. Hlo sr/mam ..I have recently passed my Gnm. ..nd I wanna go to abroad. .what should I do foh that. .Please help me in choosing best way…

  19. Sir I m anshika right now I m doing dalaysis technician course from vivo ….but I want to do ANM course to gov hospital …… suggest me what can I do ……..for join ANM ……..ANM is good or dalaysis technician

    1. ANM is good in term of nursing. For that you must go for ANM test from any organizing and offering institutions.

  20. Hello,Sir/Madam I’m an ANM student and want to study GNM. So how much will be the course duration?is there a Post GNM course just like Post B.Sc.

  21. N if I can get admsn..I wan to kno the valid date fr admsn for this yr2016.. Plz help me ..I would b vry grateful if…..plzz

  22. Dear Sir|ma’am.. I’ve passed 10th, can I get admission for anm?? Cz I’ve heard that 12th passed only can get admsn for anm now..plz ans me..

  23. Sir mere wife ko Anm course karana chahata hu ye course 1 year ka hai but fee ki limeet kitana hai.
    Plese help me

  24. Hello sir/mam
    Mene 12th pass P.C.B. Se kiya hai mai nursing course karna chahti hu bit i m very confused ki mai ANM karu ki GNM kya aap mujhe bta sakte hai?? mere liye best kya rahega
    Plz help me

  25. hello sir /mam sir what i do me anm course and gnm course sir pleas help me but i am 10th class not clear i am 10th class fail so help me sir and mam

  26. Hello sir, i want to do GNM course. But i passed out 12th from arts sade. Please tall me can i do this course

  27. sir \ mam i have complete my12th
    and i wanna do GNM
    can u plsss tell me about this course nd what ate the carrier option after the GNM
    pls reply soon thank u

  28. Dear sir,
    I have choose 2 courses for me,
    1- D.farma.
    2- GNM.
    But I totly confused that what I do in two courses.
    What is better which can give sucessful career.
    Please suggest me.
    What I do
    D.farma or GNM
    What is best for me
    I have passed with. Chemistry,Mathe & Physics.
    & 12th with P.C.M.

    1. आपने यदि 12 साइंस से किया हाेती ताे आप gnm course kar sakti thi abhi aap ANM ke liye apply kar sakte hai

  29. sir, i have completed b.a.(private)but i want study now it possioble? are not.plz. suggested me.


    1. See, In India pattern GNM and B.Sc nursing is not done through distance or correspondence, May be you get your desirous pattern in other country but for that there should be some rule and regulations for entry.

  31. Ya its good job medical very good jb but study is very difficult but try this passed exmaniation I wish my admission is medical college thanku

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