Career In ANM & GNM
Are you a student of 10+2 and looking towards to making a 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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Health Care Management
- Community Health Nursing
- Health Promotion
- Primary Health Nursing
Skill required for these courses:
- Tremendous patience
- Alertness of mind
- Passionate and Sympathetic
- 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.
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
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.
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
Some of the common employment areas where an ANM & GNM graduate can utilize their capabilities are given here:
- Rural Health Centres
- Government hospitals
- 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
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
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