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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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  1. Pragya says:

    Hello sir, I want to do gnm after my HS. And I’ve got 55% in my madhyamik.In HS I’ll score more than this, will I be able to apply gnm course? Please help me

  2. GNM says:

    Sir mene 12 clear kari hai with commerce stream.. mai gnm karna chata hu kya mai kar skta hu… Pls tell me sir

  3. Nisha says:

    I want to course in your college anm

  4. Subu says:

    Is there any entrance for applying for got job after completing GNM course.

  5. Anjna katara says:

    Me anm corsh krna shati hu plz muje btaye fish kitni h

  6. chitrani mitra says:

    I want to know that anm and gnm total course fee, if i do anm after that gnm course that is possible or not.. And after anm i want to know that goverment job is possible or not.. For that what exam n syllabus reqired???
    With regards,

  7. RAKHI says:

    Maine 12th bioscience se kiya h or mai abhi gnm 2nd year ki student hu. mai private college se study kar rahi hu mujhe govt job chahiye so mujhe age kya karna hoga staff nurse ki post k liye govt me.
    so plz sir suggest me

  8. Sneha says:

    Which exam to give after 2 years of course of ANM for government service. And what is the examination syllabus plzzz tell about latest vacancy of anm 2018

  9. Manoj Pal says:

    My sister passed ANM course more then 7 yrs. She is now married. Want to Complete GNM course. Is it possible, in Kolkata? Please give me the information.
    With regards…

  10. engine beena says:

    I hve completed my anm barat seva samajh.i want jobc can u help me sir …

  11. Rayees Lone says:

    I want to say that is PCB subject complesery for General nursing

  12. navneet says:

    Sir mera abi gnm me Addison ho sakta he 2017 me hi


    sir mene krli he kya abhi me GNM kar sakta hu ya nhi
    please sir

  14. Mahalakshmivinothkumar says:

    Already I am finesh in ANM

  15. vikash biruly says:

    Sir i am Study complte With 12class and my stream is PCM I can GNM cource apply

  16. Sanjay keshari says:

    Meri wife 12th arts se ki hai boyalogy bhi ki gnm kar sakati hai ya nahi bad me rajistation ho jayega. Please reply

  17. deepika gaur says:

    Sir ,what course is better after bsc between anm gnm and make sure for heigh salary job

  18. AMIT says:

    is gnm possible for pcm students or not

  19. Neha kumari says:

    Sir my age is 19 and I m a student of Arts stearm in 12 class I got 84.6% can I do ANM

  20. Mihir says:

    Sir suggest me some good institute in Ahmedabad Gujarat

  21. sheeba says:

    I can do 12 with commerce..But unfountely I have no clear the 12 back in please help can I do GNM either than ANM

  22. Bushra alias surayya says:

    After anm can i apply gnm.

  23. sudeepta says:

    Salary of gnm

  24. laxmi says:

    I want to know job of anm and how much salary in this field

  25. bansi says:

    after anm can I apply for NPM

  26. Nidhi zala says:

    Can i give NET exam after gnm nursing?

  27. Kavita says:

    Madam i wanna do anm course. My age is 32.i have been uncleared 12sci. Am i eligible for it.

  28. triloki tiwari says:

    i have passed my examination from science stream as PCM should i take admission for GNM ?

  29. MRS. RAKHI DEVI says:

    Dear Mam/Sir can I do ANM course from 12th pass with Art streem subject and Can I got education loan by Institute. Please you guide to me.

  30. Sonika says:

    M puchna cahti hu ki mene 12th commerce side se ki h kya m ANM krne k bad government job k liye apply kr skti hu

  31. Mumtaz jahan says:

    sir maine B.A kiya h kya main ANM kar skti hun please ans. me

  32. Jyoti says:

    Sir m 12th commerce stream se hu 63.4 % marks h kya m anm kr skti hu

  33. sana says:

    Sir Maine Kia h or ab main ANM so sir is it possible for me

  34. Your Name...pummy says:

    Sir mene 12 agriculture se u.p bord se kiya h to me gnm course kr skti hu plz reply

  35. girija Vijay pillai says:

    The information about ANM has given that the max.age limite is no age bar.but in other page they r telling that the candidate,s age should be 35 .This is confused me.pls reply.

  36. Amita says:

    I want to persue GNM what are the minimum charges for the same…can i pay in installments

  37. Deepak jha says:

    Sir meri wife n +2 arts stream s Kia h she has got 77 percent kya vo GNM kar Sakti h pls bataiye sir

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