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.

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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. Alok Kumar says:

    Can I fill the other form after GNM course like upsc bpsc bank po clerk etc…….

  2. Shekhina says:

    Sir, I have only 10th qualification 6.3 percentage marks,my age 34 I want to do Anm course could u pl guide me.

  3. Dolly kumari says:

    Gnm course ka charge kitna h total

  4. Arun Goswami says:

    I have finished my GNM course. Can i open my personal clinic in villages

  5. Tanmay Mohanta says:

    Both boys and girls can study
    GNM please help me

  6. Behaves Kumar says:

    Sir I don’t know about Gnm but I learn and read the Gnm . please help me.

  7. Preeti says:

    Sir me art ki student Hun kya me GNM course Kar Sakti hun12th me meri 78% no the

  8. Soundarya says:

    Sir, is there any enternce exams for GNM and ANM

  9. Sanjay Jana says:

    Sir, I am 12th passed student of west Bengal with 84% from the stream of Bio-Sciences.I want to study GNM from Bangalore. .I want to know that after completing my course, can I get job in West Bengal(Government/Non-Government Hospital).

  10. Monika nayal says:

    Sir m arts ki student hu or mujhe gnm Krna h to kya m kar Sakti hu please reply me

  11. Priya says:

    Mai arts stream ki hu Anm or Gnm me se konsa course Jada axa h….plz sir reply

  12. Ranjan Yadav says:

    Sir this year complete my GNM then what r do I am in education

  13. Anitha jangid says:

    I have completed my 10th with gud %…from bangalore …can I eligible for ANM course or not ?? Plzzzz reply sir !!!

  14. Pradeep says:

    Sir meri sister anm &gnm me se kuchh karna chahti hai please suggest kre
    Kuchh aor information chahiye
    So please contact to me

  15. pragathi says:

    im completed MPHW ,what will you do next?????(apprenticeship)or (GNM )

  16. Umer mohd mir says:

    Sir. I am 12th pass for medical subject can apply nurse job please reply my message thanks sir

  17. ranjitha says:

    Sir i am 12 th pass student just pass i am eligible from gnm course or not

  18. Deepika says:

    Could you please tell me when would the notification regarding GNM would release???

  19. Shivanikori says:

    Hello sir ,i m from non science stream but i want to do gnm course can i do sir .im very much intrested in nursing.

  20. Aditi Mondal says:

    Please tell me the date of from fill up GNM nursing

  21. Mahesh jagtap says:

    Sister MI 12 comarce passed ahe 66 % NE Mla gmn LA abmition milnar ka

  22. Akshay says:

    Sir what is the expected cutoff for neet 2018 to pursue BSC nursing in government college in Maharashtra

  23. 9850898664 says:

    sir, i have passed my 12th with 68% in science stream with PCMB group. can i get admission in government college for GNM?

  24. Neha khroliya says:

    Sir I am 12 passed with 73.2 %marks can I able to apply for ANM AND GNM COURSES

  25. Neha khroliya says:

    Sir I am 12 passed with 73.2 %mark can i apply to ANM AND GNM courses

  26. Komal says:

    I am 12th pass student (2018)in arts stream with79
    Marks. So am i eligible for gnm course ??

  27. Shobha says:

    Im complete my anm course iam working recently in hosp. .my age is 42 i want gnm course pl tell me how and whento applythis course and doing duty at a time

  28. Puja karmakar says:

    Hello sir,I passed HS in science stream in 2017 and secured 81.8%.Am i eligible for G.N.M nursing? Plz comment

  29. preeti says:

    Hlo sir my 12th pass student with arts steam with good % and with home science subject so just tell me can i apply for ANM,GNM course ?????…….plzz sir

  30. Pooja says:

    Sir I want to take admission in ANM …… I m humanities student in 12th I got 78% ….. How can I apply for ANM course can u plzz help me

  31. Monoj Sarkar says:

    Sir i need a job in three years. So i choose gnm , sir can i get a job after finishing the course?m

  32. Priyanka says:

    Sir I completed my graduation with B.SC(zoo. Bot.chem)can I pursue msc nursing without doing BSC nursing course or not

  33. Raj vinder kaur says:

    Sir I did commerce in 2017 and I got 80% can I eligible for gnm nursing

  34. Varun arya says:

    Sir I am pursuing my class 12th from PCB and I am thinking about this course GNM for this course I have to give the best exam?

  35. Chanchal Ahlawat says:

    Hlo sir.I done my gnm this year. Can i apply for government nurse job without any experience??

  36. Hlo sir says:

    I am 12 th pass student from non medical stream. So i am eligible for GNM course or not….??

  37. Kishore says:

    Sir . my sister has been finished her GYM . So how can she gets job. Please help me

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