“Nurses are there when the last breath is taken, and
nurses are there when the first breath is taken.
Although it is more enjoyable to celebrate the birth, it is
just as important to comfort in death.” ~ Christine Bell
Nursing is the protection, furtherance, and optimization of health and abilities; prevention of ailment and injury; alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human responses; and advancement in health care for individuals, communities, and families.
In today’s blog, we will discuss GNM or General Nursing and Midwifery.
What is GNM or General Nursing and Midwifery?
It is a three-year and six-month diploma course designed for candidates or students who wish to pursue their career in clinical nursing. This particular course [GNM] teaches students how to supervise and care for people who are sick or have been injured in order to help them gain recovery. Every college should have to obtain approval from the Indian nursing council for running this course.
GNM or General Nursing and Midwifery course basically focus on providing skills and knowledge associated with patient care and clinical treatment.
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GNM Nursing: Eligibility –
-Aspirants must have finished their class 12th through science stream, biology subject should be included.
-Moreover, students should have attained at least 50% marks in the class 12th exam. Some of the top medical colleges offering Nursing courses ask for 60% marks.
-It is mandatory for the candidates to attain the minimum number of marks required in their GNM
Nursing Entrance Exam Result.
More About GNM Nursing –
The 3.5 years of this course are divided into three years of education along with 6 months of mandatory internship. Aspirants get to do internships in Nursing Homes, Hospitals, and even in Private companies and medical firms.
GNM is fit for those who are interested in helping ill people and helping doctors in several hospitals.
Who Should Pursue GNM Nursing?
➡ People with a niche in the medical field specifically in Nursing should definitely choose GNM Nursing Course.
➡ Aspirants who have planned their future and are ready to serve humanity should definitely pursue this course.
➡ Aspirants who want to have a career in Nursing or Medical can go for this course.
➡ GNM Nursing assures a reputable career with noble intentions.
➡ People who are passionate about their work, are ethical, who are true to themselves can surely pursue GNM Nursing.
Objective Of GNM Nursing –
➡ Mobilize community resources and their involvement in working with the communities.
➡ Apply knowledge from the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences in functioning as a nurse.
➡ Manifest use of ethical values in their personal and professional life.
➡ Recognise the need for continuing education for professional development.
➡ Assist in research activities
➡ Manifest basic skills in teaching patients and giving nursing care to them as well.
➡ Also, participate as a member of the health team in the delivery of preventive, therapeutic, promotive, and rehabilitative health care services.
Eligibility for examination –
The students must have completed the 11 monthly courses. A candidate must have 80% attendance in theory and 100% attendance in practical in every subject for appearing for the examination.
The minimum age for admission is 17 years. The upper age limit is 35 years.
GNM Career Options and Job Prospects –
Nursing is obviously a full-time occupation and students who have acquired and required skills and education in the field of nursing can get jobs at clinics, health departments, hospitals and they can also work as private health caretakers.
Moreover, people carrying GNM diplomas can go for community services and can also work for NGOs.
Jobs profiles that a GNM diploma holder can apply for are-
- Home Nurse
- Staff Nurse
- Community Health Worker
- Health Visitor
Now, most of the students also apply for advanced nursing courses after finishing their GNM Nursing course so that their career prospects could enhance. There are many courses that can be pursued after this diploma including BSc in Nursing, Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery [ANM], MSc in Nursing, PG Certificate in Nursing, and Ph.D.
Job options after completing this are –
- Nursing Tutor
- Legal Nurse Consultant
- Health care Nurse
- Certified Nursing Assistant
- Homecare Nurse
- Staff Nurse
- Teacher-Nursing school
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Forensic Nursing
- ICU Nurse
- Emergency Room Nurse etc.
The salaries provided after the GNM courses can vary from Rs. 1.5 Lakh to Rs. 3 Lakh.
GNM Admission process –
Nursing candidates can apply for the General Nursing and Midwifery program once they complete their class 12 with subjects including – Chemistry, Physics, Biology. [ compulsory subjects ]
Colleges release a merit list on the basis of students’ performance in the 10+2 exam. Students who qualify for the entrance exams will be eligible for admissions to the GNM course.
Entrance Exams –
Some of the entrance exams for the GNM course are –
: BHU Nursing Entrance Exam
: AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam
: MGM CET Nursing
: JIPMER Nursing Entrance Exam
: RUHS Nursing Entrance Exam
: PGIMER Nursing
Top GNM Colleges in India 2021 :
-AIIMS in New Delhi
-SK Colleges of Nursing
-Apollo School of Nursing
-All India Institute of Medical Science in Rishikesh
-Salokaya College of Nursing
-Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing
GNM Course Fee –
GNM Nursing Fees range from INR 40,000 to INR 1,00,000 in several GNM Nursing Colleges in India.
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