Diploma In General Nursing And Wifery (GNM)

Nursing is a profession within the Health Care Sector focused on the care of individuals, families and communities so they may attain maintain or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses care for individuals of all ages and all cultural backgrounds who are healthy and ill in a holistic manner based on the individuals physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual, social and spiritual needs. The profession combines physical sciences, social science and technology in caring for those individuals. Indian Nursing Council believes in concept of Health laid down by World Health Organisation (WHO) “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” In order to provide qualitative Nursing Care there is a need to train nurses effectively to work as a team member of health care delivery system. It is therefore their training should involve positive attitudes, knowledge, skills, professional expertise, latest trends in health care and health care needs of the community and the country as a whole.

As per the definition of Virginia Avenel Henderson “ The Unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge.” As per the International Council of Nurses “ Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disables and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management and education are also key nursing roles.”

Indian Nursing Council recognized that basic nursing education is a formally recognized programme of students providing a broad and sound foundation in the behavioural, life and nursing sciences for the practice of nursing for a leadership role and for the post basic education in specialties for advanced nursing practice. The Country believes that this basic course in nursing should prepare nurses for occupying first level positions in nursing in all kinds of health care settings. The Council recognizes that nursing is a profession which is influenced by advances in science and technology, it believes that skills in all aspects of communication are also essential learning and for the practice of nursing. The Council also recognizes that the nature of nursing is such that a substantial portion of learning of the study is acquired in clinical field(s) of practice. It further recognised the interdependence of nursing to allied professions and occupations in prevention of diseases, promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. The Council believes that it has a responsibility in helping the students to develop pride in their profession besides keeping them abreast with current knowledge and professional trends for a successful career ahead


The basic Diploma course in General Nursing and Midwifery is geared to the health needs of the individuals, family, community and the country at large.
The aims of the Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery programme are:

  • To prepare nurses with a sound educational programme in nursing to enable them to function as efficient members of the health team, beginning with the competencies for first level positions in all kinds of health care settings.
  • To help nurses develop an ability to co-operate and co-ordinate with members of the health team in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and rehabilitation of the sick.
  • To help nurses in their personal and professional development, so that they are able to make maximum contribution to the society as useful and productive individuals, citizens as well as efficient nurses.
  • To serve as a base for further professional education and specialization in nursing.
  • To prepare nurses to keep pace with latest professional and technological developments and use these for providing nursing care service.


The nurse on completion of this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in providing health care to individual, sick or well, using nursing process.
  • Assess the nursing need of clients from birth of death.
  • Plan and carry out appropriate action to meet nursing needs.
  • Provide effective nursing care for maintain best possible level of health in all aspects.
  • Promote self care in people under their care.
  • Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Apply knowledge from the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences in functioning as a nurse.
  • Function effectively with members of the health team and community applying the knowledge of human relations and communication skills in her work.
  • Participate as member of the health team in delivery of curative preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care service.
  • Mobilize community resources and their involvement in working with the communities.
  • Demonstrate use of ethical values in their personal and professional life.
  • Demonstrate interest in activities of professional organization.
  • Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in teaching patients and giving nursing care to them.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in administration and leadership while working with other members of health team and community.


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All admission for this session can be done within 1st September to 31st October of the academic year. There shall not be any admission after 31st October even if seats are vacant


A candidate should have completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the GNM course


All the GNM examination theory and practical should be conducted. Practical examination is to be conducted in the respective clinical area


Min. requirement shall be the passing of 12 years of school with English medium (10+2 year course) recognized by CBSE/ICSE/SSSCE /HSCE or a recognized equivalent examination and the minimum percentage should be 40%


The total duration of the course is 3 year (18 months + 6 months internship)


This mentioned course is having affiliation from UP STATE MEDICAL FACULTY

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