GNM (General Nursing & Midwifery)


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

  1. To prepare nurses with a sound educational programme in nursing to enable them to function as efficient members of health team, beginning with competencies for first level positions in all kinds of health care settings.
  2. 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.
  3. To prepare nurses to keep pace with latest professional and technological developments and use these for providing nursing care services.
  4. To help nurses develop an ability to co-operate and co-ordinate with members of the health and rehabilitation of sick.
  5. To serve as a base for further professional education and specialization in nursing.


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

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

Duration    :    Duration of the course shall be three years & six months including internship.
Vacation    :    30 days vacation shall be given each year.

Course Fees  : INR 1,10,000 per Year


Scheme of Studies

Year Subject Theoretical Hours & Supervised Practice
First year Biological Science 120
Anatomy & Physiology 90
Microbiology 30
Behavioral Science 60
Psychology 40
Sociology 20
Fundamental of Nursing 215
Fundamental of Nursing 175
First Aid 20
Personal Hygiene 20
Community Health Nursing 150
Community Health Nursing 80
Environment Hygiene 20
Health Education & Communication Skills 20
Nutrition 30
English 30
Total Hours of First Year 575
Second year Medical Surgical Nursing I (Including Pharmacology) 140
Medical Surgical Nursing II (Specialties) 120
Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing 70
Computer Education 30
Total Hours of Second Year 360
Third year Midwifery & Gynecology 120
Community Health Nursing II 100
Pediatric Nursing 70
Total Hours of Third Year 290
Internship Period Education Methods &
Media For Teaching in practice of Nursing
Introduction to Research 40
Professional Trends & Adjustment 40
Administration and Ward Management 45
Health Economics 20
Total Hours of Internship 190


Distibution of Clinical Experience

Year First Year Second Year Third Year Internship Total of 3 year
6 months
Clinical Area Hrs. Wks. Hrs. Wks. Hrs. Wks. Hrs. Wks. Hrs. Wks.
Nursing Science 612 17 612 17
Medical Health Nursing I & II 828 23 252 6 1080 29
Community Health Nursing 288 8 2 2 216 6 168 4 744 20
Psychiatric Nursing 216 6 126 3 342 9
Pediatric Nursing 288 8 126 3 414 11
Midwifery & Gynecological Nursing 756 21 168 4 924 25
Intern’s Area of Interest 84 2 84 2
Night duty experience for Interns 2 2
Total 900 25 1116 31 1260 35 924 24 4200 115