GNM : General Nursing And Midwifery

Duration:  3 Years 6 Months 

Fees Structure:

 Bengaluru: Rs. 3,40,000    West Bengal: Rs. 8,00,000 – 10,00,000    

WHAT IS GNM (Nursing)?

GNM Nursing or General Nursing Midwifery is a three and a half-year diploma course in the field of Nursing. Students after passing their class 12 exam can pursue GNM diploma, it can be taken up by students of any stream. Both male and female candidates can apply for this course. GNM Nursing course includes six-months of mandatory internship. GNM is one of the sought after courses which can be considered as one of the building blocks towards making a career in Nursing field. Candidates with a diploma in GNM Nursing are eligible to work in any government or private hospitals.

In India the average GNM diploma course fee ranges from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2 Lakh per annum, which may vary based on the universities/colleges’ fees structure and facilities provided by the same. There are various institutes in India which offers GNM diploma and admissions are done via both entrance exams and on the basis of merit.

Nursing is full-time occupation and candidates with requisite skills and education in the field of care-taking and nursing are eligible for jobs at hospitals, clinics, health departments or can work as a private health care-taker. GNM diploma holders can also take up community services and can work for NGOs that spread medical awareness or help the people in need. The salaries offered after the GNM courses can vary from Rs. 1.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh per annum. Some government jobs pay better packages to freshers who complete this course. Following are some of the job profiles that a GNM diploma holder can apply for:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Home Nurse
  • Health Visitor
  • Community Health Worker

Since GNM is a diploma programme, most of the candidates apply for advanced nursing courses after completing the GNM course in order to enhance their career prospects. There are various courses that candidates can pursue after this diploma programme including the P.B B.Sc. in Nursing, M.Sc. in Nursing, PG Certificate in Nursing and Doctorate (Ph.D.). Job options after pursuing these courses along with GNM are better than the career options and salaries offered after the GNM alone.

  • Health Care Nurse
  • Nursing Tutor
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Senior – Nurse Educator
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Home Care Nurse
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • ICU Nurse
  • Teacher – Nursing School
  • Staff Nurse
  • Community Health Nurse

Salaries offered after pursuing GNM followed by PG diploma or master courses in nursing are attractive. Nurses working in forensics, ICU and private home care, can earn up to Rs. 4.9 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh per annum. Salaries also increase with the job profile of the nursing professional. Specialists, consultants and professors in this field get packages varying from Rs. 5.5 lakh to Rs. 9.13 lakh per annum.

Hence, it can be concluded that nursing, on one hand is a noble career as well as high yielding profession with opportunity for growth for an individual.

Course Type: Diploma
Course Duration: 3 Years & 6 months Internship
Age Criteria:
Min: 17+ as of 31st of December of the joining year.
Max: 35 as of 31st of December of the joining year.
Eligibility Criteria:
     12th Pass in any Stream (Science, Commerce, Arts)
Minimum 40% for all Categories
Admission: Direct. (No Entrance Test or Qualifying Exam).

Fees we Offer: Fees for GNM (3 year course)

(in INR)
(in INR)
(in INR)
1Tuition Fee80,000/-30,000/-30,000/-
2Registration Fees10,000/-
3Clinical Fees15,000/-
4Transportation Fee15,000/-
5Hostel Food &
Accommodation Fee
Other fees Extra.                   GRAND TOTAL: Rs. 3,40,000/-

Facilities we provide:

  • Guaranteed Scholarship upto 30% on Tuition Fees
  • WBNC Registration
  • 100% Loan Assistance Facility
  • 35 years old, India’s Largest multi speciality hospital for clinical training & internship. 
  • 150+ Hospitals (India) and 30+ Hospitals (West Bengal) for Internship & Placement.
  • Separate hostel for boys & girls, with 24×7 security & health care assistance.
  • Regional Cuisine (Bengali and North Indian) in Canteen.
  • 100% Placement and Job after completion of course.
  • Free Travel Assistance: Pick and Drop 

GNM Syllabus:
First Year:

Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction to Anatomical Terminologies

Organization of body cells, organs, tissues, etc. Skeletal systems

Muscular systems Cardio-vascular systems


Introduction and Scope of Microbiology in Micro-organisms

Infection and its transmission; Immunity

Introduction to Laboratory Techniques


Introduction to Psycology

Psychology of Human Behavioural Learning

Observation of Intelligence; Personality


Concept, Scope, and Nature of Sociology

The Individual

The Family The Society

The Community Economy

Fundamentals of Nursing

Introduction to Nursing

Nursing care of patient/client

Basic Nursing care and needs of a patient; Assessment of patient

Therapeutic nursing care

Introduction to Pharmacology

First Aid

Importance of First-Aid

First-Aid in emergency situations

Community Emergencies

Personal Hygiene

Concept of Health

Maintenance of Health

Physical Health

Mental Health

Second Year:

Medical-Surgical Nursing I

Nursing Assessment

Path. Physiological Mechanism of Disease

Altered Immune Response

Clinical Pharmacology

Communicable Diseases


Review of infection- how it spreads and its control

Reparation, care, and administration of antisera & vaccines.

Isolation- review of epidemiology and control measures

Management of various infectious diseases

Ear, Nose, and Throat

Assessment of the functions of ear, nose, and throat. Disorders and diseases of the ear, nose, and throat.

Management of disorders and diseases of ear, nose, and throat


Concept, Scope, and Nature of Sociology

The Individual

The Family The Society

The Community Economy


Nursing Management of Patients with abnormal cell growth

Classification of cancer

Detection and prevention

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing


History of Psychiatric Mental Health Assessment Community Mental Health

Psychiatric Nursing Management Mental Disorders

Computer Education

Introduction to computers and disk operating systems Introduction to word processing

Introduction to database

Graphics and use of Statistical packages Computer aided teaching and testing

Community Healthy Nursing 

Third Year:

Midwifery and Gynaecological Nursing

Introduction Reproductive System

Nursing Management of pregnant women

Nursing Management of women in Labour

Complications of pregnancy and its management

Community Health Nursing – II

Health System in India

Healthcare services in India Health planning in India

Specialized Community health services Vital health statistics

Paediatric Nursing

Concept in child healthcare 

The Newborn

The Healthy child

Children with various disorders and diseases

Welfare of children

6 months:


Colleges We Offer:

  • Shree Bhavani School of Nursing (Bengaluru)
  • Raman School of Nursing (Bengaluru)
  • MES School of Nursing (Bengaluru)
  • KMN School of Nursing (Bengaluru)
  • Lalitha School of Nursing (Bengaluru)
  • Shree Soubhagyalalita College of Nursing (Bengaluru)
  • Sharabeshwara Institute of Nursing (Bellary)
  • Satyam School of Nursing (Bellary)
  • Leela College of Nursing (Bellary)



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