Health is a fundamental human right. Maintenance of optimum level of health entails individual as well as social responsibility. However health can never be adequately protected by health services without active involvement of the community.
Indian Nursing Council (INC) believes that ANM/FHW plays a vital role in the rural health care delivery system. She should be sensitive and accountable to meet the health needs of the community. She should be able to provide accessible, equitable, affordable and quality health care. ANM/FHW can act as a catalyst for promoting inter-Sectoral convergence in promotive and preventive health care
ANM Curriculum intends to prepare skilled and effective female health workers to achieve the goals of National Rural Health Mission which aims at bringing about dramatic improvement in the health system and health status Of the country. ANM/FHW in community health skills to practice health care at a defined level of proficiency in accordance with local conditions and to meet local needs. Further, the programme fits into the general educational pattern as well as nursing education system.
The purpose of the ANM/FHW course is to prepare an ANM to function at community level/village with specific skills to fulfill the health needs of the community. She will be an active link between the community and the health care system.
On completion of the course, the ANM/FHW will be able to:
- Appreciate the concept of holistic health and understand the influence of socioeconomic and environmental factors on the health status of the community.
- Identify health problems/ needs and resources in the community and mobilize social support for active participation of the community in health care activities.
- Provide preventive, promotive, restorative and emergency health care to individuals and community as required.
- Provide treatment of minor ailments.
- Provide skilled midwifery services to all mothers in the community and refer neonates and mother at risk to hospitals.
- Provide skilled care to all neonates in community and refer neonates at risk to the appropriate levels.
- Render skilled child care services at home, clinic and school.
- Guide/ Train birth attendants, Anganwadi workers (AWW)s, other community health activists and volunteers.
- Provide need-based information and counseling related to health of individuals, family and groups.
- Participate in all the National health and family welfare programmes at community level.
- Act as team member in the health care delivery system.
- Coordinate and collaborate with the other health team member and community based organizations, non-govt. organizations (NGO) and village administration.
- Mange the health centre including equipments and supplies, and maintain the records in the order to provide quality bases people friendly services.
- Updates Knowledge and skills for professional and personal growth.
COURSE OF STUDY
|Nursing courses||Class room hours||Experience|
|Course title and
|I||Community Health Nursing||130||50||180||10||120||130|
|III||Primary ; health care nursing I -; (prevention of ; diseases & restoration of health)
|IV||First Aid ; and Referral
Child health ; nursing
Second Year (Six months)
|Nursing courses||Class ; room hours||Experience|
|S.No.||Course title and description||Theory||Demons-tration||Total||Hospital||Community||Total|
|VI||Health ; centre management||40||35||75||–||60||60|
Scheme of Examination
Theory and practical examinations at the end of first year
Paper ; I
|Community ; Health Nursing||75||25||3 hrs.|
Paper ; II
|Health ; Promotion||75||25||3 hrs.|
Paper ; III
|Primary ; health care nursing (prevention of disease and restoration of health||75||25||3 hrs.|
|Practical ; I||Community ; Health Nursing and health promotion||100||100||–|
|Practice ; II||Child ; health nursing||100||100||–|
Grand total for first year 700 marks
Theory and Practical examinations at the end of the course.
Paper ; IV
|Child ; Health Nursing||75||25||3 hrs.|
Paper ; V
Paper ; VI
|Health ; Centre Management||75||25||3 hrs.|
|Practical ; I||Midwifery||100||100|
|Practical ; II||Primary ; health care nursing centre
Grand total for second year 700 marks
Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Examination
On completion of practical experience, records to be signed by the tutor and countersigned by the principal.
- A candidate must have minimum of 80% attendance (irrespective of the kind of absence) in theory and practical in each subject for appearing for examination.
- A candidate must have 100% attendance in each of the practical areas before the award of completion certificate.