Modern nursing is a dynamic, therapeutic and educative process in meeting the health needs of the individuals, the family and the community. Nursing is one of the health professions which functions in conjunction with other health care agencies and maintain desirable standards of health.

Indian Nursing Council believes in the concept of health as laid down by the W.H.O. i.e.,

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

The International Council of Nurses states that 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 that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge.

The Council recognizes that the nature of nursing is such that a substantial portion of learning of the students is acquired in the clinical field of practice.

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.


  • To prepare nurses with a sound educational program 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 setting.
  • 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 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 services.


The nurse on the completion of this course will be able to-

  • Demonstrate competency in providing in health care to individual, sick or well, using nursing process.
  • Assess the nursing need of clients from birth to death.
  • Plan and carry out appropriate action to meet nursing needs.
  • Provide effective nursing care for maintaining best possible level of health in all possible level.
  • 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.
  • Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.
  • Assist in research activities.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Minimum and maximum age for admission will be 17 and 35 years respectively. For ANM / LHV, there is no age bar.
  2. Minimum education-
  • 10+2 class passed or its equivalent preferably with science (physics, chemistry and Biology) subjects with aggregate 45% marks.
  • Those who have cleared 10+2 vocational ANM course from the school recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
  • ANM training i.e. 10+11/2 years training should also have passed +2 or its equivalent examination.
  1. In addition to the above, admission procedure can be laid down by concerned State Nursing Council / Nursing

Examination Boards.

Duration of the Course-

The Diploma course in General Nursing and Midwifery shall be of three years  duration.

There should be a preliminary period of 12 weeks. During this time the student will attend the wards for observation and supervised practice not exceeding 16 hours per exemption for ANM / LHV / Female Health Workers.

Six months exemption in training shall be during the third year ( in midwifery) to those-

  • Who have undergone ANM training of 18 months or 2 years recognized by University.
  • LHV’s with 21/2years of training recognized by INC.

Training Period and Time Distribution

Duration of the course

The Diploma course in General Nursing and Midwifery shall be of three year and six months duration.

There should be a preliminary period of 12 weeks. During this time the student will attend the wards for observation and Supervised practice not exceeding 16 hours per exemption for ANMs/LHVs/Female Health workers

  • Six months exemption in training shall be given during the third year (in midwifery) to those:

Who have undergone ANM training of 18 months or 2 years recognized by INC.

  • LHV’s with 2 ½ years of training recognized by INC.

Therefore duration of training   shall be of 3 years.

Syllabus: Same as prescribed for GNM trainees in all three years and Internship period.

Year-wise distribution of weeks, days and hours of the course

Maximum hours per week per student shall be 36 to 40 including class room instructions and clinical field practice.


1st  Year 46 weeks 1656 Hours
IInd   Year 46 weeks 1656 Hours
IIIrd      Year 46 weeks 1656 Hours

Note: Out of 52 weeks in one academic year, total of 6 weeks are deducted. 4 weeks vacation, one week preparatory leave and one week for examinations. Sundays and gazette holidays are to be considered as holidays.

Vacation and Holidays

Annual Vacation         :           30 days

Sick Leave                  :           10 days per annum

Preparatory Leave       :           7 days per annum

Sick leave cannot be accumulated from year to year.

Course of Instructions and Supervised practice 

Subjects Theoretical   Hours &Supervised   practice
Biological Science

  •   Anatomy & Physiology
  •   Microbiology

Behavioral   Science

  •   Psychology                  40
  •   Sociology                    20

Fundamentals   of Nursing

  •   Fundamentals of Nursing
  •   First Aid
  •   Personal Hygiene


Community   Health Nursing

  •   Community    Health Nursing 1
  •   Environmental Hygiene
  •   Health Education & communication Skills
  •   Nutrition

V. English

Total Hours of   First year





I.   Medical Surgical Nursing I
(including Pharmacology)
II.   Medical Surgical Nursing II (Specialties)
III.   Mental Health & psychiatric Nursing
IV.   Computer EducationTotal hours of   Second year 


Third Year

  1. 1.      Midwifery and   Gynecology
  2. 2.      Community   Health Nursing-II
  3. 3.      Pediatric   Nursing

Total Hours of   Third Year

Internship   PeriodSubjects
I.   Educational Methods & Media For teaching in practice of         Nursing
II.   Introduction to Research
III.   Professional Trends & Adjustment
IV.   Administration and Ward Management
V.   Health Economics
Total hours of   Internship

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