About General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)

General Nursing and Midwifery or GNM is a three-year and six-month diploma course designed for aspirants who want to pursue a career in clinical nursing.

What is the work of GNM nurse?

  • Students, those complete their ANM Degree can work as a Community Health Worker, Home Nurse, Health Visitor, Basic Health Worker & Rural Health Worker. GNM graduates can work as a Staff Nurse, Home Nurse, Health Visitor & Community Health Worker.

GNM Nursing Eligibility Criteria

  • Should have passed class 12 with English and must have secure a minimum of 40 percent in aggregate in the qualifying examination and English separately from any recognized board State Open School recognized Candidates are also eligible for State Open School recognized by the State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by Central Government. However, candidates with Science stream will be preferred


  • Should have passed class 12 with English securing 40 percent in aggregate in vocational ANM course from any Institute recognized by the Indian Nursing council
  • Should have passed class 12 with English securing 40 percent in aggregate in Vocational Stream-Health care Science from a recognized CBSE board/Centre
  • Should be a Registered ANM with qualifying mark

Is GNM a good career?

  • Pursuing GNM and, subsequently, a B.sc Nursing or Post Basic B.sc Nursing course can help improve the career prospects drastically. Being a step higher, the salary prospects of a GNM graduate in India, though similar to that of an ANM graduate, is just slightly better.