GNM - General Nursing and Midwifery


Indian Nursing Council recognized that GNM as basic nursing education is a formally recognized programme of students providing a broad and sound foundation in the behavioral, life and nursing sciences for the practice of nursing for a leadership role and for the post basic education in specialties for advanced nursing practice.

The Country believes that this basic course in nursing should prepare nurses for occupying first level positions in nursing in all kinds of health care settings.

The Council recognizes that nursing is a profession which is influenced by advances in science and technology, it believes that skills in all aspects of communication are also essential learning and for the practice of nursing.

DURATION: 3 years


  • Domicile: The applicant must be an Indian Citizen and must have a domicile certificate issued by Maharashtra Government.
  • Minimum education eligibility criteria for admission to GNM:
  • 10+2 with English and must have obtained a minimum of 40% at the qualifying examination and English individually from any recognized board. Candidates are also eligible from State Open School recognized by State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by Central Government. However, Science is preferable.
  • 10+2 with English having 40% of marks in vocational ANM course from the school recognized by Indian Nursing Council.
  • 10+2 with English having 40% of marks in Vocational Stream-Health Care Science from a recognized CBSE board/State/Centre.
  • Registered ANM with pass mark.

For Foreign Nationals

The entry qualification equivalency i.e., 12th standard will be obtained by Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. Institution, State Nursing Council will be responsible to ensure that the qualification and eligibility will be equivalent to what has been prescribed as above.


a) For disabled candidates: 3% Disability reservation to be considered with a disability of locomotor to the tune of 40% to 50% of the lower extremity and other eligibility criteria with regard to age and qualification will be the same as prescribed for each nursing programme.

Note: A committee to be formed consisting of a medical officer authorized by the medical board of the state government and a nursing expert in the panel which may decide whether the candidates have the disability of locomotor of 40% to 50%.

b) 5% of total marks are relaxed for SC/ST candidates.

c) Any other reservation as per the State Govt.

Note: Reservation shall be applicable within the sanctioned number of seats by INC and not above it.

Admission of students shall be once in a year.

Students shall be medically fit.

Minimum age for admission will be 17 years. (as on 31st December of that year) The upper age limit is 35 yrs. For ANM/ for LHV, there is no age bar.


Course duration = 3 Years

Weeks Available = 52 weeks

Vacation = 4 weeks

Examination (including preparatory) = 2 weeks

Available weeks = 46 weeks

Hours per week = 40 hours

Hours available per academic year = 1840 (46 weeks × 40 hours) X 2 = 3680 (1st & 2nd Year)

Hours available for 3rd Year (Part I) = 960 (24 weeks × 40 hours)

Internship for 3rd Year (Part II) = 1248 (26 weeks × 48 hours) (Includes 2 week’s vacation and 2 weeks Examination)

Total = 5888 hours