Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery (ANM)
General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)

ANM and GNM are the most popular courses in India. It is a one-year diploma course and three and half year diploma course, respectively. The service areas are similar for both the courses.

ANM stands for Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery and it is a diploma course which focuses on the study of health care of various individuals. It also teaches how to take care of equipment, setting up of Operation Theater, provide medication timely to patients and maintain records. ANM graduate's main focus is given towards the treatment of children, women & old age people.

GNM refers to General Nursing and Midwifery; it deals with the education of nurses in general health care, nursing, and midwifery.

Course Duration

Minimum Qualification

Course Level

2 Years (ANM) & 3 Years (GNM)

12th Pass / Any Stream

Diploma /Degree