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Diploma in GNM Nursing

GNM Nursing

Course, Eligibility, Fees, Exams, Admission

Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (DGNM) is a three-and-half-year undergraduate Nursing course. It prepares the students to assist doctors at hospitals and clinics in taking complete care of the patients’ health.

After you complete the GNM Nursing course, you can register as a nurse or midwife with the State Nurse Registration Council.

GNM Nursing Course Details

First Year

  • Biological Sciences - Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology
  • Behavioral Sciences - Psychology, Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing - First Aid, Personal Hygiene
  • Community Health Nursing I - Environmental Hygiene, Health Education and Communication Skills, Nutrition
  • English

Second Year

  • Medical-Surgical Nursing I (Pharmacology)
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing II - Communicable Diseases, Orthopedic Nursing, Ear, nose, and throat, Oncology/Skin, Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
  • Computer Education

Third Year

  • Midwifery and Gynecological Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing II
  • Pediatric Nursing


  • Educational Methods and Media for Teaching in Practice of Nursing
  • Introduction to Research
  • Professional Trends and Adjustment
  • Administration and Ward Management
  • Health Economics

GNM Nursing Qualifications and Eligibility Details


The lower age limit for the course is 17 years, and the upper age limit is 30 years. The candidates who aspire to secure admission in the course should score a minimum of 45% marks (40% for the reserved category) in their 10 + 2 examinations with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as their subjects.

Required Skillsets

Patience, responsibility, and dedication towards work
Alertness of mind and physical fitness
Team spirit
Compassionate behavior
Good communication and observation skills
Hard working nature

GNM Nursing Exam Dates, Results and Counseling 2018

Most of the institutes admit students for Diploma in GNM Nursing on the basis of their scores in 10 + 2 exams; while selective institutes conduct entrance exams for the same. The various entrance exams in 2018 for Diploma for GNM Nursing admissions are:

Adesh University Nursing Admission Test

Conducted By: Adesh University, Bathinda
Registration Opens: 3rd week of July
Examination Dates:  
To be announced

BHU GNM Entrance exam

Conducted By: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Registration Opens: 2nd week of May to 3rd week of June 2018
Examination Dates: 
3rd week of July 2018

Uttarakhand Nursing Admission test

Conducted By: HNBUMU University, Uttarakhand
Registration Opens: 2nd week to last week of June 2018
Examination Dates: 
2nd week of July 2018

MCD Nursing Admission Test

Conducted By: North Delhi Municipal Corporation
Registration Opens: June 2018 to July 2018
Examination Dates: 
August 2018

Combined Paramedical and Nursing Entrance Test (CPNET)

Conducted By: Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences
Registration Opens: 1st week of June
Examination Dates: 
1st week of July

GNM Nursing Course Fees Structure

Fee Structure

The fees structure for GNM Nursing varies from one institute to another. Government colleges provide nursing education at subsidized fees as compared to the private Institutes. Depending on the institute you take admission in, you can expect expenditure of INR 65,000 to 1.15 lakhs per year for your diploma.

Food and Accommodation

Hostel Fees and Accommodation would together cost a student in between 25,000 to 75,000 INR depending upon one’s preference of stay.