Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM - 3 yrs)

Learning Mode:

Full Time

Course Level:

Diploma / Certification

Course Duration:

3 years


  • 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 for any recognized board. Candidates are also eligible from State Open School recognized 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/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.
  • Reservation: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 same as prescribed for each nursing programme.
    • Note: A committee to be formed consisting of medical officer authorized by medical board of state government and a nursing expert in the panel which may decide whether the candidates have the disability of locomotor of 40% to 50%. 5% is relaxed for SC/ST candidates. Any other quotas as per the State Govt. under the reservation policy Note: Quotas shall be included in the seats sanctioned 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 Details:

    GNM or General Nursing and Midwifery, a three-year diploma course is designed for students who want to pursue a career in clinical nursing and is aimed at preparing students for the clinical approach of handling patients.

    This diploma program at Era University includes a six-month internship at our constituent multispecialty hospital i.e. Era’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital (ELMC&H), a 850 bed teaching hospital, accredited by NABL and pre-accredited by NABH. The hospital is fully equipped with advanced, world-class diagnostic and therapeutic equipment and supported by a highly qualified and dedicated faculty

    The first year curriculum comprises of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, community health, psychology, microbiology, personal & environmental health, health education, sociology, fundamentals of nursing, first aid, health education & communication skills.

    In the second year students study pharmacology, medical surgical nursing, psychiatric nursing, orthopedic nursing, ophthalmic nursing, community health nursing, mental health, psychiatric nursing and communicable diseases.

    The third year of the studies comprise of lessons on advanced community health nursing, pediatric nursing, midwifery and gynecology, introduction to research, administration and ward management, professional trends and adjustment and health economics.

    Not only this, our experienced faculty train the students in effective communication skills and soft skills also to make them future job ready professionals and this attribute instilled in our students makes EU stand tall among the best nursing colleges of Lucknow, UP, India.


    GNM diploma holders who have acquired the skills and education required in the field of care-taking and nursing can take up jobs at hospitals, clinics, health departments or can work as a private health care giver. They can also choose community services or work for NGO’s that spread medical awareness or help the sick. Common job profiles that are always an option are staff nurse, home nurse, health visitor or as a community health worker.


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