Course Details

NAME OF THE COURSE
General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)

DURATION OF THE COURSE
3 years including internship.

ABOUT THE COURSE:
Nursing education is the professional education for the preparation of nurses to enable them to render professional nursing care to people of all ages, in all phases of health and illness, in a variety of settings. As students develop their education and understanding of general health care over the years they can move on to more specified areas of health care such as pharmacology, child care, orthopedics, nutrition, emergency nursing, intensive care and midwifery among other health care fields. GNM may work in a variety of health care settings within both the public and private health care sectors and may operate in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, the arm forces, community centers, health care facilities and college universities among other health care settings.
In addition to bachelor programme, GNM may also choose to continue their education in a post graduate programme where they can earn their masters degree and find work in more prominent position such as management, administration and leadership roles within their profession or they can choose to work in areas related to education, research and development.

The aims of the Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery programme are:
  1. To prepare nurses with a sound educational programme in nursing to enable them to function as efficient members of the health team, beginning with the competencies for first level positions in all kinds of health care settings.
  2. To help nurses develop an ability to co-operate and co-ordinate with members of the health team in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and rehabilitation of the sick.
  3. To help nurses in their personal and professional development, so that they are able to make maximum contribution to the society as useful and productive individuals, citizens as well as efficient nurses.
  4. To serve as a base for further professional education and specialization in nursing.
  5. To prepare nurses to keep pace with latest professional and technological developments and use these for providing nursing care service.
OBJECTIVES
The nurse on completion of this course will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate competency in providing health care to individual, sick or well, using nursing process.
  • Assess the nursing need of clients from birth to death.
  • Plan and carry out appropriate action to meet nursing needs.
  • Provide effective nursing care for maintain best possible level of health in all aspects.
  • Promote self care in people under their care.
  • Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
  1. Apply knowledge from the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences in functioning as a nurse.
  2. Function effectively with members of the health team and community applying the knowledge of human relations and communication skills in her work.
  3. Participate as member of the health team in delivery of curative preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care service.
  4. Mobilize community resources and their involvement in working with the communities.
  5. Demonstrate use of ethical values in their personal and professional life.
  6. Demonstrate interest in activities of professional organization.
  7. Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.
  8. Demonstrate basic skills in teaching patients and giving nursing care to them.
  9. Demonstrate basic skills in administration and leadership while working with other members of health team and community.
  10. Assist in research activities. 
COURSE CURRICULUM:
The Curriculum and the Syllabus is designed as per the guideline of Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi.

FIRST YEAR
Subjects
Theory (hours)
Practical (hours)
Bio Sciences
  • Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Microbiology
120
90
30

Behavioral Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
60
40
20

Nursing Foundations
  • Fundamentals of Nursing.
  • First aid
210
190
20
200 (lab)
680(clinic)
(22 weeks)
Community Health Nursing
180


320
8 weeks
- CHN-I
80
- Environmental Hygiene
30
- Health Education & Communication Skills
40
- Nutrition
30
English
30
-
Computer Education
15
15
Co-curricular activities
10
-
TOTAL

625 (16 wks)

1215 (30 wks)
1840


SECOND YEAR
Subjects
Theory (hours)
Practical (hours)
Medical Surgical Nursing-I
120

800 (20 wks)
Medical Surgical Nursing -II
120
Mental Health Nursing
70
320 (8wks)
Child Health Nursing
70
320 (8 wks)
Co-curricular activities
20
-

Total
400 (10 weeks)
1440 (36 weeks)
1840

THIRD YEAR Part- I
Subjects
Theory (hours)
Practical (hours)
Midwifery &Gynecological Nursing
14
560 (14wks)
Community Health nursing- II
90
160 (4 wks)
Co-curricular
10
-

Total
240 (6 weeks)
720 (18 weeks)
960

THIRD YEAR Part- II (Integrated supervised Internship)
Theory subjects
Theory (hours)

Nursing education
20
Introduction to research and statistics
30
Professional trends and adjustment
30
Nursing administration and ward management
40
Total
120(2 weeks)

Clinical Areas
Clinical Hours/ weeks

Medical Surgical Nursing
288 (6wks)
Community Health Nursing
288 (6 wks)
Child Health Nursing
96 (2wks)
Midwifery and Gynecological Nursing
384 (8wks)
Mental Health Nursing
96 (2wks)
Total
1152 (24 weeks)


CERTIFICATION
Diploma by the Assam Nurses’ Midwives’ and Health Visitors’ Council, Guwahati, Assam will be issued only after successful completion of the GNM course.