ANM Nursing or Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery is a 2-year diploma course that primarily deals with the health care sector. Aspirants need to clear their class 12 exams with at least 50% aggregate to become eligible for the programme. They should be of age less than 18 while applying for the ANM course. The Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery syllabus is curated in such a way that students get exposure to knowledge about fields of medicine and healthcare while learning how to provide medical assistance to families, individuals, and society for maintaining a good quality of life. It is a profession that is mainly involved in maternity care and offers assistance to new mothers during their pregnancy period and works. Entrance exams such as JIPMER, PGIMER, and more are gateways to accessing the ANM courses. Once aspirants crack any one of these entrance tests, they are able to secure admission easily.
The ANM programme is conducted offline. Aspirants have to attend lectures physically in classrooms. There are very few universities that offer online or distance education. Several renowned institutes and colleges such as IIMT, Meerut, Indira Gandhi School and College of Nursing, Bihar Institute of Nursing and Paramedical, Magadh ANM Training School, Avadh Institute of Medical Technology and Hospital Medical Institute - AIMTH, YBN University, Ranchi, and more offer admission to Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery course. The course fees range from INR 20,000 to INR 1,40,000. Once graduated from the ANM programme, aspirants can find jobs as Nursing Tutor, Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Care Nurse, HealthCare Nurse, Community Health Nurse, ICU Nurse, and more.
Some of the major highlights of the ANM course are as follows:
|Course Name||Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery|
|Annual Course Fee||?30,000 - ?1,75,000|
|Average Initial Salary||?4,00,000 - ?7,00,000 LPA|
|Minimum Academic Requirement||10+2 in Science|
|Minimum Aggregate Score Requirement||50% or More|
|Selection Process||State or University-Level Entrance Exam|
|Exams Accepted||AIIMS Nursing, NIPER, JIPMER Nursing, etc.|
|Employment Sectors||Govt/Pvt Hospitals, Old Age Homes, Defence Hospitals, Nursing Homes, etc.|
Admission for the ANM program is on the basis of candidates' performance in the common entrance exams. Few colleges also provide direct admission based on the student's marks in class 12th.
The Direct Admission process for the ANM course is followed by a majority of colleges in India. Candidates are selected on the basis of their marks scored in the Intermediate examination. After the board results are out, the colleges will release their cut-off scores. If candidates have scored more than or equal to the cut-off scores of the intended college, they will be eligible for enrollment at that institute.
The second way for the admission of the candidate to the ANM course is done on the basis of the entrance exam. In this pathway, candidates are selected on the basis of their marks scored in the entrance examinations of an institute.
|Community Health and Nursing||Primary Healthcare Nursing 1||Prevention of Diseases and Restoration of Health|
|Health Promotion and Nutrition||Child Health and Nursing 1||Internal/ Labour Room|
|Environmental Sanitation||Post Natal Care||Neonatal Care Unit|
|Midwifery Theory||Midwifery Practical||Child Health and Health Nursing 2|
|Health Centre Management Theory||Health Centre Management Practical||Antenatal Ward|
Job opportunities after an ANM course can be found in sectors such as private and government hospitals, nursing homes, old age homes, orphanages, old age home, and defence hospitals. Here’s a list of suitable job roles for ANM diploma holders:
However, aspirants looking for better job prospects and employment opportunities should go for higher studies like GNM and Degree Nursing Program. The average annual salary of an ANM diploma holder is Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh. There are various employment areas where ANM graduates are successfully employed like State Nursing Councils, Red Cross Society, and Indian Nursing Council, Self-run Clinics and Medical Labs.
|Nursing Colleges in Punjab|
|GNM Colleges in Uttar Pradesh|
|GNM Colleges in Madhya Pradesh|
|Nursing Colleges in Haryana|
|Nursing Colleges in Gujarat|
|ANM Colleges in Punjab|
|ANM Colleges in Uttar Pradesh|
|ANM Colleges in Madhya Pradesh|
|ANM Colleges in Haryana|
|ANM Colleges in Gujarat|
|Geetanjali Group of Colleges|
|Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad|
|St. Stephen's College|
|Shri Ram College of Commerce|
|National Institute of Design|
|National Law School of India University|
|Lady Shri Ram College for Women|