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Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) - Course Overview

Duration: 2.0 yrs |Mode: Regular|Avg. Fees: 20,000 / Year

195 courses |190 colleges

About Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM)

Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) is a certificate-level course in the field of medical nursing. The duration of the ANM course varies from institute to institute. The course provides knowledge about fields of medicine, healthcare, and on providing medical assistant to families, individuals, society and measures necessary for maintaining a good quality of life.

It is a profession that is mainly involved in maternity care and assistance to new mothers during their pregnancy period and work. ANM covers a wide range of subject areas such as Microbiology, Biological Science, Anatomy, Physiology, Sociology, Fundamentals of Nursing, Behavioral Science and First Aid. It is a right career choice for the candidates who are determined and have skills like flexibility, tenacity, and observation skills which are crucial to good nursing. 

Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum Qualification Required: 10+ 2 with science as a mandatory stream.
  • Minimum Marks Required: 50%
  • Age Requirement: The minimum age requirement is 17 years and the maximum age for the course should not be more than 35 years.

ANM Admission Process:

  • 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.

Here’s a list of popular entrance admission for ANM

  • AIIMS Nursing Entrance Test
  • JIPMER Nursing Entrance Exam
  • Indian Army Nursing & GNM
  • PGIMER Nursing

Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) Syllabus

First Year:

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


Second Year:

Midwifery Theory

Midwifery Practical

Child Health and Health Nursing 2

Health Centre Management Theory

Health Centre Management Practical

Antenatal Ward

Career Options and Job Prospects

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:

  • Home Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Community Health Worker
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Community Health Nurse
  • ICU Nurse

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.