Nursing is an important and integral part of the healthcare sector. In the smooth functioning of different types of health organizations, nurses play a crucial role. Nursing is the discipline that focuses on rehabilitation, care or treatment of patients. Rehabilitation and maintaining the good health of patients and the prevention of diseases is the main objectives of the above-mentioned actions. ANM course makes students capable of working as basic health workers by providing efficient training to them.
What is ANM?
ANM stands for Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery course which is a job oriented course. It is related to the field of nursing and 12th standard passed students may enter the field of nursing after choosing this course. It is a 2 years long Diploma program which specially focuses on the treatment of women, children and old age people. It often varies from 1 to 3 academic years according to different colleges.
To train students and make them capable of taking up nursing practice in rural areas is the main aim of the course. ANM Diploma holders may also work in an urban setup. With a minimum aggregate of 45% marks in 10+2 level of education is the minimum eligibility to pursue the ANM Course. In this article you will be reading about ANM admission process, syllabus, course details, eligibility criteria, job profiles and career prospects available after completing the course.
It is a Diploma Level course known as ANM course.
The course is 2 years long. 6 months are dedicated towards an internship in 2nd academic year. Successful candidates may register themselves as a registered nurse after completing this course.
Age of the candidate should not be less than 17 years of age and not be more than 35 years of age.
Candidate who wants to take admission in ANM should have passed 10+2. Science and Arts stream are the most preferred ones according to the website of Indian Nursing Council. Minimum aggregate marks can be different from one institute to another.
Let us run through some important subjects present in this course, to get a better idea about the course structure.
Community Health Nursing
Infection and Immunization
Primary Medical Care
Community health problems
Child health care
Health Centre Management
Admission Process for ANM
Most of the institutes give admission to candidates based on the marks scored by them in 10+2 board examination as they follow the ‘direct admission’ process. Seats are allotted to deserving applicants. Private screening tests and interviews are also used in the admission process in case of some reputed institutes.
Some Nursing Colleges also conduct entrance test followed by a round of PI (Personal Interview) and students get admission on the base on performance in the entrance exam.
Some Entrance Exams for ANM Admission
JIPMER Nursing Entrance Exam
Adesh University Nursing Admission
AIIMS Nursing Entrance Exam
BHU Nursing Entrance Exam
Indian Army Nursing & GNM
KIMS University Nursing Entrance
Career scopes after ANM
Nurses do not remain unemployed. They easily get jobs in orphanages, old age homes, industries, private and government-run hospitals, nursing homes, sanatoriums and the armed forces. They can also take up teaching and administrative positions in medical colleges and nursing schools.
Nurses can earn a monthly salary that is in the range of Rs 7,000 to Rs 17,000 who are new to this profession. Highly experienced nurses may earn up to Rs 72,000 per month.
Different Roles, Different Names
General nurses – Nurses working in nursing homes, hospitals and medical establishments. To take care of patients, assist doctors and perform administrative duties is their primary job.
Midwives – Provide assistance during childbirth and take care of expecting mothers is the specialty of these nurses.
Health workers – Provide medical aid to people living in rural areas.
All types of hospitals and nursing homes
The armed forces
Educational institutions and industries
Special centres such as orphanages, old age homes
The Indian Red Cross Society
Indian Nursing Council and various State Nursing Councils