Nursing is the medical specialty of caring for the sick, and maternity care is a profession that focusses on providing help to the mother during work and pregnancy. Nursing is an important part of the healthcare sector. Nurses have the responsibility to ensure the smooth functioning of health organizations such as Hospitals, Dispensaries, NGOs, etc. Subjects covered within this course’s curriculum include Anatomy & Physiology, Biological Science, Microbiology, Behavioral Science, Sociology, Psychology, Fundamentals of Nursing, and First Aid.

The program aims to produce skilled general nurses, with qualities such as:

Flexibility, adaptability, empathy, organizational skills, and time management

Leadership skills, determination, tenacity, and ability to conduct research

Physical fitness

Good communication and observation skills which are crucial to good nursing

Constant alertness to changes in patients’ conditions and subsequent implications in terms of care

ANM: Eligibility

Listed below are the minimum eligibility criteria for candidates interested in pursuing ANM to fulfill:

Successful completion of the 10+2 level of education, from a recognized educational Board.

A minimum aggregate score of 45% (40% for SC/ST candidates) at the 10+2 level.

Candidates must have science subjects in their 10+2 education.

ANM: Admission Process

Most ANM Nursing Colleges offering the course admits students based on performance in a relevant entrance test followed by a round of PI (Personal Interview), wherein general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges. The final admission to the ANM course depends on the candidate’s score in entrance exam and PI.

Few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level.