GNM Course In Nursing To End. Will Be Phased Out By 2021.

Indian Nursing council is taking necessary steps to phase out the 3 year duration GNM course In India by year 2020-2021. So, The General Nursing And Midwifery GNM course will be eliminated soon.

The plan of council and government of India is to convert the 3 year GNM course into 4 year duration course B. Sc. Nursing in all existing Nursing schools. So in near future B. Sc. nursing will be the only entry level course in nursing profession, in India.

The move is seen as a step in right direction for better patient care and also in the interest of nursing professionals. You can view the notification issued by Indian Nursing council below. this notification makes the stand clear.

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The Following points can be considered in the favor of this move.

  • It will bring uniformity in entry level qualification
  • GNM is an outdated course. B. Sc Nursing is more suitable for the modern healthcare needs.
  • Updated qualification will enhance the skills of new nursing professionals thus ensuring better patient care.
  • B. Sc. Nursing course in addition to bridge course enable the nurses to serve as community health provider.
  • It is expected to harmonize and enhance the career aspect of nursing professionals.

So all schools of nursing will be converted to colleges of nursing. We advice new students to take admission in B.Sc Nursing rather than GNM to keep up with the these modern developments in nursing.

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15 thoughts on “GNM Course In Nursing To End. Will Be Phased Out By 2021.”

  1. I am taking admission in this in GNM nursing did I get any government or private job in future or not does my all fees in GNM is totally wasted ?

    1. If your batch is approved by nursing council there is no issue. Legitimate Old candidates will be eligible for government jobs.

  2. You are saying that the up coming students will do bsc nursing . If they are poor then what will they do . If we want to do BSC nursing then we will be spend around 4 to 5 laks . If we don’t have the power to pay this then you will give free seats to that aspirants . Please answer me .

    1. I think Indian nursing council should stop gnm and give chance to students with arts and commerce stream… Doing bsc nursing is better than gnm…there should be entrance exam between humanities and commerce students to get into bsc nursing…. I strongly request inc to give a chance to other stream students to do bsc.

  3. I recently have taken addmission in GNM, inam art side student, Paying almost 6 lacks including hostel fee, is this waste of time and money?? Please answer and for doing the person has to be science side? So the aspirant has less choice in nursing field.. plus he amount goes up..

  4. Akshata marigoudar

    Iam apply for GNm nursing this year but seat is not allowted what can I do plz reply me
    My persentage was 85. 63 but seat is not allowed

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