General objectives of the course
1. The candidate on completion of this course will be able to:
a. Asses the nursing need of clients from birth to death.
b. Plan and carry out appropriate action to meet nursing needs.
c. Provide effective nursing care to maintain best possible level of health in all aspects.
d. Promote self care in people under their care.
e. Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
f. Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
2. Apply knowledge from the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences in functioning as a nurse.
3. Function effectively with members of the health team and community applying the knowledge of human relations and communication skill in her work.
4. Participate as member of the health team in delivery of curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care services.
5. Demonstrate use of ethical values in their personal and professional life.
6. Demonstrate interest in activities of professional organization.
7. Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.
8. Demonstrate basic skills in teaching patients and giving nursing care to them.
9. Demonstrate basic skills in administration and leadership while working with other members of health team and community.
10. Assist in research activities.

Eligibility for admission to GNM course:
• Candidates for admission to GNM should have passed 10+2/equivalent examination with English as one subject, minimum of 40 % marks from any recognized board. Candidates belonging to SC/ST category with pass mark are eligible for application. Science group with Physics, Chemistry, Biology is preferable. In the absence of candidates with science group, candidates with other groups also will be considered.
• Candidates from State open School recognized by State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by Central Government are also eligible for admission.
• Registered ANM also can apply.
• Candidates who have passed 10+2 Health Care Science – Vocational stream from a recognized CBSE board/State/Centre are also eligible for application.

a) For disabled candidates: 3% disability reservation is considered for candidates with a disability of locomotor to the tune of 40% to 50% of the lower extremity. Other eligibility criteria with regard to age and qualification will be same as prescribed for the GNM programme. Medical certificate should be obtained from authorized Medical Board of State Government.
b) Any other quotas as per the State Govt. under the reservation policy.
Note: Quotas shall be applicable within the sanctioned number of the seats and not above it.

Minimum age for admission will be 17 years. (as on 31st December2017). The upper age limit is 35years. For ANM/ LHV, there is no age bar. There is a relaxation of age by 5 years in the upper age limit for SC/ST candidates and three years for other backward communities.

Duration of the Course:
Duration of the Diploma Course in General Nursing and Midwifery shall be 3 years. The maximum period allowed to complete General Nursing and Midwifery Course is 6 years.

Syllabus of the course shall be the revised General Nursing Midwifery Syllabus 2015 of the Indian Nursing Council.

No. of Seats:
The total number of the seats to General Nursing and Midwifery Course is 60

Application Form:
Application form for admission to the course can be had from the Principals of School of Nursing on payment of Rs. 200/- towards cost of application form. The applicants desiring to have the forms sent to them by post should remit Rs.250/- for each application form. Application forms of previous years will not be accepted.

Documents to be submitted along with the Application are:
(a) Self attested copy of the relevant page of S.S.L.C or Equivalent certificate to prove the date of birth.
(b) Self attested copies of Mark lists of all parts of Higher Secondary or equivalent Examination and pass certificate in the qualifying examination.
(c) Equivalency certificate from Higher Secondary Board, Kerala, for candidates who have completed qualifying examination from outside Kerala state.
(d) For foreign nationals, the entry qualification equivalency i.e., 12th standard can be obtained from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
(e) Copy of recent Conduct Certificates (not prior to six months) from the Head of the Institution in which the candidate studied last.
(f) Caste and income certificate from Village officer/ Tahsildar if the candidate is to be considered under any reservation seat ( SC/ST, OBC). There is no need for income certificate for SC/ST candidates.

How and when to apply
Application forms correctly filled up together with the above mentioned documents should be sent by Registered Post so as to reach the “Principal, School of Nursing,……………………………………………………” on or before……………... Late and defective applications will not be considered. The envelope should be superscribed “Application for Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery for the year 2017-2018. Late, Incomplete and defective applications will be rejected.

Mode of admission:
Admission to Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery will be made on merit as assessed on the basis of the total marks secured by the candidates for the Part III optional subjects at the Plus two examination/equivalent examination. Science group with Physics, Chemistry, Biology is preferable. In the absence of candidates with science group, candidates with other groups also will be considered.
If there is a tie in the total marks in the optional subjects, the candidate with higher marks in English at the +2/equivalent examination will be ranked higher. In case there is still a tie, the candidate with higher total aggregate marks in +2/equivalent examination will be ranked higher. If there is still a tie, the rank will be decided on the basis of date of birth, i.e., the elder person will be ranked higher.

Candidates will be called for interview and certificate verification by Selection Committee and select list will be prepared by the Committee. Candidates should produce original certificates sand documents for verification at the time of interview.
The selection committee will consist of
(1) Council Nominee
(2) Director of the institution
(3) Medical Superintendent
(4) Nursing Superintendent
(5) Principal of the School of Nursing,
The select list will be published by the Principal, School of Nursing on …………..

Anti - Ragging
According to the Kerala Prohibition of Ragging Act. 1998, ‘ragging’ means doing of any act by disorderly conduct to a student of an educational institution, which causes or is likely to cause physical or psychological harm or raising apprehension or shame or embarrassment to student and includes teasing or abusing or playing practical jokes or causing hurt to such students or asking a student to do any act or to perform something which such students will not in the ordinary course be willing to do.

All institutions will have to abide by the directives of the Honourable Supreme Court of India. Dated May 16, 2007 in SLP No. (S) 24295 of 2006 University of Kerala Vs. Council Principal’s Colleges, Kerala & Ors. (with SLP(C) No. 24296-99/2004 and WP (Crl.) No. 173/2006 & SLP (C) No.14356/2005] and the recommendations approved by the Honourable Supreme Court of India on effective prevention of ragging in educational institutions.
In case the applicant for admission is found to have indulged in ragging in the past or if it is noticed later he/she shall be expelled from the educational institutions.

Each of the student of the institution and his/her parents or guardian are required to submit a combined, undertaking at the time of registration/admission in prescribed format available in Annexure II which is mandatory for registration/admission.

Selected candidates are eligible for educational concession/scholarship/ grants/admissible for SC/ST/OEC candidates.

Hostel facility will be provided to candidates, if required.

Students are liable to undergo GNM course and its syllabus as stipulated by Indian Nursing Council.

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