BNTC School of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Approved by Jharkhand Nursing Council & Government Of Jharkhand

General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)

General Nursing and Midwifery or GNM is a 3-year course with additional and compulsory 6 months internship at a healthcare establishment. Students who want to build a career in nursing can pursue this course.

Besides 3 years of theoretical knowledge, future nurses need to undergo a 6-month mandatory internship in a healthcare centre to gain practical knowledge. These centres can be nursing homes, hospitals, etc.

The minimum eligibility criteria for students are to complete Class-12 in Science Stream. Admissions to our institute are made through an entrance exam set by Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board.

The course is designed to help students learn about the various technicalities involved in patient handling. Nurses need to take care of the patients and assist doctors in providing quality healthcare to patients.

Scope of GNM
Therefore, students who aspire to build a career in nursing should pursue this course. After completing the course, you can work as a staff nurse, home nurse, community health worker, basic health worker, rural health worker, etc.

GNM Nursing Syllabus
First-Year Syllabus

Biological Sciences – 120 hours

1) Anatomy and Physiology – 90 hours

  • Introduction to anatomical terms
  • Organization of body cells, organs, tissues, etc.
  • Skeletal system muscular system cardio-vascular systems

2) Microbiology – 30 hours

  • Introduction and Scope of Microbiology
  • Micro-organisms
  • Infection and its transmission
  • Immunity
  • Introduction to Laboratory Techniques

     Behavioural Sciences – 60 hours

1) Psychology – 40 hours

  • Introduction
  • Psychology of Human Behaviour
  • Learning
  • Observation
  • Intelligence
  • Personality

  2) Sociology – 20 hours
Concept, Scope, and Nature of Sociology

  • The Individual
  • The Family
  • The Society
  • The Community
  • Economy

Fundamentals of Nursing – 215 hours

1) Fundamentals of Nursing – 175 hours

  • Introduction to Nursing
  • Nursing care of patient/client basis
  • Nursing care and needs of a patient
  • Assessment of patient
  • Therapeutic nursing care
  • Introduction to Pharmacology

2) First Aid – 20 hours

  • Importance of First-Aid
  • First-Aid in emergency situations
  • Community Emergencies

3) Personal Hygiene – 20 hours

  • Concept of Health
  • Maintenance of Health
  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health

Second-Year Syllabus

Medical Surgical Nursing – I (Including Pharmacology) – 140 hours

  • Introduction
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Patho Physiological Mechanism of Disease
  • Altered Immune Response
  • Clinical Pharmacology

Medical Surgical Nursing – II (Specialities)- 120 hours

1) Communicable Diseases

  • Review of infection
  • How it spreads and its control preparation
  • Care and administration of antisera and vaccines
  • Isolation – review of epidemiology and control measures management of various infectious diseases

2) Ear, Nose & Throat

  • Assessment of the functions of ear, nose, and throat
  • Disorders and diseases of the ear, nose, and throat
  • Management of disorders and diseases of ear, nose, and throat

3) Oncology/skin

  • Nursing Management of Patients with abnormal cell growth
  • Classification of cancer detection and prevention

Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing – 70 hours

  • Introduction
  • History of Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Community Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Nursing Management
  • Mental Disorders

Computer Education – 30 hours

  • Introduction to computers and disk operating systems
  • Introduction to word processing
  • Introduction to database graphics and use of Statistical packages
  • Computer-aided teaching and testing

Third – Year

Midwifery and Gynaecological Nursing – 120 hours

  • Introduction
  • Reproductive System
  • Nursing Management of pregnant women
  • Nursing Management of women in Labour
  • Complications of pregnancy and its management

Community Health Nursing – II – 100 hours

  • Health System in India
  • Healthcare services in India
  • Health planning in India
  • Specialized Community health services
  • Vital health statistics

Pediatric Nursing – 70 hours

  • The concept in child healthcare
  • The Newborn
  • The Healthy Child
  • Children with various disorders and disease
  • Welfare of children