BNTC School of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Approved by Jharkhand Nursing Council & Government Of Jharkhand
BNTC Nurses

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
Infection and its transmission
Introduction to Laboratory Techniques

Behavioural Sciences – 60 hours

1) Psychology – 40 hours

Psychology of Human Behaviour

2) Sociology – 20 hours

Concept, Scope, and Nature of Sociology


The Individual
The Family
The Society
The Community

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

Biological Sciences – 120 hours

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

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

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 Syllabus

Midwifery and Gynaecological Nursing – 120 hours

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