A.N.M – Auxillary Nursery Midwifery


ANM full form is Auxillary Nursery Midwifery in Nursing which is a diploma course ANM course comes under medical nursing. ANM course duration is of 2 years including 6 months of the internship. The main aim of the course is to teach students to help the whole community of people in providing healthcare. This course has its importance because of the need for people to have knowledge in the nursing profession. Any shortage in nurses will bring in ANM graduates to the limelight.

ANM course is available in both part-time as well as full-time. ANM course graduates get to work in all kinds of healthcare organisations. They have to treat patients, take care of their health, and work on their rehabilitation.

The subjects pursued in the curriculum of the ANM course are enlisted below. While the subject composition may vary minorly from college to college, the crux of the subject composition is maintained as constant throughout most colleges in the nation.

  1. Community Health Nursing
  2. Health Promotion
  3. Primary Healthcare Nursing
  4. Child Health Nursing
  5. Midwifery
  6. Health Centre Management

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


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.

Admission Process

  • Most A.N.M Nursing Colleges offering the course admits students based on performance in a relevant entrance test followed by a round of P.I (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.