Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery

Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery

ANM stands for Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery course. It is a 2 years long Diploma program related to the field of nursing.



Nursing is an integral part of healthcare sector. Nurses play a crucial role in the smooth functioning of different types of health organizations (hospitals, dispensaries, NGOs etc).


Nursing is the discipline that focuses on care, rehabilitation or treatment of patients. The main objectives of the above mentioned actions are- prevention of diseases, rehabilitation and maintaining good health of patients and/or general public.


ANM course trains students and make them capable of working as basic health workers. The main aim of ANM course is to train students and make them capable of taking up nursing practice in rural areas. Special focus is given towards treatment of women, children and old age people.


This doesn’t mean that ANM Diploma holders can only work in rural setup. They may work in urban setup also!


ANM is a job oriented course, using which, 12th standard passed students may enter the field of nursing. Let us check out the course details now.


Course details

It is a Diploma course, commonly just known as ANM course.

Duration: The course is 2 yearslong . Generally, first academic phase is a year long. Second academic phase is 6 months long. 6 months are dedicated towards internship. After completing this course, successful candidates may register themselves as registered nurse or midwife with state nurse registration council.

Eligibility criteria

Age limit: A candidate must be at least 17 years of age.

Educational qualifications: According to the website of Indian Nursing Council, 10+2 Science and Arts stream passed students are the most preferred ones (please read the next paragraph also). Minimum aggregate marks required may vary from one institute to another. Usually, it is around 40-50% marks.

Fees : Rs. 65000/-