General Nursing and Midwifery

General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)

Vikram School of Nursing conducts General Nursing and Midwifery Course, of 3 1/2 Years duration. The course is recognized by the Karnataka State Nursing Council and the Indian Nursing Council and has an intake of 60 students per year. Admission is once in a year and is open to candidates from all parts of India provided they meet the basic requirements.

Approved by :KNC & INC, New Delhi, Affiliated to KSDNEB, Bangalore and Recognized by Government of Karnataka
Eligibility : Minimum 17 Years of age, +2 / PUC pass With 40% (any group)
Duration : The course consists of 3 Years.
Course Commencement : October
Total intake : 60

The course consists of 3 Years.

At the end of three Years of study, the student is expected to :

  • Have the aptitude, knowledge and skill necessary for assessing nursing needs of the individuals throughout the life-cycle, families and communities.
  • Apply relevant knowledge from biological and behavioural sciences in planning and carrying out safe nursing care activities.
  • Co-operate with other members of the health team in the hospital or in the community in prevention of disease, promotion of health, restoration of health and rehabilitation.
  • Impart health knowledge to individuals and groups through health education.
  • Demonstrate skill in the use of problem solving methods in nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate ability to supervise and guide auxiliary personnel who are part of the nursing team.
  • Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to professional behaviour.
  • Carry out the above in the true spirit of service to fellowmen and be committed to the welfare of our country.
Subjects No. Of Hrs Theory No. of Hrs Practical
Anatomy & Physiology 90
Microbiology 30
Psychology 40
Sociology 20
Fundamentals of Nursing 190 200 lab / 680 clinicals
First Aid 20
Community Health Nursing I 80 320
Environmental Hygiene 30
Health Education & Communication Skills 40
Nutrition 30
English 30
Computer Education 15 15
Co-curricular activity 10
Total 625 1215
Grand Total 1840
Subjects No. Of Hrs Theory No. of Hrs Practical
Medical Surgical Nursing I 120 800
Medical Surgical Nursing II 120
Mental Health Nursing 70 320
Child Health Nursing 70 320
Co-curricular activities 20
Total 400 1440
Grand Total 1840
Subjects No. Of Hrs Theory No. of Hrs Practical
Midwifery & Gynaecology 140 560
Community Health Nursing II 90 160
Co-curricular activities 10  
Total 240 720
Grand Total 960
Subjects No. Of Hrs Theory
Nursing Education 20
Introduction to research & statistics 30
Professional trends & adjustment 30
Nursing administration & ward management 40
Total 120

Attendance,Progress & Conduct:

Each student must have a certificate of satisfactory attendance, progress and conduct from the principal of the college of Nursing to be examination. A minimum of 80% attendance is required in each subject for both theory and practical. Attendance of 10% may be condoned by the Vice Chancellor on the recommendation of the principal based on the genuinety of the case.

Internal Assessment:

There shall be an internal assessment which follows the principles enuciated by the University in each subject, for which 20% of the marks are set apart and these will be added to the final marks in the University examination. There shall be a minimum of two assiGNMents and three periodical tests in every subject each year, to assess the progress of the candidates.

If a candidate fails in examination, his/her internal assessment shall be assessed again. If he/she is a regular student for the second attempt only, and the marks obtained, which ever is higher, will be considered.