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1.       What are the advanced courses after GNM?

BSc Nursing is the next step after completing the GNM course.  The student could

                    pursue MSc nursing after completing BSc Nursing.  Research oriented studies could be

                    done after completing the their post-graduation.


2.       What is the difference between GNM and BSc Nursing?

                                BSc Nursing is a degree level course with a 4 year graduate level course while GNM is a            diploma level  course with a duration of 3.5 years. 

3.       What is the Scope of GNM course?

                After GNM course, one could join for BSc Nursing.  Those who are interested to work could work as Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, Registered Nurse, Care Assistant, Physical Therapist, Health Visitor, Critical Care Nurse, Staff Nurse, and so on.


4.        Can I do MBBS after GNM?

                 Yes.  One could appear for the NEET after completing GNM. 


5.       What are the possibilities of GNM candidates abroad?


                   Consultants, specialists, and professors in the field of nursing get packages ranges from Rs. 5.5 lakh to Rs. 9.13 lakh per annum.


6.       What is the salary package of GNM holders abroad?


                                 GNM working abroad countries may also differ their salary range. The GNM working in Canada may get 55 LPA in CAD and they could acquire salary based on the working hours.   In Australia they could earn 50000 -70000 per annum, in New Zealand 76800 NAD per annum and so on.


7.       Should GNM candidates pass IELTS?


                                 Nurses have a lot of opportunities in India and abroad. Keralites or Indians nurses who need to migrate to European nations or other countries except Gulf countries should pass IELTS/OET (International English Language Test System/Occupational English Test) to get an entry. For Nurses, OET would be a better choice for easier entry since the syllabus in OET is based on their medical profession.


8.       Whether GNM is a degree level course?

                           No, GNM is not a degree level course.  GNM is a diploma course with a duration of 3.5 years.


9.       Can Humanities students pursue GNM?

                   No, as per the new notification it is not possible for the humanities students to study GNM.


10.   Can I possess an Online GNM degree?

          Yes.  Some universities offer online degree in GNM.


11.   Can anybody pursue GNM after 10th?


                    Yes, one could join for GNM after 10th standard.  Other than GNM, one could pursue ANM also.  ANM is Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery course which is a diploma program related to nursing with a duration of two years. 


12.   Could GNM holders work in Canada?


                    Yes, GNM holders could join in Canada.  A lot of GNM nurses are working in the various hospitals in Canada.


13.   Is GNM valid in the UK?

                   Yes, GNM is valid in the UK.  There are abundant number of chances for those who have passed GNM.  They could work in the United Kingdom with eye-catching salaries.