Birth is the most transformative and rewarding event in the life of a family. It is important for the continuity of the society and therefore mothers need to be taken care of with love and great care. For the long betterment of the newborns’ health and the mothers, GNM course i.e General Nursing and Midwifery comes as the best resort. The World Health Organization states that "Midwifery encompasses the care of women during pregnancy, labour, and the postpartum period, as well as care of the newborn." The care is inclusive of aiming to prevent health problems in and during pregnancy, detection of abnormal conditions, the procurement of medical assistance and the execution of emergency measures in the absence of professional medical help.
Arunachal University of Studies wishes to strengthen the quality of midwifery education for the national wise health coverage. To do this a highly updated nursing framework of the highest quality has been developed in service of the GNM education. Midwifery enthusiasts are educated keeping up to the international standards ensuring to improve the overall health of the patient in the continuum from the community to the hospital. Every GNM student is uniquely thought to provide essential services to the child and the mother in most humanitarian settings.
Arunachal University of Studies expanded its programme in Medical Nursing to service the state of Arunachal Pradesh and the nation by providing the best of the best medical and nursing professionals. GNM in addition to the basic nursing education in Arunachal Pradesh has become the finest educator and the training faculty for midwifery. The service of AUS in the field of healthcare is directly associated with the objective of teaching faculty that is heavily influenced by the academic decision and practices in the healthcare of the country.
The skills required to pursue General Nursing and Midwifery are as follows:
- a student must have a tremendous amount of patience and alertness of mind.
- a student must be empathic and passionate about the career choice
- a student must be punctual and must be physically fit to perform midwifery services
- a student must have good communication and observational skills.
- a student must be profoundly responsible and dedicated to the nursing practice to become a midwife.
Arunachal University of Studies wishes to empower women of the Northeast in midwifery to have the rightful place in healthcare because we strictly believe that pregnant women and newborns are among the most vulnerable in humanitarian and fragile settings. Studying GNM at AUS enables a student with a unique opportunity to empower students to ensure babies and mothers are in the best of their health everywhere. Midwives passing out AUS holds the full potential interventions in a well-functioning health system when required for emergencies.
General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) is a three years diploma course and is eligible for candidates with 10+2 passed. The age limit to apply for the course is 17 years to 35 years for both genders.
A career after the GNM programme is highly lucrative across the country. However, a student must note that the salary depends on the students and their qualification. With better industrial skills and experience, a student can exponentially grow. After the completion of General Nursing and Midwifery programme students can have the following career profiles:
● Homecare Nurse
● Ward Nurse
● Industrial Nurse
● Certified Nursing Assistant
● Nurse Educator
● Staff Nurse
● Nursing Tutor
● Nursing School Teacher
● Healthcare Nurse
● Community Health Nurse
Areas of employment for GNM graduates would be in government and private hospitals, nursing homes, and community health care centres. Kindly note that these different job profiles require different tasks to be performed ranging from employment to employment.