Diploma in Nursing (GNM)

Abhaya School of Nursing offers a Diploma program in General Nursing & Midwifery (G.N.M.) The Curriculum extends over a period of 3 academic years.

GNM is affiliated to Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examination Board.

INC Recognition
GNM is recognised and approved by the Indian Nursing Council

KNC Recognition
GNM is recognised and approved by the Karnataka Nursing Council

Eligibility for Admission
Successful completion of pre-university examination or any equivalent 10+2 examination with 45% marks. The candidate should have completed 17 years age at the time of admission and the upper age limit is 35 years. For SC, ST & OBC, eligibility marks is relaxed to 35%.

Attendance, Internal Assessment & Criteria for passing
A minimum of 80% of attendance is compulsory in theory and practical / clinical separately in each subject to attend university examination. 25% of the total marks of each subject is set apart for internal assessment. A student is assessed on the basis of the performance in periodical tests and assignments. The internal assessment marks are added to the marks obtained in the Board examinations.

A minimum of 50% marks in theory and practical separately is required to pass the Board examinations.

Study and Scheme of Examination


Biological Science

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Microbiology

Behavioural Science

  • Psychology Psychology
  • Sociology

Nursing Foundation

  • Fundamental of Nursing
  • First Aid
  • Personal Hygiene

Community Health Nursing

  • Community Health Nursing - 1
  • Environmental Hygiene
  • Health Education & Communication Skills
  • Nutrition


Computer Education

Co-curricular activities


Medical Surgical Nursing I

Medical Surgical Nursing II

Mental Health Nursing

Child Health Nursing

Co-curricular activities


Part I

  • Midwifery and Gynacological Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing II
  • Co-curricular activities

Part II

  • Nursing Education
  • Introduction to Research and Statistics
  • Professional Trends and adjustments
  • Nursing Administration and Ward Management