Kavoor Rd, Vidya Nagar, Mangaluru – 575013

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Kavoor Rd, Vidya Nagar,
Mangaluru – 575013

Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery

Dr. M V Shetty College of Nursing was started in the year 1987 which is the first ever private nursing college in Karnataka. College Celebrated silver jubilee in the year 2012 and Tri-decennial celebration in the year 2017.
The course prepares its graduates to become exemplary citizen by adhering to code of ethics and professional conduct at all times in fulfilling personal, social and professional obligations so as to respond to national aspirations.

About Course

The Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) program at our institution is meticulously designed to meet the holistic healthcare needs of individuals, families, communities, and our nation. With a focused aim to prepare nurses as proficient members of the healthcare team, our GNM course provides a comprehensive educational foundation. Graduates of this program are equipped not only with essential nursing skills but also with the ability to collaborate effectively with healthcare professionals and communities. Throughout the three-year duration, students develop competencies in delivering healthcare, integrating knowledge from various disciplines, and fostering strong human relations and communication skills. Join us in this transformative educational journey, where you’ll emerge as a capable and compassionate nurse ready to make a meaningful contribution to healthcare and society.


Duration of the Programme :

3 years

Key Information

  • Duration

    3 Years

  • Course Type


  • Campus


  • Course Scheme


  • Course Type

    Full Time

Eligibility of Admission :

The candidate should have passed 10+2 with 40% marks from any recognized Board. However Science preferable. Registered ANM 10 +2 vocational ANM course from School recognized by INC.Candidates are also eligible from state open School recognized by state government and National Institute of open school(NIOS) recognized by central Government. 10+2 Health care Science vocational stream from a recognized CBSE Board (state) and center. Minimum age for admission will be 17 years(as on 31st December that year) the upper age limit is 35 year. For ANM/LHV there is no age bar.

Semester/YearCourse/Subject Title
1st yearBio Sciences
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Microbiology
Behavioral Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Nursing Foundations
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • First aid
Community Health Nursing
  • CHN-I
  • Environmental Hygiene
Health Education & Communication Skills
  • Nutrition
2nd yearMedical Surgical Nursing-I
Medical Surgical Nursing - II
Mental Health Nursing
Child Health Nursing
Co-curricular activities
3rd year (Part- I)Midwifery &Gynaecological Nursing
Community Health Nursing-II
3rd Year Part-II (Integrated supervised Internship)Theory Subjects
  • Nursing Education
  • Introduction to Research and statistics
  • Professional Trends & Adjustments
  • Nursing Administration & Ward Management
Clinical Areas
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Midwifery and Gynaecological Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing

Documents required for Admission

Following Original Certificates should be submitted at the time of Admission with one set of attested copy :

  • Aadhar Id(Xerox copy)
  • SSLC/10th Marks card
  • HSC/PUC/10+2 Marks card
  • Transfer certificate issued by the college last studied.
  • Character/conduct certificate issued by the College last studied.
  • Migration certificate issued by the University/Board other than Karnataka
  • Physical fitness/Medical certificate.
  • Passport size photograph 10 Nos
  • For students from Nepal: Provisional Pass Certificate or Degree certificate issued by the University/Board, Nepalese citizenship certificate, Date of birth in Indian Almanac (A.D.) and Equivalence certificate
  • For students from other country: Passport and student visa and date of birth in Indian Almanac.


The pedagogical approach for the Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) program is built upon a well-rounded educational experience that combines theoretical knowledge and practical training.

  1. Programe outline: curriculum for the course are crafted to provide students with a strong foundation n nursing principles and practices ensuring they can provide comprehensive health cere services to individuals.
  2. Learning experiences : students get an integrated knowledge from various discipline including humanities biological and behavioral sciences to equip students with a holistic understanding of nursing .Our teaching methodology encourages active participation, critical thinking And problem solving skills.
  3. Clinical training : practical training plays a crucial role in our pedagogy with students gaining hand on experience in real health care setting. Students work with experienced health care personnel and develop good interpersonal and communication skills essential for effective collaboration with health care teams and when interacting with patients and family members.
  4. Continuous assessment : periodic internal examinations and assignments are given to the students and internal assessment is sent to the KSDNEB board for final evaluation.

Career Paths

  1. Staff Nurse: Begin your career as a staff nurse in hospitals, clinics, or healthcare facilities, providing direct patient care and support.
  2. Community Health Worker: Work in communities, focusing on preventive healthcare, maternal and child health, and disease control.
  3. Medical Assistant: Assist physicians and healthcare providers in clinical settings, performing tasks such as taking patient histories and vital signs.
  4. Home Healthcare Nurse: Offer nursing services to patients in their homes, ensuring personalized care and support.
  1. Labor and Delivery Nurse: Specialize in providing care to expectant mothers and newborns during labor and delivery.
  2. Pediatric Nurse: Focus on pediatric care, working with children and adolescents in various healthcare settings.
  3. Geriatric Nurse: Specialize in caring for elderly patients, addressing their unique healthcare needs and challenges.
  4. Specialty Nurse: Pursue advanced certifications in specialized areas such as critical care, oncology, or psychiatric nursing.