ANM stands for Auxiliary Nursing Midwifery. It is a 2-year diploma course which focuses on the study of health care for various individuals. It also taught about how to take care of equipment, set up Operation Theatre, provide medication timely to patients and maintain records.
Auxiliary nurse midwife is a village-level female health worker in India who is known as the first contact person between the community and the health services. The role may help communities achieve the targets of national health programmes.
ANM nursing diploma is the most basic course and is of the shortest duration, and in the meantime, the students have to learn all the shades involved with the profession. The diploma level programme aims to train the students as nurses and help them develop skills to function efficiently in a hospital environment and can provide first aid, blood pressure monitoring, etc. along with having skills to function effectively in a team, assisting in research activities.
Syllabus of A.N.M. is as follows :
First Year Papers:
1. Health Promotion
2. Child Health Nursing
3. Community Health Nursing
4. Primary Health Care Nursing
Second Year Papers:
1. Health Centre Management
Note: After completion of 2 years of theoretical classes, students (future nurses) will have to undergo 3 months of internship for practical exposure.