Auxiliary Nurses & Midwifery (ANM)
The Puskar school of Nursing Training strives to provide continued leadership in non-traditional education with an emphasis on educating licensed practical nurses to advance to the associate degree registered nurse level; to offer opportunities to men and women of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and to those who might otherwise have been excluded from career advancement; to prepare graduates who benefit from their increased level of expertise; and to provide the base for further professional education.
The curriculum for the course:
Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery Diploma program teaches the students to learn the theory and practical skills required to treat pregnant women, delivering babies and even the methods to educate and support the parents of the new born babies. It is designed to develop the skills of the prospective nurses to take care of the health related problems of infants and mothers. It covers all aspects of medical nursing and Gynaecology
The syllabus for the diploma course is as follows:
• Community health nursing
• Study of health promotion
• Child health care nursing
• Primary Health Care Nursing
• Midwifery and Gynaecology
• Health care management
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Fundamental of nursing
• Medical surgical nursing
• Computer nursing
• Paediatric nursing
As they are the future of maternity care, the candidates are well trained in the field of epidemiological (study about control of diseases), management and technology sectors of practise. They are given training in psychology as in some cases the mothers, who have given birth to babies are likely to suffer from emotional and psychological distress. The main aim is to prepare the candidates to work as efficient members in health centres and they are given knowledge of latest advanced technological developments in health care.
After completing the course with flying colors the diploma holders are eligible to apply for special courses in medicine and nursing education. They can aim for higher degree in medicine too. Requirement for qualified nurse is a basic necessity in every medical care centre. Therefore, there are plenty of opportunities for them as soon as soon as they complete the course. They can join as a certified nursing assistant, senior nurse educator, community health nurse or they can pursue their career in teaching line.
Duration of Course
ANM 2 yrs.
The Eligibility to Apply for Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery Diploma Course:
The minimum age for admission is 17 years on or before 31st Dec. of the year in which admission is sought.
The maximum age for admission shall be 35 years.
The minimum educational requirements shall be the passing of 10+2 Class (any Stream) from central board secondary education or a recognized equivalent public examination. Subjects of study must be equivalent to those prescribed by the CBSE for the class XII with minimum 50 %.
Admission is subjected to satisfactory, medical examination report.
FEE STRUCTURE FOR COURSE
1st Year Every 6 Monthly
2nd year Every 6 Monthly
Inter ( 10+2)
Duration – One and half years (18 months) for theory class + Internship 6 months.
Including => Fooding , Lodging & Transportation for Clinical Practical Training.
Excluding => Books , Uniform & Examination fee.
Qualification => Inter ( 10+2) , Subject – Science , Commerce , Arts or Equivalent.
Scholarship as per Welfare Department Government of Jharkhand.
Scope in Nursing Career in India & Abroad
A nurse is a healthcare professional who is focused on caring for individuals, families, and communities, ensuring that they attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and functioning.
Nurses are capable of assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care independently of physicians, and they provide support from basic triage to emergency surgery.
The nurse can get excellent employment opportunities in
Government or Private Hospital
Industry (occupational health settings)
Long-Term Care Facilities
Pharmaceutical Companies (for example, as researchers)
Orphanages or Old Age Homes
Some nurses may also advise and work as consultants in the the healthcare,legal or insurance sectors. Nurses can work full- or part-time, and many work on a per diem basis or as traveling nurses.
What is Nursing ?
Nurses save and improve lives as front line members of the health care delivery team. They independently assess and monitor patients, and taking a holistic approach, determine what patients need to attain and preserve their health. Nurses then provide care and, if needed, alert other health care professionals to assist. For instance, emergency department nurses triage all incoming patients, deciding which are the sickest and in what order they require the attention of other health care professionals. Thus, nurses coordinate care delivery by physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, physical therapists and others. Nurses assess whether care is successful. If not, they create a different plan of action.
One of the most important roles of the nurse is to be a patient advocate--to protect the interests of patients when the patients themselves cannot because of illness or inadequate health knowledge.
Nurses are patient educators, responsible for explaining procedures and treatments. For instance, nurses teach patients and their families how to eat in a healthier way, take medicines, change wound dressings, and use health care equipment.
Nurses empower patients, guiding them toward healthy behaviors and support them in time of need. When patients are able, nurses encourage and teach them how to care for themselves. Nurses provide physical care only when patients cannot do so for themselves.
As patients near the end of their lives, nurses provide dignity in death by advocating for sufficient pain medication and the opportunity to die at home to allow them to spend meaningful time with family members in their final days.
Hospital nurses are responsible for discharge planning, deciding together with other health professionals when patients can go home, and helping patients adapt to their conditions and work toward full recovery.
Nurses, especially those working in community settings, work to prevent illness through education and community programs designed to decrease transmittable illnesses, violence, obesity and tobacco use, and provide maternal-child education--to prevent some of the leading health problems of our time.
Some nurses are independent scholars whose work is at the forefront of health care research. Many nurses obtain Master's and Ph.D. degrees in nursing, then work as scholars, educators, health policy makers, managers, advanced practitioners such as Clinical Nurse Specialists or Nurse Practitioners, or sit on Boards of Directors.
What is nursing? What does a nurse do?
Nursing includes a range of specialties and definitions that vary from country to country. Broadly speaking, a nurse is a person who has formally been educated and trained in the care of the sick or disabled. Nursing also includes several other fields of medicine, including the prevention of disease, caring for and monitoring as well as advising pregnant women, etc.
According to the International Council of Nurses:
"Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles."
Some agencies highlight the duty of nurses to assist individuals in performing activities that contribute to health, recovery, or peaceful death, that the patients would perform if they had the strength, will, or knowledge required.
Nurses strive to achieve the best possible quality of life for their patients, regardless of disease or disability.
Nurses use clinical judgment to protect, promote, and optimize health, prevent illness and injury, alleviate suffering, and advocate in health care for individuals, families, communities, and populations.
The program will help students develop an understanding of the philosophy, objectives and responsibilities of nursing as a profession. The purpose of the course is to orient to the current concepts involved in the practice of nursing and developments in the nursing profession integrating the knowledge of various fields and provide a holistic care to patients and their families through promotion of healthcare, prevention of disease spread and infection, care during illness and rehabilitation at the recovery.