Which is Better GNM or B.Sc Nursing?

Which is Better GNM or B.Sc Nursing?

16 Feb 2022

Nursing is one of the most demanded professions in the world. Every hospital depends heavily on nurses for patient care and treatment. Nursing has been in demand from the past and it continues to grow in the future. The increase in population and increase in life span of the people has increased demand for nurses across the globe. The demand for nurses is huge in middle east countries, European countries and even in Australian countries. 

There are different nursing courses based on the qualifications held by the students. Many nursing aspirants will be having confusion between different nursing courses and their importance. So, it is important to have a brief understanding of different nursing courses before making the decision.

The current article mainly focuses on two of the important nursing courses: General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) and B.Sc Nursing.

Let’s try to understand them in detail

General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM)

The General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) is the 3-years diploma course in nursing that can be done by students after the completion of their PUC or Class 12th. The course aims to qualify and train the students into general nurses who can effectively work as a part of the medical community. The course gives the basic training of nursing techniques for the students such that they can be able to take care of patients with minor health conditions.

B.Sc Nursing

The B.Sc Nursing is a 4-years undergraduate degree programme that can be joined after the completion of PUC or Class 12th. The course aims to develop the competency in knowledge and skills required to become a successful nurse. The B.Sc Nursing students are trained to work in individual homes, hospitals and communities and promote a healthier society. The B.Sc Nursing course is formulated to imbibe the critical thinking skills, competence, ethics and standards required for nursing among the students.

Careers & Salary

The General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) students can join as nursing assistants in hospitals, maternity centres and clinics. The GNM students interested in higher studies can join bachelor’s, masters or doctorate courses after the completion of their GNM diploma.

Some job roles for GNM

  • Clinical Nurse
  • Legal Nurse
  • Travelling Nurse
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Forensic Nurse
  • Junior Nurse

The average salary of a GNM nurse will easily range from around 2 Lakhs to 4 Lakhs Per annum.

While the B.Sc Nursing students can join as staff nurses in hospitals and clinics. The B.Sc nursing students, if interested, can take up research in the nursing field by joining Ph.D programmes after their masters. They are even hired as surgical nurses for operation theatres in the hospitals. 

Some job roles for B.Sc Nursing

  • Nursing-in-Charge
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Staff Nurse
  • Nursing Supervisor
  • Home Care Nurse

The average salary of a B.Sc Nursing student will easily range from around 4 Lakhs to 8 Lakhs per annum.

Placement Opportunities for Nursing students

The nurses are globally hired because of their huge demand from the health care sector. The increase in population and increased life span in the society has created a huge scope for nurses. 

Some of the top recruiters are:

  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Hosmat Hospitals
  • Fortis HealthCare
  • Manipal Hospitals

Which is better? GNM or B.Sc Nursing

Although it is quite difficult to compare between two courses as both the courses are equally important and valuable in their own space. Both the courses have equal opportunities and both offer excellent career growth for the nursing students. The decision lies with the students about choosing between GNM and B.Sc Nursing courses.

How does the Akash Institute of Nursing help the nursing students?

Akash Institute of Nursing is one of the leading nursing colleges in Karnataka that is known for its excellence and service to the society. The faculty at Akash Institute of Nursing are highly qualified and carry an abundance of professional experience in the field of nursing. The nursing students will be learning the concepts of nursing with a unique method of blended learning of both practical and theory. The Akash Hospital is one of the pioneers in the hospital industry to provide quality healthcare at affordable costs. The students of nursing from the college will have a live working experience as a full-fledged nurse in the Akash Hospitals. This increases their practical learning of nursing concepts. 

The Akash Hospitals hires almost all the nurses from its Akash Institute of Nursing for excellent salary packages. The students from Akash Institute of Nursing will be given 100% placement from the Akash Group and as soon as they complete their course either GNM or B.Sc Nursing are not required to worry about placements.


Nursing has been one of the most competitive fields for ample job opportunities across the globe. Every hospital in this world needs nurses and this clearly shows the demand that it has for the skilled professionals. The nurses are required in huge numbers in coming days and salaries are excellent due to the upsurge in the demand for skilled nurses from both GNM and B.Sc Nursing background.

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