Periodically the Army recruits nurses who have completed relevant Nursing courses into its ranks to cater to the health care needs of its personnel. Let us look into the process for enrollment into the Army as a Nurse.
The course usually commences in the month of Aug. Advertisements for recruitment are posted in leading news papers in the month of Oct/ Dec every year, both for B Sc & GNM courses. Candidates are expected to submit their application forms in the prescribed format, along with all other necessary documents as required.
The candidate must be an Indian National (age- 17 to 25 yrs)
10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing Midwifery with minimum two years experience in the profession. Male nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme must submit a Certificate of completion of a course of 6- 9 months duration approved by INC in lieu of midwifery, The candidate should have not less than 50% aggregate marks in all subjects. The candidate should have passed the examination in single attempt.
10 class (Matriculation or its equivalent with three years Diploma in General. Nursing Midwifery with a minimum of five years experience in the profession.)
Selection will be based on the merit of the candidate at an All India level.
- A written objective type of examination will be conducted in February/ March every year, at certain selected centres (Published from time to time.)
- Successful candidates will be called for an interview at selected centres in the month of April/May each year.
Candidates must be declared medically fit. The fitness will be determined by a Medical Board of Military Medical Officers.
- Merit listed candidates based on the interview and medical fitness will be called for B. Sc. (Nsg).
Selected candidates will be required to execute a bond of agreement to serve in the Military Nursing Service for a minimum period of 5 yrs as permanent commissioned officers, on successful completion of the course.
Written Examination Centres:
The written examination will be conducted in 17 centres all over India.
Accommodation and Food: The students are provided with free accommodation, free laundry services and free food – a well balanced diet as per prescribed scales.
Medical Facilities: Students are provided with free medical services.
Leave and Travel Facilities: Students are granted 30 days vacation leave and 10 days mid term break.
Stipend and Uniform Allowance: A stipend of Rs.250/- per month is given during the four years of training. A initial outfit allowance of Rs 400/- is given on joining the course and a outfit renewal allowance of Rs 150 per year during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of the course.
How to apply :
Desirous candidates should apply as per instructions given in the advertisement to Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DG – 1A), Min Of Defence, New Delhi –110001.
NOTE: The information given above is subject to change without notice. Please refer the relevant sources to obtain the latest update.