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General Duty Assistant

Core Benefits of pursuing a career as GDA

  • Opportunity to work as head nurse based on your experience and skills.
  • Get hired by Private hospitals/clinics, home care or private ambulance service companies, nursing care facility, and other health care setups.
  • Opportunity to become Nursing Assistants followed by Supervisors, Floor Supervisors, and finally Managers.
  • Work as Full-time/Part-time faculty

General Duty Assistant

“Additional 2.4 million certified nurses are required to meet the growing demand for healthcare by the year 2025.”

Healthcare sector in India is growing rapidly; the supply often fails to meet the demand, as far as this profession is concerned. By becoming a certified GDA, you can work with top-notch healthcare setups across the country.

How will you become a skilled GDA?

You can level up your career and become eligible to obtain high-paying jobs.

How? Watch now!!!


10th & Above


18 - 30 Years

Total Duration

18 Months


6 Months


12 Months

Steps to make you pro

Well-equipped laboratories at CEDP replicate the real hospitals for hand-on training. Demonstrative and Participatory practical are conducted for enhanced learning and equip students with apt skills.

The program assures paid on-job-training in reputed hospitals across the city. Work as an intern under the supervision of experienced professionals. It bridges the gap between theoretical training and practical learning in a real-life environment.

Study Tours:
Industrial visits for suffice holistic learning are organized for students to become more aware of current industry practices and regulations during their visits. It provides opportunity for active/interactive learning experiences outside the classroom environment.

Industry-expert Faculty:
Theory classes are conducted by erudite academicians who are abreast with the changing nature of work in the domain. The lectures are delivered in fully air-conditioned classrooms ensuring the right ambience and atmosphere for intellectual stimulation.

Health Check-up Camps:
Students becomes the part of health check-up camps which further helps them improve their skill set.

What will you learn?

  • As a nurse you will be learning to assist a doctor during diagnosis and patient care.
  • Assist surgeons in carrying out major operations and surgeries.
  • Get trained to take care of patients’ needs, medication, safety and comfort at hospitals or home.
  • You will also get to learn about several medicines. This is crucial because general duty assistants often need to administer medications to patients all over the year. You will acquire knowledge of medicines as closely with doctors.
  • Maintain a suitable environment for patients during the recovery period.
  • Learn about a healthy and well-balanced diet which has to be fed to the patients.

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Career opportunities if you have GDA certification by your side

  • Formal recognition of practical learning as a certified GDA
  • Opportunities for pursuing vocational degree programs
  • The students may further move to Masters and Research degree programmes mapped at NSQF Level 8 – 10.
  • Best path for promotions and managerial role
  • Working professionals having significant work experience can earn certification
  • Work as Assistant Nurse in private hospitals/clinics, research labs, private ambulance service companies, retirement homes, home care, etc.
  • Eligible for various job roles including Public Health Nurse, Home Health Nurse, Travel Nurse, Forensic Nurse, Nurse Advocate, Work as Full-time/Part-time Faculty, Overseas jobs/Gulf Jobs as Home Care/Patient Care and more.

Overview of General Duty Assistant Course

Get trained to work as a certified general duty assistant in hospitals and home care settings by enrolling for General Duty Assistant program at CEDP Skill Institute, Mumbai. Students after 10th (SSC) and 12th (HSC) can enroll to General Duty Assistant (GDA) course at CEDP Skill Institute, to become a certified GDA, also commonly known as Nursing Care Assistants, Nursing Assistants, Nursing Aides, and Bedside Assistants. The course has features that cater to these modern learner preferences. The training program enables the development of apt skills and knowledge required to become a certified professional. It focuses on how each participant can learn easily as the innovative curriculum is designed keeping in mind the participants with different abilities and pace.

Our course is best suitable for candidates desirous to enter the healthcare industry as GDA. The course trains you to help patients manage their day-to-day activities. An innovative curriculum to Nursing Care course is designed in association with experts to make the students competent to meet the current industry needs.

The fundamental topics covered in GDA course:

Communicative English and Computer Fundamentals

Fundamentals of Nursing

Pharmacology and Microbiology

Anatomy and Physiology Sociology

Psychology and First aid

Nutrition and Communicable Diseases

Assured Industry Exposure

Our placement cell, Capable Workforce has professional collaborations and alliances with leading hospitals in the country to place our students for paid On-the-Job-Training. Students can learn intricate nuances of nursing care and how to assist doctors and surgeons in carrying out major surgeries and basic patient care.

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General Duty Assistant (GDA) GDA is one who provides patient care and helps maintain a suitable environment. Some of the key responsibilities are to provide patient's daily care, comfort, safety and health needs.

General Duty Assistants are the healthcare professionals who provide patient care. They are also commonly known as Nursing Care Assistants, Nursing Assistants, Nursing Aides, Bedside Assistants or Orderlies.

A general duty assistant works in collaboration with doctors and nurses and other healthcare providers and deliver the healthcare services as suggested by them.

The main topics covered in the course are Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology and Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology Sociology, Psychology and First aid and Nutrition and Communicable Diseases.

General duty assistants have to take care of patients' daily care, medication, safety and comfort while working in healthcare facilities.

GDA is 18-month course that includes classroom instruction and clinical training.