Course Details


  Student Recruitment / Admission Requirements
    • Applicants must possess a registered B.Sc. Nurse with a minimum of one year clinical experience, preferably in any critical care setting prior to enrollment.
    • Must have undergone the B.Sc. in an institution recognized by the Indian Nursing Council.
    • Must have scored not less than 55% aggregate marks in the B.Sc. Program
  • Selection must be based on the merit of an entrance examination and interview held by the competent authority

NP Critical Care Competencies (Adapted from ICN, 2005)
    • Uses advanced comprehensive assessment, diagnostic, treatment planning, implementation and evaluation skills.
    • Applies and adapts advanced skills in complex and / or unstable environments
    • Applies sound advanced clinical reasoning and decision making to inform, guide and teach in practice
    • Documents assessment, diagnosis, management and monitors treatment and follow-up care in partnership with the patient.
    • Administer drugs and treatments according to institutional protocols
    • Uses applicable communication, counseling, advocacy and interpersonal skills to initiate, develop and discontinue therapeutic relationships
    • Refers to and accepts referrals from other health care professionals to maintain continuity of care
    • Practices independently where authorizes and the regulatory framework allows in the interest of the patients, families and communities
    • Consults with and is consulted by other health care professionals and others
    • Works in collaboration with health team members in the interest of the patient
    • Develops a practice that is based on current scientific evidence and incorporated into the health management of patients, families and communities
    • Introduces, tests, evaluates and manages evidence based practice
    • Uses research to produce evidence based practice to improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of care through independent and inter-professional research.
    • Engages in ethical practice in all aspects of the APN role responsibility.
    • Accepts accountability and responsibility for own advanced professional judgment, actions, and continued competence
    • Creates and maintains a safe therapeutic environment through the use of risk management strategies and quality improvement
    • Assumes leadership and management responsibilities in the delivery of efficient advanced practice nursing services in a changing health care system.
    • Acts as an advocate for patients in the health care systems and the development of health policies that promote and protect the individual patient, family and community
  • Adapts practice to the contextual and cultural milieu