Eligibility Criteria

  • GNM holding 2 years experience
  • B sc Nursing
  • English competency - 40% Marks in 10 + 2
  • Basic computer knowledge -MS Office

Course Duration


Course Content

  • Introduction to critical care nursing
  • Concept of holistic care applied to critical care nursing practice
  • Review of Anatomy and Physiology of Vital organs
  • Fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Legal and Ethical issues in critical care nurse’s role
  • Management of emergency conditions/ Trauma
  • Essential skills and procedure Assistance
  • Arterial blood gas analysis
  • Percutaneous tracheostomy
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump
  • Blood culture
  • Central line catheter
  • Intubation and air way management
  • Urinary catheter
  • ACLS and BLS
  • Review of drugs and pharmacokinetics
  • Pain management in critical care
  • Management of pressure ulcer
  • Management of thrombophlebitis
  • Infection control in critical care unit
  • Quality indicators in critical care unit
  • Management of critical care unit
  • Management of patient medical record

Course Highlights

  • Program pedagogy which includes Webinar, Student Faculty Chat by Subject Experts and Project Work.
  • Reference subject through E-library
  • Program materials developed by experts
  • Each block culminating into a qualifying assignment
  • Credit based teaching outcomes for global application

Learning Outcome

Intellectual Skills

  • Assess the needs of critically ill patient.
  • Identify the appropriate action for critical situations.
  • Prioritize actions according to the needs of the situation utilizing critical thinking process.
  • Integrate knowledge from nursing science, medicine and other sciences in nursing care of critically ill patient
  • Ensure that the available resources in critical care unit and complete personnel are used efficiently and effectively.
  • Assist consumers and health care team when taking decisions.

Professional and practical skills

  • Monitor hemodynamic, oxygenation, blood chemistry and acid base balance of critically ill patient.
  • Develop technical skills necessary to function competently within critical care as a professional nurse
  • Demonstrate technical skills in dealing with advanced technology in critical care setting.
  • Implement nursing process to provide high quality nursing care to critical care patient.

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Discuss the scope of practice in critical care units.
  • Recognize ethical and legal issues relevant to critically ill patients in ICU.
  • Identify critically ill patient' and their families' needs and problems
  • Recognize the principles of judgments and limitations of practice in critical care units.

Evaluations and Grading

  • Evaluations will collate candidate performance based on Self Assessment, Term End Assessment, completion of Project Work , participation in Webinar , participation in student-faculty chat.
  • Grading will be done based on alphabetical grade point percentage.


At the end of the program the student will be awarded a Certification from Astron Institute of International Studies, Gurgaon.