Overview

The Indian Nursing Council has initiated the ‘Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care Program’ (NPCC), the first postgraduate nursing residency program in India. The program is approved by the Government of India and launched by the Health Minister and it is announced on the INC website in the year 2017. Manipal College of Nursing has been successfully implementing the NPCC program since 2017. Our graduates are successfully placed in leading healthcare institutions and contribute immensely to the intensive care.  

 

Career Opportunities of Nurse Practitioners Critical Care

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to work in intensive care units, emergency departments and specialized care units in ‘advanced practice roles such as clinical experts, managers, educators and consultants. They are prepared to provide advanced nursing care to adults in the critical care units of tertiary care centers. Graduates are prepared to assume responsibility and accountability for the care of critically ill patients under his/her care.

Highlights of the program

  • Postgraduate residency program
  • Medical preceptors are involved in mentoring, thesis guidance and evaluation
  • Nurse preceptors support the clinical learning
  • Nursing faculty oversee the implementation of the program and conduct classes
  • Stipend is paid to non-deputed candidates and salary is paid to deputed candidates

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES (PEO)

The overall objectives of the Learning Outcomes-based Curriculum Framework (LOCF) for Nurse practitioners in critical care post-graduate residency programs are as follows.

PEO No

Education Objective

PEO 1

Assume responsibility and accountability to provide competent care including diagnostic reasoning, complex monitoring and therapies to critically ill patients applying theoretical, patho-physiological and pharmacological principles and evidence base

PEO 2

Identify the critical conditions using differential diagnosis and carry out treatment/interventions to stabilize and restore patient’s health and minimize or manage complications independently or collaboratively as a part of critical care team across the continuum of critical care

 

NURSE PRACTITIONER ATTRIBUTES

The Graduate attributes of Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care Program include:

Sl.

No.

Attribute

Description

 

1

Advanced knowledge, Critical thinking

Uses advanced comprehensive assessment, diagnostics for the care of critically ill patients applying critical thinking, advanced clinical reasoning and decision making

 

2

Professional competence & lifelong learning

Practices according to the regulatory framework and accepting responsibility for advanced professional judgement and continued competence

3

Evidence     based     clinical reasoning  Develops practice based on scientific evidence using research to improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness of care

4

Ethical practice

Engages in ethical practice in all aspects of the APN role responsibility

 

5

Collaborative care, Interpersonal relationship and teamwork

Works in collaboration with health team members as a team and consults, and get consulted by other healthcare professionals

 

6

Leadership,                          management and Communication skills

Creates and maintains a safe therapeutic environment through risk management strategies and quality improvement, and assuming leadership and management responsibilities

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

PO No.

Attribute

Competency

 

PO1

Advanced knowledge, Critical thinking

Adapt responsibility and accountability to provide competent care to critically ill patients and appropriate family care in tertiary care centres

 

PO2

 

Professional competence &  lifelong learning

Display clinical competence/expertise in providing critical care which includes diagnostic reasoning, complex monitoring and therapies, and contributes towards the advancement of self and profession

 

PO3

Evidence-Based                   clinical reasoning

Relate theoretical, pathophysiological and pharmacological principles and evidence base in implementing therapies/interventions in critical care

PO4

Ethical practice

Assess the critical conditions using differential diagnoses and carry out treatment/interventions to stabilize and restore patient’s health and minimize or manage complications independently or collaboratively as part of a critical care team following the ethical principles.

 

PO5

Collaborative care, Interpersonal relationships and teamwork Collaborate with other health care professionals in the critical care team, across the continuum of critical care.

 

  PO6

Leadership,             management and communication skills
Adapt critical thinking and communication skills in providing care and managing critically ill patients, assuming leadership and management responsibilities for the delivery of advanced practice nursing services. 

Key Dates & Deadlines

15

15

Jul ' 22

Last date to Apply

'

Tentative Course Commencement Date

Duration

2 years

Facilties

Healthcare
Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training

Innovation Centre
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research

Labs
Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium

Libraries
Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes

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