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. OPJS Hospital and Medical College has been successfully implementing the NPCC program. Our graduates are successfully placed in leading healthcare institutions and contribute immensely to the intensive 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.
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|
|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|
|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 relationship 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.|