Where to get Certificate/Diploma in Palliative Care Nursing?….IAPC Courses


Palliative care nursing is one of the new branches of nursing that has been formed after the immense increase in prevalence of diseases like Cancer. Palliative care helps to facilitate peaceful and painful death to those persons who are suffering from severe pain and other problems due to these deadly diseases.

Palliative care nurse is one of the specialized nurses branch which is of great demand in gulf as well as European countries.

So where can you acquire an advanced certificate in palliative nursing?

This article is the answer…….Please do share this article because there are so many nurses out there in India who doesn’t know where and what to specialize after their graduation or diploma course.

Institute of palliative care is the answer for the above question.

They have the following courses for nurses and doctors.

1. Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing

2. Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Auxiliary Nursing

3. Certificate Course in Essential of Palliative Care

4. Two Week training to Nurses/Doctors

5. Two day training to Volunteers

6. Periodic refresher courses for doctors, nurses and volunteers.

Here are the details……


Course Structure And Delivery:

Any nurse holding a recognised degree or certificate in nursing and interested in palliative care is eligible to do the course. During the course the student spends approximately 144 hours in clinical experience and 72 hours in theory. The clinical will include Home Care (both locally and at link centers), plus Hospice and Clinic work. The student is expected to spend at least 10 hours per week going through background material.


Evaluation of light assignments, case presentations and topic presentations which together carries 60% of total marks is done jointly by self (student), peer and faculty. The final examination carries 40% of the total marks. The student is given a certificate is she or he secures 50%. Reflective journal is required, but not graded.

Course fee is Rs. 3,000 (Rupees three thousand only) approx. $60

Download the application form from BCCPN ( Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing)

Available at Pain and Palliative Care Society, Thrissur, Keral as well as at Institute of palliative care, Calicut, Kerala.

For further Details contact:

Dr. E. Divakaran. Email : edivakaran@gmail.com Mobile :9447308707

Dr. Ramla Beevi E-mail: ramlabeebi@gmail.com Mobile: 9446146901


A Course run by Indian Association of Palliative Care. The Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care have two components. Part A intended to build the theoretical base. Part A has 8 weeks of distant learning and introductory session in the beginning followed by a contact session of 15 hours. There will be an evaluation at the end and successful candidates will be awarded the Certificates in Essentials of Palliative Care. Part B of the Course is 10 days of optional clinical placement at Pain and Palliative Care Clinic. The Certificate awarded to candidates successfully completing this clinical component of the course will enable them to apply for license to stock and dispense oral morphine under the modified Narcotic Rule.

The Course Fee:

A heavily subsidized course fee of Rs 1000/- will be charged. This will cover the training fee, course material and examination fee.

Download the application form from Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care,  a course run by Indian Association of Palliative Care.

There are over 30 centers all over India running this programme…..


The Course is meant for females who have passed S.S.L.C. with some work experience in hospitals or those who have completed plus two with any subject. The duration of the course is 3 months. The course consists in developing communication skills, care of bedridden patients and hands on training in nursing skills. There is no course fee. Travel and accommodation will have to be borne by the student or those who sponsor.

Download the application form from Auxiliary Nurses training in palliative care.

Available at Pain and Pallaiative Care Society, Thrissur, Kerala

For more information about the courses, please contact:

Course Coordinator,
Pain and Palliative Care Society,
Old Dist Hospital Building,
Thrissur 680 001
E-Mail: ppcs.thrissur@gmail.com

Other than this Institute of Pain and Palliative care, Calicut Medical College runs the following programmes

1. Six week Basic Certificate course in Palliative Nursing2. Three Months Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Auxillary Nursing3. Bsic Certificate course in Essentials of Palliative care4. One month advanced course for community nursesContact details – Institute of Palliative Medicine Medical college P.O.Calicut – 673008Kerala. India.

Phone – +91 495 2354166

OPD – +91 495 2354897

IPD – +91 495 2351452

For Contributions – TWL : +91 8281664752

E-mail – palliativecare@gmail.com

Website – www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org

List of Palliative care centers in India Click Here

List of Palliative care centers in KeralaClick Here  

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