ELNEC- Palliative Care


Palliative Care

This certificate course is a comprehensive program designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and expertise for entry level employment in palliative care units. Caring a patient requiring palliative care involves various complex psychological, spiritual and ethical issues which creates a lot of stress among the nurses. So, this course for nurses is essential, as it prepares the nurses to handle such complex situations effectively.


  • At the end of the course the students will be able to
  • Appreciate the role of the nurse in providing and teaching families to deliver quality palliative care for patient.
  • Demonstrate skills in communication in handling parents and patients requiring palliative care
  • Describe various drugs used in palliative care
  • Provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms by using various non pharmacological methods
  • Integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care
  • Offer a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death
  • Offer a support system to help the family cope during the patient’s illness and in their own bereavement
  • Use a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counseling, if indicated
  • Create positive influence in the course of illness by enhancing quality of life
  • Affirm life and regards dying as a normal process


  • The course is open to:
  • B. Sc (N)/ GNM/ M. Sc (N/ P.B. B. Sc (N) students
  • Assistant lecturers
  • Staff Nurses

Duration : 80 hours
Selection : Interested and motivated candidates will be selected

Certificates to be produced at the time of admission

  • Application Form
  • 12th standard equivalent marks card/pass certificate Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • 10th std marks card/pass certificate for proof of date of birth Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • GNM / B.Sc (N)/ P.B Bsc (N)/M.Sc (N) Marks cards of all years Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Degree / Diploma Certificate issued by the University/ Board Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Registration Certificate Issued by the State Nursing Council Original + 3 attested photocopies
  • Transfer Certificate from the institution last attended Original + 3 attested photocopies.
  • Conduct certificate from the institution last attended Original
  • Migration certificate from the Board / Univesity last studied
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by the Registrar, Nitte (Deemed to be University)
  • Physical Fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner
  • Blood group certificate
  • Photographs- Recent color photo with white background, of resolution 300-600 dpi & size 35mm X 45 mm (Passport size) & 20mm X 25mm (Stamp size)
  • Aadhar card copy of the student

Commencement of course

The course commences as per the date prescribed by the University, most likely during the first week of August. The exact date will be communicated by the Institution.