Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Auxiliary Nursing [BCCPAN]

Course Details: This course is aimed at equipping a non professional person to deliver good quality Palliative Care services to the patients and their family members in a community setting. The course consists of developing communication skills, care of bedridden patients and hands on training in nursing skills. The Course is meant for females who have passed S.S.L.C. and also have completed two years' Nursing Assistants Course or Junior Public Health Nurse (JPHN) Course.

Course Duration: 3 Months

No. of seats: Minimum - 3, Maximum -10

Eligibility: Plus two with Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing or JPHN

Course fee: Rs. 5000/-

Course Schedule:

Batch Period Last date to
receive application
I February - April 20thJanuary 4th week of February
II June - August 20thMay 4th week of April
III October - December 20thSeptember 4th week of June

Application form: Download

Return the completed forms to

    Institute of Palliative Care,
    Old Dist. Hospital Building,
    Thrissur 680001

Special Instructions:

  1. The candidates selected have to spend 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) at the institute (9.30 am to 4.30 pm for theory sessions and 9.00 am to 4.30 pm for clinical sessions).
  2. There will be theory sessions, clinical postings (OP/IP/Homecare),hands on training, assignment discussions & topic and case presentations covering various palliative care aspects as part of the course.
  3. Attendance is compulsory for theory sessions. The candidate may avail leave for maximum 2 days with proper intimation to the coordinator. Availing leave for more than 2 days during the course and/or being absent without intimating the course coordinator will lead to extension of the course.
  4. There will be continuous evaluation during the course in terms of punctuality, attitude, skills acquired, group interaction and team work.
  5. There will be a mid-term evaluation at the end of 2 weeks (after the theory sessions) and a final evaluation at the end of the course.
  6. The candidate has to secure 50% marks for a pass in each division - theory, communication skills, practical cum viva voce, case presentation, topic presentation.

Food & Accommodation:It will be the candidate's own responsibility, but the institution will offer all possible assistance including subsidized accommodation at the Institute of Palliative Care if available.