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Important Speciality Courses for Nurses in India after BSc in Nursing

January 12, 2021

Important Speciality Courses for Nurses in India after BSc in Nursing

The prominent undergraduate training course in Nursing is BSc Nursing. It is a basic training course in nursing which trains as well as qualifies student in the essentials of nursing technique. Those that want to add to their skills as well as expertise in nursing and also want to seek a profession in a specialized segment in nursing can seek one of the many short term programs or speciality courses available after BSc Nursing.

Across India, there are various short term and speciality courses available in Nursing. These are available at the institution or state level. There are many specialities in which these short term courses are available. Various government and private coleges and hospitals offers these diplomas and certificate courses in different specialties, such as Critical Care Nursing, Cardio-Thoracic Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Operation Room Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Dialysis Technology and Neonatal Nursing. Lets take a look at some of them:

Diploma in Critical Care Nursing (DCCN)

Diploma in Critical Care Nursing is created for professionals that have actually finished BSc. in Nursing and dream to improve their skills for far better job growth. Critical Care Nurses deal with individuals that are admitted to ICU or are under other extensive care therapy. A Diploma in Critical Care Nursing training course can be finished in 1 to 3 years.

List of some of the nursing Colleges for Diploma in Critical Care Nursing:

  • Narayana College of Nursing, Nellore
  • KMCH College Of Nursing
  • Baby Memorial College Of Nursing, Kozhikode
  • North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling
  • Sidhi Sadan Lourdes College of Nursing
  • Siksha ''O'' Anusandhan University
  • Shridevi College of Nursing, TumkurApollo College of Nursing, Chennai
  • NITTE Usha Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore
  • S M S Medical College, Jaipur
  • Geetanjali College of Nursing (GCN), Udaipur
  • Saveetha College of Nursing, Tiruvallur
  • Suretech College of Nursing, Nagpur
  • Bhopal Nursing Colleges, Bhopal
  • BLK Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi.

Diploma in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Nursing (Diploma in CVT)

This is another important specialisation available for nurses to join. This course will help nurses enhance their knowledge of caring for patients with acute and chronic cardiac conditions. This course is aimed at making nurses proficient in cardiology and cardiothoracic care. The nurses are utilized in operation theatre, cath lab, special wards and icus. The duration varies from some months to two years, depending on the structure of the course.

Some important colleges offering this course:

  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • BM Birla College of Nursing
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
  • EMS College Of Paramedical Sciences, Perinthalmanna Malappuram, Kerala 
  • Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore
  • College of Nursing CMC, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 
  • Godavari Foundation's Godavari College of Nursing, Jalgaon
  • EIMS College of Nursing, Puducherry
  • Government College of Nursing, Kottayam, Kerela
  • Jubilee Mission College of Nursing, Thrissur, Kerala
  • Choithram College of Nursing, Indore
  • Pariyaram College of Nursing, Kannur, Kerala

Diploma in Nursing Administration

Diploma in Nursing Administration is another course available for nurses to specialize in. After completing such a Diploma in Nursing Administration one takes a leadership role. Nurses with a BSc degree in nursing and have at least 2 years of experience can apply for Diploma in Nursing Administration. The usual duration is one year for such a diploma. The maximum time can be 3 years. Some of the colleges offering this diploma are: 

  • All India Institute of Public and physical Health Sciences
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University IGNOU
  • PGI, Chandigarh
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • DS Institute of Paramedical Science
  • HKE Society School of Nursing

PG Diploma in Emergency Nursing

Emergency Diploma is a specialised training course for nurses who plan to work in emergency departments. This training teaches them lot of procedures, how to handle a patient with trauma, resuscitation process, intubation, and much more.

Other emergency situations include heart attack, stroke attack, trauma or suicidal attempts and management protocols for these conditions is also taught. This speciality is much in demand in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The list is exhaustive.

Post Basic Diploma in Operation Room Nursing (PBDORN)

Another important course for nurses and is very popular and in demand. This course teaches nurses to handle major surgeries as well related function of operating suites in hospitals and institutions. 

A few colleges offering This course are:

  • Armed Forces Medical College AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Gopala Gowda Shanthaveri Memorial School and College of Nursing, Mysore
  • Kamineni College of Nursing, Hyderabad
  • MGM New Bombay College of Nursing, Mumbai
  • People's College of Nursing and Research Centre – PCNRC, Bhopal, MP

PG Diploma and Fellowships in Paediatric Critical Care Nursing

Paediatric Critical Care Nursing is a specialised course which is designed to take care of infants and children in an ICU situation. It’s a very highly specialized branch and is available in 9 hospitals. Trained nurses are the backbone of such a program and thus formalized training is very important.

These institutions are:

  • Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi
  • Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore
  • Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana
  • Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Vijayawada
  • Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Bangalore
  • Balaji Action Hospital, New Delhi
  • MIOT Hospital, Chennai
  • Apollo Children’s Hospital,Chennai

PG Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health Nursing is a specialised course for nurses which provides training to take care of the patients suffering from mental health issues and diseases. Nurses under this specialisation work with psychiatric intensive care units and under the department of psychiatry. There more than 50 psychiatric nursing colleges in India offering 54 course in psychiatry nursing.

Some of the colleges offering this course include:

  • Government Medical College and Hospital  GMCH, Chandigarh
  • Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, New Delhi
  • Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Telangana
  • NRI Medical College, Andhra Pradesh
  • Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, Gujarat


Also See : Top Nursing Entrance Exams in India

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