Shalamar Nursing College

Post Basic Diploma in Critical Care Nursing (ICU/CCU)

(1-year Program)

This program is designed for the registered nurses who want to develop the specialty in Critical Care Nursing and pursue their career in Critical Care Areas. This is a one year program which is fully recognized by The Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) and Nursing Examination Board, Punjab (NEBP). The examinations are conducted by The NEBP upon the successful completion of one year Academic and Clinical Training.

Aims & Objectives of the Course:

The aims and objectives of the course are to prepare competent nurses who will:

  • Work as bedside practitioner in all aspects of Critical/Intensive Care Nursing and prepare themselves for working in Emergency and all type of ICU Care Units
  • Be skilled in making clinical assessment, interpretation of clinical findings and taking appropriate decision and action in total patient care
  • Be specialist nurses having advance competency integrated with knowledge and skills by using systematic approaches to the nursing care
  • Provide an educational framework that will encourage the student to develop skills of analysis and critical awareness in order to stimulate an enquiring and creative approach to both the theory and practice of critical care nursing
  • Provide an advanced educational knowledge which will develop the student’s intellectual and imaginative abilities in order to facilitate the development of independent judgment and decision making and problem-solving
  • Be skilled in all aspects of Critical Care Nursing by improving physical, social, emotional and intellectual well being of the patient
  • Be able to recognize the individual needs of critically ill patients
  • Be able to use therapeutic communication skills and establish good relationships with the patient, family and colleagues
  • Be able to priorities patient individual needs and implement the systematic approach to enhance nursing standards
  • Be able to manage and organize unit/department as per protocols
  • Develop the learner’s ability to respond to changing needs in critical care in an analytical way

Program Details

Sr. No



Critical Care Nursing


Health Assessment




Computer Skills




Nursing Research






Leadership & Management


Interpretation of Clinical Findings


The SNC disburses merit Scholarships to students showing outstanding performance in the examinations held by the University of Health Sciences Lahore. The scholarships shall only be for positions obtained at the University level amongst all the institutions affiliated with the University of Health Sciences Lahore. Scholarships shall be awarded to the students receiving first, second and third positions in the University Examinations amongst all the participating students. Scholarships will be awarded one year and reviewed after the subsequent professional examination.

Student Transfer/Withdrawal Policy

As a matter of policy, students are relieved during the course or the compulsory service. However, suppose any student after admission to POST (RN) & POST BASIC diploma programs decides to withdraw voluntarily from the college before mandatory service. In that case, they compulsory will have to pay the fees for the remaining period of the course a penalty. However, no payment shall be refunded if a student leaves the college one month after commencement of classes.
The credits earned in the parent institution by a student seeking migration into an affiliated/ constituent institution or department of the university shall be equated by the migration/ equivalence committee. The equated credits shall be considered for determining their eligibility to take the year-end university Examination.

Students who wish to transfer to our school from another institution can be accepted with the following conditions:
• NOC from the previous institution within the Punjab province only
• Official transcript of the record of passed subjects taken from 1st to 2nd year
• Payment of required fees to UHS and PNC