Trivandrum – Certificate Program in Palliative Auxiliary Nursing

3 Months Certificate Program in Palliative Auxiliary Nursing (CPPAN)

This Programme is designed to develop special nursing skills for Junior Public Health Nurses (JPHN) / Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) to provide effective palliative care. It is a three months regular program with total 600hours of theory and practical (200hours of theory and 400hours of practical)


On completion of the programme the participants are expected to:

  • Identify the patients who need palliative care
  • Demonstrate skills to provide palliative care
  • Impart basic knowledge and skills to patient and family toprovide basic care at home
  • Facilitate effectively in coordinating the care.


Course Schedule

Please visit for the dates of the upcoming trainings and the last date to apply.



Junior Public health Nurse (JPHN) / Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM)


Course Fee: ₹5000

Number of Participants:10

Selection Procedure: Written test followed by interview

Duration of Course: Three Months

Timing: From 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday.


How to Apply

Please download the application form from the link below, fill it up and send it to, along with a passport size photograph.

Download application form (.doc)



Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (TIPS), Arumana Hospital, Trivandrum. (Please see contact details at the bottom of this page.)


Course Contents

Nursing foundations

Infection control practices – an over view

Anatomy and physiology – an overview


Palliative Nursing:

  • Organisation of palliative care
  • Home care
  • Communication
  • Symptom assessment and management
  • Pharmacology
  • End of life care

For any assistance please contact:

Course Co-ordinator,
Pallium India, Arumana Hospital Building,
Airport Road, Subash Nagar,
Vallakadavu P.O,Thiruvananthapuram – 695 008,
Kerala, India.

Phone/Fax (office): +91 471 2468991, +91 9746745497