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). (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, VP XIII/80,
Golden Hills, Venkode P.O.
Vattappara, Thiruvananthapuram 695028
Kerala, India.

Phone/Fax (office): +91 8589998760, +91 9746745497