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Critical care nurses treat patients who are suffering from acute diseases or have life threatening conditions. Courses combine classroom studies with practical experiences, including possible rotations in trauma, cardiac care, surgical intensive care, cardio-surgical care and neurosurgical care units. The degree program requires a significant time commitment on the part of the student. Students are supposed to be engaged in full-time study.

Critical Care Nursing


Critical care nursing classes are available through postgraduate certificate programs. Critical care nurses are responsible for the most vulnerable patients. They have the responsibility to monitor, assess and care the patients. This program is presented in three semesters through theoretical and practical course and students are required to defend their thesis on the last semester.


Common Concepts

  •   Pharmacology
  •   Mental/physical health
  •    Appropriate treatment methods for patients
  • Advanced  Monitoring and Assessment
  • Critical care in  Traumatology
  •   Principles of investigative approaches in nursing
  • Critical judgment
  •   Synthesis and evaluation
  •   Ability to conceptualize practice         


Assumed Knowledge    

  •  Foundations of nursing knowledge
  •   Nursing theory
  • Legal and ethical issues
  •  Fundamentals of research
  • Human bioscience
  •  Psychology and sociology as related to practice
  •   Principles of investigative approaches in nursing
  •  Concepts and theories relevant to practice
  • Ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis


Duration of program

Two to three years (four to five semesters)



School of Nursing & Midwifery, Bou Ali St., Safaieh, Yazd, Iran



Admission Capacity for each year

Two to six students for each academic year



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Basic Information:
Program Type: Degree Based
Level Of study: Master's
School / Faculty: School of Nursing & Midwifery
Department: Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Major (Name Of Program): Critical Care Nursing
This program contact information:
Telephone: +98 (35)3725 8410
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Address: International Affairs, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Central Building, Bahonar Sq.,Yazd, Iran
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Language Requirement:

Some courses are presented both in English and Persian. Students should make sure to have at least intermediate knowledge of English as well as Persian.

Admission Requirement:

If you have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Anesthesiology, Nurse Midwifery or Operation Room Technology you can apply for this program now.


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