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Students with undergraduate degree of the Bachelor of Nursing could apply this program. Students who successfully complete the requirements of this program will be granted a degree of MSc in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (NICU).


Critical Care Nursing is a dedicated branch of nursing field that optimizes nursing care for premature or / critically ill  infants requiring intensive care and their families, reinforces managerial, educational, research, ethics, and professional behavior, in order to reduce mortality and morbidity in neonatal intensive care units. NICU nurses maintain and improve their skills and knowledge by continues education (theory and practical) and research in the field of neonatal intensive care units.

The purpose of  the program include; reducing the mortality and complications of infants in neonatal critical care units, improving nursing care and structure, and training qualified professionals with required skills and knowledge.



The main aim of the program is  to train and educate nurses who have required knowledge, vision and ability in the care of critically-ill infants, as well as abilities including; professional behavior, communication skills, information technology, continuous self-learning, research, management, promote quality control, problem solving, and commendation, etc. These abilities are as follow;

  1. Nursing knowledge
  2. Promoting perspective and required performance in the care of critically ill and premature infant
  3. Promoting communication skills and appropriate inter-personal and team communication of graduates
  4. promoting vision and skills of professional behavior
  5. Promoting knowledge, vision and skills required for practical research
  6. Promoting knowledge, abilities, vision and information technology (IT, ICT) and documentation
  7. Promoting knowledge, skills and vision in management, planning and continuous quality improvement of care and training related to critically ill and premature infants
  8. Promoting life-long learning by improving self-assessment and evaluation skills
  9. Promoting critical analysis and problem solving in emergency situations


Total number of credits: 32 including: Basic courses: 7 credits, Specialized courses: 21 credits and  Dissertation: 4 credits


Basic Information:
Program Type: Degree Based
Level Of study: Master's
School / Faculty: Nursing and Midwifery
Department: Department of Neonatal and Pediatric Nursing
Major (Name Of Program): Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (NICU)
This program contact information:
Telephone: +98 5138591511
Fax: +98 5138597313
Mobile: +98 9124186326
Email Address:
Address: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ibne Sina Street, Doctora Crossroads, Mashhad, Iran, Po Box: 9137913199
Contact Person Name: Dr. Monir Ramezani
Program Detail:
Length of Training:

4-8 semesters; 3 semesters in courses education, 1-5 semesters in research

Language Requirement:

Persian /English

Admission Requirement:

Completion of Bachelor of Nursing

Proficiency in English language

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