The new scenarios in Intensive Care Units demand new update programs, adapted to the real needs of nursing professionals, so that they can incorporate the advances in critical patient care"


The provision of professional healthcare services within an Intensive Care Unit requires the acquisition of a highly specific set of knowledge and skills. Critical patient care is also one of the most specialized and evolving areas of the healthcare world. It is essential, therefore, that the nursing professional is  able to respond adequately to these advances in scientific and technological knowledge by constantly updating their knowledge.

The content of this professional master’s degree is focused on the detailed updating of nursing professionals for the provision of care in intensive care areas, whose functions require high levels of qualification. An the other hand, to initiate their activity as professionals in the field of research.

Only with an adequate, focused, and specialized updating program can the necessary knowledge and skills be acquired and maintained to respond to the needs of critically ill patients with criteria of efficiency, scientific rigor, and the highest professional level. The work of nurses in Intensive Care Units increasingly requires competent professionals with specialized Knowledge, so that they are able to respond to the care needs that society and the progress of medicine pose. This way, they will become familiar with a wide range of techniques and procedures and acquire the skills required for the assessment and care planning for critically ill patients. Specific care and assistance are indispensable and can only be provided by qualified and specialized professionals with specific knowledge and skills.

Thanks to this professional master’s degree, graduates will complete their specialization in Intensive Care with an online methodology that will allow them to update their knowledge in the field, adapting their skills to their daily work. 

Constant updating is key to providing specialized nursing care with maximum quality and safety required by the critically ill patient"

This professional master’s degree in Intensive Care Nursing contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features include:

  • Development of more than 100 clinical cases presented by nursing professionals with expertise in intensive care and university professors with extensive experience in critical patients. The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Assessment and monitoring of the critically ill patient; the latest international recommendations on life support maneuvers; critical care in patients with neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory disorders; care of the severe trauma patient in intensive care; pharmacology and transport in the critically ill patient, etc.
  • Comprehensive systematized action plans for the main pathologies in the Intensive Care Medicine Unit
  • Presentation of practical workshops on procedures, diagnosis, and treatment techniques in critical patients
  • An algorithm-based interactive learning system for decision-making in clinical situations presented throughout the course
  • Practical clinical guides on approaching different pathologies
  • With a special emphasis on evidence-based medicine and research methodologies in Intensive Care Nursing
  • All of this will be complemented by theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Availability of content from any device, fixed or portable, with an Internet connection

This professional master’s degree may be the best investment you can make when selecting an up-to-date program for two reasons: in addition to updating your knowledge of Nursing Intensive Care, you will obtain a qualification from TECH Technological University"

This professional master’s degree program is designed to update nursing professionals who work in Intensive Care Units, and who require a high level of qualification. The content is based on the latest scientific evidence and is organized in a didactic way to integrate theoretical knowledge into nursing practice. The theoretical-practical elements allow professionals to update their knowledge and help them to make the right decisions in patient care.

The multimedia content developed with the latest educational technology will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide an immersive training program to train in real situations.

This program Scientific is designed around Problem-Based Learning, whereby the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that arise throughout the program. For this reason, the student will be assisted by an innovative, interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts in the field of Intensive Care units who also have extensive teaching experienc}

Update your knowledge through the professional master’s degree in Intensive Care Nursing, in a practical way and adapted to your needs"


This professional master’s degree offers training in simulated environments, which provide immersive learning programmed to train in real situations"


This program is designed to update the nursing professional's knowledge in order to provide quality care, based on the latest scientific evidence and to guarantee patient safety.


This professional master’s degree will allow you to acquire specialized knowledge in one of the most demanding areas while you combine it with your work activity, enhancing your career and helping you to open doors to your future"

General Objectives

  • Update essential knowledge in the nursing care of critically ill patients in order to increase the quality and safety of nursing practice in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Acquire the necessary skills to provide comprehensive care to the critical patient with criteria of speed, efficiency and quality
  • Review the fundamental principles of critical care nursing

Specific Objectives

Module 1. Organization and Management of an Intensive Care Unit

  • Recognize the importance of proper management of the Intensive Care Unit
  • Provide a safe patient environment in the intensive care unit by assessing and correcting the risk factors present

Module 2. Evaluating and Monitoring of a Critically Ill Patient

  • Describe the different modes of invasive and non-invasive monitoring of the critically ill patient, as well as their correct technique
  • Analyze the importance of filling out the different nursing records used in the Intensive Care Unit, and interpret their value in the patient's rehabilitation process

Module 3. Life Support

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of life support and management of action protocols
  • Know and understand the chains of survival for optimal patient care in different life-threatening situations
  • Acquire advanced knowledge of life support in the adult patient
  • Acquire advanced knowledge of life support in special situations
  • Show the procedures performed on the CPR patient and knowledge of the most pioneering techniques

Module 4. Critical Care in Patients with Cardiocirculatory Disorders

  • In-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiocirculatory system
  • Identify the most frequent cardiocirculatory pathologies in the ICU
  • Recognize different conditions and learn how to manage them in depth

Module 5. Critical Care in Patients with Respiratory Disorders

  • Develop advanced theoretical knowledge of respiratory physiology and fundamentals of mechanical ventilation
  • Identify the main pathological ventilatory patterns
  • Demonstrate new ventilation devices and therapies in the patient

Module 6. Care in Patients with Neurological Disorders

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
  • Recognize the most common neurological pathologies in the ICU
  • Identify cerebrovascular disease and delve into its approach and management
  • Assess the coma patient, evaluate the degree of consciousness and provide specific care

Module 7. Digestive and Renal Pathology in the ICU and Other Pathologies

  • Examine the main digestive and renal pathologies treated in Intensive Care Nursing
  • Review the procedures for ostomized digestive and urological patients
  • Delve into critical care for intoxication and septic patients

Module 8. Critical Care for Severe Trauma Patients

  • Apply the appropriate therapeutic procedures to the critically ill patient
  • Anticipate the most common complications derived from the pathological processes of critically ill patients and their treatment in order to prevent their occurrence

Module 9. Pharmacology in Intensive Care

  • Update the procedures for the use of the most frequent drugs in the intensive care unit
  • Describe the therapeutic action and most important side effects of frequently used drugs in the intensive care unit
  • Review the standards for administration of drug therapy in the intensive care unit

Module 10. Critical Care for Paediatric Patients

  • Recognize the most frequent pediatric and adult pathological processes in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Adequate nursing care for the pediatric critical patient
  • Perform the nursing role in a pediatric and adult basic and/or advanced life support situation according to the latest European Resuscitation Council recommendations

Module 11. Hospital Transport

  • Delve into the knowledge of the different types of medical transport used today and their evolution throughout history Develop knowledge of the fundamental characteristics of each type of transport and patient transfer
  • Prepare and supervise in-hospital and inter-hospital transfer of the adult critically ill patient

Module 12. Anesthesia and Surgery

  • Describe the characteristics, process and treatment of malignant hyperthermia
  • Identify and know how to apply the different types of anesthesia
  • Provide care for the critical post-surgical patient
  • Provide critical care to transplant patients
  • Manage the crash cart in the nursing care of the anesthetized patient
  • Intervene in possible perioperative complications
  • Manage the patient admitted to post-anesthetic reanimation and recognize possible complications

Module 13. Research Methodology in Intensive Care Nursing

  • Learn how to retrieve quality specialized information in the Health Sciences
  • Handle different reference managers
  • Design qualitative and quantitative research
  • Know the different types of instruments for critical reading
  • Learn to write articles with a scientific structure, as well as to write case reports, reviews, articles, theses and dissertations

Module 14. Latest Information on Coronavirus Infections

  • Learn about the growth and evolution of Coronavirus in the world
  • Delve into the microbiological characteristics of the disease
  • Learn about the different epidemiological changes in coronavirus infections from their discovery to the present day
  • Delve into the functioning of the immune system during Coronavirus infection
  • Understand the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of coronavirus infections
  • Know the main risk groups in Coronavirus infections
  • Delve into the different methods of transmission of the disease
  • Know the different methods of Biosafety in microbiology laboratories for the handling of Coronavirus samples
  • Explore future challenges in the prevention, diagnosis and therapeutics of Coronavirus infections

With this professional master’s degree, you will acquire the necessary security in the performance of nursing practice in intensive care, helping you to grow personally and professionally" 

Professional Master's Degree in Intensive Care Nursing

Broadening the academic horizon is the key that makes it possible to acquire the necessary skills to qualify efficiently and ensure the best care for critically ill patients. Therefore, at TECH Technological University we designed the Master's Degree in Nursing in Intensive Care as an excellent opportunity to update the conceptual bases with high quality contents. Our program consists of 1,500 instructional hours, within which students will have access to an innovative study plan, which will enable them to competently perform the accompanying process by applying tools and techniques that allow them to provide comprehensive care under the criteria of speed, efficiency and professional quality.

Why choose TECH as your place of academic qualification?

At TECH we have established ourselves as the largest digital university in the world, our commitment to academic excellence led us to create the best online Nursing Faculty in the educational sector. In addition, we have an innovative teaching system that breaks with traditional models and focuses on qualifying students through highly complex exercises, which are solved with conceptual application. Likewise, we have a multimedia system of the latest generation in pedagogy that will allow the internalization of contents in an easy and fast way. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a prestigious and internationally recognized university degree.