Certificate Course in Fertility Nursing

Duration : 10 Days

Eligibility Criteria

BSC, MSC or any other life science background, BVSC, MVSC, BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, MBBS, MD, MRCOG, FRCOG or any medical degree, etc…

Course Objectives

Certificate Course in Fertility Nursing

This course imparts in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge about all aspects of assisted reproductive technologies including pre-treatment evaluation, testing, oocyte recovery and embryo transfer. Candidates will be given an opportunity to comprehend various treatment procedures in an elucidated manner coupled with all-encompassing hands-on training on a one-one basis in all aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

Methodology of the Training

  • Safe laboratory practice in Andrology.
  • Quality control, quality assurance and proficiency testing in andrology laboratory.
  • Video/ Multimedia presentation of critical clinical characteristics of setting up of an ideal IVF laboratory and embryo transfer.
  • Observer-ship in an actual clinical set up for 5 days,(no hands-on experience will be available).
  • Maintenance of Lab, Equipment
  • Autoclave
  • Instrument cleaning
  • Tray setup
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records
  • Maintaining standards of nursing care in pre-operative and post
  • Operative planning, implementation and patient care
  • Preparation of the operating room for all cases and scheduled procedures
  • Keep principles of aseptic techniques in performing surgical scrub, setting instruments, gowning, gloving as needed for the procedure
  • Assist as a circulatory or scrub nurse
  • Micromanipulation components, mechanics and installation instructions
  • Aligning of micromanipulator, micro tools and preparing for sperm injection
  • Sperm immobilization and mock injection followed by ICSI
  • Oocyte donation and surrogacy
  • Regulatory and ethical issues in ART today
  • Counseling infertile patients for various ART procedures
  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and QC/ QA


  • Slow freezing versus vitrification
  • Comparison between different vitrification systems and devices
  • Improving survival rates

Educational Teaching Methods

  • Interactive discussion and teaching sessions
  • Hands-on laboratory training sessions
  • Live lectures and multimedia presentations

Evaluation of Trainee

Knowledge : Multiple-choice questions on lab techniques linked to each course module.

Practical skills : Tested on specific lab techniques taught during the training.

Verbal and communication skills : PPT talk on a topic linked to a course module.

Each Participant Will Receive

  • Course Syllabus with Reading Material and Lab Protocols
  • Controlled Access to the State-of-the-art lab at International Fertility Centre
  • Certificate of Training (issued upon successful assessment by the instructor)


  • Travel and accommodation is extra, IIRFT can provide assistance in arranging.

When acquiring new concepts and skills, there is no substitute for learning by doing. At IIRFT on average, 50% of your course time is devoted to hands-on exercises to give you practical, hands-on experience, course activities and real-world simulations to help you apply your new skills immediately when you return to your job.

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