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Advanced Diploma of Nursing (HLT64115)

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Are you an Enrolled Nurse who has found your area of passion and want to extend your knowledge and skills in that specialty? Would you like to expand your knowledge into other areas of specialty such as Critical Care, Acute Care or Perioperative?

ACN as the pre-eminent nursing professional body value the vital role that Enrolled Nurses play in delivering high quality nursing care. We want to support you in continuing your professional development in an affordable way that will not take you away from the workforce.

Nationally recognised training

INTAKES

Next intake is February 2018 - Acute care, Critical Care and Perioperative (places are limited).

DURATION

12 months minimum

STUDY MODE

Online and optional workshops if required

Entry requirements/ Prerequisites to entry

  • Applicants must be currently working in Australia and hold current registration as an enrolled nurse without notation (ENs who can administer medications) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
  • Applicants must be currently employed within the specialty area nominated or be able to access workplace learning opportunities in the specialty area nominated.
  • Students must have access to suitable facilities, equipment and resources that will allow them to complete their clinical assessments^.  Clinical assessments must also be completed under the supervision of an assessor* approved by ACN. Students unable to access suitable facilities or an assessor can attend simulated workshops run by ACN in Sydney for an additional fee.α. 
  • Complete all sections of the application form and submit copies of any requested evidence.

^ Download a copy of the required clinical assessments.

* Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors and hold current registration as a Registered Nurse with the NMBA.

α An additional fee of $760 is charged for each workshop a student attends and the student is responsible for all costs they incur related to their attendance including travel, accommodation and food.  The workshops are designed to give students access to a full range of contexts and situations which may not be available in their workplace and an opportunity for assessment.  Two 2-day workshops are scheduled for 2018, the first in June and the second on October.  Students unable to make these workshops would attend the next available workshop.  

Course overview

This course is for enrolled nurses who wish to develop additional nursing knowledge, abilities and skills to enable them to work as an enrolled nurse in a range of clinical situations and challenges in their specialty areas of practice. Participants learn how to comprehensively assess clients and competently manage their care. The programs allow participants to develop research skills and apply these in the provision of client care. Participants choose one specialty area of nursing and health care in which to further develop skills and understanding. The specialty streams include including Acute Care, Critical Care, Perioperative and Aged Care (which will commence in July 2018)

Where this qualification can take you

Studying the Advanced Diploma of Nursing enables you to formalise the knowledge and skills for the provision, coordination and management of specialised care. This includes:

  • Critical care 
  • Acute care
  • Perioperative care
  • Aged care (Available July 2018)

Intakes for 2018 are scheduled for February and July. 

$5,200 (including a $250 non-refundable administration fee)
or
$520.00 per unit (including a $50 non-refundable administration fee per unit)

*Fees are subject to change without notice.
This covers course materials, online support, webinars, marking, RPL for medications and infection control if applicable and tutor support either online or telephone)

Additional fees

$760 is charged for each workshop a student wishes to attend, all travel and accommodation is the responsibility of the student. 

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UNITS OF STUDY

HLTENN020

Conduct clinical assessments

Core

HLTENN034

Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice

Core

HLTENN033

Research and report on nursing trends and practice

Core

HLTENN007

Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

Core

Elective

HLTENN023

Apply nursing practice in the respiratory care setting

Core

Elective

HLTENN024

Apply nursing practice in the cardiovascular care setting

Core

Elective

HLTENN025

Implement and monitor care for a person with diabetes

Core

Elective

HLTENN018

Apply nursing practice in the rehabilitation care setting

Core

Elective

HLTWHS006

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Elective

HLTINF003

Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policy and procedures

Elective

HLTENN020

Conduct clinical assessments

Core

HLTENN034

Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice

Core

HLTENN033

Research and report on nursing trends and practice

Core

HLTENN007

Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

Core

Elective

HLTENN023

Apply nursing practice in the respiratory care setting

Core

Elective

HLTENN024

Apply nursing practice in the cardiovascular care setting

Core

Elective

HLTENN016

Apply nursing practice in the emergency care setting

Core

Elective

HLTENN021

Apply nursing practice in the critical care setting

Core

Elective

HLTINF003

Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policy and procedures

Elective

HLTWHS006

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Elective

HLTENN020

Conduct clinical assessments

Core

HLTENN034

Contribute to the improvement of clinical practice

Core

HLTENN033

Research and report on nursing trends and practice

Core

HLTENN007

Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

Core Elective

HLTENN023

Apply nursing practice in the respiratory care setting

Core

Elective

HLTENN024

Apply nursing practice in the cardiovascular care setting

Core

Elective

HLTENN026

Apply nursing practice in the perioperative care setting

Core

Elective

HLTINF003

Implement and monitor infection prevention and control policy and procedures

Core

Elective

HLTWHS006

Manage personal stressors in the work environment

Elective

HLTWHS004

Manage work health and safety

Elective

Testimonials

Having an Advanced Diploma has provided me with both personal and professional skills. For example, some of those skills recognised by my peers are: quality of care; knowledge and leadership. At the same time I am utilising my skills and leadership as the Enrolled Nurse Director on the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Board.

Having an Advanced Diploma allows you as an Enrolled Nurse to engineer your future within the nursing fraternity and continue to develop your nursing skills. It offers a more holistic process of care; qualities management and fulfilling your professional ambitions. All of this while still being the person who spends the majority of the shift working to meet the needs of patient centred care.

- Leanne Smith, MACN
Enrolled Nurse Director on the Australian College of Nursing Board

MEET YOUR NURSE EDUCATOR

Sue Ralston comes from a background in nursing, starting as an enrolled nurse and studying to become a registered nurse she has specialised in emergency and ICU. Twenty years ago, she moved into medical and health education, and has worked in  both the public and private sectors,  registered training organisations, vocational, universities, health services and aged care facilities.

Sue has been part of the significant changes in modes of delivering education and subsequently assessing students’ work and learned behaviours at all levels of post-school education, especially relating to computers and the use of technology both in face-to-face arenas, distance education, on line learning and webinars.  Sue has worked in and taught students ranging from Certificate 3 to post graduate students and is committed to the belief that each individual has a unique set of abilities and interests that can be enriched and developed by engaging in education.

True to her belief in education and following her commitment to both personal and professional development, Sue has completed two Masters degrees as well as several post graduate courses. Sue has also remained working as a nurse in the acute area. 

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