Medication Administration for Enrolled Nurses (Division 2)

Up Skill with Medication Administration

Express interest for 2014

Contact information

For more information or to apply please contact Kerry Williams:
Phone: +61 3 9925 4636
Email: laps@rmit.edu.au

Description

The Medication Administration course covers the underpinning knowledge relating to pharmacology and the legal and ethical framework governing the administration of medication by an enrolled nurse.

It is suitable for Enrolled Nurses (Division 2) who would like to upgrade their skills and gain the competency of medication administration.

Career outcomes

On successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to apply to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia) for the notation to be removed from the registration.

Enrolled Nurses will then be able to administer medication to clients, within the defined Scope of Practice of the Enrolled Nurse.

Professional recognition

This qualification is designed in accordance with the guidelines of Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

What you will study

The course comprises two compulsory units of competency:

  • Analyse Health Information (HLTAP501C)
  • Administer and Monitor Medications in the Work Environment (HLTEN507C)

These units provides you with the knowledge of pharmacology and skills required to safely administer oral, enteral, topical, subcutaneous and intramuscular medication to clients in the workplace. You will learn to monitor medication use and evaluate their effectiveness in the health environment. You will also learn how to monitor a client with intravenous therapy.

Recognising that nursing care involves a holistic view of client needs and responses, this unit contextualises nursing care with a range of functional health patterns. A sound understanding of anatomy and physiology needed to analyse health information will be developed by completion of this course.

The program includes 10 days of practical work placement, arranged by RMIT. Placements may include aged care and acute care facilities.

Entrance requirements

Applicants are required to be an Enrolled Nurse.

Applicants are required to demonstrate skills in literacy and communication to national reporting system level four and numeracy to level three.

All applicants will be requested to undertake the VETASSESS test online and undertake a pre-entry anatomy and physiology test.

Details can be obtained from the VETASSESS web site.

A VETASSESS Test and the anatomy and physiology test is due to be scheduled at RMIT, please contact the School to confirm dates.

2014 program dates

Please contact the Program Manager Carylin Lenehan (carylin.lenehan@rmit.edu.au) for specific 2014 program dates.