Diploma of NursingProgram details
Develop the skills to work as an enrolled nurse. You’ll graduate with the skills to provide acute, preventive, curative and rehabilitative care, under the direction of a registered nurse.
As part of your studies, you’ll learn to work with patients of all ages in different environments. There is a focus on aged care, community and mental health.
You’ll also learn how to administer intravenous and other medications and gain skills in acute care which involves medical/surgical nursing skills.
How will you learn
Your first year of studies will cover:
- basic anatomy and physiology
- wound management, including dressing application and wound care
- training in cultural diversity and how to cope with challenging behaviour
- infection control
- legal and ethical parameters of nursing
Patient assessment is taught in clinical skills laboratories using simulated mannequins. You'll also do five to six weeks of clinical placement.
In your second year you will:
- develop your analytical skills as you learn to help care for patients with acute and chronic conditions
- be introduced to medication and intravenous administration
- learn how to implement nursing care plans and how to evaluate the care provided
You'll also complete four to five weeks of clinical placement.