IHNA Diploma of Nursing Course Details
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Become an Enrolled Nurse

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for registration as a Division 2 Enrolled Nurse (EN). Demand for ENs is increasing rapidly as the Australian health workforce expands to meet the needs of Australia's growing and aging population.

A Career in Caring

Be more than just a worker. See the difference you can make in people's lives by joining one of Australia's most trusted paraprofessional vocations. Gain more than just a qualification. Learn to save lives, heal injuries and provide comfort to those in need. Join the premier provider of nursing courses in Australia.


Pathways to Success

The Diploma of Nursing is part of a continuum of career advancement and study progression in healthcare and nursing. Some students may begin with a shorter course such as a certificate so they can enter the healthcare workforce sooner and gain valuable hands on experience. When you graduate you will have the option of continuing to study at Bachelor's degree level and become a Registered Nurse (RN). Flexible study options and the option of mixed mode learning (also known as blended learning) allow you to work while you study.



Study Pathway Opportunities

This nationally accredited course gives students the essential knowledge and skills to work as an Enrolled nurse in a variety of health care settings in Australia. Students will gain hands-on learning experience in our simulated laboratories, as well as in a clinical environment through work experience placements. Those who successfully complete this course may apply to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for registration as an Enrolled Nurse. This course provides essential skills and knowledge to work as an Enrolled Nurse in a variety of health care settings such as: acute care, chronic care, aged care, rehabilitation and mental health.


 
 
 
 
 
 
"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply".
 

Course Overview

After successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment in a health or community care facility which may include a hospital, aged care, rehabilitation center, clinic, GP services, etc. as an Enrolled Nurse. Successful completion of the course enables graduates to be eligible to apply to AHPRA for registration as Enrolled Nurse. Students need to meet the eligibility criteria set by AHPRA at the time of registration.

This course will be delivered and assessed over 24 months(structured for four semesters) of face to face theory and lab session with candidates completing 21 weeks of professional experience placement in different care facilities. The delivery schedule of the course is as follows:

•  58 weeks of full time study (21 hours of classroom based student contact hours over 3 days)
•  21 weeks of Clinical Placement/Professional experience placement (24 hours/week)
•  15 weeks of term breaks
•  8 week of SWOT
•  4 assessment weeks

International students must have:

•  A satisfactory English Proficiency ( Please see English Requirements below )
•  Satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
•  Must be of a minimum age of 18+ at the time of course commencement

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are clinical practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the hospital and community health settings. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations. Additional skills and abilities are needed to perform patient/ resident care in the clinical settings to pass the course objectives and requirements.

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a patient, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of patients and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfill these requirements then please declare in your course application, special needs section.

English Requirements

A minimum IELTS overall score of 6 (Academic) with no band less than 6 Or test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) Certificate with a test score of 60 - 78.

Please read the ‘Guidelines for Admission’.

Face to face Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

Jul 24, 2017
Nov 20, 2017

Perth

Jul 08, 2017
Oct 02, 2017

Sydney(Parramatta)

Jul 03, 2017
Please click here for our Delivery and Assessment Guidelines for this course.

The Diploma of Nursing has a total of 25 units;

• 20 Core Units
• Five Elective Units

Core Units

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

HLTAAP002

Confirm physical health status

HLTAAP003

Analyse and respond to client health information

HLTENN001

Practice nursing within the Australian health care system

HLTENN002

Apply communication skills in nursing practice

HLTENN003

Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care

HLTENN004

Implement, monitor and evaluate nursing care plans

HLTENN005

Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs

HLTENN006

Apply principles of wound management in the clinical environment

HLTENN007

Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

HLTENN008

Apply legal and ethical parameters to nursing practice

HLTENN009

Implement and monitor care for a person with mental health condition

HLTENN011

Implement and monitor care for a person with acute health problems

HLTENN012

Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems

HLTENN013

Implement and monitor care of the older person

HLTENN015

Apply nursing practice in the primary health care setting

HLTINF001

Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Elective Units

HLTENN010

Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

BSBWOR404

Develop work priorities

CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

HLTENN020

Conduct clinical assessments

 

Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.

 

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