Nursing is a selfless and rewarding job, and as such it takes a great deal of knowledge and sensitivity to offer professional care. This course will teach you to help people when they are at their most vulnerable and support them on their way back to health. This online Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 Nursing) (HLT51612) covers the full gamut of caring for patients with acute and chronic health problems and will prepare you for all kinds of situations, whether they concern the elderly, infants, pregnant women or require awareness of cultural differences.
Beyond taking you through the scenarios you will encounter, this course teaches you to develop health plans and is designed to build up your decision-making and communication skills so that you can take charge in a clinical environment. Nurses are highly sought-after professionals and with this thorough introduction to the field, you will be ready to gain experience and develop further areas of specialisation as you go.
As a part of this course, you must complete a total of 400 hours of unpaid work experience in a range of healthcare facilities and community services. Careers Australia will organise these placements on your behalf.
In order to be eligible for this course, you must meet the following criteria:
All applicants must attend an information session and complete a literacy and numeracy test. Additionally, applicants are required to declare their physical and mental appropriateness to safely perform the duties associated with direct patient care.
This course is delivered on campus at the following locations:
In this nursing course, the subjects you will study include:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Nursing (HLT51612) from Careers Australia.
With a Diploma of Nursing in your hands you will be ready to take on a variety of healthcare roles. You will be eligible to pursue enrolled nurse (EN) positions and can use your qualification as a stepping-stone to further study at university if you wish to become a registered nurse (RN).
Any student who enrols from 1 January 2017 will have access to the VET Student Loans program, which is replacing the current VET FEE-HELP scheme. This is a new vocational education and training student loans program, provided to give eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly to those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.
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