HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing reflects the role of an enrolled nurse working under supervision of a registered nurse. This qualification covers the application of skills and knowledge required to provide nursing care for people across the health sector. A lifespan approach should underpin this qualification with relevant competencies that relate to the different stages of life identified within the units. A graduate from a HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing program approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is able to apply for registration with the NMBA as an enrolled nurse. Further information on registration is available at www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.a. The combination of core and elective units of the Menzies Instittue of Technology HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing program meets the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s requirements for registration.
Note that the scope of practice for enrolled nurses is determined by state and territory legislative requirements and the policies and procedures of the employing organisation.
The course addresses the following fields of nursing – acute and sub-acute nursing, aged care, mental health care, palliative care, rehabilitation nursing, encouraging teamwork, communication and research skills.
Menzies Institute of Technology Simulation Centre for Healthcare Education (SCHE) is an innovative resource and service centre that is specifically developed to facilitate simulation-based healthcare education and research with the further goal of improving staff and patient safety. Central to the SCHE experience is the use of patient simulation as a method of teaching and learning. This approach allows participants to be immersed in a realistic, safe environment using interactive, problem-based, experiential scenarios where the opportunity to learn, rehearse, perfect and reflect on their individual and collective knowledge and skills is encouraged. Using state-of-the art teaching and learning resources, a wide range of simulation technologies and a blended learning methodology through computer-drive patient manikins, the SCHE provides a host of training and professional development opportunities for all healthcare disciplines.