Enrolled Nurse
Medication
Administration Upgrade

OVERVIEW

EQUALS is pleased to offer a tailored program designed specifically for currently registered Enrolled Nurses who completed their Program of Study prior to 2008 and/or have the notation ‘Does not hold Board-approved qualification in administration of medicines’ placed on their registration with AHPRA.

AHPRA issued a fact sheet in March 2015 for Enrolled Nurses & Medicine Administration which can be accessed here.

As per AHPRA’s fact sheet, the notation on your registration can be removed with evidence of successful completion of the unit HLTENN007: Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy.

This program may be completed through a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway, or through training in the entire unit.

On Campus Intensive

Students enrolled in this program will be required to attend 5 consecutive days of on campus practical and simulation training at the Adelaide campus.  This compulsory component of the program is scheduled to run in the first week of South Australian state school holidays.   It is important that students do not enrol unless they are able to meet this requirement.  Please check with the Admissions team regarding the next oncampus training dates.

Required Resources

Students undertaking this program are required to purchase an electronic or hard copy of the following study guide/text book:

Monitoring & Administration of IV Medications for the Enrolled Nurse 

Authors: Belynda Abbott and Susan M De Vries

First edition, 2015, Cengage Publishing

This text can be purchased from the Cengage website (www.cengage.com.au).

RPL

EQUALS can offer an assessment pathway that includes an assessment of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) plus relevant gap training where applicable.  RPL will only be awarded where a comprehensive RPL portfolio and significant supporting evidence is provided.  This may include, but not be limited to position descriptions where IV Medication Administration is detailed as part of the position responsibilitity, employer statements and other professional development and work experience evidence in support of the competencies.  RPL students will be required to participate in practical assessment of competencies on campus.

Where assessment of prior learning results in the offer of formal RPL for the full unit, the relevant unit fee will be reduced by 30%.

We invite you to make contact with us to discuss your pathway. Nurses who are currently working as Enrolled Nurses are encouraged to seek RPL in consultation with the Program Manager.

For other important information, please read our Pre-admission Student Handbook. You can access it here.
Alternatively, you may request to have the handbook emailed to you by contacting admissions@equals.edu.au.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
If you are currently working as an Enrolled Nurse, we encourage you to seek the support of your employer in the process of Recognition of Prior Learning, plus gap training & assessment where required.

If you are not currently working in industry you will be required to demonstrate practical skills in a workplace. Your Program Manager will discuss this with you in consultation with EQUALS’ Vocational Placement Coordinator.

INTAKES
Please contact us at admissions@equals.edu.au to enquire.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Current and valid Provide First Aid certificate, Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Checks for working with Vulnerable People, with Children, and in the Aged Care Sector, & Physical Fitness are required for this program.

If you do not hold a current DCSI check, you are required to apply through DCSI at the time of application for enrolment at EQUALS. A DCSI check must be acquired prior to industry placement. Visit http://www.dcsi.sa.gov.au/services/screening for further information.

Please note that the outcome of your DCSI screening check may affect student clinic participation opportunities, and that this is at the discretion of EQUALS.

A First Aid certificate is a pre-requisite for student clinic. You will complete the unit early in your first study period.

TYPICAL STUDY UNITS
HLTENN007: Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy.
DOMESTIC ENROLMENTS
  • Tuition Fee (AUD): $2,800
  • Amenities Fee (AUD): 
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Study Mode:  On Campus,
    Blended Learning (combination)
  • Intakes: See Brochure
  • Qual Code: –
  • RPL: Yes
  • VET Student Loans Eligible: N/A
  • Resources Required: Yes             
  • Qual Status: Current
INTERNATIONAL ENROLMENTS
Not offered to international students