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Certificate in Science Certificate in Acute Medicine Nursing

Course Overview

  • 26

    Weeks

  • 8

    Level

Why take this course?

This programme supports the commitment made by ONMSD H.S.E. in association with the National Acute Medicine Programme, to provide clinical education for nurses working in Acute Medicine Units, Acute Medical Assessment Units, Medical Assessment Units and Acute Medical Short Stay Units (collectively referred to as AMU’s).

What will I experience?

The indicative course content includes: holistic patient assessment and clinical decision making; cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and gastrointestinal systems; acute and chronic renal failure; fluid and electrolyte management; the older person presenting with delirium and dementia; Type 1 & 2 diabetes; tissue viability; acute and chronic pain management; psychological impact of illness; stress management and future development needs

What opportunities might it lead to?

This programme will add to a nurses portfolio of qualifications which can assist in application to further programmes in this domain.

Additional Information

Who should apply:

• Registered General Nurses

• Currently employed in a HSE or HSE funded AMU or Emergency Department / Local Injury Unit for the duration of the programme

• Priority will be given to HSE and HSE funded acute hospital nursing staff currently employed in an AMU

Nurses from non HSE and HSE funded organisations who work in AMU’s or Emergency Departments / Local Injury Unit may be offered a place on the course subject to meeting the course entry criteria and the availability of places

Assessment Information

This programme provides the student with a broad range of material in the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains of learning which are applicable in the clinical practice context. While the programme provides a synthesis of material, each of the domains of course material is necessary in its own right. Subsequently the assessment strategy is designed so that the student has the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of each component.

The assessment for the module titled ‘Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult within the Acute Medicine Unit’ will consist of continuous assessment including e-tivity, multiple choice questions, project and practical competence assessment.

Two assessments will include Continuous Assessment and Practical

Course Details

Course Duration:
26 Weeks
Registration Closing Date:

​25th of August 2017

Course Commencement Date:

​September 2017

Course Award:
Certificate in Science
Course NFQ Level:
Level 8
Department:
Dept of Nursing & Healthcare
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Certificate in Acute Medicine Nursing

Applicants Name: ……………………………………

Work Location:..........................................

Grade: ......................................................

NMBI PIN:..................................................

To be completed by Line Manger (ADoN or above):

I confirm that ……………………………. (applicant’s name) has been approved to undertake the Certificate in Acute Medicine Nursing commencing on …………………………….. (start date).

Signed:

Date:

I confirm that ……………………………. (applicant’s name) will be employed in an AMU for the duration of the Certificate in Acute Medicine Nursing course.

Signed:

Date:

To be completed by the applicant:

I confirm that I have identified a suitably qualified clinical practice supervisor to assess and support me during The Certificate in Acute Medicine Nursing course.

Signed:

Date:

Course Structure

Year 1

The course will be delivered over 12 weeks using a blended learning approach. Courses will start in January and September each year. The first course commencing in September 2017 is restricted to CNM 2’s, CNM 1’s and Clinical Facilitators only.

Careers & Opportunities

Further Study

This programme will add to a nurses portfolio of qualifications which can assist in application to further programmes in this domain.

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