Applications for January 2021 are now closed
The Certificate in Emergency Nursing endeavours to educate and guide emergency nursing practice, a speciality that is underpinned by expert knowledge, specialist education and clinical experience.
Given the acuity of patients who present to Emergency Departments it is recognised that there is a need to develop additional clinical expertise among emergency nurses. In light of this a consortium of five Institutes of Technology has been commissioned by the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) H.S.E. to deliver a Level 8 Special Purpose Award in Emergency Nursing for nurses working in Emergency Departments.
This programme supports the commitment made by ONMSD H.S.E. in association with the National Emergency Medicine Programme, to provide clinical education for nurses working in Emergency Departments.
Certificate in Emergency Nursing ( 20 credits, Level 8)
The theoretical aspect of this course is assessed through written assignments. The clinical component is assessed in practice via a Competency Development Workbook.
The course will be delivered over 26 weeks using a blended learning approach. This includes lectures; on-line learning and skills practice. Courses will be offered twice a Year – commencing in January and September.
|Triage in the Emergency Department||Non-life/limb threatening Injuries|
|Emergency Medicine Early Warning System (EMEWS)||Tissue viability|
|Cardiovascular Assessment||Mental Health|
|The older person presenting with delirium and dementia||Stress management and future development needs|
This course aims to provide essential education and clinical skills required by nurses in line with best evidence based practice when joining the emergency department team.
The Certificate in Emergency Nursing is a Level 8 Special Purpose Award. It is envisaged that nurses who complete this programme will have the requisite knowledge and clinical skills to undertake further postgraduate studies in emergency nursing.