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Code
NEMNU
Delivery
Blended
Level
8
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
26 weeks
Credits
20 ECTS
Next Intake
September 2021
Application Status
Closed
Applications Closing
6 Jan 21
Fees
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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.

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Qualification  

Certificate in Emergency Nursing ( 20 credits, Level 8)

Cost

€950 

Assessment

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
Sepsis Quality Improvement
The older person presenting with delirium and dementia Stress management and future development needs
   

Interested students will be required to provide evidence of:

  • Approval from the applicants line manager (ADoN or above) to participate in the course.
  • Confirmation that the applicant will be employed in an ED/IU as appropriate for the duration of the programme.
  • Confirmation that a suitably qualified clinical practice supervisor is available to assess and support the applicant during the course.
  • NMBI registration

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.

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Course Leaders
Frances Finn
Dr. Frances Finn
EdD, MSc, MA, BSc (Hons), RGN - Lecturer in Nursing and Health Care
Tel: 51845550 [email protected]
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