Certificate in Emergency Nursing
Two great reasons to consider this course
- This course was designed in conjunction with the Health Service Executive
- Blended course delivery (online & in-class) to allow greater flexibility to learners as they manage full-time employment and part-time study.
The Certificate in Emergency Nursing is a 20 credit Level 8 Special Purpose Award delivered over 26 weeks using a blended learning delivery. It is a clinically based programme which aims to enhance the novice nurses' knowledge, skills and competencies in the delivery of evidence based care for patients who are victims of accidents and sudden illness within an ED (Emergency Department).
Important notice about this course
COURSE NOW CLOSED TO APPLICATIONS
Emergency Nursing has developed into a distinct specialist area of practice and as the ED is a gateway to the hospital environment, it is necessary for ED staff to have an extensive range of skills and resources to meet the demands of patients. Maximising the scope of nurses working in EDs will support the achievement of the goals of the EMP (Emergency Medicine Programme, HSE) namely to improve access, quality and cost in Emergency Medicine in Ireland. The EMP envisages that Emergency nurses, support staff and multidisciplinary team will liaise closely to ensure the patient receives the optimum level of care.
This programme which has been developed by a consortium of five Institutes of Technology (AIT, DkIT, LyIT, IT Tralee, WIT), is specifically for nurses working in Emergency Departments and supports the goals of the EMP.
The programme provides for the continuing professional development of nurses through education, clinical practice, leadership and research utilisation, providing a pathway for the nurse to evolve not only professionally, but also personally which will enable him/her to fulfil their potential.
The programme consists of two modules:
Emergency Nursing Foundation Module: This module will allow nurses who care for patients in an ED to develop their knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of acutely ill patients. Indicative content includes: Holistic patient assessment and clinical decision making: Triage in the ED; Cardiovascular and Respiratory system; Sepsis; Neurological Assessment; GI assessment; Acute Surgical Patients: The older person; Acute endocrine disorders; Anaphylaxis; Tissue Viability; Pain Management; Paediatric Patients; Obstetric Patients; Non-Life/Limb threatening Injuries; Trauma; Major Emergency Planning; Mental Health; Patients with an Intellectual Disability: Vulnerable Adults: Psychosocial Impact of Illness: Quality Improvement.
Clinical Placement Emergency Nursing: This module will provide the student with exposure to clinical placement in emergency nursing so that s/he continues to develop confidence and competence in the practice of nursing.
The programme is delivered over two semesters. The programme will be delivered on Thursdays (from 09.00hrs to 18.00hrs) for a total of 7 days (approx.) over the semester.
28/01/2020 - 09.00hrs 17.00hrs On-line induction
- 4/2/2020 – Mental health lectures are not live lectures and this information will be available on a folder on Moodle that students can access
- 11/2/2020 – Psychological Impact of Illness. These lectures are not live lectures and this information will be available on a folder on Moodle that students can access
- The lectures on the following days are Synchronous, i.e. delivered live but will be available for students to watch later (Asynchronous); students who are unable to join the lectures live, can watch the recordings later.
- 25/02/2020 (09.00hrs to 18.00hrs)
- 11/03/2020 (09.00hrs to 18.00hrs)
- 25/03/2020 (09.00hrs to 18.00hrs)
- Students are required to attend DkIT for the following practical classes:
- 15/04 (09.00hrs to 17.00hrs)
- 29/04 (09.00hrs to 17.00hrs)
Due to the ongoing public health guidelines in relation to COVID 19, the delivery methods and timetable for this programme are under discussion and updates will be published on this website.
You MUST be:
- Registered Nurse with the NMBI (or equivalent)
- Currently employed or have access to work in an Emergency Department
Priority will be given to HSE nursing staff currently employed in an Emergency Department
HSE nurses who can secure a placement in an Emergency Department and nurses from non HSE organisations who work in an Emergency Department may be offered a place on the programme subject to meeting the programme entry criteria and the availability of places.
Due to the blended learning delivery within this course students should have access to a PC / Mac, a headset with a mic, and a broadband internet connection from home, so as to be able to fully participate in the course.
Candidates may be interviewed.
|School||School of Health & Science|
|Department||Nursing, Midwifery and Early Years|
|Awarding Body||Dundalk Institute of Technology|
|Starting Date||Thursday 28th January 2021|
How to Apply
All programmes are delivered subject to demand.
If you have any questions about this course, please use the 'Enquire about this course' button below.
Applicants should complete and submit THIS CHECKLIST FORM together with copies of their CV and NMBI registration.