Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course provides the opportunity to develop the attributes of a specialist nurse, adopting an active role in stomal therapy, wound management and continence management. It aims to provide students with the broad theoretical framework for the stomal therapy nurse role and the ability to competently provide comprehensive nursing care for clients who have had, or are about to have, stoma formation, wounds or fistulae. The subjects provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to provide holistic nursing care to promote continence, effectively evaluate stomal therapy interventions with particular attention to the patient's adaptation in the long term and the ability to effectively assess, manage and evaluate wounds or incontinence in a variety of healthcare settings. The course has a strong clinical focus and the compulsory professional experience placement will expand the nurses' health assessment knowledge and skills applied to care of patients with stomas, wounds or incontinence problems.
Registered nurses working in a clinical area
The course is conducted by online distance education including interactions in a virtual classroom. Some subjects require mandatory Professional Experience Placements. Students complete 4 subjects.
- Stomal therapy nursing
Standard entry requirements
Current registration with AHPRA, 1 year' postgraduate experience and current employment in a relevant clinical setting
Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Inc.
Articulation into Graduate Diploma and Master degree
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