Medication Program - Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch)

Type of institution: Other
Level: Pre-degree

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to administer and monitor medications and intravenous (IV) therapy including calculatingdosage requirements, interpreting written instructions from an authorised prescriber, assessing the person for medication effectiveness and sideeffects, and responding to an allergic pharmacological reaction.This unit applies to Enrolled Nursing work carried out in consultation and collaboration with Registered Nurses and under supervisory arrangementsaligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia regulatory authority legislative requirements.


Self-directed online study, compulsory practical workshops (2 days for students completing the full unit, 1 day for students who have beengranted partial RPL)

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must be currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and can supply evidence ofcurrent AHPRA registration• Must be currently employed and practicing regularly in a clinical environment to achieve the skill requirements for this unit• Currently under supervision/direct report of an RN manager who can sign recognition documentation to confirm current clinical practice• Applicants must be over 18 years of age• Applicants must supply evidence of Enrolled Nurse qualification, including details of Units of Competency achieved

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ridleyton Domestic: $2,300
International: $2,300

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