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C11117v5 Graduate Certificate in Anaesthetics and Recovery Room Nursing

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Anaesthetics and Recovery Room Nursing (GradCertN)
UAC code: 940858 (Autumn semester)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: Kuring-gai campus

Note(s)

This course is available for new admissions every second year. The next intake is in 2015.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

This course prepares registered nurses to function in anaesthetic nurse sedationist and recovery room nursing roles in various health care settings.

Course aims

The course promotes a deep understanding of complex anaesthetics and postanaesthesia recovery room unit issues as they relate to patient outcomes. It is designed to encourage the development of an anaesthetics and postanaesthesia recovery room nurse who is able to provide holistic, patient-centred care during anaesthesia and recovery from surgical and procedural interventions, and in a range of traditional and non-traditional settings.

Career options

Career options include specialty anaesthetics and recovery room nursing, and nurse sedationist roles in perioperative settings, endoscopy and day surgery units and other interventional/procedural settings.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse in Australia. Registered nurses who do not have an undergraduate diploma or degree but do have recent relevant work experience may also be considered eligible.

Applicants must have concurrent employment in, or access to, the area of study and one year of post-registration clinical experience.

Students' current nursing registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners at:

www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx

Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 58-66

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis.

Subjects are offered via on-campus study days (a three-day workshop each semester) and online learning. Part-time study is usually undertaken at a rate of two subjects a semester.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 24 credit points, comprising three specified nursing subjects and one nursing elective (92713 Health Breakdown is recommended as this subject can be used to articulate/progress into the Graduate Diploma or Master of Nursing).

There are structured, work-based learning opportunities for employees of Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) and North Shore Private Hospital. These students may undertake a Clinical Accreditation Program (CAP) with these organisations. This is at no cost to participants. Students who successfully complete a CAP are awarded exemption from subject Specialty Clinical Practice. If students change their sub-major they may need to redo a CAP related to the new sub-major or do the subject Specialty Clinical Practice.

Course completion requirements

92905 Dimensions of Anaesthesia Nursing 6cp
92760 Fundamentals of Postanaesthesia Recovery Nursing 6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      92869 Specialty Clinical Practice6cp 
      STM90490 Clinical Accreditation Program (CAP)6cp 
Select one of the following: 6cp
      92713 Health Breakdown6cp 
      CBK90056 Nursing subjects (PG)6cp 
Total 24cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (C07044) and the Master of Advanced Nursing (C04228).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
www.ask.uts.edu.au

Marika Jenkins
Course coordinator
telephone +61 2 9514 5124
email Marika.Jenkins-1@uts.edu.au

www.health.uts.edu.au