Enrolled Nursing Practice: Acute Care
To enable students to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes in an acute care (medical/surgical/peri-operative) setting to meet the requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice.
The learning outcomes for this course are:
Identify and describe causes, signs and symptoms, underpinning pathophysiology, treatment and nursing interventions for acute alterations in physical health status.
Describe the continuum of care for health consumers experiencing an acute alteration in physical health status.
Reflect on the implications of socio-economic and socio-cultural realities on consumers and their family/whanau due to acute physical health alterations.
Recognise and respond appropriately including assessing and initiating interventions to rapidly changing situations in acute care settings.
Maintain a safe environment for self, health consumers, families/whanau, and co-workers.
Apply the principles of safe medication storage and administration within the legal framework and institutional policy of the specific clinical setting.
Meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice.