Australian Healthcare Academy's Refresher Nursing Program is designed for nurses currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to update and refresh their knowledge and competency in acute care nursing. This course has been developed for nurses who have experience as an RN or EEN and wish to enter or re-enter into the acute care setting. This could be nurses who want to move from one role to another, like management/education/research roles to a clinical role or from non-acute areas like aged care into acute care.
The Refresher Nursing Course builds on preceding knowledge and skills by educating and presenting the nurse about modern requirements and responsibilities of the contemporary nurse.
CPD: 75 points
Duration of course
Our Refresher Nursing Course runs over 2 weeks, one week in the classroom followed by a one week practical placement within hospital offering participants the unique opportunity to experience work within acute care under a supervised model prior to gaining employment.
All participants are required to complete a multiple choice exam at the end of the in class week followed by a one week placement in an acute health care facility.
Throughout the Refresher Nursing Course, the following topics will be covered:
Documentation, Policies, Procedures, and Observations
Handover, Communication, and Time Management
Admissions and Discharges including pre and post op care
Medication administration and calculations
Pain management and PCAs
Aseptic technique, wound care, and dressing management
Management of surgical drains
Completion of ECGs and basic ECG interpretation
Urinary catheter care and bladder scans
NGT and PEG tube care and feeding
Stoma and Colostomy Management
Course Dates for 2019
May 20, June 17, July 22, August 12, September 2, October 14, November 4
Please contact us for course fees and information on our flexible payment plans.
Skill levelRegistered Nurses with a gap in acute care practice