Graduate Diploma Peri-operative Nursing
Peri-operative nursing requires an advanced knowledge base, skilled assessment, prompt intervention and ongoing evaluation. This programme is designed to provide nurses with an opportunity to develop, enhance and maintain these specialist skills required to care for patients in the peri-operative environment. It also provides students with an opportunity for personal growth and professional development.
Who is the programme for?
This programme is for nurses who have a primary degree (or equivalent) in nursing or a related discipline with at least two years post-registration experience with one years experience in the peri-operative environment. Usually, applicants have experience in the areas of anesthesia, intra-operative, post-anesthesia care nursing. The programme is designed to expand the knowledge and clinical skills of nurses who already are engaged in the care of people within the peri-operative environment. Candidates must be employed in a peri-operative environment at the commencement of and for the full duration of the programme.
This programme aims to enable students to develop new knowledge and greater understanding of the principles and theories which underpin the various aspects of peri-operative nursing, including nursing theory and theory in the bio-psychosocial sciences.
How will I beneﬁt?
This programme will enhance career prospects and provide the building blocks for lifelong self-directed learning. It will provide key knowledge and the critical skills required to be a more effective clinician and to innovate and lead in peri-operative nursing practice.
The emphasis throughout the programme is on practical application of specialist nursing knowledge and skills in peri-operative contexts. The programme comprises 6 credit-bearing modules.
Running over one calendar year, this three-semester specialist training programme consists of six modules of study. The modular structure offers ﬂexibility and ease-of-access in order to best meet the educational needs of the students.