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Enrolled Nursing - Medication?IV modules at Tafe

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carol

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Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:08 pm

Hi Guys

Im thinking of applying for the Diploma of Nursing course next yr. Im a bit worried about the maths side of it ie the medication sections etc. Can anyone tell me how difficult it is. I noticed both the Medication and IV are both pretty big modules..100 hrs each. Ive kinda forgotten how to do fractions etc:( Maths was never my strong point.

Thankyou:)

chris57

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Aug 09, 2010, 09:40 am

Don't worry about the maths. I'm doing diploma of nursing bridging course at sunshine coast tafe to get my medication endorsment and at 52 it's been a long time since I had to do maths. It is daunting at first but the more you practice the more sense it makes and gets easier. I am already an EN hospital trained back in 1976.

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Aug 09, 2010, 01:39 pm

Chris, what is the bridging course? I have been an enrolled nurse since 1993 and am wanting to upgrade to medication endorsed. I am still registered but haven't done any clinical nursing since the end of 2002. I thought i might have been able to do a refresher but found out that you can only do that if your medication endorsed as well. It's all been a bit disappointing and stressful. I have enrolled to do the Diploma of Enrolled Nursing for the Sept intake.
Thanks
Karen

carol

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Aug 10, 2010, 02:53 pm

Thankyou:) I have to sit the TABS test so think i better brush up on maths before that. I cant believe how much basic math like fractions etc ive forgotten since school!

chris57

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Aug 10, 2010, 09:08 pm

Hi Karen,
the bridging course is for EN's who haven't got medication endorsement. You are credit transfered or RPL'd for what you have already done orknow. I'm doing it through Sunshine Coast Tafe. It is 8 weeks face to face and some workbooks to do as well. We are doing about 7 units which also includes wound management, mental health, complex nursing care. The course started in july and we will be finished early december 2010. There are lots of us out there that don't have the medication endorsement. Better than having do the full Diploma course. Cost is around $2500 depending what units you are RPL'd for as they all cost different prices. Hope this info helps. I check Nurse central every few days so i'll help with any questions you may have if I can. Chris

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