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Introduction to Nursing Diploma Course

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10 Modules
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What Will You Learn?

Becoming a nurse is the dream of many, but this highly-skilled and incredibly rewarding role is challenging. The Introduction to Nursing Diploma Course eases you in – breaking down the intricacies of the nursing profession.

You’ll learn about the various roles within nursing, the nursing process, essential basic knowledge that every nurse must possess, how specific patients are to be cared for, and the laws and ethical rules nurse practitioners must follow.

Nursing is not a singular profession. You’ll explore the various levels, specialisms, and fields of practice that a career in nursing can take, and be guided through the five-step nursing process that ensures patient care.

We’ll look through the basic knowledge that nurses need to have – examining disease states, pharmacological principles, bacterial and viral risks in healthcare settings, and the various tools and equipment used in the profession.

The Introduction to Nursing Diploma Course guides you in the specialist patient care provided by nurses throughout pregnancy, early childhood, and old age. We’ll also look at health promotion and the role of nurses as wellness ambassadors.

Finally, we’ll examine the laws and ethical rules nurses must follow to ensure patient comfort.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of nurses
  • Become familiar with the basic knowledge of nurses
  • Learn about the specialist care nurses provide
  • Understand nurses’ role as wellness ambassadors
  • Become familiar with the laws and ethical rules nurses must follow
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Levels of Nurses
  • Part 2: Specialist Nurses
  • Part 3: Fields of Practice
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Patient Assessment
  • Part 2: Diagnosis
  • Part 3: Planning
  • Part 4: Implementation
  • Part 5: Evaluation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Classifications of Disease
  • Part 2: Neoplasms
  • Part 3: Infectious Pathogens
  • Part 4: Immune and Autoimmune
  • Part 5: Metabolic and Nutritional
  • Part 6: Degenerative and Hereditary
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Drug Schedules
  • Part 2: Drug Delivery Formats
  • Part 3: Contraindication Evaluation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Bacterial Risks
  • Part 2: Viral Risks
  • Part 3: Hygiene Practices
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Basic Equipment
  • Part 2: Imaging Equipment
  • Part 3: Patient Care Devices
  • Part 4: PPE
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Care During Pregnancy
  • Part 2: Illnesses and Conditions in Pregnancy
  • Part 3: Birth
  • Part 4: Vaccinations for Mother and Baby
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Neuman’s Systems Model of Care
  • Part 2: Common Adult Illnesses and Gerontology
  • Part 3: Specialist Care for Ageing Populations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Nutrition and Health
  • Part 2: Annual Physicals
  • Part 3: Risk Factors
  • Part 4: Community Engagement and Outreach
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Ethics in Nursing
  • Part 2: Major Healthcare Laws
  • Part 3: Cultural Context
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Introduction to Nursing Diploma Course is your first step in a nursing career. Providing you with in-depth knowledge of what’s involved in the role and what you’ll be learning as you progress on to further education and training.

Set at an introductory level, the course can also be taken as general interest study for those who are curious about the profession.

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Accreditations

The Introduction to Nursing Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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Introduction to Nursing Diploma Course
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