What nurses need to know: people teaching have some ideas

When it comes to teaching nursing the TAFE lobby has had it with training package requirements

Craig Robertson from TAFE Directors Australia announces the National Enrolled Nursing Advisory Council, to address problems that come from industry defining job roles and leaving it to providers to design courses and content, assess outcomes and certify graduates.

As to why nursing first, Mr Robertson points to the Diploma of Nursing, which has 20 core units and five electives. Five core units have112 functional elements and 212 discrete elements of knowledge.

The council will, “will share better practice approaches in enrolled nursing education across the network of TAFEs and in doing so will ensure the best possible outcomes for education and vocational preparation of enrolled nurses.”

Members of the council are in appointments, achievements, (below).