Nurses report formal education improves practice
Increased demand for colonoscopy procedures has led to the introduction of nurse endoscopist in Australia. Evidence suggests that nurse endoscopy is safe and effective (Williams, et al, 2009). An educational pathway was developed in order to support this exciting new role providing advanced skills in gastroenterology, and a pathway for nurses wishing to continue study as nurse endoscopist. In 2014, Queensland Health sponsored a group of students to complete a Graduate Certificate course containing gastroenterology units developed in consultation with industry experts. This collaborative approach ensured a course highly specific and applicable to the discipline area that also met university standards. The course was evaluated for relevance and the application of knowledge to the clinical setting.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Nurse Education, Curriculum, Nurse endoscopy|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 Australian Nursing Federation|
|Deposited On:||05 Oct 2016 00:26|
|Last Modified:||09 Oct 2016 06:25|
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