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All you need to know about day-to-day management of critically ill patients, and prepares them to become effective nurse clinicians, researchers, educators and administrators with guidance from our experienced lecturers.
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Acquire skills and knowledge required for patient education, counselling, use of advanced critical care diagnostic tools and study of drugs commonly used for critical care patients and an opportunity to update clinical training and experience.
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Nurses working in intensive care units, high dependency units and medical/surgical wards who wish to acquire advanced competency and advanced skills and knowledge in critical care nursing.

Course Information At A Glance

Course Date

April 2019

Class Time

(1) 8.30am to 6.00pm during study blocks in classroom
(2) AM / PM/ DAY shifts during clinical attachments in selected clinical areas​

Mon to Fri

Application Period 15 Dec 2018 - 14 Jan 2019
Course Fees For more info, please click here
SkillsFuture Credit Eligible. For more details, please click here

Venue:

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Assessment(s) Tutorial Participation, Practical Sessions, Continuous Assessments and Final Examination

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme , modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.
What You Will Learn
You are required to complete 4 post-diploma certificates within a two-year validity period to be awarded the Advanced Diploma qualification.
Applied Sciences in Advanced Nursing

Modules

Synopsis

Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making

This module aims to provide the students with comprehensive foundation and principles of health assessment in clinical nursing practice. It will also provide comprehensive skills necessary to obtain data through complete health history taking and physical examination. Emphasis will be placed on the holistic and comprehensive approach of assessment. Variations of normality in the older persons will be taken into considerations in the assessment findings. Together with the relevant laboratory data, this module also equips the students with necessary knowledge underpinning the skills to make informed clinical decisions.

Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

This module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of pathophysiologic and pharmacologic considerations. This module will enable the students to gain a better understanding of underlying disease processes and relate the basic principles of pharmacology and the nursing process to selected drugs and their therapeutic use.

Evidence-Based Practice

This module aims to provide the students with the knowledge and application underpinnings the evidence-based practice. Based on the 5 steps of evidence-based practice, the students will learn to convert information into an answerable clinical question (ask), track down best evidence for answering the question (acquire), critically appraise evidence (appraise), integrate evidence into clinical decision making (application), and evaluate and seek ways to improve the next time (audit).

Care Management Across Life Span

This module focuses on the current trends that affect the healthcare and financial systems in Singapore. Emphasis will be placed on integrated care, collaboration and coordination to provide continuity of care of patients with special needs in a variety of healthcare settings. The principles and concepts of palliative care, case management, disease management, medical-surgical nursing and transitional care will be discussed.


Clinical Practicum in Advanced Nursing

Clinical Practicum in Advanced Nursing

The module provides the student opportunities to synthesize and apply the knowledge and practical skills learned in Post-Diploma Certificate 1 (Health Assessment and Clinical Decision Making, Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Evidence-Based Practice and Care Management Across Life Span) to the 2-week of broad-based Clinical Practicum in Advanced Nursing module. The students will be assigned to one of the following clinical settings that is different from their specialty attachment.

  • Acute care

  • Intermediate and long-term care

  • Primary care

  • Geriatric centres

  • Mental Health care


Advanced Critical Care Nursing

Modules

Synopsis

Fundamentals in Critical Care Nursing

This module aims to provide students with an understanding and comprehensive foundation on the fundamentals of critical care nursing. Critical care practices, ethical and legal issues, patient and family education, psychosocial issues, sleep alterations and management, nutrition, pain management, sedation, agitation, delirium assessment and management and end of life issues are covered in depth with integration of pathophysiology and applied human anatomy and relevant laboratory and diagnostic studies results are included and advanced nursing skills that are performed commonly in the acute care setting, this module serves to equip critical care practitioners with the necessary knowledge and skills for critical thinking to make informed clinical decisions in a critical care unit.

Advanced Critical Care Nursing Science I

This module aims to provide students with an understanding and comprehensive foundation on the principles of critical care nursing practice and a continuity of basic nursing science from general nursing training. Coronary, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological diseases and altered conditions of these major body systems are covered in depth with integration of pathophysiology and applied human anatomy. Interpretation of relevant laboratory and diagnostic studies results are included and advanced nursing skills that are performed commonly in the acute care setting, this module serves to equip critical care practitioners with the necessary knowledge of diseases and skills for critical thinking to make informed clinical decisions.

Advanced Critical Care Nursing Science II

This module aims to provide students with an understanding and comprehensive foundation on the principles of critical care nursing practice and a continuity of basic nursing science from general nursing training. Gastro-intestinal, hepato-biliary, endocrine and nephrology diseases and altered conditions of these major body systems are covered in depth with integration of pathophysiology and applied human anatomy. Interpretation of relevant laboratory and diagnostic studies results are included and advanced nursing skills that are performed commonly in the acute care setting, this module serves to equip critical care practitioners with the necessary knowledge of diseases and skills for critical thinking to make informed clinical decisions.

Advanced Critical Care Nursing Practice

This module aims to provide students with an understanding and comprehensive foundation on the principles of critical care nursing practice. It will also provide comprehensive skills necessary to obtain data through health history, physical examination together with identifying relevant laboratory data, monitoring adjuncts and advanced nursing skills that are performed commonly in the acute care setting. This module serves to equip critical care practitioners with the necessary skills for critical thinking to make informed clinical decisions in the management of critically ill patients.


Advanced Clinical Practicum in Critical Care Nursing

Modules

Synopsis

Advanced Clinical Practicum in Critical Care Nursing

The module provides the student opportunities to provide direct patient / family care and gain clinical experience in critical care settings, acute and caring of older adults with acute and chronic disorders in acute setting like coronary care, cardiovascular, neurosurgical and medical surgical intensive care units. Nurses will provide care for the critically ill patients and support their families. These clinical practices provide an overall analysis of the practice of critical care nursing.


 
Entry Requirements

Applicants with the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

  • A Diploma / Degree in Health Sciences (Nursing) or equivalent

    • Registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing Board

    • At least one year post registration clinical experience in acute hospitals preferably in intensive care areas, high dependency, intermediate care and medical-surgical wards.

Successful applicants will need to undergo a compulsory medical examination and hepatitis B screening at any of the designated clinics. Please attach all supporting documents together with the duly completed pre-admission medical examination form and submit it to CET Academybefore the start of the semester.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): RPL is not applicable for this course.