Postgraduate Certificate of Nursing - Emergency

Postgraduate Certificate of Nursing - Emergency                      

Course Information
Werribee Mercy Hospital is looking to recruit suitably qualified nurses who wish to complete the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing held in conjunction with  Deakin (Burwood campus).  The program commences in February of each year and runs for 52 weeks. The course at Werribee Mercy offers:

     High clinical teacher to student ratio
  Access to paid tertiary study leave and exam leave
  Rotation to all areas of the ED; cubicles, resuscitation bays , short stay unit and triage 
  Paid, supernumerary
  Airway management day spent in Anaesthetics

University Affiliation
The course is run in conjunction with RMIT. Students attend university one day per week (currently Wednesdays). Contact details are as follows:

Department Information

The current ED was opened in June 2005 and offers students extensive hands on experience. Currently there are approximately 36,000 patient presentations per year, with that number expected to rise to 50,000 over the coming years. Both adult and paediatric patients are cared for in the ED, with approximately one quarter of the presentations being paediatric. The ED also works closely with our mental health colleagues, allied health staff and emergency services.

A new Emergency Department Short Stay Unit was opened in April 2011. It comprises of paediatric and adult beds.

How to Apply
Applications must be made to both Werribee Mercy Hospital and Deakin (Burwood). Applications to Werribee Mercy must include a covering letter, current curriculum vitae and Mercy application form. Mercy application forms can be downloaded from Applications close at the end of October each year and should be made to:

Postgraduate Certificate- Emergency
C/- Marianne Stanley
Werribee Mercy Hospital
300 Princes Highway
Werribee 3030

Email applications are accepted and should be sent to
Applications to Deakin generally close at the beginning of November each year (see Deakin's website for details). Deakin application forms can be downloaded from                                         

Further Enquiries
Mrs Patty Dillon
Clinical Nurse Educator
Werribee Mercy Hospital
Emergency Department 
Phone: 03 8754 3505

Ms Catherine Bethell
Acting Education Manager
Ph (03) 8754 3504

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