Immunisation (Nurse Immuniser)
Immunisation (Nurse Immuniser) is a recognised program of study which aligns with the “National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals”. This eLearning course provides an overview of public health and immunisation from a local and global context. The vaccines used on the national immunisation program, the recommendations for their use and revision of the immune system are studied to prepare nurses to administer vaccines autonomously.
In addition, the consideration of the legal and ethical requirements for the administration of immunisations, the management of adverse events, the control of the cold chain and the organisational requirements of an immunisation service prepare nurses for practice in a variety of situations. On successful completion of this course you can practice as a nurse immuniser in Victoria. Nurses working in other states should check if this course will attract recognition of prior learning with their local state or territory health department.
The course is assessed with clinical case studies, short answer and multiple-choice questions.Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes of the program are consistent with the National Immunisation Education Framework for Health Professionals.
Successful completion of Immunisation (Nurse Immuniser) will entitle participants to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), by way of exempt credit for the elective subject Immunisation and Travel Health (GENP90017) within the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Nursing (GC-PCN).
This RPL must be requested upon enrolment into the Graduate Certificate in Primary Care Nursing, a copy of the Certificate of Completion for the Immuniser (Nurse Immuniser) short course must be provided, and studies in the Graduate Certificate must be commenced within 2 years of completing the short course.