Notre Dame offers Registered Nurse Refresher Program

24 April 2020

The University of Notre Dame Australia has announced the release of a four-day online course for Registered Nurses looking to upskill, develop and refresh their knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology, and relate this to the management of people experiencing illness.

In early March, Notre Dame announced two free online courses for healthcare professionals to upskill in critical areas such as respirator use and identifying the deteriorating patient. Both courses have seen widespread interest and uptake, specifically from Registered Nurses looking to make sure they have the most contemporary thinking to draw from during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In support of our frontline workers, Notre Dame is continuing to offer opportunities for healthcare professionals to gain access to the latest thinking and expert guidance for the care of patients. This Refresher Program is one of many opportunities in a suite of online learning offerings from Notre Dame – find out more about our program offerings in the areas of nursing, health and medicine here.

All courses from the School of Nursing and Midwifery are developed and delivered by experienced clinicians and academics ensuring materials and content are current and future-focused. There is a strong emphasis on critical thinking, clinical reasoning, technical and leadership skills throughout the curriculum, ensuring graduates are industry-ready for the 21st century and the unique circumstances we currently face as a society.

This new program costs just $880 and is delivered over 4 days, with a total of 36 hours of structured online study, including one-hour daily contact with our academic staff via Zoom live sessions. The program is available in four separate sessions over the coming months.

  • 4-7 May
  • 18-21 May
  • 2-5 June
  • 15-18 June

The main content areas covered in the program include person-centred care, clinical assessment and care planning, national health priorities, mental health assessment and management, and general nursing skills.

Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion at the end of the program and will be able to apply critical thinking and clinical reasoning to case scenarios, demonstrate competence in advanced medication calculations, integrate knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology to complex care, synthesise theory and practice in clinical psychomotor skills, recognise and respond to clinical deterioration, understand the role of the multidisciplinary team for effective communication and management of the patient, and use current evidence and research when making judgements and decisions about clinical care.

If you are interested in enrolling for this program, register now at one of the links below.

4-7 May registration

18-21 May registration

2-5 June registration

15-18 June registration


Media Contact: Breyon Gibbs : +61 8 9433 0569 | breyon.gibbs@nd.edu.au