Enrolled Nurse Medication Administration Competency
The Royal Perth Hospital Enrolled Nurse Medication Study Day is no longer available.
Enrolled nurses who wish to complete a medication administration competency are referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s approved programs of study (external site).
For further details, particularly in regard to notation, please see:
- Nursing and Midwifery Boards of Australia’s Enrolled Nurses and Medicine Administration Fact Sheet –updated 21 September 2012 (external site)
- Operational Directive 0376/12: Medication Administration – Role of the Enrolled Nurse
Since the transition to the National Registration and Registration Scheme on 1 July 2010, enrolled nurses are required to complete a National Board approved program of study to obtain their Medication Administration Competency. Enrolled nurses who completed a medication administration competency prior to this date are considered to be deemed competent.
During 2011 and 2012, the Nursing and Midwifery Office provided funds for 20 Enrolled Nurse Medication Study Days (all routes except IV, IT and Epidural) at Royal Perth Hospital. During this time, the Nursing and Midwifery Office supported 125 enrolled nurses to complete their oral and intramuscular (IM) medication administration competency.
Help with Basic Drug Calculations (external site) is available from School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University.
More about enrolled nurses:
» Become an enrolled nurse
» Graduate programs
» Advanced skill enrolled nurse
» Postgraduate / Upskill
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» Professional organisations
» Enrolled nurse competency standards