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Specialty Short Course in Renal Nursing

Renal nursing - Specialty Short Course for Professional Development

About the Course

The aim of this 40 hour specialty short course is to provide an educational introduction of Renal nursing to experienced registered nurses. It also provides newly qualified graduate nurses with introductory educational opportunities specific to the role of the Renal nurse, and therefore facilitates professional growth and development in this specialised field of nursing.


This course is open to all nurses in Australia or overseas

Topics included

  • Overview of the renal system
  • Principles and scope of renal nursing
  • Common Investigations in renal disease
  • Overview of renal diseases
  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Haemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Renal transplantation
  • Legal and ethical issues relevant to renal nursing
  • Renal nutrition

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the principles and scope of renal nursing
  • Understand the legal and ethical issues relevant to renal nursing
  • Describe safety and quality issues presented in renal nursing
  • Describe the advanced assessment skills required for nursing practice in renal nursing
  • Describe the care and management of renal disorders
  • Discuss the role of technology in the management and care of patients with renal disorders
  • Develop knowledge, problem solving skills and attitude for the safe and effective practice of renal nursing
  • Understand the emotional and spiritual support required for patients with renal disorders and their family

On successful completion of course, students will receive a certificate of completion and 40 CPD hours

* Students are advised to reconfirm their CPD hours depending on country of registration.


AUD $900.00

Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

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