The human eye is a complex and fascinating organ. As an ophthalmic nurse, you will be qualified to treat people with a wide range of ocular problems. The program covers every aspect of ophthalmic nursing, including the physiology of the eye, diseases that affect the eye, clinical management and the complexities of managing people with co-morbidities such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
On completion of the program, you will be equipped to conduct advanced clinical assessments, interpret clinical data and make sound clinical judgements about patient care. In addition, you will also develop your capacity for leadership, learn to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and have developed problem solving and clinical reasoning within the context of ophthalmic nursing.
The Graduate Certificate in Ophthalmic Nursing has been developed and taught in conjunction with experts from the Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. This program is the only Graduate Certificate in Ophthalmic Nursing in Australia. The School of Nursing (Sydney) offers students a supported learning experience where they will interact with staff committed to nursing and the provision of excellent nursing care. The partnership with the Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital means that students will access experts in the field of ophthalmology.
- NURS4000 Advanced Health Assessment
- NURS4010 Ophthalmic Nursing 1
- NURS4011 Ophthalmic Nursing 2
- NURS4006 Evidence Based Practice and Research