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Diploma in Nursing and Patient Care

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Learn more about the practices, procedures and techniques in nursing.




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The daily responsibility for the care of patients in a health care setting rests primarily with the nursing team. The modern nurse is a highly trained professional and can work in a wide variety of areas from community nursing to surgery.

Alison's nursing diploma course provides an overview of the skills and techniques required in areas such as advanced patient hygiene procedures, environmental health and safety awareness, the role of the nurse in diet therapy and how to ensure patient safety and comfort in the adult care setting. Advanced principles of hygiene provides the learner with an overview of the functions, methods and techniques applied in providing adult patient care with particular emphasis on the daily bath, oral hygiene and the benefits of a back massage in patient comfort.

Alison's certificate in nursing online course provides you with an overview of the vital role of the nursing professional in supporting both the patient and physician along with the procedures and techniques applied when performing the physical examination, the physical assessment, specimen collection and measurement of patient vital signs.

This nursing Alison course will be of great interest to all health care professionals who would like to learn more about good nursing practices and techniques that help protect and maintain the health and safety of both nursing professional and patient in any health care setting. The course will also be of great interest to any learner who is planning a career in the area of nursing or other areas of the health care sector.

After completing this course, the learner will be able to: - Describe the role of the nurse in patient care and patient hygiene; - List health and safety measures for nurses; - Describe movement and exercise routines that nurses can utilize for improved patient care; - Summarize the role of the nurse in diet therapy; - Describe the role of the nurse in the physical examination of the patient.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)
Framed Diploma - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Diploma in a stylish frame that is posted to you (with FREE standard shipping worldwide)

All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.


Course Reviews

Jemma D.
one year ago
Jemma D.

This course was everything I thought it would be

Annmarie R.
one year ago
Annmarie R.

I loved everything about this course.

Marieske K.
one year ago
Marieske K.

LOVED doing this course. So insightful! Thanks Alison! xx

Opus C.
one year ago
Opus C.

I gained alot of skills and knowledge

Gbadebowale O.
one year ago
Gbadebowale O.

very interesting programme

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