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Diploma in Nursing and Patient Care - Revised 2017

Nursing
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Learn about patient care, and the procedures and techniques used in modern nursing.

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The modern nurse is a highly trained professional who works in a wide variety of areas from community nursing to surgery. Nurses generally work as part of a nursing team and are responsible for the care of patients in a health care setting. The course Diploma in Nursing and Patient Care teaches you about the skills and techniques required in areas such as 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.

The course teaches you about advanced principles of hygiene and covers the functions, methods and techniques applied in providing adult patient care, with particular emphasis on the daily bath, oral hygiene and benefits of a back massage in patient comfort. Nursing professionals support both the patient and physician and play a key role in carrying out the physical examination, the physical assessment, specimen collection and measurement of patient vital signs. The course also teaches 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 be of great interest to health care professionals who would like to learn more about the procedures and techniques used in modern nursing. It will also be of 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 you 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:

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