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Anaesthesia Nursing, Continuing Education
90 ECTS credits - 1.5 years - Grimstad
The applicant must be an authorized nurse and have a minimum of two years of clinical work experience. Relevant work experience and other education are also important.
The objective of the programme is to educate highly qualified nurse anaesthetists, who can give anaesthesia to patients who are to undergo surgery, have been injured, are suffering from acute or critical diseases, or patients whose long term illness has deteriorated. The programme is based on "Rammeplan for Videreutdanning i anestesisykepleie, KUF, 2005" (the national curriculum for continuous education in anaesthesia nursing). A more detailed plan of this study programme will be handed out in the beginning of the semester.
The main subjects in Nurse Anaesthesia Education Programme:
- Advanced nursing skills and topics within social science
- Topics within medical and natural sciences
- Anaesthesia nursing - theory and practice
Throughout the course
theory and practice will alternate. Fifty per cent of the study
programme is clinical studies.
The three main subjects (also mentioned in the national curriculum) will be part of both the clinical and theoretical studies.
Arrangements for the recognition of prior learning are described in the information on the institution under "General arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (formal, informal and non-formal)".
For a description of the examination regulations, see the Examination Regulations of the University of Agder.
For information about the Norwegian grading system, see ECTS credits and grades. Specific information on grading for each course is found in the individual course descriptions.
The Examination Regulations of the University of Agder regulate the graduation requirements for each programme of study.
After having completed the programme the student will be able to carry out anaesthesia nursing in accordance with the health legislation concerning practice, professional knowledge and the values of the profession.
Various work methods will be used including lectures, problem based learning (PBL), role play, demonstrations of practice, seminars, group work, practical studies (including training of skill and quantity training), supervision and evaluation, tutorials, written and oral reflection and self-study.
The clinical studies are compulsory. Attendance in tutorials, containing students, student contact and qualified supervisor, is compulsory and is counted as part of the clinical studies.
Requirements for compulsory attendance and specific examination requirements are described in the course descriptions.
Language of instruction: Norwegian. Place for instruction will alternate between the two campuses Grimstad and Kristiansand.
The students will be assessed as follows: A graded portfolio assessment, a graded written individual exam. The clinical studies will be evaluated mid-term and at the end of term. These studies will be assessed as pass or fail. The dissertation may be written in groups or individually and it will be graded.
For more details please see course description.
The nurse anaesthetist will be qualified to work in the anaesthesia department, operating rooms and post-operative department, in the emergency ward, examination and treatment rooms and in the x-ray department in a hospital. The nurse anaesthetist will have a central position in pre- hospital work during call-outs and transportation of acutely and/or critically ill patients. Other relevant areas of work are in off-shore operations and international relief work.
This continuing education qualifies for master studies at universities and university colleges.
Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences