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Mother & Infant Care for Enrolled Nurses

Mater Education in partnership with Mater Mothers’ Hospitals now offers the opportunity for Enrolled Nurses (ENs) to increase their skills and knowledge to care for new mothers and babies in the midwifery care environment.

The program suits people currently working as an enrolled nurse, in healthcare or midwifery led care who would like to develop their knowledge and skills as an EN in the midwifery environment.

Participants will learn:

  • anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system
  • anatomy and physiology of the breast and lactogenesis
  • physiological changes to the neonate
  • care of the newborn
  • complications of the newborn
  • postnatal care of women
  • complications in the postnatal period.
Duration & cost

Delivered part-time over three months.


Course structure & assessment

Participants will attend four full-day (8.00am - 4.30pm) workshops before being eligible for placement experience.

Participants will complete the following assessments:

  • written workbooks
  • simulation of caring for a mother and neonate
  • simulation assessment of the mother and neonate
  • 80 hours of full-time clinical placement in the Mater Mothers’ Hospital.
Upcoming dates
October - December 2018
  • Workshop 1: Tuesday 9 October
  • Workshop 2: Tuesday 16 October
  • Workshop 3: Tuesday 23 October
  • Workshop 4: Tuesday 30 October
  • Clinical placement period*: 5 November – 14 December 2018
*Participants will undertake 80 hours of clinical placement during the applicable period.
Entry requirements

Applicants are selected via criteria relating to previous Diploma of Nursing learning and current work experience. Evidence of previously completed Diploma of Nursing qualification must be submitted as part of the application process.

In addition, successful applicants also need:

  • a Blue Card
  • immunisations—applicants need to provide proof of immunity or have commenced vaccination for:
    • Hepatitis B
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough)
    • Influenza.