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Mother and 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.

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.

Who should attend?

The post-graduate program is designed for enrolled nurses who are currently working in healthcare or midwifery led care, who would like to develop their knowledge and skills as an EN in the midwifery environment.

Course information

  • Self-directed theoretical learning (approx. 16 hours)
    You will be given access to online materials and resources to conduct all theoretical learning. This can be studies at your own pace, however it must be completed prior to the practical workshops.

    Assessment: Written workbook (must complete prior to practical workshops)

    Practical learning

    To consolidate your theoretical learning, you will attend a two-day workshop to practice your skills in simulation and complete competency assessments before undertaking clinical placement.

    Assessment: Simulation of caring for a mother and neonate (assessed in final workshop)

    Clinical placement
    You will then undertake 80 hours of supervised clinical placement in Mater Mothers' Hospital during the applicable period.

    Assessment: Clinical placement workbook and 80 hours of full-time clinical placement