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ACDN Education Policy

The Education Policy of the Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurse (ACDN) & its associated document the, National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework (NDNKSF) 2009 have been created to assist in the development of a highly skilled nursing workforce. Diabetes Nursing varies considerably depending on the practice setting. It can be a standalone specialised area of practice or part of more generalized nursing practice, such as in the primary care setting. Diabetes nursing incorporates working with patients and/or their families / whanau to ensure they have the education and skills to self-manage their diabetes, helping them to prevent long term complications, assisting in acute situations and may also involve diabetes prevention and health promotion. Education for nurses working in diabetes, either as a specialty or as part of more generalized nursing practice, is vital in developing, and extending their nursing knowledge and skill. Education underpins sound nursing practices as well as contributing to the development of nursing profession as a whole (NZNO).


Feb 2017 Under review

 

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Training Programme 2018

Whilst many nurses in New Zealand have completed the required preparation for a clinical Master’s degree, relatively few have progressed to NP registration. To address this situation, The University of Auckland and Massey University have been awarded funding for the Nurse Practitioner Training Programme by Health Workforce New Zealand to be continued for 2018. This training programme seeks to increase coordination between potential NPs, their employers, tertiary education providers, and New Zealand Nursing Council. The aim is to align and promote NP preparation, registration and employment into a seamless pathway.

This NP Training Programme shall include study days plus protected supervised clinical training hours, and employer confirmation that there is a job for prospective NPs at the end of the pathway.

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IDF Online Education Zone

The IDF online interactive modules are aimed to ensure the best possible education in a flexible, self-paced environment that makes use of the latest learning technologies available to health professionals wherever they are in the world, so that they are equipped to provide optimal management for the estimated 415 million people living with diabetes.

http://d-net.idf.org/en/component/content/article.html?id=35:welcome-to-the-idf-online-education-zone

National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework 2009 (NDNKSF) & Pro Health mentor online.com, diabetes resources for health care professionals (HCP’s)

The NDNKSK National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework 2009 has been developed to assist all registered nurses to demonstrate that they are adequately prepared to provide the required care and education for the person with diabetes and related co-morbidities, whatever their practice setting. To promote best practice the NDNKSF is linked to national guidelines, standards of practice and the Nursing Council of New Zealand’s competencies for registration.

The framework identifies a number of knowledge and skill levels for nurses working in diabetes:

  • Fundamental
  • Generalist
  • Speciality Diabetes Nurses
  • Specialist Diabetes Nurses

Pro Health Mentor Online assists HCP’s to achieve NDNKSF LEVELS 1 & 2 and is  provided by the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) and supported by the Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses specialty college of NZNO, and has been endorsed and included in the Ministry of Health Diabetes Services Tier Two Service Specification - click here for more details (PDF 3MB) or go to www.healthmentoronline.com

In addressing the fundamental and generalist levels of the framework, it is designed to assist in developing knowledge and skills to enhance care and work effectively with people and whãnau / families who live with diabetes. This programme and the NDNKSF are two of the many tools enabling development of capability in providing diabetes care. They do not sit alone but rather within the context of having annual updates, utilising and working alongside local expertise, and other such activities.

Assessment, NZSSD Certificate of Completion and professional development hours
Along with the reading materials and formative self-tests, there is an opportunity to complete a summative assessment. The assessment requires a pass rate of 85%, and on achieving this a NZSSD Certificate of Completion and acknowledgement of 7 hours professional development is awarded. NZSSD clinical members have designed the questions in the assessment so that the content is thoroughly understood and that participants have taken the time to reflect on it and have had the opportunity to use the knowledge in working with patients.

Motivational Interviewing for Long Term Conditions

Motivational interviewing (MI) is a patient centred, goal focussed approach which has proven efficacy as an intervention for addictive behaviours and a range of lifestyle behaviours that impact on diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The desire and imperative for lifestyle change is a constant mantra as healthcare professionals champion the need for self-management of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and other long term conditions.

Read here for more information on MI:

Flyer (PDF,1,336KB) 

For more information please contact Sue: 027 420 4496 or diabeteseducate@slingshot.co.nz 

 


Courses

Institution Course
MIT Certificate in Diabetes Care and Management 
WINTEC Certificate in Diabetes Care and Management
WINTEC Advanced Diabetes Nursing Practice
EIT Advanced Diabetes Nursing
University of Auckland Diabetes Nursing - Knowledge/Evidence-Based Management in Diabetes
CPIT Managing and Caring for People with Diabetes in the Clinical & Community Setting
Diabetes Projects Trust Diabetes Prevention: Train the Trainers
University of Canterbury Motivating Behaviour Change I & Motivating Behaviour Change II


Please note: The information above is provided to ensure health professionals are aware of the opportunities available for diabetes education. None of these courses have been reviewed by the Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses and their appearing on this website does not mean they are endorsed by the Section.


Course Information

Clinical Education Postgraduate Handbook 2017

Postgraduate Programmes in Clinical Management

 

MIT - Certificate in Diabetes Care and Management

This course has been recognised by the International Diabetes Federation for excellence in providing diabetes education to healthcare professionals.

Level – 7                                                         Level on DNKSF – Generalist

Target Audience – Open to all health care professionals.

Run in Conjunction With – CMDHB Diabetes Service

Cost - $500

Credits – 15

Duration – 10 weeks (5 study days)

Location – MIT campus, Otara

Assessment Points - 1) Clinical Learning Plans x 3. 2) Case Analysis

Other Information:

This course is essentially the same as the level 7 course offered through WINTEC - delivered by MIT with permission.


WINTEC - Certificate in Diabetes Care and Management

This course has been recognised by the International Diabetes Federation for excellence in providing diabetes education to healthcare professionals.

Level – 7                                                         Level on DNKSF – Generalist

Target Audience – Open to all health care professionals, but particularly targeting practice nurses

Run in Conjunction With – Waikato Diabetes Service

Cost - $600

Credits – 15

Duration – 10 weeks (5 study days)

Location –Various locations across the Midland region

Assessment Points - 1) Clinical Learning Plans x 3. 2) Case Analysis

Other Information:

This programme is designed to enable health professionals who provide regular care to people at risk of or with diabetes to develop their professional practice and contribute to the attainment of competent practice as a generalist diabetes health professional.

Content includes: Epidemiology and screening, Health promoting relational practice (including motivational interviewing), Pathophysiology, Treatment targets, Diabetes Pharmacology, Care Management.


WINTEC – Advanced Diabetes Nursing Practice

This course has been recognised by the International Diabetes Federation for excellence in providing diabetes education to healthcare professionals.

Level – 8                                                         Level on DNKSF – Specialty

Target Audience – Open to all health care professionals, but particularly targeting nurses and midwives

Run in Conjunction With – Waikato Diabetes Service

Cost - $1400

Credits – 30

Duration – 1 semester (6 study days)

Location – WINTEC campus, Hamilton

Assessment Points - 1) Planning and testing an audit tool. 2) Presenting this tool. 3) Case Study – essay

Other Information:

This programme is designed to enable Registered Nurses to advance their knowledge and skills in diabetes nursing practice. The module fosters an approach to learning that supports critical inquiry and clinical reasoning in the specialty practice of diabetes nursing in partnership with people and their whanau, families, and communities. Students will explore issues in the clinical management of diabetes using theoretical and evidence-based perspectives and develop specialty nursing care strategies to meet the challenges within the New Zealand health care environment.

Content includes: Clinical Aspects (population level), Clinical Aspects (individual level), Pathophysiology, Education (approaches and strategies), Leadership and Management (research / quality and ethics).


EIT – Advanced Diabetes Nursing

Level – 8                                                         Level on DNKSF –

Target Audience – All Registered Nurses

Run in Conjunction With – n/a

Cost - TBC

Credits – 30

Duration – 1 semester (available 2nd semester only)

Location – EIT – Hawkes Bay (mostly online learning)

Assessment Points - 1) Report, 2) Case Study, 3) Client Education Project, 4) Course Participation

Other Information:

This course develops theoretical and practical knowledge of diabetes mellitus within a primary care framework to an expert level. Practitioners completing this course would be capable of providing diabetes education and therapeutic environments that support the patient/whanau with diabetes as well as primary prevention for the community.

Content includes: Contemporary issues in relation to pathophysiology, diagnosis, facilitating clients to reach target goals, and holistic strategies to improve outcomes. The impact of diabetes on both an international level as well as the individual level is covered.


University of Auckland - Diabetes Nursing - Knowledge/Evidence-Based Management in Diabetes

Level – 8                                                         Level on DNKSF –

Target Audience – Registered Nurses working in primary or secondary care

Run in Conjunction With – Various expert speakers from the Auckland area

Cost - $2,058

Credits – 30

Duration – 1 semester (12 weeks) with 6 study days

Location – Auckland

Assessment Points - 1) Presentation of client. 2) Written assignment (demonstrating use of national guidelines). 3) Clinical Viva Exam

Other Information:

This course aims to give nurses the opportunity to extend and update their knowledge (evidence-based) and apply this in managing people with diabetes.

Content Includes: Pathophysiology, client self-management, management of diabetes, diabetes specialty based skills (eg CVD risk assessment), impact of illness and health care contact on patients, ethical and legal parameters, diabetes medications, application of current guidelines and evidence, interpretation of diagnostic tests, impact of social, economic and political factors.


CPIT – Managing and Caring for People with Diabetes in the Clinical and Community Setting

Level – 7                                                         Level on DNKSF – Generalist

Target Audience – All health professionals but primarily for nurses

Run in Conjunction With – Sue Rattray [Independent DNS]

Cost - $491.70 (TBC)

Credits – 10

Duration – 5 study days in two blocks

Location – Christchurch, Nelson, Blenheim

Assessment Points - 1) Case Study. 2) Assignment based on journal

Other Information:

This course aims to provide opportunities for Registered Nurses to extend their knowledge and skills in the care and management of people with diabetes and to integrate their knowledge to nursing practice.

Content Includes: Pathophysiology and diagnostic criteria, dietary advice, physical activity, pharmacological treatments, acute and chronic complications, psychological implications.


Diabetes Projects Trust (DPT) – Diabetes Prevention: Train the Trainers

Level – n/a                                                      Level on DNKSF – n/a

Target Audience – Healthcare professionals and community health workers

Run in Conjunction With – n/a

Cost – Fully funded by MOH

Credits – n/a

Duration – 6 hours – may be split on request. Post training support is also available.

Location – Can be delivered onsite for groups

Assessment Points - nil

Other Information:

This is a flexible programme to help improve the prevention skills of those working with individuals and groups at risk of diabetes and related health issues.

Content Includes: Types and management of diabetes, identifying those at risk, understanding diabetes complications, promotion of health lifestyle in those at risk, benefits of a healthy lifestyle, motivational techniques to support change, community resources.


University of Canterbury - Motivating Behaviour Change I & Motivating Behaviour Change II

Level – 8                                                         Level on DNKSF – n/a

Target Audience – A variety of healthcare professions

Run in Conjunction With – n/a

Cost - $1818 ea

Credits – 30

Duration – 1 semester - Paper I is available 1st semester and includes 6 study days. Paper II is available second semester and includes 2 study days or a series of tutorials depending on class size.

Location – Christchurch

Assessment Points – Paper I: Audio of micro-counselling skills - 10%, Audio of MI - 15%, Essay relating MI to behaviour change theory - 35%, Observed simulated clinical exam of MI (20mins) - 35%

Paper II: 5 case studies which include audio (at least 20mins) of MI, coded transcript, and reflection on practice - 60%, Literature review of MI practice within chosen area (e.g. MI and diabetes, or MI and nutritional counselling) - 20%, Reflection paper - students reflect on their MI skills development - 20%

Other Information:

Paper I is an introduction to motivating behaviour change, including theory, research and practice, with an emphasis on MI. Paper II provides advanced training in MI, including theory, specific applications and supervised clinical practice. What is Motivational Interviewing (MI)? A guiding style for developing and strengthening motivation for change by exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.  It is a collaborative conversation which addresses the common problem of ambivalence about change, and pays particular attention to the language of change.

Content Includes:

               Paper I 

  • Theories of behaviour change
  • The neurobiology of motivation
  • The history and development of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • MI theory
  • Research on the effectiveness of MI
  • Skill development – MI spirit, principles, skills, and strategies

              Paper II  

  • Change talk
  • Coding in Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • The effectiveness of MI in different settings
  • MI skill development

Please note: Please note: The information above is provided to ensure diabetes nurses are aware of the educational opportunities available. Programs have not been reviewed by ACDN and their presence on this website does not mean they are endorsed by ACDN.

 

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