Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Explore the roles and specialist nursing skills expected of care home nurses

Care homes are vital in meeting the needs of people living with health and social care needs. Despite this, the sector struggles to recruit and retain registered care home nurses.

On this course, you will improve your knowledge of the skills nurses need to effectively look after care home residents. You will discuss the myths surrounding care homes and the clinical and ethical decisions nurses need to make on a regular basis. You will also understand how care home nurses work together with residents and their families, and the nursing career development opportunities in the sector.

What topics will you cover?

  • The specialist and complex nature of care home nursing in a changing health and social care environment.

  • The range of nursing skills used with residents living in care homes, including Anticipatory Care Planning, Adults with Incapacity, managing emergencies, caring for clients with complex care needs and providing palliative and respite care.

  • The career development, leadership and management skills of Registered Nurses, as well as the caring skills of healthcare assistants.

  • Collaborative working with residents and families, the local community and primary and social care agencies

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone with a personal or professional interest in care home nursing. This includes registered nurses, nursing students, and care home workers, managers, and residents.

Who developed the course?

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the world’s Top 200 universities and was named Scottish University of the Year for both 2016 and 2017. Dundee offers one of the UK’s best student experiences.