ACDN Recommended Education
National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework 2018 (NDNKSF)
The NDNKSK National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework 2018 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 three levels of knowledge and skills for nurses working with people living with diabetes:
Proficient Diabetes Nurses
Specialist Diabetes Nurses
The framework guides our ACDN Accreditation programme
NZSSD online learning platform
Is a free education programme for healthcare professionals in Aotearoa
The aim of this programme is to assist in developing skills to work effectively with individuals and whãnau / families who live with diabetes.
The content of the programme aligns with the National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework 2018 (NDNKSF), the NZ National Integrated Knowledge, Skills and Career Framework for Diabetes Dietitians (2016) and the draft Podiatry Competency Framework for Integrated Diabetic Foot Care in New Zealand.
The enrol in the course visit the website here
To find out more about the course content visit here
Good Fellow Unit
Good Fellow Unit provide multiple education services including; Webinars, podcast, email Gems, and eLearning. We suggest keeping up to date with diabetes education that is delivered to Primary Care from Good Fellow Unit.
Diabetes Education from Good Fellow Unit
There is a raft of education that has been provided in the past from Good Fellow Unit on Diabetes related topics, from Sick day management to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
Review previous education here
Upcoming events & webinars
Review upcoming Good Fellow Unit events & webinars here
Good Fellow eLearning Courses:
University of Waikato Advanced Diabetes Management Course - FREE
This course was recently offered to the Midland region via University of Waikato Te Huataki Waiora, School of Health and delivered by Dr Ryan Paul.
Stay tuned to hear about the national role out
Ara institute Diabetes Management - Level 7
Diabetes Management Level 7, 10 credit graduate paper
To find out more see the Ara Diabetes Management course here
University of Auckland Diabetes Specialty Nursing - Level 8
Nurseprac 712 Diabetes Specialty Nursing - Level 8, 30 point post graduate paper
To find out more see the University of Auckland Diabetes L8 paper here
Wintec Diabetes Care and Management - Level 7
Diabetes Care and Management - Level 7, 15 point graduate paper delivered over 12 weeks
To find out more see the Wintec L700 course here
Wintec Advanced Diabetes Nursing Practice - Level 8
Advanced Diabetes Nursing Practice Nurs807/1902 - Level 8, 30 point post-graduate paper
To find out more see the Wintec Level 8 Diabetes paper here
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ACDN Education Policy
The Education Policy of the Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses (ACDN) and its associated documents, the National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework (NDNKSF) 2018 have been created to support the development of a standalone specialised area of practice or part of more generalised nursing practice, such as in the primary care setting. Diabetes nursing incorporates working with patients and/or their familires/whānau 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 is vital in contributing to the development of nursing profession as a whole (NZNO).
Download the ACDN Health Education Policy (2018)
Nurse practitioner (NP) / Mātanga Tapuhi Training programme
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 2022. 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.
To find out more about the NP Training programme visit click here
Or visit the NPNZ website here for more information about preparation & training.
IDF 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.
Visit the IDF online education zone
Health Mentor Online
Enter your content...Diabetes Education Programme for health care professionals (HCP’s)
This is currently offline and being reviewed.