In 2022, ACORN Education is excited to launch the new ACORN Education Learning Platform!
Courses currently available on the ACORN Education Learning Platform
**NEW** Fundamentals of Intraoperative Nursing course
The ‘Fundamentals of Intraoperative Nursing’ course is designed for novice perioperative nurses entering the perioperative clinical environment, and experienced perioperative nurses requiring revision of fundamental intraoperative nursing concepts and requirements. This course is designed in collaboration with the ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia (Clinical and Professional Standards), 16th edition, and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.
Fundamentals of Anaesthetic Nursing course
There are ten self-directed and self-paced modules to be completed. A ‘test-your-knowledge’ set of questions is included at the end of each module to enable reflection on key concepts. The ten modules are:
- Role of the anaesthetic nurse
- Respiratory anatomy and physiology
- Perioperative safety
- Preventing and controlling infections
- Types of anaesthesia
- Communicating for safety
- Medication management
- Airway management
- Haemodynamic monitoring
- Recognising and responding to acute deterioration.
A certificate of completion will be awarded when all modules, activities and questionnaires of the course have been completed and more than 80 per cent of the questions in the ‘test your knowledge’ questionnaire have been answered correctly. Multiple attempts are available to achieve this requirement.
Continuing professional development (CPD) points achieved by completing this course will be documented on the certificate of completion.
Certificates of completion may be used as evidence for organisation’s adherence to and compliance with ACORN Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia (16th edition).
Introduction to perioperative practice - Medical company representatives
Frequently asked questions
To access the ACORN Education Learning Platform, simply go to ACORN Education Learning Platform.
From here, you can sign in, create an account, and view the catalog of courses available. To enrol in a course, select the course from the catalog menu and select 'register', and follow the prompts.
ACORN Education course content is available in both PC and portable smart device applications.
To download the Blackboard app, click on the appropriate link below and follow the prompts:
- Apple devices, please click here
- Google Play, please click here
Once downloaded, search 'ACORN' and sign in using your ACORN Education log in details
To access your Certificate of Completion, visit https://acorn.geniussis.com/. Log in with your account details and go to your user ‘Dashboard’. This can be found in the top lefthand corner of the screen.
Go to the ‘Completed Courses’ widget on the upper righthand side of the screen. Click on the course that has been completed, and you will see a ‘Download Certificate’ option pop up. Select ‘Download Certificate’. Your certificate will be downloaded to your computer’s ‘Downloads’ folder.
Note: If your certificate is not appearing on the Dashboard, ensure that you have completed all ‘Test your knowledge’, and ‘Confidence Indicator’ questionnaires.
To review your completed submissions, visit the Grade Centre tab on the Course Content page.
If you are still experiencing issues in accessing your certificate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.