Advanced nursing practice is directed towards a high degree of expertise as a nurse with greater levels of responsibilities, leadership in leading and providing responsive nursing care for individuals and families in general and specialised care, and increased understanding of the value of research and evidence-based practice. Further, the course is guided by the belief that post graduate education builds upon undergraduate education and previous clinical experience, and therefore the education process of the course is committed to provide an environment of critical inquiry, testing of ideas, generation and expansion of knowledge including the development of leadership capability and increased awareness of research skills. The course has been designed to reflect these beliefs.
Students may choose to exit midway through the course, in which case they may graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Nursing, consisting of four units of study over one study period full time or, for non CRICOS students, two study periods part time.
Students who have already completed a Graduate Certificate in Nursing may be eligible for advanced standing, subject to credit transfer and recognition of prior learning procedures.
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Students can enter postgraduate courses provided that they are registered nurses, either in Australia or another country, and are able to demonstrate that they have the ability to successfully complete the course they intend to enter. English language proficiency is key to demonstrating this and can be demonstrated either through the writing of a short essay or by supplying evidence of formal English language testing credentials.
Applications will be accessed on a case by case basis by course coordinator in accordance with the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedures for Course delivered to Overseas Students. Candidates with lower scores encouraged to apply.
Payment plans available.