|Course Code :||GCN|
|Award Title :||Graduate Certificate in Nursing|
|AQF Level :||8|
|Duration :||6 Months Full time / 1 Year Part time|
|Course Delivery :||Online|
|Registration :||Internationally qualified nurses with an initial qualification at AQF 5 level and a subsequent nursing qualification comparable to AQF 8 level may be eligible for referral to a bridging program. This decision rests with the NMBA and is dependent on the individual applying, providing all the correctly certified required information and meeting the Registration Standards such as English language and recency of practice.|
With the healthcare industry across the world becoming increasingly complex, advanced nursing practice plays a vital role — one that is directed towards a high degree of expertise as a nurse with greater levels of professional responsibility. Advanced practice nurses are expected to take on the mantle of leadership in leading and providing responsive nursing care for individuals and families. To do this, they are required to have a deep understanding of the value of research and evidence-based practice. The learning environment provided to students nurtures these values, encouraging independent thinking that brings forth innovative solutions to today’s challenges.
The GCN course content builds upon and enhances undergraduate education and previous clinical experience. The rigorous, high-quality curriculum offers 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. Nursing professionals who have successfully completed this course can become empowered leaders who advance the nursing profession to new levels.
This course is suitable for those who wish to work as a Registered Nurse in Australia.