Graduate Certificate of Nursing

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James Cook University Online
  • Awarded by

    James Cook University Online

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate + Postgraduate Unit

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    8 months part-time

  • Start Date

    6 intake dates each year – enquire now!

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  • In a Nutshell

    Do you want to make your mark on nursing? JCU Online's Graduate Certificate of Nursing will help prepare you for the healthcare system of tomorrow.

    Australia's healthcare landscape is changing. Governments, industry and healthcare providers are working smarter to meet rising costs coupled with the increasing demand on our health system.

    The course equips Registered Nurses with advanced knowledge and specialised skills in their chosen nursing field.

    Students choose one of three majors: Leadership and Management, Education or Advanced Practice. Leadership and Management students will delve into the methods, practices and ethics of health leadership, management and communication. Education majors examine principles of education for health professionals, learning about clinical coaching and teaching in practice settings. Advanced Practice students will further develop the skills needed to deliver advanced patient care.

    JCU offers subjects from Ethics and Health Management to Clinical Coaching, so you can focus on areas that will help put you on your best career path.

    Delivered 100% online, this course gives students the flexibility to study and improve their future career prospects while continuing to work as Registered Nurses.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent qualification, and;
      Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia;
    • Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a Registered Nurse.
    • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
  • Subject Breakdown

    In this nursing course, the subjects you may study include:

    Leadership and Management major

    • Leading and Managing in Health
    • Ethics and Health Management
    • Effective Clinical Governance
    • Persuasive Communication

    Education major

    • Principles of Education for the Health Professional
    • Teaching in Practice Settings
    • Clinical Coaching
    • Persuasive Communication

    Advanced Practice major

    • Quality Use of Medicines in Practice
    • Effective Clinical Governance
    • Advanced Health Assessment
    • Persuasive Communication
  • Why James Cook University Online?

    Study when it suits you, receive personal academic support and make your CV shine with a qualification from an internationally recognised university. With a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, we know the value of a world-class education: our students graduate to become leaders in their fields and their communities. What’s more, JCU has been awarded five stars for graduate job success for six years running by The Good Universities Guide. Through our postgraduate courses, we aim to empower professionals to have a positive impact and make their lives matter. Enrol and gain the skills to build your brighter future, today.

    When you study with JCU Online, you can be sure that you will receive the best possible guidance and assistance to help you achieve your goals.

    In addition to the academic and student networks you’ll develop, you will be introduced to your Student Success Advisor upon enrolment. They provide access to useful resources, dedicated guidance and motivation throughout your study journey.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate of Nursing from James Cook University.

    The online Graduate Certificate of Nursing core subjects will provide you with a well-rounded experience, with learning outcomes that focus on:

    • Clinical governance and how to apply this framework to contemporary issues in healthcare as well as your own workplace.
    • Persuasive communication and how to apply a number of strategies across different healthcare settings.

    Graduates will receive increased professional recognition and be prepared to take on nursing leadership roles in their chosen area of practice. Graduates may also choose to continue their studies and complete a Graduate Diploma of Nursing or a full Master of Nursing.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

    James Cook University also offers an upfront payment option.

    FEE-HELP

    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent qualification, and;
    Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia;
  • Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a Registered Nurse.
  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

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