James Cook University Online
Graduate Diploma + Postgraduate Unit
FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment
16 months part-time
6 intake dates each year – enquire now!
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The Graduate Diploma of Nursing from James Cook University will equip you with the critical thinking skills and theoretical knowledge to apply advanced nursing concepts in the clinical setting. This online course will prepare you to lead nursing practice and optimise patient outcomes in a hospital setting.
Further develop your theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to apply advanced nursing concepts in a clinical environment. This course gives you the preparation you'll need to shine at the next level in your career – advanced communication skills, data management skills, governance, knowledge, informatics, and the ability to design and implement evidence into practice.
Choosing between three majors, Leadership and Management, Education or Advanced Practice, you will learn how to lead and manage healthcare teams; develop complementary business-related skills in areas such as finance and budgeting, and acquire the skills needed to facilitate effective adult learning.
The course is 100% online, allowing flexibility for career and family commitments and offering real-time support and engagement.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this nursing course, the subjects you may study include:
Leadership and Management major
Advanced Practice major
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.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Diploma of Nursing from James Cook University.
The core subjects will provide you with a well-rounded experience, with learning outcomes that focus on:
Graduates will be prepared to pursue advanced roles in nursing, such as leadership and management positions or further healthcare education facilitators. Graduates can also choose to continue their studies and complete a full Master of Nursing qualification.
Wondering where a career in nursing could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential nursing career outcomes include: Nursing Support Worker, Hospital Orderly, Personal Care Assistant, Therapy Aide, Aged Care Nurse, Paediatric Nurse, Enrolled Nurse (EN), Registered Nurse (RN).
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.
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).
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