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Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Specialisation)

University of Tasmania
1 year
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
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8,975 AUD

Program description

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Specialisation)

For overseas nurses who wish expand career options within their home country. This course is flexible, part-time and online. Always related to the practice context this course is designed to further nursing knowledge and skill to enable students to provide improved patient outcomes.

Admission requirements

To be considered for a place in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing for Overseas Nurses (Speciality) applicants should apply through the Admissions Centre at the University of Tasmania and provide evidence of:

  1. A Bachelor's Degree (in nursing or related health) that is recognised by UTAS processes for entry to a postgraduate course.
  2. Registration as a nurse in the overseas country, where there is a registration system, or equivalent in that country.
  3. English Language proficiency to a level of IELTS 7.0 or OET overall score of B. (Please check your English language proficiency requirements with the international office.)
  4. Six months of full-time experience in relevant nursing practice in an overseas country within the last two years

This evidence must be endorsed by a recognised authority

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Program content

Acute Care Nursing

  • Interpreting Patient Deterioration
  • The Illness Experience
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • The Politics of Acute Nursing

Anaesthetics and Recovery Nursing

  • Foundations of Perioperative Nursing Theory
  • Interpreting Patient Deterioratio
  • Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing 1
  • Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing 2

Cardiovascular Nursing

  • Cardiovascular Nursing 1
  • Interpreting Patient Deterioration
  • Cardiovascular Nursing 2
  • Cardiovascular Nursing 3

Critical Care Nursing

  • Foundations of Critical Care Nursing Practice
  • Interpreting Patient Deterioration
  • Contemporary Critical Care Nursing Practice
  • Contemporary Critical Care Nursing Science

Emergency Nursing

  • Interpreting Patient Deterioration
  • Foundations of Emergency Nursing Practice
  • Clinical Perspectives of Emergency Nursing Practice
  • Triage & Complex Management of the Emergency & Trauma Patient

Gerontological Nursing

  • Healthy Ageing
  • Policy and Leadership in Older Person Care
  • The Last Year of Life: Renegotiating and Reinforcing Appropriate Care
  • Mental Health Well-Being and Dementia Care

Neonatal Intensive care

  • Foundations of Children's Nursing 1
  • Contemporary Neonata Intensive Care Nursing Practice
  • Contemporary Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Theory
  • Interpreting Patient Deterioration

Neuroscience Nursing

  • Neuroscience Nursing 1
  • Neuroscience Nursing 2
  • Neuroscience Nursing 3

Oncology Nursing

  • Oncology Nursing 1
  • Oncology Nursing 2
  • Oncology Nursing 3

Paediatric Nursing

  • Foundations of Children's Nursing 1
  • Foundations of Children's Nursing 2
  • Acute Care Management of the Child & Family Theory
  • Acute Care Management of the Child & Family Practice

Perioperative Nursing

  • Foundations of Perioperative Nursing Practice
  • Foundations of Perioperative Nursing Theory
  • Contemporary Perioperative Nursing Practice
  • Contemporary Perioperative Nursing Practice

Renal Nursing

  • Foundations of Renal Nursing
  • Contemporary Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Self Management in Renal Nursing

Special Care of the Newborn Nursing

  • Foundations of Children's Nursing 1
  • Foundations of Children's Nursing 2
  • Special Care of the Newborn Practice
  • Special Care of the Newborn Theory

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

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About this institute

University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

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Why study at University of Tasmania

Australia ranked #2 study abroad country

Australia has been ranked the #2 study abroad country in the world for 2020! With everything from the tranquility of the Gold Coast beaches to the adventure of the Australian Alps, take a trip “Down Under” and discover why Australia is a great choice for an exceptional study abroad experience.

Tasmania is unique and so are Tasmanians. We believe in our island. We embrace the unusual. And we love imagination.

From our vibrant cities to the stillness of our World Heritage-listed wilderness, our incredible island is a place of contrasts – and we embrace its character in everything we do.

We offer great courses in an extraordinary location, and our teaching is supported by world-leading research, so you know you’re getting direct access to the best expertise. We’re the only university in the state, which means you will get unparalleled access to industry connections through our institution’s partnerships.

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Private Bag 51
TAS 7001 Hobart

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