Graduate Certificate in Nursing - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Discounted online short course

The Australian Government is providing support for people to retrain or upskill during COVID-19. As part of this initiative, USC is offering the Graduate Certificate in Nursing in Semester 2, 2020 at a significantly discounted rate, allowing eligible domestic students to build skills and knowledge in an area of national priority. The indicative course fee for eligible students is $1,250 (Commonwealth supported place).

To be eligible for the discounted fee, you must commence study in Semester 2, 2020 and complete by no later than December 2020. You must be enrolled full-time (four courses) for the duration of the semester. Students whose study duration extends past December 2020 will be subject to full fee payment for any study after this date. Students who enrol in fewer than four courses in Semester 2, 2020 will also be subject to full fee payment.

Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.

Take your nursing practice to the next level.

This program will empower you to shape the future development and delivery of health care services. You’ll develop your clinical specialisation in Community and Primary Health Care, Clinical Practice Education, Paediatric Care or Mental Health, or tailor your studies to suit your career goals.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
1 semester full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning, Online
Total courses
Total units
48 units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.
Program coordinator
Dr Lauren Kearney

This flexible program can be completed entirely online (subject to course availability), or as a combination of online and on-campus learning options.

Progress on to the Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) to cement your place as a health care leader.

In this program you will:

• Advance your knowledge and understanding in an area of health research or practice.
• Prepare yourself for clinical leadership and advanced practice roles.
• Have the option to finish in one semester, in the four-elective path.

Career opportunities:

Graduates will extend their career pathways in leadership, clinical education and clinical practice roles.

Admission requirements:

• AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing award
• Applicants who are Registered Nurses registered with AHPRA who do not have a Bachelor qualification may be considered for admission based on extensive industry experience.

Professional recognition:

Graduates may apply for membership with eligible clinical nursing organisations.

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Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units

Select a 4 course specialisation (48 units) from:

Clinical Studies
Community and Primary Health
Mental Health
Paediatric Care
Practice Education

For students enrolled in Semester 2, 2020 as part of the Australian Government's COVID-19 online short course initiative: 

Select 4 courses from the following list:

NUR704 Leadership in Clinical Practice 
NUR708 Learning and Teaching in the Practice Environment 
NUR709 Professional Internship
NUR713 Independent Study 
NUR722 Assessment in Mental Health 
NUR740 Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Care 
NUR751 Advanced Health Assessment 

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

Program notes
  • *Specialisations may only be available to students studying part-time, depending on course availability each year

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