Domestic Diploma of Health (Nursing Pathway)

Domestic Diploma of Health (Nursing Pathway)

Discover opportunities to contribute to the expanding healthcare industry in Mackay, Mount Isa and surrounds. The Diploma of Health (Nursing Pathway) introduces you to the knowledge and skills of the nursing profession and prepares you to transition into a JCU nursing qualification. Study a combination of introductory nursing subjects and preparatory academic subjects, which support you to develop study skills. Successful completion of this Diploma grants you entry to the Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration]. This course is currently waiting on an outcome from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC) regarding a change to entry pathways where block credit is awarded. In the meantime, students can apply for individual credit assessments as per the JCU Credit Transfer Procedure.

You'll learn in a supportive environment as you gain a strong, academic foundation for university study.  Balance nursing content with study skills each semester for a well-rounded learning experience. Your nursing science subjects will explore the foundational principles of communication and health sciences, nursing as a profession, and effective methods for delivering culturally safe health care. Preparatory academic subjects will equip you with skills in digital learning, mathematics and comprehension. Small class sizes ensure that you get to know your peers and lecturers well, providing you with a network of like-minded people to support you on your healthcare journey.

The Diploma of Health (Nursing Pathway) is delivered in a mixed-mode format, providing a flexible university experience through online and on-campus study. Online lectures, tutorials and digital resources are available for you to arrange your study time around your work and personal commitments.

Upon graduating, you can progress directly into JCU’s Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration] or explore opportunities within the diverse range of JCU health-related degrees available on-campus and online.

View the Handbook for specific subject information.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Diploma of Health (Nursing Pathway).