Postgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Care of the Older Adult)
Information valid for students commencing in 2012.
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Completion of a nursing degree or equivalent qualification, and eligibility for nurse registration in Australia.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Postgraduate Certificates.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
It is recommended that applicants have completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience (or part-time equivalent) as a registered nurse.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Postgraduate Certificate Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
NS5604:03 Contemporary Issues in Care of the Older Adult
NS5605:03 Advanced Assessment of the Older Adult
NS5606:03 Clinical Management of the Older Adult in the Community
NS5607:03 Clinical Management of the Older Adult in Health Care Facilities
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
6 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable, this course does not include majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma of Nursing, Master of Nursing Studies, Master of Advanced Nursing Practice or Master of Nursing Leadership and may be granted advanced standing for subjects completed under this course.