Postgraduate Certificate of Nursing Science (Neonatal Care)
Information valid for students commencing in 2012.
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Must be registered as a nurse in Australia and:
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.
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).
NS5002:03 Contemporary Issues in Specialist Practice
NS5230:03 Clinical Governance Project
QH_CARE_NB QHealth Care of Newborn with Complex Health Needs
QH_FND_NNS QHealth Foundations of Neonatal Nursing
NS5225:03 Care of the ‘At Risk’ Newborn
NS5226:03 Infant Feeding and NutritionNOTE:
Students who have completed the QHealth Transitions Neonatal program will be able to choose subject NS5226:03 in the PGDip Neonatal Care course as an elective, therefore specified advanced standing will not be granted for NS5225 or NS5226.
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.