Graduate Certificate of Nursing

Course Code

100511

Version

2

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent qualification and eligibility for nurse registration in Australia.

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 I 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.

Special admission requirements

For flexible delivery option, computer and internet access is required.

Closing date

June 1 or January 1 of each year.  Students can commence in TP1 or TP2.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply and adapt specialised knowledge, skills and technical competencies within nursing science, across a variety of health contexts, including tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous settings

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate a range of data and evidence to provide solutions to complex nursing problems

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for professional development based on reflection on current competence, professional standards and published evidence

  • Make high-level, independent judgements and evaluations about nursing interventions related to a speciality area of nursing

  • Communicate complex theoretical knowledge, skills and treatment modalities using high-level oral and written language and, where appropriate, numeracy skills to a variety of professional and client groups.

Course Structure

Options

Select 12 credit points of level 5 and level 6 NS and HS subjects or select a Major from the following list:

Majors

Type of major

Optional Single

Credit points in major

12 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Advanced Clinical Practice

Townsville

 

Clinical Education

Townsville

 

Critical Care

Townsville

 

Leadership and Management

Townsville

 

Neonatal Care

Townsville

 

Rural and Remote

Townsville

 

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Students must be Registered Nurses

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 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.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Candidates who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Graduate Diploma of Nursing or Master of Nursing and may be granted advanced standing for subjects completed under this course.