Graduate Diploma of Nursing
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
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
Applicants must 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.
June 1 or January 1 of each year. Students can commence in TP1 or TP2.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
24 credit points
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Nursing will be able to:
NS5201:03 Research Design: Theory and Application
Type of major
Credit points in major
21 credit points
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
No - however some optional subjects have mandatory clinical placements.
Special assessment requirements
Students must be Registered Nurses
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
12 credit points (maximum 12 credit points for formal studies; maximum 6 credit points for Recognised Prior Learning [RPL]).
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 14 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course.
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Major will appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Nursing.
Candidates who complete this course may be eligible for entry to the Master of Nursing, and may be granted advanced standing to a maximum of 12 credit points for subjects completed under this course.