Graduate Diploma of Nursing (JCUOnline)

Graduate Diploma of Nursing

Course code

300006

Course type

Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)

Division

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent qualification and;

Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside Australia.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a Schedule II 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.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of Graduate Diploma of Nursing, graduates will be able to:

  • Adapt and apply specialised knowledge, skills and technical competencies across a variety of health contexts, including tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous settings
  • Expertly communicate using high-level written and oral language skills
  • Reflect on practice of self and others to ensure quality and promote an environment of excellence in healthcare
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and evaluate a range of data and evidence to provide solutions to complex nursing problems

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

NS5330:03 Persuasive Communication

NS5331:03 Effective Clinical Governance

NS5332:03 Informatics for Health Professionals

NS5333:03 Synthesising Evidence for Healthcare

PLUS

Select a major from Table A

TABLE A (Majors)

Type of major

Mandatory

Credit points in major

12 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Leadership and Management

JCU Online

 

Education

JCU Online

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

JCU Online

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1.5 years full time or equivalent part time

Maximum time to complete

5 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures

Maximum allowed

12 credit points (maximum 12 credit points for formal studies; maximum 6 credit points for Recognised Prior Learning [RPL]).

Currency

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

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF NURSING

Approved abbreviation

GDipN

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have successfully completed 12 credit points of appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Nursing

Course articulation

Students who complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Nursing, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under this course

Special Awards

Not applicable