Graduate Certificate of Nursing

Graduate Certificate of Nursing

Course code

300011

Course type

Graduate Certificate (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

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

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

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

  • Apply specialised knowledge, skills and technical competencies across a variety of health contexts, including tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous settings
  • Effectively communicate using high-level written and oral language skills
  • Reflect on practice to ensure quality and promote an environment of excellence in healthcare
  • 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

PLUS

Select a major from Table A

TABLE A (Majors)

Type of major

Mandatory

Credit points in major

9 credit points

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Education

JCU Online

 

Leadership and Management

JCU Online

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

JCU Online

 

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

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

6 credit points except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then advanced standing may be granted for more than two-thirds of the new award, where there is subject equivalence between the awards

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 13 years 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 CERTIFICATE OF NURSING

Approved abbreviation

GCertN

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Majors will appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

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

Special Awards

Not applicable