Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Avondale offers a Graduate Certificate in Nursing with qualifications in either Clinical Nursing, Clinical Teaching or Leadership and Management.Major areas of study include:Nursing research and evidence-based perspectives of practiceLifestyle diseaseHealth promotionHolistic assessment and caringCounsellingClinical teachingLeadership and management approachesThis course is designed to extend and deepen a registered nurse’s knowledge, skills and appreciation of advanced practice that takes into consideration professional, legal and ethical requirements.This is done through in-depth study of current health care issues, nursing research and evidence based perspectives of practice, clinical teaching, leadership and management approaches, lifestyle disease and health promotion, counselling, holistic assessment, advanced therapeutic interventions and evaluation. The ability to function both autonomously and collaboratively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team is an essential element of this course.
Core UnitsNUEB50800 Evidence-Based PracticeNUHS50101 Spirituality and HealthSpecialty#NUCT58600 Clinical Teaching#NUCT50400 Developing Practice in Clinical Teaching#Student is responsible for undertaking 120 hours of practical experience in this unit.The Course Convenor may substitute core and specialty units with other units in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing unit options.Clinical Nursing specialisationThe clinical nursing specialisation is made up of 2 core units and 2 specialty units which the students are required to complete.Core UnitsNUEB50800 Evidence-Based PracticeNUHS50101 Spirituality and HealthSpecialtyNUHC55400 Holistic Assessment and CaringNURS56000 Promoting HealthThe Course Convenor may substitute core and specialty units with other units in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing unit options.Leadership and Management specialisationThe Leadership and Management specialisation is made up of 2 core units and 2 specialty units that the students are required to complete.Core UnitsNUEB50800 Evidence-Based PracticeNUHS50101 Spirituality and HealthSpecialtyLAMC51600 Organisational Processes and ChangeLAMC51100 Leadership and OrganisationThe Course Convenor may substitute core and specialty units with other units in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing unit options.
Standard entry requirements
- GENERAL ADMISSION CRITERIATo qualify for admission, you must have completed:An Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 7 bachelor of nursing, bachelor of health science (in nursing), or equivalent from an accredited university or higher education provider
- OrAn overseas nursing qualification comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 7 or higherSPECIFIC ADMISSION CRITERIAThe following are the specific criteria for admission:Current AHPRA authorisation to practice as a Registered Nurse
- OrAuthority to practice as a Registered Nurse in your own country
- AndA minimum of one-year post-registration experience within the last five yearsIf you plan to study Clinical Teaching or Clinical Nursing specialties, you must be employed as a Registered Nurse in the clinical setting.ADVANCED STANDINGApplicants with an Australian Qualifications Framework AQF Level 8 qualification (or higher) in a cognate area may be eligible for advanced standing (credit recognition). Refer to the Advanced Standing Policy for more information.INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTSInternational applicants must meet the Australian Government's visa requirements to reside in Australia while studying at Avondale University.For more information, visit https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-finder/studyENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTSInternational applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the following ways:Provide documentary evidence that your initial nursing qualification was conducted and assessed in English.Provide documentary evidence of at least two years of tertiary study conducted and assessed in English in a recognised country^ and completed within the last two years.Demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall with no sub-band below 7.0
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