Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The human eye is a complex and fascinating organ. As an ophthalmic nurse, you will be qualified to treat people with a wide range of ocular problems. The program covers every aspect of ophthalmic nursing, including the physiology of the eye, diseases that affect the eye, clinical management and the complexities of managing people with co-morbidities such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. On completion of the program, you will be equipped to conduct advanced clinical assessments, interpret clinical data and make sound clinical judgements about patient care. In addition, you will also develop your capacity for leadership, learn to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and have developed problem solving and clinical reasoning within the context of ophthalmic nursing. The Graduate Certificate in Ophthalmic Nursing has been developed and taught in conjunction with experts from the Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. This program is the only Graduate Certificate in Ophthalmic Nursing in Australia. The School of Nursing (Sydney) offers students a supported learning experience where they will interact with staff committed to nursing and the provision of excellent nursing care. The partnership with the Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital means that students will access experts in the field of ophthalmology.
Units of Credit 100
- Ophthalmic Nursing
Standard entry requirements
- To be eligible for admission to The University of Notre Dame Australia, all applicants must meet the University’s minimum requirements for admission. The requirements for admission are detailed in the University’s Policy: Admissions. Entry Requirements To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Ophthalmic Nursing applicants must have: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (Div. 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Nursing and Midwifery or provisional registration, whichever is applicable at the time of the student’s program commencement
- And Pre-registration degree in Nursing or equivalent
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