Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Emergency)

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      Course description

      The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Emergency) is a 50 credit point, part-time, clinical coursework program of one year's duration. Students typically take four 12.5 credit point subjects across a year. Admission is based on a Bachelor of Nursing degree (or equivalent training), at least one year of clinical experience in an acute care setting within the five years prior to applying for the course, and current employment and clinical support in an Emergency work environment.

      The course delivers theoretical content through a combination of on-line study and face-to-face course delivery at the partner hospital for the clinical specialty. The students’ employing hospital provides clinical practice in a hospital setting.

      Students complete 50 credit points of study part-time, over a year, commencing in January with an online subject, completing a face-to-face subject at the partner hospital each semester and a supervised clinical practice subject at their employing hospital across the whole study period.

      To graduate from the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Emergency) requires successful completion of 4 x 12.5 point subjects. Applied Pathophysiology is a pre-requisite subject and must be successfully completed to allow enrolment in the other course subjects.

      Subject study periods

      SubjectStudy PeriodStart DateEnd Date
      Applied PathophysiologySummer Term7 January 20191 March 2019
      Applied PathophysiologyTerm 322 July 201915 September 2019
      Emergency Nursing 1March11 March 20197 June 2019
      Emergency Nursing PracticeYear long4 March 201927 October 2019
      Emergency Nursing 2Semester 222 July 201927 October 2019

      Study days


      Lectures will be located at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Charles La Trobe lecture theatre (Ground Floor).

      SubjectStudy Day 1Study Day 2Study Day 3
      Emergency Nursing 112 March 2019
      9 April 2019
      21 May 2019
      Emergency Nursing 230 July 201920 August 201924 September 2019
      Emergency Nursing Practice19 March 20192 May 201913 August 2019

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