Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care)

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      Course description

      The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care) 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 a Neonatal Intensive Care work environment.

      The course delivers theoretical content through a combination of online study and face-to-face course delivery at the partner hospital for the clinical speciality.

      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 on-line 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 (Neonatal Intensive Care) 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

      Subject Study Period Start Date End Date
      Applied Pathophysiology Summer Term 7 January 2019 1 March 2019
      Applied Pathophysiology Term 3 22 July 2019 15 September 2019
      NICU Nursing 1 March 11 March 2019 7 June 2019
      NICU Nursing Practice Year long 4 March 2019 27 October 2019
      NICU Nursing 2 Semester 2 29 July 2019 27 October 2019

      Study days

      Subject Study Day 1 Study Day 2 Study Day 3 Study Day 4
      NICU Nursing 1 13 March 2019 10 April 2019 15 May 2019  
      NICU Nursing 2 31 July 2019 28 August 2019 9 October 2019  
      NICU Nursing Practice 27 March 2019 17 April 2019 21 August 2019 11 September 2019

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