Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Intensive Care)

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      Course description

      The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatric 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 Paediatric 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 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 (Paediatric 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


      Study Period

      Start Date

      End Date

      Applied Pathophysiology

      This subject may be taken in either Summer or Winter.

      Summer Term

      30 December 2019

      8 March 2020

      Winter Term

      15 June 2020

      23 August 2020

      Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 1


      10 March 2020

      5 June 2020

      Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 2

      Semester 2

      27 July 2020

      25 October 2020

      Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing


      2 March 2020

      25 October 2020

      Study days

      Subject Study Day 1 Study Day 2 Study Day 3 Study Day 4
      Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 110 March 20207 April 202026 May 2020 N/A
      Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 2 28 July 2020 25 August 202013 October 2020 N/A
      Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 24 March 202028 April 202011 August 20208 September 2020


      All Lectures will be held at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Health Education and Learning Precinct – 1st Floor, West building. Specific rooms for the lectures will be on the timetable available on LMS.

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