Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatric Intensive Care)
What will I study?
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
|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|
|Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 1||March||11 March 2019||7 June 2019|
|Paediatric Intensive Care Practice||Year long||11 March 2019||27 October 2019|
|Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 2||Semester 2||22 July 2019||27 October 2019|
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.
|Subjects||Study Day 1||Study Day 2||Study Day 3||Study Day 4|
|Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing 1||12 March 2019|
|9 April 2019|
|14 May 2019|
|Paediatrics and PICU Nursing 2||30 July 2019||20 August 2019||8 October 2019||N/A|
|Paediatric Intensive Care Practice||26 March 2019||30 April 2019||6 August 2019||17 September 2019|
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