Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics)
What will I study?
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Paediatrics) 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 Paediatrics 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 (Paediatrics) 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
30 December 2019
8 March 2020
15 June 2020
23 August 2020
Paediatric Nursing 1
10 March 2020
5 June 2020
Paediatric Nursing 2
27 July 2020
25 October 2020
Paediatric Nursing Practice
2 March 2020
25 October 2020
|Subject||Study Day 1||Study Day 2||Study Day 3||Study Day 4|
|Paediatric Nursing 1||10 March 2020||7 April 2020||26 May 2020||N/A|
|Paediatric Nursing 2||28 July 2020||25 August 2020||13 October 2020||N/A|
|Paediatric Nursing Practice||24 March 2020||28 April 2020||11 August 2020||8 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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