Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Rural Critical Care)

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      Course description

      The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Rural Critical 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 Rural Critical care 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 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 (Rural Critical 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
      Rural Critical Care Nursing 1 March 11 March 2019 7 June 2019
      Rural Critical Care Nursing Practice Year long 11 March 2019 27 October 2019
      Rural Critical Care Nursing 2 Semester 2 22 July 2019 27 October 2019

      Study days

      Please note: Some of the subjects run concurrently and share study days. On these shared study days a mix of both subjects are taught.

      Subject Study Day 1 Study Day 2 Study Day 3 Study Day 4 Study Day 5 Study Day 6 Study Day 7 Study Day 8
      Rural Critical Care Nursing 1 13 March 2019 27 March 2019 10 April 2019 1 May 2019 15 May 2019 29 May 2019   
      Rural Critical Care Nursing 2 31 July 2019 14 August 2019 28 August 2019 11 Sept 2019 2 Oct 2019 16 Oct 2019   
      Rural Critical Care Nursing Practice 4 March 2019 5 March 2019 13 March 2019 27 March 2019 1 May 2019 29 May 2019 31 July 2019 16 Oct 2019

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