Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice

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      What you will learn

      Advanced knowledge of high risk conditions and diseases

      You’ll further your practical understanding of the complexity of either cardiac and respiratory disease processes or chronic kidney disease progression, depending on the subjects you select. Renal nursing covers renal replacement therapies, and interventions and supporting technical skills; cardiac and respiratory considers treatments including pharmacology. In both you will further your knowledge of symptom management, care planning, and nursing management strategies.

      Develop clinical assessment skills

      You’ll grow your skills in advanced patient assessment findings, including physical, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual factors that influence patient outcomes.

      Evidence-based care of adult patients

      You’ll gain a theoretical and practical understanding of how to meet the diverse needs of adult patients who are acutely ill.

      Course structure

      To gain the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice you must complete 50 credit points comprising of:

      • Three core subjects
      • Two core selective subjects.

      You must choose selectives from the same area of focus, e.g. either Cardiorespiratory or Renal nursing, as the practical subject relates directly to the specialty subject.


      The estimated hours required for each subject is approximately 21 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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      Kristie Smith

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