Specialist Certificate in Neonatal Care

      Course overview

      • Parkville campus located in the heart of Melbourne city
      • Available to students.
      • Mid Year Intake - July


      Every year in Australia, more than 27,000 babies are born preterm, before 37 weeks’ gestation. Of these, 80% (approximately 21,500) will be born between 32-36 weeks’ gestation. The vast majority of these babies will not require neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission after birth, but will require admission to a Special Care Nursery (SCN).

      The Specialist Certificate in Neonatal Care has been specifically designed for registered nurses or registered midwives working in Special Care Nursery's throughout Australia. It focuses on emergency stabilisation of the sick and/or preterm neonate and care of the neonate requiring ongoing care in a Special Care Nursery. This certificate is ideal for those entering the neonatal workforce and for experienced SCN staff who require updating of knowledge and skills to enable them to confidently and competently care for increasingly complex neonates. The certificate provides a pathway for registered nurses to progress into the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Neonatal Intensive Care), Masters of Advanced Nursing Practice and the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner).

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