School of Nursing, Sydney, launches Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Nursing

18 December 2019

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Nursing, Sydney, is pleased to announce the launch of their new Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Nursing program, which has recently been approved by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC) and the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia (NMBA). Applications for the postgraduate program are now open and academic staff look forward to welcoming students in January 2020.

The course is designed for nurses re-entering the workforce who are required to undertake a re-entry program and internationally educated nurses who are required to undertake a bridging program to be eligible to practice as a Registered Nurse (Div 1) in Australia. It is also designed for qualified nurses seeking to update their knowledge and skills. The Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Nursing will bring students up to speed on a nurse’s professional obligations to meet Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) codes, standards and guidelines, and to meet their legal and ethical obligations as a registered nurse.

“The School of Nursing prides itself on educating nurses who are competent, knowledgeable and compassionate, and ready to work in a range of clinical settings,” says Sally Robertson, Dean of the School of Nursing, Sydney.

Medication management, pharmacology and the relationship to physiology and pathophysiology will be addressed as part of the course. Students will also explore current and emerging national and regional health priorities, health research, health policy and reform. This information, along with the program’s focus on critical thinking, clinical reasoning and reflection helps students learn how to make sound clinical judgments in order to practice safely in a complex health environment.

The 12-week (full-time) program is delivered in an intensive mode and encompasses on-campus lectures, tutorials and simulation tutorials with some online activities. To be eligible for registration, students must also meet the NMBA Registration Standards.

For more information or to apply, visit the Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Nursing page.

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