Graduate Certificate in Nursing

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Are you a Registered Nurse (Div 1) wanting to broaden your knowledge and skills or upgrade you qualification? The Graduate Certificate in Nursing provides a fast track into a formal nursing qualification. The program is fully online and can be easily combined with your existing work commitments and your family.

  • Why study this program?

    The Graduate Certificate in Nursing provides registered nurses with the opportunity to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills so they are prepared to provide evidenced-based care in a range of contexts. There are a broad range of elective courses, enabling you to match your learning to your areas of interest or workplace needs.

    As a graduate, you can then choose to further your qualifications with a Graduate Diploma of Nursing, which requires an additional four courses, then add another four courses for a Master of Nursing (Coursework).

    The Graduate Certificate and Diploma programs are open to you if you do not have an undergraduate nursing degree, but have accumulated clinical experience as a Registered Nurse. Notre Dame provides a nurturing environment that will allow you to sharpen your skills and challenge you to succeed in your chosen field.

  • Program summary

    You will select subjects from the following areas:

    • Acute Care
    • Mental Health
    • Governance
    • Education
    • Evidenced based practice and research
    • Professional Development
    • Management and Leadership

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    The following entry requirements apply to this program:

    • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia or provisional registration, whichever is applicable at the time of commencement
    • Nursing or other appropriate degree or the equivalent
  • Fees

    For more information and indicative fees please visit the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information please email

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