Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice

School of Nursing, Sydney Campus

This program has been developed in collaboration with experts from Macquarie University Hospital and is designed to enhance the development of early career registered nurses.

Students will hone their skills in advanced health assessment and apply this to people in their care. They will also develop capability in the application of evidence-based practice. The program examines clinical governance and the responsibilities of a nurse in working within quality frameworks. Students will explore Clinical Practice Improvement Methodologies to improve the quality of patient care and provide a foundation for nursing research.  Students will explore clinical leadership and professional identity and develop their capability in intraprofessional and interprofessional teamwork, critical inquiry and becoming reflective lifelong learners.

  • Why study this degree?

    The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice supports early career registered nurses to embrace the opportunities and challenges they will encounter in an ever-changing health care environment.

    Students will find this course a rewarding and empowering phase of their career journey, during which they will develop the confidence and competence to transition from an early career stage to a more advanced practitioner. Students will have opportunities to establish their professional identity within the workplace and explore their leadership qualities, which is essential to reaching the next level in their careers.

  • Program summary

  • Entry Requirements

    To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice applicants must have:

    • Current licence to practice as a Registered Nurse (Div 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 4166 Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice Page 4 of 5 Effective Date: 1 January 2021
    • Current employment as a Registered Nurse in a clinical role.
  • Fees

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

  • More information

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