Responsible faculty or institute:
Health Science (principal) Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum
2 yrs, Maximum
Course Contact (faculty or school):
Melanie Greenwood Ph: (03)62264732 Melaine.Greenwood@utas.edu.au
The Graduate Diploma of Nursing comprises the second level of the Master of Clinical Nursing program. Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma or apply to continue within the program and complete a Master of Clinical Nursing qualification.
The Graduate Diploma is offered part-time only, over four semesters. The maximum time for completion is four years. With the exceptions of Child and Family Health Nursing and Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing all specialisations are offered completely online. In most specialisations, students must have access to clinical practice in the specialty area.
Please note that graduate programs are offered subject to student demand and the availability of School of Nursing and Midwifery resources.
Admission & Prerequisites
An applicant must: [i] be a registered nurse in Australia, or [ii] if an overseas applicant, have had his/her nursing qualifications assessed by the Nursing and Midwifery - Board of Australia - and be eligible for registration in Australia, and normally have had at least two years of full-time experience in relevant nursing practice within the last two years (or equivalent); [iii] hold an undergraduate degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent); or [iv] have qualifications or experience deemed to be the equivalent of one of the above.
Professional Experience Placement Requirements Students enrolled in specialisations which include clinical placements must demonstrate compliance with the Faculty of Health Science and the School of Nursing and Midwifery policies relevant to workplace based learning. For current information on Professional Experience Placement requirements please follow the link below: http://www.utas.edu.au/nursing-midwifery/professional-experience-program
The School of Nursing and Midwifery aims to create an educational environment that values critical reflective thinking, life-long learning and professional development. The Graduate Diploma of Nursing prepares registered nurses for specialist practice in a variety of clinical areas. The course consists of eight units of 12.5% weighting. Students undertake 2 units per semester.
The following specialisations are currently approved, but please note that some are not available in 2014:
Acute Care Nursing
Aged Care Nursing
Anaesthetics and Recovery Nursing
Child and Family Health Nursing
Clinical Nursing and Teaching
Community Health Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
General Practice Nursing
Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing#
Palliative Care Nursing#
Special Care of the Newborn Nursing
#Specialisation currently not available
Students completing specialist strands within the Graduate Diploma are likely to gain employment within that specialist area.
Articulation to/from Course
Students may articulate from the Graduate Certificate in Nursing to the Graduate Diploma of Nursing.
Students may also articulate from the Graduate Diploma of Nursing to the Master of Clinical Nursing.