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Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Paediatric Nursing)

Advance your career in Paediatric Nursing!

The Graduate Diploma in Nursing(Paediatric Nursing) offers specialised skills in Paediatrics for graduates of any Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent degree to enable them to advance their nursing knowledge and skills in this setting. The Paediatrics specialisation helps to develop specialised knowledge, skills and attributes that can be applied in paediatric nursing environments. This course is delivered over a total duration of 1 year, if full time, and 2 years, if undertaken part time.

  • Course Name :
    Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Paediatric Nursing)
  • Course Delivery : Online, Face to face
  • Campus : Sydney, Perth and Melbourne CBD
  • AQF Level : 8
  • Provided By :
    Institute of Health And Management

Course Aims :

The aims of the course are to :

  • Develop nurses' knowledge of contemporary theories that inform paediatric nursing practice;
  • Develop nurses' knowledge and skills in the principles of practice in paediatric nursing;
  • Promote among nurses' the team nursing concept in meeting infants, children and adolescents' specific health care needs in the acute, chronic or rehabilitation phases of illness or injury;
  • Increase and enhance nurses' awareness of the importance of the family unit and its involvement in care in paediatric nursing;
  • Provide graduate nurses with advanced educational opportunities specific to the role of the paediatric nurse, thereby facilitating their professional growth and development;
  • Increase nurses' accuracy and quality of advanced paediatric nursing clinical decisions;
  • Develop nurses' skills to investigate, challenge and improve current practice in paediatric nursing;
  • Provide the nurses with skills to adapt to the changing needs within the health care environment;
  • Advance nurses' knowledge in leadership and management theories.

Benefits :

Through undertaking this course, students will :

  • Enhance their ability to progress their career as an advanced paediatric nurse
  • Gain the leadership and management skills required of the advanced paediatric nurse
  • Develop and extend the nurses' critical thinking skills, knowledge of paediatric nursing practice, management and accountability across a range of healthcare settings.
  • Achieve the professional attributes of a paediatric nurse, maintain professional standards and engage in lifelong learning
  • Provide quality and safe care to paediatric patients and their families
  • Think critically and make effective clinical decisions
  • Practice nursing in a variety of paediatric settings
  • Gain additional professional recognition
  • Improve employability
  • Progress to further study such as Master's and PhD programs

Benefits of Online Study :

Studying online allows students to :

  • Continue to work while studying, relating course content to professional practice.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule that fits with other life commitments and activities.
  • Be part of an interactive online student community sharing online ideas thoughts and experiences with other classmates in different global locations.
  • Receive quality support and interact with academics and professional support staff through the internet and telephone.

If you are looking for a senior nursing role in Paediatric Nursing , that requires you to draw upon advanced knowledge and skills in the principles of practice in paediatric nursing, then the Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Paediatric Nursing) may be the perfect choice for you.

On completing this course, you can work in a senior role to meet the needs of children/adolescents in the acute, chronic or rehabilitation phases of illness or disability.

This course will open up many rewarding career opportunities, as jobs are always available for talented and skilled workers in this sector.

The course will cover topics such as the following: Paediatric Nursing Knowledge, Evidence based practice in Nursing and Specialisations, Clinical Leadership and Management in Nursing and Specialisations, Professional Issues and Policies in Nursing and Specialisations, among others.

The online course has a total planned duration of 1year (if full time) and 2 years (if part time).

Phase 1
PCPN3981 Paediatric Nursing Knowledge 1
PCPN3982 Paediatric Nursing Knowledge 2
PCPN3983 Clinical Project
PCPN3984 Research in Nursing
Phase 2 *
PCPN3985Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Specialisations
PCPN3986Clinical Leadership and Management in Nursing and Specialisations
PCPN3987Professional Issues and Policies in Nursing and Specialisations

* To receive the award, students must complete all units in both phases of the course. Students who complete only phase 1 will receive a certificate of completion and an academic transcript of results

The Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Paediatrics) is offered as an online course (E-learning).

On successful completion of the GDNP, nurses can provide leadership and management theories and skills related to a senior nursing role in Paediatrics, with responsibilities such as day to day running of a paediatric ward or environment .

Students can enter postgraduate courses provided that they are registered nurses, either in Australia or another country, and are able to demonstrate that they have the ability to successfully complete the course they intend to enter. English language proficiency is key to demonstrating this and can be demonstrated either through the writing of a short essay or by supplying evidence of formal English language testing credentials.

  • Be a Registered Nurse in Australia or country of origin.
  • Work experience in the area of nursing preferred.
  • Applications will be accessed on a case by case basis by course coordinator in accordance with the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedures for Course delivered to Overseas Students.
  • Candidates with lower scores encouraged to apply.

To apply for this course, just scroll down and submit an enquiry. Our representative will get back to you and provide guidance.

For Online students : AUD $12,000.00
For On-campus students : AUD $20,000
(Two semester program, delivered online from Australia)

**Students have the option to exit after one semester with Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Pediatrics)

Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

Face to face (Sydney (Argyle St) | Perth (SGT) | Melbourne CBD)
Jul 1, 2019
Sep 16, 2019
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Jul 6, 2020
Sep 28, 2020
Jan 18, 2021
Apr 5, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
Sep 20, 2021
Jul 1, 2019
Sep 16, 2019
Jan 20, 2020
Apr 13, 2020
Jul 6, 2020
Sep 28, 2020
Jan 18, 2021
Apr 5, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
Sep 20, 2021

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