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C11196v1 Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nursing

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nursing (GradCertN)
UAC code: 940878 (Autumn semester)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: Kuring-gai campus

Notes

This course is available for new admissions every second year. The next intake is in 2015.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The course has been designed to provide registered nurses with the skills and knowledge to practice safely and competently in a variety of neonatal nursing settings, with sick and convalescing infants. Through creative and innovative teaching and learning experiences, students develop expertise in caring for babies and their families affected by acute, chronic and complex neonatal illness.

Providing a portable qualification and highly sought-after skills, this course focuses on neonatal nursing, critical thinking, leadership, social and ethical accountability, communication and professionalism.

Course aims

This course develops and extends students' critical thinking, knowledge of neonatal nursing practice, management and accountability across a range of neonatal settings. Furthermore, this course is also an effective means to achieve the professional attributes of a neonatal nurse, maintain professional standards and engage in lifelong learning.

Career options

Graduates are well equipped to work within a multidisciplinary team, and are able to appraise and develop their own practice and contribute to the professional development of others.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse in Australia. Registered nurses who do not have an undergraduate diploma or degree but do have recent relevant work experience and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study may also be considered eligible.

Applicants must have concurrent employment in, or access to, the area of study and one year of post-registration clinical experience.

Students' current nursing registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners at:

www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx

Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 58-66

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis.

Subjects are offered via on-campus study days and online learning. Part-time study is usually undertaken at a rate of two subjects a semester. The normal attendance per subject is four full days spread over the semester.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 24 credit points, comprising four specified nursing subjects.

Course completion requirements

92713 Health Breakdown 6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice 6cp
92871 Perinatal Development 6cp
92895 Issues in Neonatal Care 6cp
Total 24cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (C07044) and the Master of Nursing (C04228).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
www.ask.uts.edu.au

Janet Green
Course coordinator
email Janet.Green@uts.edu.au

www.health.uts.edu.au