University of Technology Sydney

C11303v1 Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing (GradCertAdvN)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: Online campus

Notes

This course is not offered to international students.


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

Overview

This course prepares nurses to advance their careers in a range of diverse and challenging roles. Developed in close consultation with industry stakeholders, our course is contemporary and responsive, ensuring that graduates are well prepared to meet the current and future needs of the healthcare system. Subjects incorporate up-to-the-minute evidence and content, and are all intended to positively impact outcomes for health care consumers.

Students develop specialised knowledge and highly sought-after skills to lead, advocate and enhance the quality of care for patients and their families, with complex illnesses and co-morbidities, using evidence to make informed clinical decisions. Graduates are well equipped to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, able to appraise and develop their own practice, as well as contribute to the professional development of others.

Course aims

The course offers a contemporary and responsive curriculum that is industry aligned, evidence-based and research-informed. UTS works with key health care partners, public health organisations and consumers, to shape and deliver up to the minute content that provides nurses with in-demand skills to meet the ever growing needs of patients and employers. Students learn from internationally recognised nursing experts and researchers who continue to improve practice and inform policy globally. The 100% online study mode allows nurses to personalise their learning, with flexible study options.

Career options

Students develop nursing skills and knowledge that enable improvement in person-centred care and health outcomes. Career options include leadership positions, advanced roles and specialisations, in areas such as acute care, chronic and complex care, quality and safety, and management. The course can also be used as an entry point for study at the Postgraduate Diploma or Masters level.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Are reflective critical thinkers who contribute to practice, policy and research to enhance health care and health outcomes
2.0 Are effective, collaborative and responsive leaders
3.0 Are socially, culturally and ethically accountable and consider health care in a global context
4.0 Communicate appropriately and consistently in diverse situations
5.0 Embody the professional qualities appropriate to the scope of their role
6.0 Demonstrate professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness

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.

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: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Local students

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 one year of post-registration clinical experience.

Students' current nursing registration is confirmed via the national Registers of Practitioners. Students should ensure details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.

Course duration and attendance

This 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 the rate of two subjects a session. The normal attendance per subject is three to four full days on campus spread over the session.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 24 credit points.

Course completion requirements

STM91436 Advanced Nursing core subjects 24cp
Total 24cp

Course program

For more information, download a course guide, and speak to a UTS Online Student Enrolment Advisor about 100% online study and a possible study program.

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing (Online), Session 2 commencing, full time
Year 1
Session 2
96320 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Session 3
96325 Applied Pathophysiology in Practice   6cp
Session 4
96314 Evidence in Nursing   6cp
Session 5
96326 Improving Safety and Quality in Healthcare   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course articulates with the Master of Advanced Nursing (C04408).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Health

Gail Forrest
Course coordinator