Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science (Infection Control Nursing)
Advanced protection for vulnerable patients
Nurses are highly respected members of the community. They help treat patients in all sorts of medical settings and touch lives with empathy, compassion and humour.
This online certificate is suited to working nurses who want to build their competencies for senior and specialist positions in infection control. The program is delivered over one year of part-time study.
What will you do?
Our Graduate Certificate in Nursing Science (Infection Control Nursing) covers essential knowledge for safe practice at advanced levels. You will:
- learn about decontamination and sterilisation of medical devices
- study microbiology and epidemiology
- build clinical management skills for patients with infectious diseases or infections
- explore contemporary issues in infection control
- investigate approaches to staff education.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3GC032 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Graduate Entry Applicants must:
1. be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a nurse in Australia or New Zealand, and 2. hold a degree of Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent; and have at least two years experience as a registered nurse in the field of the specialisation to be undertaken. All applicants must ensure they correctly answer the question relating to Nursing current practising certificate when applying via SATAC. SATAC will attempt to confirm their registration on the online register of the relevant Nurses Board but if SATAC is unable to do so, applicants will be asked to submit a certified copy of their certificate.
Additional Entry RequirementsWithin ten days of submitting a formal SATAC preference, applicants must provide all required additional information on line directly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the following link: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/gcnurssci/application.htmlSATAC Code: 3GC032
CRICOS Available to non-student visa holder ONLY. Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 7 Reading 7 Listening 7 Speaking 7 Writing 7 TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 24 Listening 24 Speaking 23 Writing 27 Pearsons Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65 Cambridge Overall 185 Reading 185 Listening 185 Speaking 185 Writing 185 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Registered (or eligible for registration as a Nurse) in Australia or New Zealand and hold a degree of the Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent or have at least 2 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the field of specialisation to be undertaken.
*This program is not available to international applicants who hold or require an Australian student visa. International applications will however be accepted from applicants who hold a valid Australian visa permitting study.
Additional Entry RequirementsWithin ten days of submitting a formal applications, candidates must provide all required additional information on line directly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the following link: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/gcnurssci/application.html
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $3,287 for 12 units
Tuition fees International student place: $16,750 for 12 units
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
This program provides students with the knowledge to be a Registered Nurse in the area of specialisation.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Specialist Registered Nurse
Students undertake this program over one year of part-time study.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Core Courses - 2 courses
- NURSING 6117OL Infection Control Nursing
- NURSING 5104OL Microbiology & Epidemiology
May include essays, case studies, discussion board participation, presentations, poster presentations, critiques, portfolios and exams.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Jan 2019