North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD095
The Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science provides registered nurses with the essential knowledge and practical skills necessary to consolidate their nursing practice and augment their clinical experience. The diploma is highly flexible and offers a choice of electives from a wide range of nursing specialisations, allowing nurses to adapt their study to their individual areas of interest.
All courses are delivered online with no compulsory attendance on campus, ensuring the degree is particularly suitable for rural or remote nurses, as well as for nurses who are not yet working in a specialty.
With strong links to industry and taught by experts in their fields, the diploma offers an insight into a variety of nursing specialisations and provides a deeper understanding of the career opportunities available within these areas. Developing the research skills and professional knowledge required for further study is another key component of the program.
The Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (without specialisation) is available to nurses who are registered in their home country, and to nurses who are not currently practising.
Graduates are prepared for advanced practice and can move into more senior positions, such as clinical practice nurse and team leader roles, across both clinical and community practice settings.
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information for this program.
I am a:
|Intake||February and July|
|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 Requirements||
Within 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/gdnurssci/application.html
|Intake||February and July|
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English 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.|
|Additional Entry Requirements||Within 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/gdnurssci/application.html|
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|Annual tuition fees||International student place: $33,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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