Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science
Advance your nursing career
Nurses are highly respected members of the community. They care for patients in a range of settings and touch lives with empathy, compassion and humour.
Our Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science is a highly flexible online degree. It’s well suited to registered rural or remote nurses, and those not yet working in a specialty. The degree is structured to include face-to-face sessions in order to meet requirements for international students.
What will you do?
You’ll consolidate and build on essential knowledge as you:
- gain insight into different nursing specialisations and career opportunities
- benefit from strong links to industry and expert teaching
- explore professional issues such as accountability, ethics, advocacy, leadership, cultural competence and evidence-based practice
- pursue electives according to your interests and career goals
- develop research skills for further study options.
Where could it take you?
You’ll graduate prepared for advanced nursing roles. You might become a clinical practice nurse. You could be a hospital team leader. Perhaps you’ll take on a senior position within a community practice.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD095 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
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/gdnurssci/application.html Higher Education Study 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.SATAC Code: 3GD095
CRICOS 022511F 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 and have at least 2 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the field of specialisation to be undertaken.
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/gdnurssci/application.html
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $6,670
Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessGraduates are prepared for careers in a variety of settings from clinical to community, rural, acute care and other non-clinical areas.
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
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Manager
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Please note that not all courses are offered each year, please contact the Adelaide Nursing School for more information.
Indicative study plan Year1 S1
S2 NURSING 7113
and response to the deteriorating patient
NURSING 7208OL ATSI Peoples Health and Culture NURSING 7011OL Leadership and
Management in Nursing
NURSING 7124 Management of
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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Sep 2019