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Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science

Campus North Terrace Campus
Teaching Hospitals

Degree Type Graduate Diploma

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GD095

CRICOS 022511F

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.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3GD095
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    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
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD095

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 022511F
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum 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.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    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
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000

    Scholarships

    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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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates 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 Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Clinical Nurse Consultant, Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Manager

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

     

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year1S1

    NURSING 7102OL
    Research Literacy

    NURSING 7100OL
    Knowledge Translation

    NURSING 7101OL
    Professional Practice

    S2 NURSING 7113    
    Recognition
    and response to the deteriorating patient


    NURSING 7208OL ATSI Peoples Health and Culture NURSING 7011OL Leadership and
    Management in Nursing

    NURSING 7124 Management of
    Chronic Illness

    Please note that not all courses are offered each year, please contact the Adelaide Nursing School for more information.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017

 

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