Campus Teaching Hospitals
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD038
The Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science offers registered nurses the opportunity to extend their career in the specialisation area of their choice. The Intensive Care specialisation is ideal for nurses who are currently practising intensive care nursing and wish to further develop their professional knowledge and understanding in this area.
Students are exposed to current theoretical knowledge and evidence-based clinical practice, and gain a professional understanding of current debates and issues in the area of specialisation.
Comprising six courses, three of which have an intensive and critical care focus, the diploma can be undertaken full-time over one year or part-time over two years. The program is delivered via a blend of online courses and face-to-face teaching on campus.
Graduates have a rigorous grounding in intensive care competencies and are prepared for senior positions working within intensive care.
A generic Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science is also available for nurses who do not have the required experience in a specialty setting.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
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|
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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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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Intensive Care I
Critical Care Essentials
Intensive Care II
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017
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