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Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Oncology Nursing)

Campus Teaching Hospitals

Degree Type Graduate Diploma

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

SATAC Code 3GD040

CRICOS 022511F

The Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science offers registered nurses the opportunity to extend their career in the specialisation area of their choice. The Oncology Nursing specialisation is ideal for nurses who are currently practising oncology 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. The diploma focuses on improving students’ clinical skills and ability to provide high level support and care to people with cancer and their families and friends.

Comprising six courses, three of which have an oncology focus, the diploma can be undertaken full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Courses are delivered online with only one two-day campus workshop per semester, ensuring the program is particularly suitable for rural or remote nurses.

Graduates have a rigorous grounding in oncology care competencies and are prepared for senior positions working within oncology care.

A generic Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science is also available for nurses who do not have the required experience in a specialty setting.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3GD040
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    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
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    SATAC Code: 3GD040

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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
    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
    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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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000

    Scholarships

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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, Nurse Practitioner

  • 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.

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  • 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 7140
    Haematology/Oncology Nursing Practice
    NURSING 7138
    Haematology/Oncology Nursing I
    S2 NURSING 7100OL
    Knowledge Translation
    NURSING 7139
    Haematology/Oncology Nursing II
    Year2S1 NURSING 7102OL
    Research Literacy
    S2 NURSING 7101OL
    Professional Practice
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017