Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Perioperative Nursing)

Campus Teaching Hospitals
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD042
CRICOS 022511F

Advance your career in perioperative nursing 

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.

This specialisation is suited to nurses currently practising perioperative nursing who want to build their competencies for senior positions in the area. Courses are delivered online with no compulsory attendance on campus, so the program is ideal for rural or remote nurses.

What will you do?

You’ll consolidate and build on essential knowledge as you:

  • work through six courses, three with a perioperative focus
  • explore professional issues such as accountability, ethics, advocacy, leadership and cultural competence
  • consider current theories, debates and issues in perioperative nursing
  • build skills for research and evidence-based practice.

A generic Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science is also available for nurses without the required speciality experience.

*These specialisation courses are offered in ODD years only. Students should enrol into Core Courses in EVEN years and the specialisation courses in odd years as instructed by the Study Plan.

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.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GD042
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    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
    Higher Education Study Applicants must:
    1. have a completed Bachelor of Nursing degree or equivalent, and have at least one years' experience as a registered nurse in the field of the specialisation to be undertaken, and
    2. be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a nurse in Australia or New Zealand and be employed at a minimum of 0.64 FTE in the field of specialisation.

    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.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD042

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 022511F
    Intake February
    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 7 Reading 7 Listening 7 Speaking 7 Writing 7
    TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 24 Listening 24 Speaking 23 Writing 27
    Pearson Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65
    C1 Advanced 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
    More Information
    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 one year 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

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $3,950

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $33,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • 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

    Nurse, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Nurse Educator, Nurse Manager, Nurse Researcher

  • 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 7145
    Introduction to
    Perioperative
    Nursing Practice
    NURSING 7102OL
    Research Literacy
    S2 NURSING 7146
    Specialised
    Perioperative
    Nursing Practice
    NURSING 7147
    Concepts of
    Perioperative Nursing
    Year2S1 NURSING 7100OL
    Knowledge Translation
    S2 NURSING 7101OL
    Professional Practice
    Please note that not all courses are offered each year, please contact the Adelaide Nursing School for more information.
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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Saturday, 21 Nov 2020