308407 v.3 Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health Nursing
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
This course is designed to prepare registered nurses for the diverse role of the community health nurse. Key elements of the curriculum are professional accountability, evidence-based practice and competence to practice. To provide for the development ofcompetency in clinical decision-making and clinical judgement, the curriculum includes a preceptored clinical practicum.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
Applicants must be registered in Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) with a Bachelor of Science (Nursing), or its equivalent. Alternate mode of entry (non-degree) will be offered to nurses registered in Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) but without an undergraduate degree. Non-degree students must meet the School of Nursing and Midwifery's criteria for alternate mode of entry. Nurses who do not have an undergraduate comprehensive or postgraduate midwifery qualification will be required to complete a maternity nursing bridging program prior to entry. Registered Midwives who do not hold a Registered Nursing qualification will not be eligible to apply for this program.
Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for credit of recognised learning are assessed on an individual basis, in accordance with University policy.
Duration and Availability
This fee-paying course is of one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study. All units are offered externally. This course is offered for February and July intakes each year.
In this course students will learn to assess, plan, develop, implement and evaluate health promotion and education programs with community participation. They will also develop effective health research skills and learn to critically evaluate research findings and incorporate evidence-based knowledge into their community health nursing practice.
Graduates seek employment in community health practice in metropolitan, rural and remote area settings.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|306931||v.1||Advanced Nursing Practice - Primary Health Care 561||6.0||25.0|
|307498||v.2||Child and Adolescent Nursing Specialisation 562||8.0||50.0|
|307499||v.2||Child and Adolescent Nursing Practice 562||36.0||25.0|
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2014||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2014||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
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