Do you wish to advance your nursing practice and take on a role that involves a higher level of responsibility and leadership? Then the Graduate Diploma in Nursing would be the right choice to progress your career.
The Graduate Diploma in Nursing is an advanced level course suitable for graduates of any Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent degree, and is designed to enable them to extend their nursing knowledge and competencies in a specialist setting.
Senior nurses undertaking this course will find that they can avail of many fulfilling career opportunities, as many new jobs are expected to open in this sector over the next few years.
The course will cover topics such as the following: Advanced nursing knowledge, Research in Nursing, Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Specialisations, Clinical Leadership and management in Nursing and Specialisations, and Professional issues and policies in Nursing and Specialisations.
Course learning outcomes:
The aims of phase 1 of the course are to:
- Provide qualified nurses with educational opportunities specific to the advancing role of the registered nurse, thereby facilitating their professional growth and development;
- Build upon undergraduate education and previous experience by providing expansion of knowledge, an increased perception in complex relationships affecting nursing;
- Increase analytical ability and skills when assessing the health needs of patients;
- Develop further knowledge and skills in research and evidence-based practice in nursing;
- Develop further skills to investigate, challenge and improve current practice in nursing and;
- Enhance students’ acceptance of responsibility and initiative for defining and attaining the knowledge required for expertise in the practice setting.
The aims of phase 2 of the course are to:
Enable students to acquire advanced skills, knowledge and insights beyond their undergraduate and graduate certificate studies.