The School of Nursing is dedicated to providing nursing courses at various levels that are relevant to current best practice in the industry, meet global standards in healthcare and are suited to the requirements of students. Through the delivery of quality nursing and healthcare programs, Health Careers strives to advance nursing education, research, and practice worldwide and support initiatives that prepare graduates to act as nursing leaders.
As the Australian population grows year on year, the demand for skilled nurses in Australia is on the rise. The current healthcare service is under pressure and the government is undertaking a recruitment drive on a massive scale to make sure hospitals and community healthcare centres are adequately staffed. By working in varied roles in different healthcare settings, you can give back to the community and make a real difference to people's lives.
Health Careers has a deep commitment to helping students to develop their careers. With ongoing advancements in research and practice, nursing education is continually evolving. Health Careers School of Nursing courses continually incorporate new and emerging evidence from research. Courses are developed with based on the concept of learner centred andragogy and provide exposure to the knowledge, skills and practices required to perform optimally as a nurse or other healthcare practitioner. Effectively designed, quality assured course content, combined with teaching from experienced Registered Nurses, ensures that all graduates are optimally prepared to provide safe, patient centred healthcare within the scope of the roles for which they qualify.
The courses listed on this site are offered through blended learning. This provides the time flexibility to help you continue to work while you study. Innovative e-learning, virtual platforms for student-teacher interaction and social media networking open up exciting new ways of learning. Practical skills are taught through placements in healthcare facilities and through hands-on exercises in well equipped, lifelike simulation laboratories.
Applicants who have completed a Certificate III or IV qualification in some healthcare disciplines may be entitled to advanced standing toward their Diploma of Nursing, which is the qualification required to become an Enrolled Nurse (EN, Division 2). Those who have already completed a Diploma of Nursing can upgrade their qualification to an Advanced Diploma in an area of nursing specialisation, providing additional opportunities for career advancement and enhanced employability in specific settings. Partner universities offer advanced standing toward a Bachelor of Nursing, which is the qualification required in order to become a Registered Nurse (RN, Division 1).
The Diploma of Nursing training course is designed to build the knowledge and skills required to practice as an Enrolled (Division 2) nurse in Australia. Enrolled nurses work under the direction and supervision of a Registered nurse to provide curative, acute, preventive and rehabilitative care to patients.
The Registered Nurse Refresher Program allows registered nurses to update and refresh their knowledge and competency in acute care nursing. This program has been developed for nurses who wish to enter into the acute care setting, or who would want to move from one role to another, like management, education, or research to clinical practice. This program has the added advantage of allowing nurses to develop their skills in an acute care environment, while continuing to work in aged care.
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing (non-specialisation) is now available for nurses in India through a collaboration between the Institute of Health and Management Australia and IHM India.
IHM's Graduate Diploma in Nursing helps students to develop skills in critical inquiry, testing of ideas. Students can expand their knowledge in leadership capability and research skills. This course is suited to those who wish to advance their nursing career and take on greater responsibilities or leadership positions in their job role.
IHM's postgraduate course Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Paediatric Care) provides advanced skills and specialized knowledge to those who wish to advance their nursing career in this sector. Paediatric nurses work closely with family doctors, paediatricians and the healthcare team to give preventative and critical care to patients ranging in age from infancy to young adulthood.
The HLTENN007 - Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy unit offers Enrolled Nurses the skills and knowledge required to administer and monitor medications and intravenous (IV) therapy for patients. Students will learn the calculation of precise dosage requirements, how to correctly interpret written instructions, and how to check for medication effectiveness and safety, among other aspects.