Graduate Certificate in
Advanced Nursing (Diabetes Nursing)

  • Delivery Mode: Online

  • Accreditation: TEQSA

  • AQF Level: 08

  • Course Duration: 26 Weeks

  • CRICOS Course Code: 107773K

  • Online: AUD $8000.00
  • Online

About the Course

Diabetes Specialist Nurses are crucial in providing good patient care and promoting self-care management in a variety of care settings.

This course provides a systematic introduction to the fundamentals of diabetes nursing, equipping students with the information and skills necessary to pursue a career as a Diabetes nurse in a variety of healthcare settings.

Students will examine the origins, risk factors, pathophysiology, symptoms, therapies, interprofessional care, psychosocial support, and nursing care of individuals with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, as well as their relatives and caregivers.

A fundamental aspect of this course is the focus on a person-centered approach to diabetic nursing, which will ensure the care of persons with diabetes (from children to older adults) in acute, chronic, aged care, disability, and rehabilitation healthcare settings.

Students will be encouraged to participate actively in class discussions and online discussions centred on simulated case studies and evaluations are used to facilitate the integration of the specialised information and abilities necessary for diabetic nursing practise in a hospital context.

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing also serves as a gateway for students wanting to pursue a Master of Nursing degree in Australia, either on-campus or online.

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Details about the Course

  • Critically review the principles and scope of diabetes nursing in different healthcare settings.
  • Identify the causes, risk factors, pathophysiology, manifestations, complications, interprofessional care and nursing care of DM (Type 1 and 2) in the adult client. 
  • Explore and implement an evidence-based and person-centred care approach to nursing assessments and management related to diabetic type 1 and 2 disorders and conditions.
  • Critically examine the importance of the person-centred care approach to the needs of individuals’ and families in acute, chronic, aged care and rehabilitation settings. 
Course Aims

Students may continue their education by enrolling in a Master of Nursing programme online or on campus. The course is designed to elevate students’ patient care to an international level by sharpening their theoretical foundations in nursing science as well as their practical knowledge and abilities.

  • AQF level 8
  • 26 weeks full time
  • Online
  • TEQSA accreditation

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing – Perioperative care nursing specialisation an applicant is required to:

  • Have completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree or an equivalent qualification
  • Be an AHPRA registered nurse; or
  • Be a registered nurse with the Nurses’ Board/Council from the country of origin or place of residence
  • English Language proficiency requirement for International Students:
    • IELTS level of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6, or equivalent scores in OET/PTE/other recognised English examination
    • Nurses currently registered and working in English Speaking Countries do not need this requirement. The recognised countries are: Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland and South Africa, or
    • Direct entry through a pass in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course with the minimum score of 70%
    • Applicants must have concurrent employment (or access) to Diabetes nursing settings and one- year of full‐time post‐registration clinical experience.
Course Structure and Delivery

Three units constitute the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing course. One core unit and two units of specialisation.

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  • Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Online” on the top right corner of the course page.
  • Interview: If you meet IHM’s eligibility criteria you’ll be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant.
  • Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you’ll be offered a place for the course.
  • Enrolment Fee: Once you sign the acceptance offer, an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  • Confirmation of Admission: Once you’ve paid the enrollment fee, we’ll send a confirmation of admission to you.

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