Graduate Certificate in
Advanced Nursing (Orthopaedics Nursing)

  • Delivery Mode: Online

  • Accreditation: TEQSA

  • AQF Level: 08

  • Course Duration: 26 Weeks

  • CRICOS Course Code: 107773K

  • Online: AUD $8,000.00
  • Online

About the Course

An orthopaedic nurse focuses on the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and associated traumatic conditions.

This course will enhance your current nursing knowledge and explores the impact of acute and chronic illness, differentiation of the range of musculoskeletal dysfunction associated with trauma and emphasises assessment and management strategies within both the adult and paediatric setting.

Students will examine the effect of acute and chronic sickness, differentiates the spectrum of musculoskeletal dysfunction associated with trauma, and emphasises evaluation and treatment options for both adults and children. This online course incorporates a range of learning styles into a virtual classroom, including case studies, multimedia, and discussion forums.

The Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Nursing is intended for registered nurses who are currently working in a range of healthcare settings or those considering transitioning to the education and community health sectors. Through the examination and integration of theoretical knowledge, evidence-based practise, and practical nursing, this course strives to promote excellence in the delivery of nursing care.

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.

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

Students will learn how to:

  • Apply critical thinking processes, problem-solving abilities, and effective communication to the evaluation and administration of nursing care delivered to critically ill patients within healthcare settings
  • Critically review the roles, functions and the scope of practice
  • Demonstrate leadership within a multidisciplinary healthcare team responsible for delivering excellent therapeutic treatment to patients
  • Perform an assessment of the legal, ethical, social, cultural, and political issues that influence the delivery of person-centered healthcare
  • Recognize, evaluate, and use evidence-based nursing strategies while caring for clients
Course Aims

IHM’s mental health speciality course is a postgraduate course leading to a Master of Nursing course. 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 – Mental health 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) in the Mental Health nursing 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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