Graduate Certificate in
Advanced Nursing (Paediatric 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

This course equips general nurses with increased knowledge and abilities in the specialised area of paediatric nursing and prepare nurses to work in a range of paediatric nursing settings safely and professionally.

Paediatric nurses meet the nursing care requirements of newborns, children, and adolescents as they quickly move through physical, mental, and social phases of development.

The course will educate nurses about paediatric nursing and equip them to offer high-quality and safe nursing interventions. The curriculum puts a focus on critical thinking abilities necessary for practise in the field of paediatric nursing.

Paediatric nurses must adapt to new technology and treatments and incorporate them into their practise in order to deliver safe, effective, and high-quality nursing care.

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing also serves as a gateway for individuals interested in pursuing 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:

  • Conduct a critical examination of the responsibilities, functions, and scope of practise of paediatric nursing
  • Demonstrate leadership within the multidisciplinary healthcare team in the provision of effective therapeutic treatment to clients in paediatric settings by using critical thinking processes, problem solving abilities, and effective communication
  • Conduct an analysis of the legal, ethical, social, cultural, and political issues that influence the delivery of person-centered healthcare
  • Recognize, evaluate, and use current evidence-based nursing strategies while caring for children in paediatric settings
Course Aims

IHM’s Paediatric nursing specialist course is a postgraduate programme leading to a Master of Nursing degree. 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 skills.

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

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing – Paediatric 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) in the Neonatal nursing and one- year of full‐time post‐registration clinical experience
  • Paediatric Nurse
Course Structure and Delivery

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing course – Paediatric nursing specialisation consists of a total of three units. One core unit and 2 specialisation units.

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Face to Face Delivery

  • Jan 10, 2022
  • 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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