Graduate Certificate in
Advanced Nursing (Renal 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

Renal nursing is a specialised area of nursing practice that treats patients with kidney disease and educates both patients and families about treatment protocols. Renal nurses assume a wide range of responsibilities from clinical care to administration.

This course provides a systematic introduction to the concepts of Renal Nursing via the acquisition of the information and skills necessary to work as a person-centered care Renal nurse in a life span healthcare context.

Students will examine the critical necessity of a person-centered approach to meeting the needs of people and families in acute, chronic, rehabilitative, and nursing home settings, and examine nursing care for individuals from diverse cultural groups, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who need appropriate care.

A fundamental aspect of this course is the focus on a person-centred approach to Renal Nursing, which will ensure the treatment of persons with Renal diseases in acute, chronic, aged care, disability, and rehabilitation healthcare settings.

Students will participate in simulated case studies and examinations are used to help students understand the specialised information, clinical reasoning, and abilities necessary in this field of nursing. Students are expected to develop confidence in their ability to use the evidence-based specialised knowledge and skills acquired in a life span healthcare 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

  • Conduct a critical examination of the concepts and scope of Renal Nursing practise in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Determine the origins, risk factors, pathophysiology, symptoms, consequences, interprofessional care, and nursing care for clients with renal disease.
  • Investigate and implement an evidence-based and person-centered care strategy to nursing evaluations and innovations involving renal illnesses and conditions; transplantation and dialysis management disorders and conditions.
Course Aims

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. Students may continue their education by enrolling in a Master of Nursing programme online or on campus.

  • 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 Renal 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 – Renal Nursing Specialisation. One core unit and two units of specialisation.

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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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