Specialisation in
Neonatal Nursing

  • Delivery Mode: Online

  • Fees: AUD $1,000

  • Course Duration: 12 Weeks

  • Hours of Study: 10 – 12 hours per week

  • Online: AUD $1,000
  • Online

About the Course

Caring for newborns with significant medical issues demands a skilled team with specialised expertise. As a neonatal nurse specialist, your focus will be on providing supportive health care of newborns.

You will study this course over 12-weeks online, which will require approximately 10 hours of study time per-week including a two-hour online tutorial.

As the course is online you will have the flexibility to study when and at times that suit your work and personal life. Our online learning environment provides engaging and interesting lectures and discussion forums in bite-sized pieces and is available on your PC, laptop, or mobile device.

On completion, you may complete two further units over 12-weeks to earn a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing (Neonatal Nursing) or expand your nursing career and study a Master of Nursing with IHM.

Learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing (Neonatal Nursing)

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Details about the Course

Students will learn how to:

  • Critically analyse the neonatal nurse’s duties, functions, and scope of practise in newborn situations such as preterm delivery, congenital malformations, respiratory illness, birth trauma, peripartum hypoxia, brain damage, and metabolic disorders
  • Apply critical thinking processes, problem-solving abilities, and effective communication skills to the evaluation and management of nursing care delivered to newborns within the neonatal condition in collaboration with the healthcare team
  • Demonstrate leadership within a multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide excellent therapeutic treatment to newborn clients
  • 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 newborn clients
Course Aims

Neonatal nursing specialisation at IHM 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.

  • 12 weeks full time
  • Online

The candidate must be a registered nurse in Australia or their home country.

This Postgraduate specialisation subject from IHM bolsters your career outcomes by providing you a high standard of learning in an efficient timeframe

Upon successful completion of your Postgraduate Specialised subject, you will receive a certificate that can be shared digitally to demonstrate your growing professional value to current and future employers

This specialisation can stand alone as an independent achievement or be used as credit toward our Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing and Master of Nursing programs if you choose to later pursue a full postgraduate qualification from IHM.

Course Structure and Delivery

The Neonatal nursing specialisation consists of 1 Specialised unit.

  • Neonatal Nursing
  • Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Online” on the top right corner of the course page.

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