Do you enjoy working with patients and doctors and helping others? In Australia, there is a rising demand for qualified nurses due to the critical role nursing plays in the healthcare industry.
Your nursing career can develop with the help of IHM's Graduate Diploma in Nursing, which will provide you with a high degree of expertise and more responsibility.
This well-known course is designed to provide you with the managerial abilities you need to provide flexible nursing care to patients and their families in both general and specialty care. You'll learn the value of research and evidence-based medicine as well.
Also, you can continue working while earning your degree because the course is totally online. A pathway to a Master of Nursing degree with up to one year of credit is also offered to graduates of the GDN.
You can potentially be eligible for advanced standing depending on credit transfer and acknowledgment of prior learning.
Besides that, you can still obtain a Graduate Certificate in Nursing even if you decide to leave the course in the midst of it. This consists of four units over the course of one full study session, or two half study sessions for students not enrolled in CRICOS.
Also, you can continue working while earning your degree because the course is totally online. Through the GDN, graduates can pursue a Master's degree in nursing or another subject.
What you will study
The Graduate Diploma in Nursing comprises eight units organized into two semesters:
Nursing Knowledge 1
Nursing Knowledge 2
Research in Nursing
Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Specializations
Clinical Leadership and Management in Nursing and Specializations
Professional issues and policies in Nursing and Specializations
Students who successfully complete this course should be able to:
Apply evidence-based nursing practice with critical thinking in their field of nursing expertise.
Demonstrate the integration of theory into nursing practice.
Evaluate nursing care using critical and reflective thinking.
Describe the roles that primary care and population health play within their specific areas of competence.
Demonstrate leadership skills in nursing practice, education, and research.
Demonstrate expert knowledge and skills in the relevant area of nursing practice.
The Graduate Diploma in Nursing program at IHM expands on what students learn in undergrad by encouraging critical thinking, concept testing, and knowledge growth. With this degree in hand, you'll be able to benefit from employment possibilities as a:
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Staff development Nurse
Associate Nurse Unit Manager
To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma in Nursing, you must:
have an international nursing degree and be a three-year nursing graduate student (bachelor or diploma).
You must be a licensed nurse with the local nursing board or council in the country where you were born or last lived.
Having experience of working as a nurse for one year.
You must possess adequate computer access, computer skills, and experience with Microsoft Office applications.
English Language Requirements
IELTS - 6.0 ( overall)
TOEFL - 85 ( overall)
PTE - 62 ( overall)
Tuition Fees and Scholarships
AUD 31,080 for the entire course.