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Graduate Diploma in Nursing

Course Description

This course focuses on clinical leadership approaches, decision making, team building, reflective practice and creating empowered work environments within the context of the contemporary healthcare environment and viewed from an ethical-legal stance. You will also learn to conduct systematic reviews of care and standards of practice.

Your studies will be supported with explorations of research methods in a healthcare context and specialist topics chosen to suit your future career needs.

Department of Health Scholarships are now available.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

International applicants

Minimum English language entry requirements: IELTS Writing- 7.0, Speaking- 7.0, Reading- 7.0, Listening- 7.0, Overall band score- 7.0.

Other notes

Clinic and/or practical experience is a compulsory component of this course. While every effort is made to arrange placements, Curtin University accepts no responsibility should an agency refuse to accept a student. Most units are offered only once each year. As many units are required to be completed in a pre-determined sequence, part-time students may find their choice of subjects are limited in some semesters.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

Visit the Graduate Diploma in Nursing page on the Curtin University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have completed a nursing program of three years or more leading to registration, be currently registered in their own country and provide documentation to that effect. Applicants must also have a minimum of one year of post registration clinical experience. On acceptance into the course, overseas students are advised of requirements for provisional registration by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Selection is based on academic performance, clinical experience, professional references and, where necessary, an interview. You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

Course Fees

Australian/New Zealand: $23,800, International: $31,500

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