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Graduate Certificate in Dermatology Nursing

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
1 Year Part-time
Provider
Australian College of Nursing

Course overview

The course is designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians whom are working or would like to work in the diverse environment offering dermatological procedures. The course aims to provide nurses with an advanced knowledge of all aspects of dermatological nursing within a legal and ethical framework that reflects current best practice. To work within the specialty nurses require an advanced dermatological and pharmacological knowledge, and an appreciation of the psychological and emotional needs of the people they are treating. Students are provided with the opportunity to reflect on experience and critique dermatology practice in light of current literature and research. The course also aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to clinical leadership.

This postgraduate course is unique to ACN and has been developed in collaboration with the Australian Dermatology Nurses Association (ADNA).

Career outcomes

A Graduate Certificate in Dermatology Nursing is an investment in your future and will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure better outcomes for your patients and progress your career, leading to opportunities in clinical education, management and specialist nursing roles.

Learning outcomes

At successful completion of the course students should be able to:

  • apply specialist knowledge of anatomy and physiology used, to the nursing assessment and management of people undergoing dermatological treatments
  • analyse the principles of therapeutic treatments to apply to the delivery of holistic person centred care
  • develop advanced communication skills in order to establish therapeutic relationships with patients, stakeholders and the multidisciplinary team
  • critically reflect upon current practice and learning experiences to promote leadership, knowledge sharing and development of a philosophy of lifelong learning
  • explore the legal, ethical and cultural issues in relation to the nursing care of patients undergoing dermatological procedures
  • critically analyse current literature and nursing practice to provide evidence based contemporary care in the dermatology specialty.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Dermatology Nursing is a one year course, consisting of four 10-week terms.

Students will need to complete 4 core units. One unit is studied per term.

Approximate hours of study are 12 – 15 hours per week.

Fees

Tiers

2021 Member price (10% discount)

 / 2021 Non-member price

 

 

Tier 1

       $2,070.00

       $2,300.00

 

 

Tier 2

       $2,362.50

       $2,625.00

 

 

Tier 3

       $2,776.50

       $3,085.00

 

 

Tier 4

       $3,321.00

$3,690.00

 

 

Fees are subject to change without notice.

ACN offers a flexible payment option allowing students to pay their fees on a term-by-term basis. Each term’s fees are due upfront, prior to term commencement.

FEE-HELP is also available for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Admission to GC courses is based on academic merit and selection. In addition, applicants must satisfy any prerequisites or additional requirements specified for particular courses, including ACN’s general eligibility criteria.

All applicants seeking admission are required to:

  • hold a Bachelor of Nursing or registered nurse* equivalent qualification
  • be currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) or the equivalent registering authority in your country of origin
  • have a minimum of one year postgraduate experience
  • be currently employed as a registered nurse.

*For some GC units of study, consideration may be given for applicants who are not registered nurses on an individual basis.

Meet your Nurse Educator

Ross Pancho MACN, Nurse Educator – Higher Education

RN, BScN, MN (ClinEd), Certificate IV (TAE40116)

Ross Pancho is the course coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Cosmetic Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Dermatology Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Bridging and Re-entry).

Ross has a vast experience on both clinical and teaching profession. He has been working as a Nurse Educator for various educational organisations delivering and coordinating sessions for Internationally Qualified RN and diploma of nursing. He also has an extensive clinical experience primarily on pre and post-operative nursing care for various acute and cardiac related cases.

Type
Delivery
Title
Graduate Certificate in Dermatology Nursing
Speciality Classification
Location
Provider Type
University
Duration
1 Year Part-time
Price
Free
Price Details
2021 Non-member price (Tier 1) - $2,300.00 ; 2021 Member price (10% discount)
Location
Online
Price:
Free
2021 Non-member price (Tier 1) - $2,300.00 ; 2021 Member price (10% discount)
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