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Graduate Certificate of Nursing Specialisation Gerontology

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
End Date
12-Jul-2021
Delivery
Online
Duration
1 year part-time
Provider
University of Southern Queensland

Overview

  • Study USQ’s aged care nursing courses within the Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Gerontology) and expand your skills in chronic conditions, dementia and end-of-life care for complex ageing populations.
  • The Gerontology specialisation enables you to advance your practice in contemporary health settings, delivering evidence-based safe, ethical and professional care that meets regulatory standards.
  • Gain leadership qualities and study the biological, psychological, and social aspects of ageing. 

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Nursing, there will be the option to take the credit from the courses and continue to complete the Graduate Diploma of Nursing or the Master of Nursing.

Career outcomes

  • A gerontology or geriatric nurse specialises in the care of elderly patients and is a crucial part of healthcare teams.
  • Aged care nursing is in demand with international ageing populations.
  • Graduates may work in acute, chronic, private practice, community or residential facilities caring for ageing patients with limited mobility, impaired mental abilities, or life-limiting illness. 

Entry requirements

  • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the area of nursing from a recognised university.
  • Hold a current professional registration as a Division 1 Nurse, or equivalent, with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or relevant regulatory body in applicant's home country.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study part-time you would usually complete 2 units per semester.

Courses to be studied

  • Core courses 2 units
  • Specialisation courses 2 units

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode

  • Commonwealth supported  AUD 3472
  • Domestic full fee paying  AUD 11720
Type
Delivery
Title
Graduate Certificate of Nursing Specialisation Gerontology
Speciality Classification
Location
Provider Type
University
Duration
1 year part-time
End Date
12-Jul-2021
Price
11720.00
Price Details
Domestic full fee paying - AUD 11720 / Commonwealth supported - AUD 3472
Location
Online
Price:
$11,720.00
Domestic full fee paying - AUD 11720 / Commonwealth supported - AUD 3472
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