School of Nursing, Sydney Campus
This program has been developed in collaboration with experts from Macquarie University Hospital and is designed to enhance the development of early career registered nurses.
Students will hone their skills in advanced health assessment and apply this to people in their care. They will also develop capability in the application of evidence-based practice. The program examines clinical governance and the responsibilities of a nurse in working within quality frameworks. Students will explore Clinical Practice Improvement Methodologies to improve the quality of patient care and provide a foundation for nursing research. Students will explore clinical leadership and professional identity and develop their capability in intraprofessional and interprofessional teamwork, critical inquiry and becoming reflective lifelong learners.
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice supports early career registered nurses to embrace the opportunities and challenges they will encounter in an ever-changing health care environment.
Students will find this course a rewarding and empowering phase of their career journey, during which they will develop the confidence and competence to transition from an early career stage to a more advanced practitioner. Students will have opportunities to establish their professional identity within the workplace and explore their leadership qualities, which is essential to reaching the next level in their careers.
Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations