Nursing Practice


As a student of this course you will:

  • Develop advanced specialist knowledge and skills relevant to your role and area of clinical practice
  • Learn and be mentored by nursing experts in the field
  • Undertake workplace clinical assessments at your hospital.

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With a growing demand for registered nurses who are competent in the technical and highly complex field of acute care nursing, the University of Melbourne has developed the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice, with specialisations in cardiorespiratory, or renal nursing.

Offered for the first time in January 2018, this course has been designed to provide registered nurses working in hospital settings an opportunity to develop a nursing specialisation while enhancing their career.

Delivered online with a clinical component, you will have the opportunity to develop highly sought-after clinical knowledge and practical skills while working in your area of specialty. You can also personalise your qualification to match your practice and career aspirations.

Why study online with us?

Taught by highly regarded experts

Dedicated student support

Australia’s leading university

Flexibility and choice

Interactive learning environment

A network of high-achieving peers

Key dates

Term Applications close Term starts
Term 1, 2019 19 November, 2018 7 January - 3 March, 2019
Term 3, 2019 1 July, 2019 15 July - 15 September, 2019

We will accept late applications until the week prior to the course commencing, however you must have been nominated by your hospital to support you to undertake the clinical component of the course. Speak with your Education Manager or Clinical Nurse Educator to confirm that your hospital is willing to support your course enrolment.

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