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C11194v3 Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing (GradCertPaedN)
UAC code: 940870(Autumn session, Spring session)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5

Notes

This course offers a mid-year intake for local students.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The course has been designed to provide registered nurses with the skills and knowledge to practice safely and competently in a variety of paediatric nursing settings. Through creative and innovative teaching and learning experiences students develop expertise in caring for children and their families affected by acute and chronic illness and disability.

Course aims

This course develops and extends students' critical thinking, knowledge of paediatric nursing practice, management and accountability across a range of healthcare settings. Furthermore, this course is also an effective means to achieve the professional attributes of a paediatric nurse, maintain professional standards and engage in lifelong learning.

Career options

Graduates are well equipped to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, and are able to appraise and develop their own practice and contribute to the professional development of others.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 Are reflective critical thinkers who contribute to practice, policy, and research to enhance health care and health outcomes
2.0 Are effective, collaborative and responsive leaders
3.0 Are socially, culturally and ethically accountable and consider health care in a global context
4.0 Communicate appropriately and consistently in diverse situations
5.0 Embody the professional qualities appropriate to the scope of their role
6.0 Demonstrate professional cultural competency which contributes to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, inclusive of physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellness

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse in Australia. Registered nurses who do not have an undergraduate diploma or degree but do have recent relevant work experience and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study may also be considered eligible.

Applicants must have concurrent employment in, or access to, the clinical area of study and one year of post-registration clinical experience.

Students' current nursing registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners. Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis.

Subjects are offered via on-campus study days and online learning. Part-time study is usually undertaken at a rate of two subjects a session. The normal attendance per subject is three to four full days spread over the session.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 24 credit points, comprising four specified nursing subjects.

There are structured, work-based learning opportunities for students who are employees of the Sydney Children's Hospital Network (Randwick and Westmead campuses). These students may undertake a Clinical Accreditation Program (CAP) with these organisations. This is at no cost to participants. Students who successfully complete a CAP are awarded exemption from subject Specialty Clinical Practice. If students change their sub-major they may need to redo a CAP related to the new sub-major or do the subject Specialty Practice.

Course completion requirements

92713 Health Breakdown 6cp
92878 Care of the Child in Illness and Disability 6cp
92902 Care of the Acutely Ill Child 6cp
Select one of the following: 6cp
      92869 Specialty Clinical Practice6cp 
      STM90490 Clinical Accreditation Program (CAP)6cp 
Total 24cp

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
92878 Care of the Child in Illness and Disability   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice 6cp  
92713 Health Breakdown 6cp  
Spring session
92902 Care of the Acutely Ill Child   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice 6cp  
92713 Health Breakdown 6cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

This course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (C07044) and the Master of Advanced Nursing (C04228).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Health

Dr Janet Green
Course coordinator