To be eligible to enrol in the online Graduate Diploma of Nursing, applicants must have:
- Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent qualification, and;
- Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia;
- Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a registered nurse.
- Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Not sure if you meet these entry criteria? Our Enrolment Advisors can assist you.
Through the online Graduate Diploma of Nursing, you’ll learn how to apply and adapt your advanced knowledge and skills in your specialty area of practice across a range of health settings.
Assessment includes a combination of completed coursework, assignments and online examinations. Students receive regular feedback on their progress via online forums and individual consultations with academic staff.
The JCU Graduate Diploma of Nursing comprises subjects which also form part of the JCU Master of Nursing.
If you have experienced learning either at work, through non-accredited training or from life that is relevant to this course, we may be able to offer you credit towards your qualification.
We want you to achieve success. Our smart online learning environment, which uses video, audio, forums and practical sessions, is designed to support you throughout your course.
Our Student Success Advisors offer personalised, one-on-one support from the day you start right through to the day you graduate. You’ll have your own personal advisor for your entire study journey, encouraging you to stay focused on reaching your study aspirations. You’ll also be able to get in touch with your tutors when you have questions or need advice. At JCU Online, you’re always connected to the right assistance.