The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Nursing is to provide Registered Nurses with the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to prepare them for advanced practice in the clinical setting.
Graduates will be able to synthesise and apply advanced nursing concepts in order to lead nursing practice and optimise health outcomes.
Nursing at Western
Western Sydney University is Australia's premier nursing and midwifery education institution. It is internationally renowned for turning out high calibre graduates, and those graduates enjoy very high employment rates.
As a result, the University has become the university of choice for students who are serious about a career in nursing and midwifery.
In addition to providing high quality, contemporary, evidence-based nursing studies, Western Sydney University's Nursing and Midwifery programs offer professional recognition; industry-based projects and placements; broad subject choices; full-time, part-time or distance study options; flexible program structures; exciting career options; balance of theory and clinical practice; local and international work experience opportunities; research opportunities; and scholarships.
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Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
The Clinical Leadership major provides students with an opportunity for clinical nurse leaders (nurse clinicians, nurse managers) and aspiring nurse leaders to gain formal education in contemporary clinical leadership to support them to facilitate nursing excellence within the clinical practice environment. Graduates who complete the Clinical Leadership major will be prepared to take on clinical leadership roles such as clinical nurse specialist and clinical nurse consultant.
The Clinical Teaching major provides students with an opportunity to gain formal education in clinical teaching to either enhance their existing teaching experience or provide skill development in this area. Graduates who complete the Clinical Teaching major will be prepared to take on a leadership role in clinical teaching in the roles such as clinical nurse educator, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist and undergraduate placement facilitator.
The Aged Care major provides students with an opportunity to gain formal education in contemporary aged care to either enhance their existing clinical experience or provide skill development to facilitate nursing excellence in the provision of quality aged care. Graduates who complete this major in Aged Care will be prepared to take on a leadership role in nursing within aged care services.
The Primary Health Care major provides students with an opportunity to gain formal education in primary health care to support them to develop an holistic approach to health care within an integrated, dynamic and complex health system. Graduates of the Primary Health Care major will be prepared to take on leadership roles in health care settings that promote health such as community health services, schools and medical centres.
The Research Studies major provides students with foundation level research training that will support them to increase their involvement in research within the clinical setting or seek admission to a research higher degree. Graduates who complete the Research Studies major will be prepared to function as an active member of a research team or seek admission to a higher degree research program.
Fees and delivery
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Graduates of this program can look forward to enhanced professional status and career opportunities in their chosen fields, including:
- Community health
- Mental health care services
- Disability services
- Rehabilitation services
- Aged care services
- Research and Education
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.