Graduate Diploma in Nursing

Boost your career with postgraduate study

Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.

To gain a better understanding of course content, study options, admission requirements or to simply find out more register your interest below and we will be in touch.

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 course structures; exciting career options; balance of theory and clinical practice; local and international work experience opportunities; research opportunities; and scholarships.

Learn from the best

Western Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 100 Universities for Nursing Studies, in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

The Clinical Leadership specialisation 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 specialisation will be prepared to take on clinical leadership roles such as clinical nurse specialist and clinical nurse consultant.

The Clinical Teaching specialisation 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 specialisation 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 specialisation 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 specialisation in Aged Care will be prepared to take on a leadership role in nursing within aged care services.

The Primary Health Care specialisation 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 specialisation 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 specialisation 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 specialisation 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

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.

Student contribution calculator [XLS, 133 KB]

Delivery: Online

This course is only available to domestic students. Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.

 

 

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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.