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Units in second semester 2020 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.

This course is not available for international students.

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Child and Adolescent Health Nursing

Graduate Certificate

GC-CAHNU

Course
Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health Nursing
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
100
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

Apply primary health care principles to maintain the wellbeing of children, their families and communities.

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked first in Western Australia, and in the top 50 in the world, for nursing.

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Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

This course can only be undertaken on a part-time basis. It is recommended that students undertake 1-2 units of study per semester. One unit is available internal only with the remaining units available online.

The Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health Nursing offers effective and specific education for generalist, child and adolescent community health nurses to prepare practitioners capable of fulfilling these diverse practice roles. Community health nursing is modelled on a primary health care framework with the aim of promoting health, preventing disease, implementing early intervention strategies, managing individual cases and working in collaborative partnerships with clients. Embodied in the primary health care approach are the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention that are provided by community health nurses.

Given the autonomous work, nurses practising in the community must have professional skills and specialist preparation in these areas of community health nursing. The practice domain includes individuals, families, groups and whole communities. Australia's diverse multicultural society necessitates that community health nurses are able to undertake relevant research and provide appropriate evidence based sociocultural health support to the profession and members of the community throughout their lifespan.

Students need to be able to undertake a compulsory five day pre- clinical skills workshop at the Bentley campus prior to their clinical placement. There are no further fees incurred for this workshop but rural students will need to fund travel and accommodation expenses.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

 

Why study

  • The first established school of nursing in a Western Australian university, Curtin's School of Nursing and Midwifery has continued to set the pace for nursing education in our region.
  • Teaching staff are highly qualified, both academically and professionally.
  • The School ensures its leading position in nursing education through industry partnerships integrated with its teaching and research programs.

How this course will make you industry ready

Currently Curtin University is the sole educational provider in Western Australia for this course. Curtin maintains close collaboration with agencies providing child and adolescent health services in the community, ensuring that the course materials are relevant and up to date.

Graduates from this course will have the clinical competencies to practise in child and adolescent health nursing across an extensive range of population groups.

What you'll learn

  • identify and apply principles of primary health care into practice to maintain optimal wellbeing of the individual, family and community
  • assess the environmental, physical and psychosocial aspects of the individual, family and/or community to determine and plan the health care needs within a community practice setting
  • locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature
  • communicate both verbally and written, in a way the individuals, family and professional colleagues can understand
  • use appropriate technologies to practice community health nursing practice
  • demonstrate ability in interdependent and self-directed learning
  • incorporate learning opportunities in nursing practice
  • recognise national and global community health issues and strategic health care directions; relate these to community nursing practice
  • provide culturally aware and respectful health care provision to multicultural groups and Indigenous communities; demonstrate professional and ethical practice in community health nursing; work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary health care team

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Other requirements and notes for this course

The School has an industry partnership model in place with the Department of Health Western Australia. Students who successfully meet the eligibility criteria will receive credit for one unit through this industry partnership: NURS5010 Child and Adolescent Nursing Practice.

Students need to be able to undertake a compulsory five day pre- clinical skills workshop at the Bentley campus prior to their clinical placement. There are no further fees incurred for this workshop but rural students will need to fund travel and accommodation expenses.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

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Location

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Semester 1 and Semester 2

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