Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice (Cardiac Care)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2018 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice (Cardiac Care)|
Offered Cloud (online) with significant campus requirements at Burwood (Melbourne) or live via videoconference for distance students
1 year part-time study
Note: This course is only available part-time
|Deakin course code||H565|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.|
This course is an exit point from H771 Master of Nursing Practice
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
The Graduate Certificate course is designed to prepare nurses to meet contemporary challenges in cardiac nursing and interventional cardiology within the specialist field of critical care nursing and to progressively build upon knowledge and skills required to comprehensively care for critically ill patients. The course responds to the demands of industry and partnership/collaborating hospitals for nurses with sophisticated specialty skills and knowledge. The course links Deakin University with existing partners and a number of other collaborating hospitals, all of which have a high demand for specialist cardiac care nurses.
The use of both campus based and Cloud (online) learning offers convenient, personalised and engaging learning experiences using the latest digital technologies. You will enjoy a rich, interactive, personal and empowering learning experience designed for postgraduate nurses.
Team-Based Learning (TBL), a specific educational strategy that involves individual preparation, team discussions and immediate class feedback, is conducted at Burwood (Melbourne). Team-Based Learning assists students to further develop their critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills by applying recently learnt knowledge to real clinical issues.
A compulsory introductory four-day program at Burwood (Melbourne) is normally held in the second week of February.
On completion of the four core units of the Graduate Certificate, students may elect to take an early exit from H771 Masters of Nursing Practice and graduate with a Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Cardiac Care). Students may also choose to complete a further four units (includes two core units) and exit with a Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Cardiac Care).
Students wishing to complete the Master of Nursing Practice by research and undertake the 4-credit-point minor thesis must have completed HNN727 Research in Nursing and Midwifery, and must achieve a Distinction or above for 75% of the units undertaken in the Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice specialty course.
Indicative student workload
As a student in a Cloud (online) course in the Faculty of Health you will be expected to spend 11-13 hours every week studying, interacting via CloudDeakin and completing assessment tasks for each unit in your course. You will also be required to attend Burwood (Melbourne) campus or live via videoconference for distance students - refer to individual unit details in the course structure for more information.
Students normally are employed within a collaborating hospital for a minimum of 24 hours per week to support and provide a sound clinical learning environment for the clinical program requirements of the course. Where concurrent employment is not possible, clinical practicums may be negotiated.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
Demonstrate safe, high quality clinical decision making and psychomotor skills commensurate with specialty cardiac nursing theoretical knowledge, evidence-based practices and person-centred care.
Demonstrate verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills using discipline-specific language and lay-terms necessary to assess and interpret data, convey ideas, develop plans of care and implement therapeutic interventions to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe nursing care to cardiac care patients.
Use appropriate technologies to locate authoritative discipline-specific information and justify the selection of this information; and demonstrate the ability to evaluate, synthesise and disseminate the information to members of the multidisciplinary health team, and cardiac patients in an ethical and professional manner.
Identify, synthesise, analyse and critically evaluate complex data from patient and technologically-derived sources to inform decision making that delivers safe, high quality cardiac nursing care in order to promote optimal patient outcomes.
Effectively apply specialised nursing knowledge and skills to routine, complex and ill-structured problems in cardiac care settings to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Demonstrate personal autonomy, leadership, clinical judgement, professionalism, responsibility, accountability, and reflection as a specialist cardiac nurse.
Establish and maintain collaborative professional respectful relationships demonstrating professionalism, open communication, leadership, responsibility and accountability to the multidisciplinary team, patients and carers.
Display accountability for, and sound professional judgement in, behaviours that uphold ethical and legal principles of practice within diverse social, cultural and environmental contexts.
To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate a student must complete a total of 4 credit points of compulsory units, normally taken over one year of part-time study.
Both the theoretical and clinical components of the assessment for each unit must be passed in order to successfully gain an overall pass in this course. Compulsory clinical hurdles form part of the assessment of this course. Recognition of the importance of clinical assessments is calculated in the overall student workload.
Note: Failure of a compulsory practicum component in a unit will normally lead to exclusion.
|HNN751||Advanced Physiology and Patient Assessment *|
|HNN752||Core Principles of Care for the Critically Ill Patient *|
|HNN765||Cardiac Care Nursing 1 *|
|HNN775||Cardiac Care Nursing 2 *|
* Domestic students enrol as Cloud (online) students, however there are significant campus requirements. Most classes are conducted in campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne) and are video-conferenced live to other venues.
Other course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.