Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||H675|
|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.|
Offered to continuing students only. Students who wish to undertake this specialty course from 2012 should refer to the Master of Nursing Practice (H771) for more information.
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
The Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice is designed to prepare nurses to meet complex and contemporary challenges in the field of nursing. The program provides a course of study that extends students' knowledge of nursing without mandating that they narrow their focus to specialise in one particular traditional specialty.
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.
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 ethical, safe, high quality proficient clinical decision making within an interdisciplinary team and psychomotor skills commensurate with general or specialised theoretical knowledge, evidence-based practices and person or client-centred care
Demonstrate proficient 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 general or specialised nursing care to patients/ clients.
Use appropriate technologies to locate authoritative discipline-specific information and justify the selection of this information; and demonstrate the ability to proficiently evaluate, synthesise and disseminate the information to members of the interdisciplinary health team, and general or specialised patients/clients in an ethical and professional manner.
Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, synthesising, analysing and critically evaluating complex data from multiple sources (e.g. healthcare team members, patients, digital technologies) to inform decision making in general or specialist areas that delivers safe, high quality nursing care in order to promote optimal patient/client outcomes.
Proficiently apply specialised and advanced nursing knowledge and skills to routine, complex and ill-structured problems in general and specialised settings to achieve optimal patient/client outcomes.
Demonstrate personal autonomy, leadership, advanced clinical judgement, professionalism, responsibility, accountability, and reflection as general or specialised nurse.
Establish and maintain collaborative professional respectful relationships demonstrating professionalism, proficiency, highly developed communication skills, leadership, responsibility and accountability to the interdisciplinary team, patients/clients and carers.
Display behaviours, accountability and advanced professional judgement that upholds ethical and legal principles of practice within diverse social, cultural and environmental contexts.
The Graduate Diploma comprises 8 credit points of study, subject to the approval of the course coordinator. At least 6 of the 8 credit points must be level 7 nursing units. They may be selected from the list of nursing electives below. Up to 2 of the 8 credit points may be selected from approved units from any postgraduate course at Deakin.
Each unit is worth 1 credit point, unless otherwise specified. Offering is subject to demand and resources.
|HMF701||Agricultural Health and Medicine *|
|HND731||Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals|
|HND732||Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts|
|HNN714||Ethical Dimensions of Nursing|
|HNN715||Leadership and Management in Nursing|
|HNN727||Research in Nursing and Midwifery (2 credit points)|
|HNN749||Patient Safety and Risk Management|
*Note: HMF701 includes a 5 day intensive seminar held in February