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Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice
Cloud (online)No
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeH675

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.

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Course overview

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.

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  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units undertaken
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

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.

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Course structure

Elective units

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


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