Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice
  • Cloud (online) mode
Cloud CampusNo
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.

Course sub-headings

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.

Fees and charges

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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.

Course structure

Elective units

Each unit is worth 1 credit point, unless otherwise specified. Offering is subject to demand and resources.

HMF701Agricultural Health and Medicine *

HND731Learning and Teaching for Health Professionals

HND732Diabetes in Social and Psychological Contexts

HNN714Ethical Dimensions of Nursing

HNN715Leadership and Management in Nursing

HNN727Research in Nursing and Midwifery (2 credit points)

HNN749Patient Safety and Risk Management

 *Note: HMF701 includes a 5 day intensive seminar held in February