Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice
Course summary for current students
|Award granted||Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Deakin course code||H675|
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.
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
Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.
Please be aware:
- 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
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