Diploma of Nursing

Australian Catholic University - ACU

Student rating (4.01) from 136 reviews
Ranked #21 in our University Rankings

Overview

Diploma
Melbourne
1.5 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

This qualification will equip you with the essential nursing knowledge and skills that are required for eligibility for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia as an enrolled nurse working under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. You will develop an appreciation for evidence-based nursing practice and will strengthen your clinical decision-making and reflective skills, your caring behaviours, and empathy for others across a range of health care settings and multidisciplinary teams.

Key features of the course
a commitment to quality in teaching for justice and equity and for the dignity of all people
industry current nursing staff to support you and your learning
promoting adult learning principles
learn through a combination of theoretical and simulation activities
access to our simulated clinical environments
learning outcomes to focus on person-centred care and holistic nursing practice
assessments combine written and online, case studies, tests, practical demonstrations in a simulated environment and on professional experience placement (PEP)
400 hours of PEP includes aged care, rehabilitation, sub-acute and acute care settings
access to a range of student activities in a university environment
access to free academic skills support, counselling and career advice
successful completion of the course leading to Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration as an enrolled nurse
pathway into ACU Bachelor of Nursing with credit for the first year of the degree.
Careers

Possible career paths include:

working as an enrolled nurse in an acute hospital, mental health, aged care, or community setting
registration with AHPRA on...

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Additional Information
Professional experience placement (PEP) 400 hours of PEP includes aged care, rehabilitation, sub-acute and acute care settings

Ratings

Average ratings for Diploma of Nursing based on 2 reviews
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3.5
Job prospects
5.0
Teachers
3.0
Course work
5.0
Time worthy
3.5
Money Worthy
3.5
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