Continence Nurse Advisor

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time (N/A for the Graduate Certificate) l
Part-time
Location: On campus (N/A for the Graduate Certificate) l External

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Continence Nurse Advisor)
Duration (full-time equivalent):  1 year (part-time only)
GradStart code:  2GC105 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GC505 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Continence Nurse Advisor)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
GradStart code: 2GD053 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GD553 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students

Course name: Master of Nursing (Continence Nurse Advisor)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
GradStart code: 2CM070 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM570 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students

Overview

The Continence Nurse Advisor specialisation is designed to prepare registered nurses to practice as continence nurse practitioners.

  • The specialisation traces the development of continence across the human lifespan, and developments in nursing assessment and management of incontinence (urinary and faecal).
  • It offers negotiated clinical practicum which is assessed against the national competencies for continence nurse practitioners.

A primary health approach is also examined as a preparation for the broad spectrum of health issues presented in the practice of a continence nurse practitioner.

A Continuing Education Continence course is also offered by the School of Nursing & Midwifery for level 4 care workers, enrolled nurses and registered nurses who wish to develop knowledge and skills to enable them to promote continence in their practice setting.

Students in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are required to do professional experience placement (work experience) during their program of study. Certain statutory and other requirements must be met before any student is permitted to attend placement. Details of these requirements.  

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

 Applicants for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma must:

  1. hold a nursing degree or equivalent qualification, and
  2. be registered nurses, and
  3. hold a current practising certificate.

Applicants for the Master of Nursing must meet the above requirements and have a minimum of two years’ post-registration experience.

However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Additional requirements:

Statement of Clinical Support - Continence Nurse Advisor (PDF 351KB)

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry: This course is not available to international students
Applications: This course is not available to international students
Application closing dates: This course is not available to international students

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Continence Nurse Advisor)

Place type: Commonwealth supported 

$3,022

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$9,000

This course is not available to international students
Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Continence Nurse Advisor)

Place type: Commonwealth supported 

$6,042

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$18,000

This course is not available to international students
Master of Nursing (Continence Nurse Advisor)

Place type: Commonwealth supported 

$6,041

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$18,000

This course is not available to international students

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

If the number of applicants for Commonwealth supported places exceeds the number of places available, eligible applicants will be ranked based on their Grade Point Average (GPA). Please refer to the Postgraduate EzyGuide for fee status information.

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