General Practice Nursing

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

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

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Nursing (General Practice Nursing)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year (part-time only)
SATAC code: 2GC509
CRICOS code:  Not available to international students

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Nursing (General Practice Nursing)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD058 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GD558 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: Not available to international students

Course name: Master of Nursing (General Practice Nursing)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM075 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM575 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: Not available to international students

Overview

The General Practice Nursing specialisation was developed by the School of Nursing & Midwifery in collaboration with affiliated health services and Department of General Practice. The specialisation aims to provide a sound theoretical and clinical basis for nursing practice in a primary care setting. It will equip registered nurses to practice collaboratively with general practitioners and other health professionals in promoting the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and the community.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • provide clinical nursing services in the general practice context
  • improve health outcomes by contributing to and enhancing the management and prevention of ill health
  • undertake health education and health promotion with general practice patients, their carers and the wider community
  • coordinate general practice patient services
  • work effectively as a leader and/or as a member of a primary health care team
  • meet relevant standards and legislative requirements to manage the general practice environment, and
  • sustain general practice by contributing to better management of human and material resources.

The specialisation contains the clinical requirements for MBS items including immunisation, wound care and pap smears. A certificate of achievement will be issued on the completion of these components.The clinical intensives can include field experience with family planning, a school immunisation clinic, triage in a public hospital emergency department, placement in an outpatient clinic with chronic heart/lung disease or community services.

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 - General Practice Nursing (PDF 432KB)

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes (N/A for the Graduate Certificate)
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry: N/A
Applications: N/A
Application closing dates:

N/A

 

 




Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Nursing (General Practice Nursing)

Place type: Full fee paying

$9,000

Not available to international students
Graduate Diploma in Nursing (General Practice Nursing)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

$6,042

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$18,000

Not available to international students
Master of Nursing (General Practice Nursing)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

$6,041

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$18,000
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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