The Australian College of Nursing is on a mission to ensure nurses are equipped for the challenges and expectations they face on the job, with access to educational, research, advocacy and leadership opportunities that will keep them highly skilled and at the cutting edge of health care delivery.
More than ever before, nurses are turning to graduate certificates to develop and enhance their skills and opportunities in a flexible manner that works for them.
With a nursing graduate certificate, more doors than ever open to the possibilities of career advancement, whether you want to move upwards in your current role or move into an entirely new speciality.
With graduate certificates across more than 20 nursing specialities, ACN’s diverse range of graduate courses are available to help up-skill, upgrade and uplift you!
Why the Australian College of Nursing? We have shared five reasons below.
1. Take the next steps in your career
A graduate certificate allows you to develop high-level skills, knowledge and attitudes towards a specialty within nursing that can unlock your career. Graduate certificates show employers that you are dedicated to improving your skills and are capable of high-level work, and are often gateways for higher pay, senior roles and leadership responsibilities.
2. Learn more about new and innovative ways to be a nurse
The way we nurse is constantly changing. Graduate certificates such as the Graduate Certificate in Digital Health help nurses manage transitioning to a system relying more and more on technology. ACN has Graduate Certificates to support nurses caring for consumers from neonatal all the way through to aged care.
3. Learn from specialist nurses
Graduate certificates by ACN are developed by specialist nurses with clinical experience in the area of teaching and facilitate a supportive and engagement learning experience. Additionally, students are supported by specialist library staff that provides access to books, journals, database searches, loans and more to meet your studying needs.
4. Work on your schedule
A vast majority of ACN Graduate Certificate courses are available exclusively online and are flexible to your schedule. We understand that many nurses work different shifts depending on their speciality and our courses are designed for the busy nurse who may need to grapple shift work or study at unpredictable hours or may not be able to make it to a physical site due to other responsibilities.
5. Finish in just one year
A serious benefit of graduate certificates is that you can get specialist knowledge and skills in less time than a Master’s degree. Graduate Certificates at ACN can be completed part-time in just twelve months, with only 12-15 hours of study per week. And with fees being able to be covered by FEE-HELP (except Bridging and Re-Entry), the options for your future career are limitless!
If you’re interested in signing up for one of our graduate certificates, please visit the Graduate Certificate options on our website. If you are unsure about what area of nursing you would like to study, you can register an expression of interest for ACN’s Nursing and Health Expo to discuss your career goals.