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Postgraduate Courses

Our Graduate Certificate courses prepare nurses for a rewarding career in the health and community services sector. We offer coursework programs that are academically challenging and professionally relevant, in an environment that encourages independent learning and interaction amongst peers, supported by tutors and nurse educators. The courses provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes directly suited to working in specialist areas of health care and are designed to meet contemporary industry needs.

Graduate Certificate qualifications awarded by ACN are of an equivalent standard to qualifications at other Australian higher education institutions, including universities. ACN’s courses may be recognised by universities, enabling advanced standing towards higher degrees, under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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Studying the Graduate Certificate in acute care nursing with ACN will provide you with the principles required to meet the diverse needs of patients in the acute care setting, in order to improve your knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based patient centred care...

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Studying aged care nursing with ACN will provide you with the principles of aged care nursing practice in order to improve your knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based patient centred nursing care for the older person.

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This course is designed to provide graduates with the principles of breast cancer nursing in order to improve their knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based breast cancer care. The aim is to encourage professional and ethical understanding of clinical practice...

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This course is designed to provide graduates with the principles of cancer nursing to improve knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based cancer care. The aim is to encourage professional and ethical understanding of clinical practice development for the...

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Contemporary Child and Family health nursing practice in Australia has been influenced by a global shift into early childhood knowledge, practice and theory. Research into fields such as epigenetics and early brain development along with the influences of significant relationships and the...

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Community and Primary Health Nursing is one of the most multifaceted area of specialty practice in the 21st Century. During Community and Primary Health week in 2016 ACN produced an e-book profiling nurses working in specialties ranging from aged care dementia, primary health care for the...

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From extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the intensive care unit to Transcather Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) in cardiology, nurses have to be aware of the influence of augmentation, a combination of human capabilities and technology, on future practice. This is also true in the...

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The need for more Post Graduate Education has been on the agenda of the NSW Ministry of Health's Drug and Alcohol Nursing Advisory Committee's Workforce development plan since at least 2010.

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Today’s leaders, both formal and informal and managers have to be acutely aware of the internal and external pressures that healthcare is facing and have the right skills and knowledge to be able to facilitate change in the 21st Century to improve patient outcomes. An accomplished...

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Studying neonatal care with ACN will provide you with the advanced knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based care for the neonate and their family. The aim is to encourage professional and ethical understanding of clinical practice development for the improvement...

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The direct impact of this data is felt by the nurses working in the specialist field of orthopaedics. From acute admissions following trauma to planned admissions for the treatment of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions, orthopaedic nurses play an integral role within the multidisciplinary...

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The Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing Studies is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses working within the diverse contexts of contemporary paediatric health care. The course aims to cultivate excellence in the provision of nursing care to sick infants, children and young...

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Studying with ACN will help you build your career as a Perioperative Nurse by providing you the background skills and knowledge to provide holistic, patient-centred care during anaesthesia, surgery and recovery. It promotes an in depth understanding of complex perioperative issues as they relate...

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The Graduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy nursing provides the opportunity to develop the attributes of a specialist nurse, adopting an active role in stomal therapy, wound management and continence management. The course aims to provide students with the broad theoretical framework for the...

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