Responding to a shortage of paediatric nurses and growing opportunities in Australia and overseas, Griffith has designed this unique combined degree to provide advanced knowledge and specialist skills in paediatric nursing. The program involves studies both on- and off-campus and clinical experience in a variety of nursing practice situations. This is Australia’s first Commonwealth-supported pathway to paediatric nursing and includes a guaranteed placement opportunity with potential for fixed-term employment. Students will graduate with two qualifications: Bachelor of Nursing (three years full-time at the Nathan campus) and the Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing (one year part-time, online). Together, these qualifications provide a sound theoretical and practical background in nursing for children. Graduates may be eligible to apply for the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (5721) with a paediatric nursing specialisation. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Nursing/Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing at GU.
Students can take the Bachelor of Nursing part-time but attendance at day classes is generally required. Part-time students must be available full-time for professional placements. The Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing is part-time and online only. Students can spread their graduate certificate studies across three trimesters.
This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.
Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places.
*Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.
Students must undertake placements for the Bachelor of Nursing. A health check, including immunisation status, a Working with Children check and Australian Federal Police check are required. Applicants must complete a nationally accredited first aid certificate with CPR (at their own expense) by the end of the first trimester. For further information, visit the Griffith University website.
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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.; No prior study
This admission pathway is not for applicants who are eligible for admission into Year 2 with credit transfer, ie hold a Diploma of Nursing and are an Enrolled Nurse with AHPRA. These applicants must apply for the B Nursing/Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing – Advanced Standing. This program is not available to applicants who hold a qualification in nursing acceptable for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency or Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
English Language Proficiency Requirements: To enrol in this program, you must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries; Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America. If you have not met these educational requirements, you are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test. For more information, visit the QTAC website.
English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)
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You may find opportunities in hospitals, in the community, and in urban, rural and remote settings. Nursing graduates are employed in a range of occupations and industries. As well as hospitals, medical centres, community health clinics and aged care centres, you will be prepared for work in schools, the travel industry, with drug and alcohol service providers, in sporting clubs or in research organisations. You will have clinical specialist skills in the area of paediatric nursing and will be able to expect increased professional recognition, mobility and an enhanced ability to remain in employment.
11 Jan 2024
3 years Full time & 1 year Part time