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.