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James Cook University - Graduate Certificate of Nursing

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The postgraduate nursing program at James Cook University (JCU) allows students to focus on career advancement in one of three in-demand areas: Leadership and Management, Advanced Practice, and Education. For the Graduate Certificate of Nursing course, you can choose the area of specialisation you think best suits your interests.

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About this Course

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The online Graduate Certificate of Nursing from James Cook University is a versatile program for nursing professionals. This 8-month, part-time course offers three specialisations, allowing nurses to focus their studies according to career goals. With six intake periods annually, it is flexible and accessible for busy professionals. FEE-HELP is available to assist with tuition costs.

  • The Leadership and Management major is for nurses aspiring to take on managerial roles in healthcare. It covers subjects like Leading and Managing in Health, Ethics and Health Management, Effective Clinical Governance, and Persuasive Communication. You'll gain skills and knowledge to be influential in healthcare environments.
  • For those interested in nursing education, the Education major develops skills for educational roles in clinical or non-clinical environments. It includes subjects such as Principles of Education for the Health Professional, Teaching in Practice Settings, Clinical Coaching, and Persuasive Communication. This major is ideal for nurses who aim to mentor others and lead educational initiatives within their practice settings.
  • The Advanced Practice major caters to nurses looking to enhance their clinical skills for advanced nursing care. It includes subjects like Quality Use of Medicines in Practice, Effective Clinical Governance, Advanced Health Assessment, and Persuasive Communication. This specialisation is perfect for nurses seeking to deepen their clinical expertise and play a more pivotal role in improving health care outcomes.

Each of these specialisations offers a pathway to continue studies towards a master's degree, with the potential for a double major, providing further opportunities for nursing career advancement.