The course aims to enhance the professional development of registered nurses who have recognised a need to gain further knowledge and skills in the discipline of education. The nurse as educator is well recognised by the profession as an essential role pertaining to all nurses. This course will develop this role and relate it to all settings where nurses teach. It is therefore applicable to patient teaching, nursing education, clinical education, continuing and in -service health professional education, as well as community health education.
After successful completion of the Graduate Certificate program students may apply to enter the Master of Health Science (Nursing) with advanced standing in the Nursing Education strand equivalent to one-third of that award.
Wagga Wagga campus
Normal course duration
Part-time 1 year (2 sessions)
Applicants must be eligible to register as a nurse in an Australian state and must hold a Diploma, or equivalent, in a related health science. Applicants should have also completed a minimum of two years full time experience as a health professional.
Credit for previous study
Credit is not available for this course.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of four subjects (or 32 subject points).
There are no residential schools.
Session 1 (Autumn)
NRS511 Health Education Across the Lifespan
NRS513 The Nurse as a Health Teacher
Session 2 (Spring)
NRS514 Issues in Nursing Education
NRS515 The Nurse as a Clinical Teacher
School of Health and Human Services
Telephone (069) 33 2870
Facsimile (069) 33 2866
Last revised: 3 January 1996