Diplomas reward a student’s commitment to studying and mastering the intricacies of a chosen topic. After completing the necessary classes, a diploma gives students the opportunity to apply the knowledge and experience they’ve worked so hard to gain.
What is a diploma in nursing? A nursing diploma is a rigorous program that imparts to students skills such as administering medicine, caring for patients and working as part of a medical team. The program will generally require the completion of introductory courses prior to enrolling in advanced classes and clinical experience. Clinicals are the internships nursing students usually must complete prior to finishing their diploma. During this time, students may also select classes in a specialized field.
A nursing diploma prepares students to either become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN). This flexibility lets students choose what level of specialization they prefer, and students who do not become licensed still benefit from the caregiving, teamwork and medical skills nursing school imparts.
Nursing school costs vary based on a variety of factors. Your specialization, location and course selection are all a part of determining the expense, so you should ask the admissions office at the nursing school you are interested in for an estimated cost of attendance.
Career opportunities will depend on whether you become licensed as an LPN or an RN. LPNs are usually qualified to work in long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers and many other health care facilities. Hospitals require more specialized care for patients, however, and will often only hire RNs with a specific focus such as medical and surgical, telemetry, intensive care or emergency room. No matter the level of licensure or specialization you choose, there will be plenty of work available for students with a nursing diploma.
There are many nursing schools that offer options to study online or part-time. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
This Diploma of Nursing course has a strong practical focus, which will prepare you to work as a qualified Enrolled Nurse. It’s also the only qualification that can lead
Diploma of Nursing
Welcome to your Diploma of Nursing! If you want to build a career that’s meaningful, that fills you with a sense of purpose and provides diverse job opportunities, this Diploma course is for you. Offered via a blend of on-campus and online learning, the Diploma of Nursing is the ideal starting point for students looking to become an Enrolled Nurse in Australia.
If you have always wanted to be a nurse, this is where to start!
This Diploma of Nursing course has a strong practical focus, which will prepare you to work as a qualified Enrolled Nurse. It is also the only qualification that can lead you to become registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) as an Enrolled Nurse, upon successful completion....
The Knowledge of a second language, in the specific case of this Pathway to Nursing, the Spanish language, confers the student a higher level of working competence and a
What Makes Us Different?
1. Bilingual training English/Spanish
The Knowledge of a second language, in the specific case of Nursing Studies, the English language, confers the student a higher level of working competence and a higher level of competitiveness and opportunities on the labor market, being increasingly more globalized, as well as English being a basic mean of communication. The new Nursing Group in English will facilitate our students access to studies at foreign universities, profiting from scholarships such as Erasmus, Overseas and international agreements. Likewise, the training in English will advance the utilization of scientific documentation and academic material in said language, permitting the students to develop themselves with utmost rigor within the area of Nursing, being in constant evolution and mainly published in English....
University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Physician Associate (formerly known as Physician Assistant) is a rapidly growing healthcare role in the UK, working alongside doctors in hospitals and in GP surgeries. Ph
Physician Associate (formerly known as Physician Assistant) is a rapidly growing healthcare role in the UK, working alongside doctors in hospitals and in GP surgeries. Physician Associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They are trained to perform a number of roles including taking medical histories, performing examinations, analysing test results, and diagnosing illnesses under the direct supervision of a doctor. We are currently taking applications for January 2017 entry. January 2014 saw the re-opening of the Physician Associate Studies programme (formerly Physician Assistant) at the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) and other hospitals and practices in the Midlands. We are delighted to offer this opportunity to graduates to make a valuable contribution to the nation’s health. The development of the profession has been led by the Department of Health and has involved the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of General Practitioners as well as the profession itself through the former UK Association of Physician Associates (UKAPA) which is now the Faculty of Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians. University of Birmingham staff has taken a key role in the development of the programme at a national, as well as a regional, level in response to the need, identified by local healthcare providers. Successful completion of the programme will qualify you to practise as Physician Associates (PAs) in the UK (NB: the UK PA training programme does not qualify you to work in the...
The Health Care Assistant program provides the specialized training needed to work as an intermediate or extended caregiver working with elderly or disabled patients.
The Health Care Assistant program provides the specialized training needed to work as an intermediate or extended caregiver working with elderly or disabled patients.
The program teaches students the fundamental medical knowledge they will need to succeed in this industry, including medical terminology, physiology, chronic conditions. Students learn to monitor patient health, keep patient records, and create a support network for a special needs patient and his or her family.
Students in this program complete two clinical care supervised practicum placements in order to put their skills into practice. Graduates receive several certificationsin addition to the Health Care Assistant Diploma, including certifications in Assisting with Medications in Assisted Living, Violence Prevention for Provincial Health Workers, FOODSAFE Level 1, CPR “C” and AED, Mental Health First Aid Basic, WHMIS, and more....
This 45-week Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice program is designed to prepare Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to adapt to Canadian health care setting comb
This 45-week Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice program is designed to prepare Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to adapt to Canadian health care setting combining theory and skills based on the entry-level competencies for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics. Furthermore, it will help learners to advance the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to function effectively as Health Care Assistants (HCAs), LPN and/or RN as well as to develop critical thinking skills and acquire knowledge in becoming a culturally competent nurse while providing care. It will also prepare IENs for Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN), Additional Assessment, National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE)....
Practical Nursing is designed to prepare individuals to work in nursing situations which are relatively stable and unchanging. They are also prepared to assist experience
Practical Nursing is designed to prepare individuals to work in nursing situations which are relatively stable and unchanging. They are also prepared to assist experienced registered nurses and physicians in nursing situations that are complex and changing. Individuals considering enrollment or currently enrolled in the nursing program should be aware that prior felony convictions may prohibit eligibility for licensure upon completion of the program.
Students should be aware they may need to travel a distance for clinical experience and that some clinical experiences will be scheduled during evening/night hours and weekends. Drug testing may be required by individual agencies. Criminal background checks and adult/dependent abuse checks will be required for all incoming students....
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences
Make a difference in the lives and well-being of children and families while advancing your career with our PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting)
Make a difference in the lives and well-being of children and families while advancing your career with our PgD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN). Communities have diverse needs and challenges – and we’ve designed a programme that will prepare you to meet them.
As a health visitor, you will have the opportunity to serve the common good on a daily basis, promoting better health at an individual, group and community level. And at GCU, you’ll get a world-class education from an institution with a long history of training in the field.
We’ll help you develop the skills you need for effective and efficient care, with a child- and family-centered approach that empowers providers and patients alike. With a focus on preventive and anticipatory care, you’ll take on a unique role in health service, collaborating with and encouraging new parents and their families....
Our Diploma in Nursing ensures that students acquire skills in treating, rehabilitating, counseling and educating patients, their families and the community. They work as
The nursing profession offers many employment and career opportunities. In Sunway University, we prepare our students for a diverse and rewarding profession that combines compassion with the latest healthcare technology.
Our Diploma in Nursing ensures that students acquire skills in treating, rehabilitating, counseling and educating patients, their families and the community. They work as members of the healthcare team in providing holistic care to patients. This program ensures that Sunway University nursing graduates emerge as professionals who are capable, caring and knowledgeable when treating those in need of assistance.
The theory and practical assessments will be conducted in each semester throughout the 3-year program. Students are required to pass the Sunway University final year examination before they can sit for the Malaysian Nursing Board Registration Examination....
James Cook University’s Online Graduate Diploma of Nursing will equip you with the critical thinking skills and theoretical knowledge to apply advanced nursing concepts i
Course Duration: 16 months part-time*
Course Fees: $2,600 per subject. FEE-HELP is available.
Course Study Periods: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Oct
Course Subjects: 8
Majors: Leadership and Management, Education
*Duration depends on Recognition of Prior Learning
Ready to embrace advanced practice?
James Cook University’s Online Graduate Diploma of Nursing will equip you with the critical thinking skills and theoretical knowledge to apply advanced nursing concepts in the clinical setting. This online course will prepare you to lead the nursing practice and optimize patient outcomes in a hospital setting.
Australia’s health system is changing to meet more demand than ever before....
The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed
Practical Nurses work in concert with fellow healthcare specialists in settings like acute care wards, private homes, public schools and long-term care facilities. CDI College’s Practical Nursing diploma program trains students to work in medical, surgical and rehabilitation care in a variety of positions.
The program introduces students to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a Practical Nurse. The curriculum follows standards laid out by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC). Students are trained in both holistic and clinical practices.
Courses combine both classroom learning and lab work, as well as clinical placements. During this supervised hands-on training, students gain experience in facilities dealing with acute care, gerontology and community medical care. At the end of the supervised learning period, students participate in a preceptorship and job search training, to help transition them from student to graduate....
Enhance your nursing practice with specialised mental health skills.
Study an online postgraduate mental health nursing course with Southern Cross University’s internatio
Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing online
Fulfils the educational requirement to becoming a credentialed MH Nurse.
Accredited by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN)
Developed against the latest industry standards.
100% online study; shift-work friendly.
Duration: 16 months, part-time
Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify
Study periods: January, March, April, July, August, October
Fees: $2300 per unit
Accreditation: Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN)
Enhance your nursing practice with specialised skills
Study an online postgraduate mental health nursing course with Southern Cross University’s internationally recognised School of Health and Human Sciences. The Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing will build your understanding of how to effectively respond to people experiencing a range of mental health challenges....
Practical Nursing is the second largest nursing group in Canada. Practical Nurses deliver care as part of a primary health care team and work in public and private facili
Practical Nursing is the second largest nursing group in Canada. Practical Nurses deliver care as part of a primary health care team and work in public and private facilities. You’ll be a valued member of the team, qualified to administer medication, assess and monitor patients, assist in rehabilitation activities, educate clients regarding health-related issues and more.
Over the course of this program, students will:
Demonstrate the knowledge base, skills, and attitudes consistent with industry expectations for entry-level employment – graduates will be able to meet the baseline competency (Entry to Practice) requirements and standards of practice set out by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
Confidently perform clinical functions such as accurate diagnostic tests, up-keeping patient charts and adhering to proper disposal, disinfectant and sterilization techniques
Learn general clerical functions such as proficient typing, data entry, scheduling and billing
Be prepared to excel in the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) Licensing Exam
Duration: 74 weeks, including 664 hours of practicum
Delivery Method: In-class
Intakes: February, June, and October
Credential Awarded: Diploma
This course provides registered nurses with the knowledge and skills for a specialist role as an advanced nurse at a graduate diploma level. Students can tailor the diplo
This course is designed so that students can tailor their subject choices to meet their individual needs. The knowledge, skills and expertise gained enable students to enhance the quality of care for patients and their families. Students develop skills to actively contribute to the professional development of others and use evidence to make informed decisions about nursing practice. Highly respected by employers and clinicians alike, this course develops a variety of career options.
Students develop graduate attributes such as leadership; critical thinking; accountability; communication; professional qualities appropriate to their role; and Indigenous cultural respect. These attributes are developed with key external stakeholders, industry advisers, clinical partners, employers and clinicians. The course develops a student's career as a clinician, manager or educator through extending, enhancing and building confidence in existing skills in addition to providing academic experience and qualifications....
Nursing & Patient Care Assisting paves the way for a profession that is very rewarding in every aspect. You will be able to help people who are in need and have a sat
Course Outline: What You Will Cover
Nursing & Patient Care Assisting paves the way for a profession that is very rewarding in every aspect. You will be able to help people who are in need and have a satisfying career in return. The following units comprise the course:
1 Health and Wellness
What is health and wellness
Behaviour of ill people
2 Rehabilitation Nursing
The meaning of rehabilitation The multidisciplinary team Practices in rehabilitation nursing
3 Community Nursing
What is community nursing
Community nurse’s roles
Community health and the family
4 Support Services in the Community
Other support services
This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. This PgDip course is id
Diplomas in Nursing Studies. Choose Kingston's Adult Nursing PgDip
This course provides you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
This PgDip course is ideal if you are interested in a career in frontline, leadership or specialist nursing.
Our academic team members come from diverse backgrounds specific to adult nursing including cancer, dementia care, ICU, A&E, neuro, acute medicine, community (district nursing, health visiting), sexual health and respiratory nursing.
Our state-of-the-art simulation suite provides you with unrivalled opportunities to develop your skills in caring for adults through highly realistic simulations and role play. You will also have opportunities to learn with, and from, midwifery students and lecturers in simulations and share learning with the child, and mental health student nurses to enhance your skills in caring for clients from these fields.
Many members of our adult nursing teaching team have contributed to the latest Essentials of Nursing Practice textbook.
You will gain practical experience in an area of London or Surrey which includes an acute hospital and you will have opportunities to work in the community.
You will have the opportunity to take a national or international elective placement at the end of your first year.