Fees: $2,740 per subject
Give passionate nursing professionals more career options
Ready to make your mark in nursing? This course will help prepare you for the healthcare system of tomorrow.
James Cook University’s online Graduate Certificate of Nursing will give you the boost you need to achieve your professional goals in today’s fast-paced healthcare system.
Australia's healthcare landscape is changing. Governments, industry, and healthcare providers are working smarter to meet rising costs coupled with the increasing demand on our health system.
In JCU Online’s Graduate Certificate of Nursing, you’ll develop advanced knowledge and specialist skills in your chosen nursing field. You’ll be able to take on nursing leadership roles in your area of practice, receive increased professional recognition and boost your potential to seize new opportunities in your nursing career.
Our 100% online course gives you the flexibility to study around your career and family commitments. You can study wherever and whenever suits you.
If you want to strengthen your contribution to improving nursing practice and deliver better patient care, your ultimate nursing career starts here.
100% online and part-time
Fast-track your career with the flexible study you can balance around your life. Study one subject at a time and complete your degree in only 8 months part-time.
Choose your career pathway
Choose to specialise in either advanced practice, education or leadership and management, or combine two and graduate with a double major.
One of Australia’s Top 10 Nursing Schools
JCU is one of the top 10 nurse educators in Australia. You’ll study and connect with industry leaders, specialists and experienced nurse academics.
To be eligible to enrol in the online Graduate Certificate of Nursing, applicants must have:
Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent qualification.
Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia.
Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a registered nurse.
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you have previously studied related subjects that are relevant to this course, you may be eligible to receive credits towards your Graduate Certificate of Nursing, cutting the overall time it could take to complete your qualification.
What you will study
To complete your online Graduate Certificate in Nursing, choose one of three majors: Leadership and Management, Education or Advanced Practice, so you can shape your study to suit your own career path.
JCU offers subjects from Ethics and Health Management to Clinical Coaching, so you can focus on areas that will help put you on your best career path.
The online Graduate Certificate of Nursing core subjects will provide you with a well-rounded experience, with learning outcomes that focus on:
Clinical governance and how to apply this framework to contemporary issues in healthcare as well as your own workplace.
Persuasive communication and how to apply a number of strategies across different healthcare settings.
Personalised support for your success
JCU Online’s 100% online Graduate Certificate of Nursing is backed by our commitment to personally support and encourage you for the duration of your learning journey.
You will receive ongoing, personalised support from your own Success Advisor, who will be there when you need them for assistance, and who will work to keep you on track towards achieving your study goals.
What's more, JCU Online’s strong links with the industry and research sectors mean you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network and explore new career opportunities as you work towards the completion of your qualification. With regular opportunities to interact with peers and academic staff, learning online with JCU Online is always engaging.
Depending on your specialisation, after completing your Graduate Certificate of Nursing you will have the skills to succeed in positions such as:
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Leadership & Management
Nurse Unit Manager
Leisa Sanderson | Master of Nursing
Balancing work and family commitments are challenging for any nurse, especially once they take on the study. I chose to study with JCU Online for the flexibility that was offered. With guidance from the advisors, I was able to map out a plan that would fit with my lifestyle.