Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing
Specialist emergency skills and knowledge for registered nurses
Care for patients and their families during complex emergency presentations. Gain the skills and confidence to make critical assessments and decisions. Explore leadership and how you can contribute to transforming the emergency nursing environment.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 04 Jul 21
- 24 Oct 21
With a network of campuses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from more than 122 countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
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Study with Queensland’s number one ranked university for nursing and midwifery. The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing is designed for registered nurses to develop advanced knowledge and specialist skills in an emergency nursing environment. With a patient and family-centred focus, you will build on your critical thinking and problem-solving skills to manage complex client situations at an advanced level, as well as explore clinical leadership skills and the exercise of influence in transforming healthcare.
This degree introduces emergency care principles and focuses on common emergency presentations, as well as how to conduct comprehensive health assessments of clients across a range of health settings.
Along with practical assessments, this degree is designed to be studied online, part-time only, to ensure that you can fit in study around your busy schedule.
As well as giving you flexibility, studying online means you’ll benefit from studying with fellow students who have experience within a range different settings and environments, and can offer valued and diverse points of view with students and faculty.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to work in the clinical specialist area of emergency nursing in public and private healthcare organisations as well as be prepared for positions of leadership in the nursing and healthcare system.
- Bachelor degree in Nursing and professional registration and current relevant employment
- hold a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing)
- current or temporary unrestricted registration as a nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
- be working with emergency presentations for a minimum of two days per week.
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 7.0
- OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)
- OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 185 (no score less than 176) on C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:
- Credit transfer (https://www.griffith.edu.au/apply/credit-transfer)
Recommended Study Pattern
Students must complete the following subjects:
- 7100NRS Advanced Health Assessment (Tri 1)
- 7102NRS Managing Complex Clients (Tri 1,3)
- 7101NRS Transforming and Leading Healthcare (Tri 2,3)
- 7501NRS Foundations for Specialist Emergency Nursing Practice (Tri 2)
To be eligible for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing (GCertEmergN), a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:
- gain 40 credit points for prescribed core courses.