Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science

The University of Adelaide

Entry Requirements

Registered (or eligible for registration as a Nurse) in Australia or New Zealand and hold a degree of the Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and have at least one year experience as a Registered Nurse in the field of specialisation to be undertaken.

IELTS: Overall band score of 7.0 and Band score of 7.0 in all bands; TOEFL total score of 94 with a minimum of 27 in Writing, 23 in Speaking and 24 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 65 and Skills profile of 65 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 185 and Individual score of 185 in Writing and Speaking, Reading and Listening.

Course Details

Nurses are highly respected members of the community. They care for patients in a range of settings and touch lives with empathy, compassion and humour.

Our Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science is a highly flexible online degree. It’s well suited to registered rural or remote nurses, and those not yet working in a specialty. The degree is structured to include face-to-face sessions in order to meet requirements for international students.

What will you do?

You’ll consolidate and build on essential knowledge as you:

gain insight into different nursing specialisations and career opportunities
benefit from strong links to industry and expert teaching
explore professional issues such as accountability, ethics, advocacy, leadership, cultural competence and evidence-based practice
pursue electives according to your interests and career goals
develop research skills for further study options.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate prepared for advanced nursing roles. You might become a clinical practice nurse. You could be a hospital team leader. Perhaps you’ll take on a senior position within a community practice.

Career Readiness

Graduates are prepared for careers in a variety of settings from clinical to community, rural, acute care and other non-clinical areas.

Potential careers

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Manager.

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Level of Study: Graduate Diploma

CRICOS Course Code: 022511F

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6.5

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