Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

307049 v.1 Graduate Certificate in Medical Surgical Nursing


This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas


This course prepares registered nurses for leadership in acute medical surgical clinical nursing. It enables nurses working in this area to keep pace with the increasing demands of the expanding body of knowledge and treatment modalities currently reflected in medical surgical nursing.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A degree in nursing or equivalent, non-degree entry will be considered on an individual basis. Registration in Division One with the Nurses Board of Western Australia.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis upon presentation of a portfolio detailing evidence of professional, clinical and academic accomplishments.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year part-time study only.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

307052 v.1   Introduction to Advanced Clinical Practice 531 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Full Year

307054 v.1   Advanced Clinical Practice 530 8.0 50.0

Year 1 Semester 2

307053 v.1   Inquiry into Quality Patient Care 532 3.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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