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What will I learn?

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.

This specialisation is suited to nurses currently practising perioperative nursing who want to build their competencies for senior positions in the area. Courses are delivered online with no compulsory attendance on campus, so the program is ideal for rural or remote nurses.

What will you do?

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

work through six courses, three with a perioperative focus
explore professional issues such as accountability, ethics, advocacy, leadership and cultural competence
consider current theories, debates and issues in perioperative nursing
build skills for research and evidence-based practice.

A generic Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science is also available for nurses without the required speciality experience.

Career Readiness

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

Graduate Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.

Deep discipline knowledge
Critical thinking and problem solving
Teamwork and communication skills
Career and leadership readiness
Intercultural and ethical competency
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Potential careers

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

CRICOS

022511F

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$35,000.00 (18,81,720) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2022

More details

Start date

27 February 2023

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a Bachelor degree or equivalent. English Language Requirements - IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

For international students

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

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