Graduate Certificate in Breast Cancer Nursing

Australian College of Nursing

This course is aimed at developing the registered nurses' repertoire of knowledge and skills for professional practice in the care of patients with breast cancer. It is particularly aimed at preparing the nurse to assume the role of clinical nurse specialist. The program enables students to progressively build upon current knowledge, skills and attitudes and acquire the theoretical foundation and competencies required of a nurse in an extended cancer practice role. It prepares qualified nurses to care for people with breast cancer - from the time of screening to diagnosis and throughout the disease trajectory. It incorporates the latest developments in research, treatments and psychosocial support. The subjects promote the role of the nurse in the management of breast cancers and further equip participants to integrate evidenced based practice and develop clinical decision making skills, expertise and problem solving skills necessary to comprehensively care for patients diagnosed with breast cancer.

Course Fee:

Australian: $9,100

Entry Requirements:

Registered with AHPRA, 1 year postgraduate experience, relevant employment


The course is conducted by online distance education including interactions in a virtual classroom. Students complete 4 subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing-breast cancer

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer to a Master degree

Who for:

Registered nurses caring for patients with breast cancer

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta No info No Online 1 year
In 2012, Royal College of Nursing, Australia and The College of Nursing unified to become the Australian College of Nursing. The Australian College of Nursing is a higher education and VET provider and a peak body representing nurses nationally and internationally.

Courses are developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, including speciality nursing organisations, chief nurses, government bodies, clinicians, universities and Australian and international health organisations.

Most of the courses are offered in distance education and online modes, allowing flexibility to study whilst balancing work and family life. All students are fully supported by education staff and tutors who are committed to facilitating the learning experience.

Students enjoy the best quality in clinical post graduate education with electronic and on campus access to the Katie Zepps library, the largest specialist library in the southern hemisphere. The College's skilled and friendly library team provides students with access to books, journals and database searches, inter-library loans and more.

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