Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nursing

Australian College of Nursing

This course aims to nurture excellence in the delivery of clinical nursing care to the sick and/or convalescing infant and their family. This course is designed to advance the role of the neonatal nurse, where focus is given to the nursing care of high risk infants within a holistic framework of developmental and family centered care. The course builds upon the existing knowledge and understanding of the neonatal care environment. The course offers one core subject and three elective subjects relevant to the student's specialisation. The subjects reflect contemporary issues and students will participate in online discussions on current themes. This opens the virtual doors of Neonatal units, inviting critical thinking about current practice and encouraging inter-collegial communication.

Course Fee:

Australian: $7,900

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. Subjects in this course have pre- and co-requisites. Students complete 4 subjects.

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing-neonatal intensive care

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer to Master degrees

Who for:

Registered nurses practising in neonatal intensive care

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 03761A

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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