Graduate Diploma of Nursing

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

The Graduate Diploma of Nursing is designed to extend knowledge gained through your undergraduate nursing studies and to further develop your foundation research skills. The course provides evidence-based practice, leadership skills and principles, and managing professional development. Principles inherent in a cultural safety framework underpin the course to highlight the centrality of quality and safety in health care. It is expected that you will already be employed or have recent experience as a nurse. As part of this course, you will undertake assessments which have direct applications to your professional practice and context. On completion of this course, you may progress to the master's qualification specific to your discipline, with advanced standing for completed studies.


This 80-credit point course consists of core units building on a foundation of healthcare knowledge and skills. This course will introduce concepts of management, leadership, cultural safety as applied to the clinical context and skills in facilitating clinical learners.

Standard entry requirements

Current registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). It is expected that all applicants have recent experience in their field of nursing specialisation.

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