CQUniversity Australia

Graduate Certificate in Correctional Nursing

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Nursing provides the essential knowledge and skills, as a nurse employed in correctional services in order to provide high-quality nursing care to the offender population. In this course, students will learn about the many facets of the nursing role including primary health care, chronic disease management, health education and responding to emergencies. There is a focus on understanding offenders, why they are likely to offend and the effect of incarceration, in particular how this relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. Students will gain knowledge about licit and illicit drug use, harm minimisation strategies and treatment relevant to the prison environment. Students will explore the term 'jail craft', referring to the many strategies that nurses use in this unique environment to manage their patients and themselves, and in particular, learn strategies to manage the impact of trauma on self and in the prisoner population.


4 units (24 credit points)


  • Correctional nursing

Standard entry requirements

Students must hold current nursing registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study No
  • Part-time : 1 year

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