Graduate Diploma of Nursing

Western Sydney University

The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Nursing is to provide Registered Nurses with the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to prepare them for advanced practice in the clinical setting. Graduates will be able to synthesise and apply advanced nursing concepts in order to lead nursing practice and optimise health outcomes. Students who successfully complete this course may transfer into the Master of Nursing.

Course Fee:

International: $27,560

Entry Requirements:

Registered Nurse (currently registered to practice with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Nursing and Midwifery), OR eligibility for same, or certificate of registration of nursing, within the last 5 years, in their own country and Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), in any discipline and 1 year FTE professional work experience as a registered nurse within the last 5 years.


80 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical leadership; clinical teaching; aged care; primary health care; research studies.

Further information:

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a statement of service for all work experience listed on the application

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parramatta No info Yes Online 1 year
Parramatta No info Yes 2 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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