Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing

Course code: GF023
Course coordinator: Dr Janice Gullick



Master of Emergency Nursing
Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing

Choosing a graduate diploma | Applying for a graduate diploma | Cost of a graduate diploma | Admission requirements | Clinical practice requirements | Study patterns (part time and full time)


Sydney Nursing School offers a flexible range of postgraduate advanced learning courses in several specialty areas. One of these areas is Emergency Nursing.

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Choosing a graduate diploma

You can either choose to study the graduate diploma alone, or as a pathway into a master’s degree.

The graduate diploma can be studied either full time or part-time. It is for both domestic and international students. Each unit of study has up to four face-to-face study days. A normal part-time load is two units of study per semester. The graduate diploma is two semesters full time or four semesters part time. There is one intake per year in March.

The graduate diploma requires a total of 48 credit points. Award units taken at graduate diploma and graduate certificate levels may also count towards a master’s degree. Any non-award units of study already completed may also be credited towards a graduate diploma.

Student learning is further supported by the University’s eLearning.

Applying for a graduate diploma

There is one intake of students in March each year.

Applications must be made online. You will also need to upload copies of other documentation as part of your online application process. To assist you, there is a checklist of required documents that you will need.

Cost of a graduate diploma

This is a full-fee paying course. However there are Commonwealth supported places available for 2014 and places will be allocated according to the order in which applicants accept their offers. HECS-HELP is available for Australian Citizens. Visit the Costs and scholarships website for detailed information. See also:

Admission requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing

Admission to a graduate diploma is open to all nurses registered in Australia or in a country other than Australia.

Clinical practice requirements

During this course, you will be required to undertake clinical assessments in your specialty area. You should be currently employed in the relevant clinical area and be able to demonstrate the support of the clinical area for undertaking these clinical assessments. So, if you wish to enrol in the graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing, you need to fill out a clinical assessment form and upload the document with your application.


STUDY PATTERNS

Year 1 part time

Semester 1

Semester 2

NURS5012

Assessment and Clinical Judgement

NURS5054

Emergency Nursing Practice

NURS5059

Foundations of Clinical Practice

NURS5060

Complexity of Critical Illness and Injury

Year 2 part time

Semester 1

Semester 2

NURS5069

Research in Nursing and Health Care





NURS5070

NURS5071

NURS5091

Students must choose 2 units of study from the following 3 options:

Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality

Contemporary Health Leadership*

Simulation-based Learning in Health

NURS5074

Expanding Practice in the ICU & ED


Full time

Semester 1

Semester 2

NURS5012

Assessment and Clinical Judgement

NURS5054

Emergency Nursing Practice

NURS5059

Foundations of Clinical Practice

NURS5060

Complexity of Critical Illness and Injury

NURS5069

Research in Nursing and Health Care





NURS5070

NURS5071

NURS5091

Students must choose 2 units of study from the following 3 options:

Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality

Contemporary Health Leadership*

Simulation-based Learning in Health

NURS5074

Expanding Practice in the ICU & ED