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Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

About Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is the national voice of the nursing profession focused on policy, advocacy and education to advance the status, recognition and respect for nurses. We are committed to our intent of ‘Shaping Health, Advancing Nursing’ to enhance the health care of all Australians. Our membership, events and higher education services allow nurses at all levels to stay informed, connected and inspired. We are excited to lead change and create a strong, collective voice for our profession by bringing together thousands of extraordinary nurses from across the country.

Why study with ACN?

ACN is a leading provider of postgraduate and vocational education for registered and enrolled nurses. You can be confident that if you choose to study with ACN that we are recognised for providing courses that are contemporary and have a strong clinical and evidence-based practice focus. Our comprehensive courses are designed and developed by nurse educators in collaboration with health industry partners to ensure that they build your clinical skills and advance your knowledge in your specialty area.

ACN Graduate Certificates

Our Graduate Certificate courses prepare nurses for a rewarding career in the health and community services sector. We offer coursework programs that are academically challenging and professionally relevant, in an environment that encourages independent learning and interaction amongst peers, supported by tutors and nurse educators. The courses provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes directly suited to working in specialist areas of health care and are designed to meet contemporary industry needs.

Why study a graduate certificate with ACN?

  • Written by specialist nurses for nurses
  • Supported by tutors and nurse educators
  • Study online, anywhere, anytime
  • FEE-HELP available
  • Access to Office 365 Education for free, throughout the duration of your course
  • Unsure if postgraduate education is right for you? Try a single unit of study

Campuses

Parramatta

Parramatta

Courses

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Graduate Certificate

This course is a comprehensive, contemporary and clinically relevant Graduate Certificate in Nursing and runs for a total of 12 weeks full time study. Delivery of the course consists of face-to-face, simulation, self-directed learning, online activities and clinical placement components.

Graduate Certificate

The course will provide nurses with an advanced knowledge of all aspects of cosmetic nursing, as well as an appreciation of the psychological and emotional needs of their clients, enabling them to provide evidence-based, holistic nursing care that reflects current best practice.

Graduate Certificate

The course is designed to meet the educational needs of Registered Nurses whom are working or would like to work in the diverse environment offering dermatological procedures.

Performance Indicators

83.2%
Overall satisfacation
79.7%
Skill scale
67.6%
Teaching scale
89%
Employed full-time
$87.2k
Average salary

Student Stories


  • Student Stories
The Postgraduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy has accelerated my nursing career and reminds me that sometimes you just need to dive right into a challenge.

Liz

  • Student Stories
The Postgraduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy has accelerated my nursing career and reminds me that sometimes you just need to dive right into a challenge.

Liz

  • Student Stories
ACN is at the forefront of nursing leadership, driving decision making and progressing the nursing profession. Choosing the GC with ACN has opened my eyes to endless possibilities in nursing.

Kathryn

  • Student Stories
ACN is at the forefront of nursing leadership, driving decision making and progressing the nursing profession. Choosing the GC with ACN has opened my eyes to endless possibilities in nursing.

Kathryn

  • Student Stories
Furthering my education has given more options to move into work that is more sustainable for my future as well as my future earning capacity.

Mary

  • Student Stories
Furthering my education has given more options to move into work that is more sustainable for my future as well as my future earning capacity.

Mary

  • Student Stories
The Postgraduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy has accelerated my nursing career and reminds me that sometimes you just need to dive right into a challenge.

Liz

  • Student Stories
The Postgraduate Certificate in Stomal Therapy has accelerated my nursing career and reminds me that sometimes you just need to dive right into a challenge.

Liz

  • Student Stories
ACN is at the forefront of nursing leadership, driving decision making and progressing the nursing profession. Choosing the GC with ACN has opened my eyes to endless possibilities in nursing.

Kathryn

  • Student Stories
ACN is at the forefront of nursing leadership, driving decision making and progressing the nursing profession. Choosing the GC with ACN has opened my eyes to endless possibilities in nursing.

Kathryn

  • Student Stories
Furthering my education has given more options to move into work that is more sustainable for my future as well as my future earning capacity.

Mary

  • Student Stories
Furthering my education has given more options to move into work that is more sustainable for my future as well as my future earning capacity.

Mary


Upcoming Events


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Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

2024 ACN Nursing & Health Expo

Sat 20 Apr 2024, 8:30am - 2:30pm

The ACN Nursing & Health Expo is the perfect place to discover and progress your career in the nursing and health professions.