The course is designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians whom are working or would like to work in the diverse environment offering dermatological procedures. The course aims to provide nurses with an advanced knowledge of all aspects of dermatological nursing within a legal and ethical framework that reflects current best practice. To work within the specialty nurses require an advanced dermatological and pharmacological knowledge, and an appreciation of the psychological and emotional needs of the people they are treating. Students are provided with the opportunity to reflect on experience and critique dermatology practice in light of current literature and research. The course also aims to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to clinical leadership.
This postgraduate course is unique to ACN and has been developed in collaboration with the Australian Dermatology Nurses Association (ADNA).
Admission to GC courses is based on academic merit and selection. In addition, applicants must satisfy any prerequisites or additional requirements specified for particular courses, including ACN's general eligibility criteria.
All applicants seeking admission are required to:
*For some GC units of study, consideration may be given for applicants who are not registered nurses on an individual basis.
At successful completion of the course students should be able to:
A Graduate Certificate in Dermatology Nursing is an investment in your future and will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure better outcomes for your patients and progress your career, leading to opportunities in clinical education, management and specialist nursing roles.
10 019 2104 (January 2021 intake)
10 019 2105 (July 2021 intake)
ACN offers two intakes per year in January and July. Important dates including start and census dates can be found here.
Flexible intakes in April and October may be available, please contact our Customer Services team for further details.
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