The course content is designed to meet the educational needs of clinicians working in the diverse perioperative environments. The core unit of study highlights the practice and philosophy of perioperative nursing. Pre-, intra- and postoperative nursing assessment and care are explored in depth, as well as the broader aspects of legal and ethical issues associated with perioperative nursing roles.
The unique structure of our Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing allows you to tailor a qualification to your needs or interests. The course is made up of one core subject, one specialty elective and two electives. With specialty electives in anaesthetic nursing, instrument/circulating nursing and post anaesthetic recovery unit care, you can choose one or all three, allowing you to specialise in one area or giving you a broader experience.
Our team is here to support you along the way and you can always talk to one of our staff to choose your pathway.
Admission to Graduate Certificate 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 Graduate Certificate units of study, consideration may be given for applicants who are not registered nurses on an individual basis.
On completion of the course students will be able to:
Specialty elective* subjects (choose one specialty elective from the following):
Elective subjects (choose two electives from the following):
*Specialty elective units can also be chosen as electives.
**Medical Imaging Nursing (243) has a pre-requisite: you must be working in a medical imaging department to choose this elective.