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Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry)

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If you've completed a Registered Nursing qualification overseas and you're looking to practice as a Registered Nurse in Australia, the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry) could be for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
0.5 year full-time, 1 year part-time
Course Code
FNS50217, 095595D
Study Mode
Online
Intake Months
Feb, Mar, Jun, Jul, Oct, Nov

About this course

If you've completed a Registered Nursing qualification overseas and you're looking to practice as a Registered Nurse in Australia, the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry) could be for you.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements Reveal content for Entry Requirements Entry Requirements To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must first apply to the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency for registration in Australia (AHPRA). AHPRA will assess your application and determine your eligibility to work as a registered nurse. If you are not found to be immediately eligible for registration you may be referred to an Entry Program for Internationally Qualified Registered Nurses (EPIQ RN). The Graduate Certificate in Nursing (International Registered Nurse Entry) is an EPIQ RN. Applicants must be referred by the AHPRA/NMBA to undertake an "NMBA-approved bridging program of study". A copy of this referral must be supplied with your application. NMBA/AHPRA referrals have an expiry date.  CQUniversity will only accept applicants who are able to complete the requirements of the course prior to the expiry date.  Students are responsible for ensuring they have sufficient time to complete the course (including work-integrated learning).   AHPRA requires an academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent, with a minimum achievement of 7.0 across all bands. For more information please see: http://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards/English-language-skills.aspx Domestic students from non-English speaking backgrounds may be required to undertake an academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum achievement of 7 across all bands and overall prior to undertaking work-integrated learning. This is in order to meet Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council standard 5.6. At the discretion of the Head of Course, students may be referred to an internal English short course at their own expense. This is in order to meet Australia Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council standard 2.2. Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge This course is tailored to students who wish to complete the course in one term.  International Student Visa holders must complete all 3 units concurrently as internal students.  International Student Visa holders must attend the compulsory Orientation Week. Internal study will only be available from the Cairns and Rockhampton campuses. Students on other visas may complete the course part-time in the following order: NURS20160, NURS20163, NURS20164.
Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Online

How to apply

How to Apply Reveal content for How to Apply There are a number of application options available for this course, dependent on the state you reside. Tip: Horizontal scrolling available on larger tablesState Application Option Queensland If you live in Queensland, apply directly to CQUniversity. Western Australia If you live in Western Australia, apply via ApplyWA Other If you live in a state not listed, apply directly to CQUniversity Apply now

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at CQUniversity Australia (CQU).
83.7%
Overall satisfaction
86%
Skill scale
83.7%
Teaching scale
78%
Employed full-time
$85.3k
Average salary