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University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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Graduate Certificate of Health (Scheduled Medicines)

  • Graduate Certificate

If you are a registered nurse working and specialising in rural and remote health, the Graduate Certificate of Health (Scheduled Medicines) program is for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
0.5 year full-time, 1 year part-time
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$10,520 per year / $10,520 total

About this course

If you are a registered nurse working and specialising in rural and remote health, the Graduate Certificate of Health (Scheduled Medicines) program is for you. This degree is currently Australia’s only Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) approved tertiary postgraduate degree that makes you eligible to apply for scheduled medicines endorsement for nursing practice in a rural and isolated practice area. A Rural and Isolated Practice Endorsed Registered Nurse (RIPERN/RIPRN) is authorised to obtain, supply and administer Schedule 2, 3, 4 and 8 medicines, under protocol.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements Completion of an Australian university three year bachelor degree in a health-related field, or equivalent. Must be registered as a nurse in Division One of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and must be able to demonstrate at least one years' full-time clinical experience. Please provide a detailed CV including education, clinical experience, professional development, and full time equivalent for each employer.   USQ requires written confirmation that the applicant is currently practicing as a RN and can complete required hours of clinical mentorship in their workplace. English Language Requirements You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6. 5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program. We can help
Level of Study
Bachelor

How to apply

How to apply Apply with USQ Closing dates Applying directly to USQ: Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020. Credit for previous study or work experience You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.