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  • Objectives
    In this course you will explore professional and ethical practice in community health nursing. You will develop the key skills needed to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary health care team. You will also learn to integrate principles of primary health care into practice to maintain optimal wellbeing of the individual, family and community. We’ll teach you how to effectively analyse the environmental, physical and psychosocial aspects of the individual, family and/or community and use this knowledge to determine and plan the health care needs within a community practice setting. You will also explore principles of cultural security, advocacy and social justice and learn to integrate these into your nursing practice. Your learning will be supported through clinical practice at a community agency under the direction of an experienced community health nurse.
  • Entry requirements
    A Bachelor of Science (Nursing) or equivalent and registration as a nurse in Division One with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia. Nurses registered in Division One with the Nurses and Midwives Board without an undergraduate degree will be considered against alternate entry criteria. Nurses without a comprehensive midwifery qualification wishing to pursue the child health pathway will need to complete a maternity nursing program prior to entry.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health Nursing
  • Course description
     308407 v.3 Graduate Certificate in Child and Adolescent Health Nursing

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    This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas

    Introduction

    This course is designed to prepare registered nurses for the diverse role of the community health nurse. Key elements of the curriculum are professional accountability, evidence-based practice and competence to practice. To provide for the development ofcompetency in clinical decision-making and clinical judgement, the curriculum includes a preceptored clinical practicum

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    Applicants must be registered in Division One with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science (Nursing), or its equivalent. Alternate mode of entry (non-degree) will be offered to nurses registered in Division One with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia but without an undergraduate degree. Non-degree students must meet the School of Nursing and Midwifery's criteria for alternate mode of entry. Nurses who do not have a comprehensivor midwifery qualification wishing to pursue the child health pathway will be required to complete a Maternity Nursing Program prior to entry.

    Specific Requirements

    Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

    Note
    Students are advised that a Criminal Record Screening and Clearance may be required for students in specific courses offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Please refer to the general section at the front of this handbook.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    This fee-paying course is of one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study. All units are offered externally.

    Course Organisation

    Students will complete the clinical practice unit of this course in an approved community agency under the preceptorship of a community health nurse.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates will be able to seek employment in community health practice in metropolitan, rural and remote area settings.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Special Note

    Prospective students are advised to contact the relevant course coordinator to determine whether the University's Policy on communicable diseases applies to specific courses offered by the School of Nursing and Midwifery before making application for the course. Please refer to the general section at the front of this handbook.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

    306931     v.1           Advanced Nursing Practice - Primary Health Care 561         6.0     25.0
    307498     v.2           Child and Adolescent Nursing Specialisation 562                 8.0     50.0
    307499     v.2           Child and Adolescent Nursing Practice 562                         36.0     25.0
                                                                                                                                            100.0

    Availability

    Year      Location                  Period            All*    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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