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Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Practice

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  • Course description
    As a graduate of the PCNP you will have:

    A sound understanding of the scientific knowledge and research based evidence that underpins skill development specific to a specialty area of nursing practice

    The ability to apply theoretical knowledge to understand the practice of providing care to individuals experiencing specific disturbances to health and well-being that require specialty nursing interventions

    Critical inquiry skills relevant to a chosen specialty area of nursing practice

    The ability to communicate an understanding of the theoretical basis for practice both verbally and in a written form
    Problem solving skills appropriate for delivery and evaluation of patient care as a specialty practice nurse

    Lifelong learning skills that facilitate knowledge and skill development as a specialty practice nurse and the ability to undertake ongoing professional development in preparation for moe advanced levels of specialty practice

    Demonstrated clinical competencies in a workplace, assessed by clinical experts, at a beginning competency level as benchmarked against Australian specialty practice competencies

    Structure

    ThePCNP is comprised of 50 credit points of clinical coursework subjects. Enrolment is dependent on meeting prescribed registration and clinical experience requirements. You must also have the support of your current employer to facilitate completion of specialty clinical competencies.



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