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Postgraduate Certificate in Chronic Care Nursing Practice

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must complete 32 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Postgraduate Certificate in Chronic Care Nursing Practice aims to prepare Registered Nurses (RN) to meet the health needs of people with chronic and complex conditions.

The nursing of people with chronic and complex conditions is an emerging area of specialty nursing. RNs provide care to people with chronic and complex conditions in a wide variety of practice settings.

Graduates of this course should be able to: 

  • understand the impact of chronic and complex conditions on individuals, groups and communities
  • demonstrate from a national and international perspective an understanding of the concepts of chronic and complex condition management
  • apply the principles of primary healthcare of health promotion, prevention, and early intervention in the context of chronic and complex conditions
  • analyse models of care for people with chronic and complex conditions, including a critical awareness of international models of chronic disease care and their relationship to the Australian experience
  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles of self-management and effectively implement these principles in nursing practice
  • critically examine the strategic role of nursing in the management of people with chronic and complex conditions
  • effectively assess and critique research related to chronic and complex nursing practice
  • apply appropriate and timely strategies for the prevention, treatment, management and co-ordination of chronic and complex conditions.

Articulation

After successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Chronic Care Nursing, students continuing on to study CSU's Master of Nursing can apply for 32 points credit.

Course structure

The course consists of three compulsory subjects and one elective totalling 32 points (four 8 point subjects):

 

Compulsory Subjects

 

NRS420 Perspectives of Managing Chronic and Complex Conditions

NRS421 Chronic Care Nursing Practice 1

NRS422 Chronic Care Nursing Practice 2

 

Plus one of the following:

 

NRS423 Advanced Chronic Care Nursing

or

HLT401 Contexts of Health Promotion

or

NRS513 The Nurse as a Health Teacher

or

NRS523 Rural Health Practice

Enrolment pattern

Session 1

 

NRS420 Perspectives of Managing Chronic and Complex Conditions

NRS421 Chronic Care Nursing Practice 1

 

Session 2

 

NRS422 Chronic Care Nursing Practice 2

 

And either:

 

NRS423 Advanced Chronic Care Nursing

or

HLT401 Contexts of Health Promotion

or

NRS513 The Nurse as a Health Teacher

or

NRS523 Rural Health Practice

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

1 year part-time

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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