Graduate Diploma of Nursing

The Graduate Diploma of Nursing from James Cook University will equip you with the critical thinking skills and theoretical knowledge to apply advanced nursing concepts in the clinical setting. This online course will prepare you to lead nursing practice and optimise patient outcomes in a hospital setting.

Further develop your theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to apply advanced nursing concepts in a clinical environment. This course gives you the preparation you’ll need to shine at the next level in your career – advanced communication skills, data management skills, governance, knowledge, informatics, and the ability to design and implement evidence into practice.

Choosing between three majors, Leadership and Management, Education or Advanced Practice, you will learn how to lead and manage healthcare teams; develop complementary business-related skills in areas such as finance and budgeting, and acquire the skills needed to facilitate effective adult learning. 

The course is 100% online, allowing flexibility for career and family commitments and offering real-time support and engagement.

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Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    James Cook University Online

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate, Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode


  • Payment options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    16 months part-time

  • Start date

    6 intake dates each year – enquire now!