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Graduate Diploma in Nursing (GDN)

Advanced nursing practice is directed towards a high degree of expertise as a nurse with greater levels of responsibilities, leadership in leading and providing responsive nursing care for individuals and families in general and specialised care, and increased understanding of the value of research and evidence-based practice. Further, the course is guided by the belief that post graduate education builds upon undergraduate education and previous clinical experience, and therefore the education process of the course is committed to provide an environment of critical inquiry, testing of ideas, generation and expansion of knowledge including the development of leadership capability and increased awareness of research skills. The course has been designed to reflect these beliefs.

Course Code GDN
Award Titles Graduate Diploma in Nursing
AQF Level 8
Accreditation TEQSA
Duration 1 Year Full Time
Course Delivery Online
Nested Course Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Course Description

Nurses with a Bachelor of Nursing or a Diploma of Nursing of 3 years duration and registered with the Nursing board in the country of origin.

IELTS 6.5 or OET minimum 2 B and 2 C+.


Pass a short academic essay in the English language on a topic provided by IHM.

Work experience in the area of nursing preferred.

Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis by course coordinator in accordance with the Student Selection and Admission Policy and Procedures for Course delivered. Candidates with lower scores encouraged to apply.

This program offers a pathway for Registered Nurses with Diploma of Nursing qualification to gain a Postgraduate qualification.

IELTS requirement of overall 6.5 only. Nurses who do not meet this criterion can write an essay for admission.

Recognised by AHPRA to undertake bridging program for Registered Nurses; leading to registration in Australia.

Global recognition; accredited to TEQSA and accepted in most of the countries worldwide especially in the UK, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand etc.

On successful completion of GDN, nurses can undertake a Master of Nursing with up to one year credit.

GDN degree holders can choose to become nurse educators, coordinators, managers and achieve other senior positions.

Phase 1

Unit Code

Unit Name

GCNNK1 Nursing Knowledge 1
GCNNK2 Nursing Knowledge 2
GCNCP3 Clinical Project
GCNRN4 Research in Nursing

Phase 2

Unit Code

Unit Name

GDN3985 Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Specialisations
GDN3986 Clinical Leadership and management in Nursing and Specialisations
GDN3987 Professional issues and policies in Nursing and Specialisations
GDN3988 E- Portfolio

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