• The Graduate Certificate of Australian Nursing (EPIQ–
    Education Program for Internationally Qualified Nurses) is
    designed for internationally qualified registered nurses who
    wish to practise as a registered nurse in Australia.
    This course is a program of academic and clinical studies
    that prepares candidates to gain registration within Australia
    through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
    Graduates at this level will attain advanced theoretical and
    technical knowledge and skills for professional and highly
    skilled work and/or further learning. The course provides
    credit towards further postgraduate studies.
    Major areas of study
    The course is responsive to contemporary nursing practices
    and provides content and clinical experiences in:
    Contextual nursing and health
    Professional practice
    Critical thinking and analysis
    Coordination of care
    Collaborative and therapeutic practice.
    Professional recognition
    This course is fully accredited with the Australian Nursing and
    Midwifery Council of Australia and provides the necessary
    qualification for graduates to be eligible to become a
    Registered Nurse in Australia through AHPRA.
    Professional placement
    Compulsory supervised workplace experiences reflect the
    current registered nurse standards for practice, major health
    priorities and contemporary nursing practices. The eight-week
    placement enables candidates to consolidate theoretical
    learning and build upon their professional practice.
    Professional experience placements require students to fulfil
    certain prerequisites prior to attending any placements.
    Before applying for this course, it is important that students
    understand these requirements. For more information,
    including prerequisites and inherent requirements for
    attending placements
    Career opportunities
    Graduates typically work as practice nurses in GP clinics,
    mental health, child and adolescent health, aged care,
    perioperative care, Indigenous health, rural and remote area
    health care, emergency departments and critical care. The
    course provides graduates with the opportunity to engage
    in health leadership and management, education, research
    opportunities and a broad spectrum of clinical nursing
    specialties, delivering acute and chronic disease management
    in clinical settings such as paediatrics, community and
    primary health care and education.

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