Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing

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Studying aged care nursing with ACN will provide you with the principles of aged care nursing practice in order to improve your knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based person-centred nursing care for the older person. The aim is to encourage professional and ethical understanding of clinical practice development for the improvement of health outcomes as highlighted in our white paper. Our course is written by specialist nurses, for nurses. Our students are supported by a team of clinical experts, working within the speciality. Our unique blend of electives allow students to further explore a specific area of interest related to areas such as continence and wound management.

The Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Nursing studies the complex needs of the older person being cared for within diverse health care environments. The aim of this course is to strengthen and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of nurses caring for the older adult. The course provides an advanced grounding in methods of research, in addition to developing the theoretical and practical aspects of management, clinical practice and education in aged care nursing. The single units of study in this course draw upon the student’s nursing experience in aged care and combine this experience with theory, current research and best practice guidelines to enhance the student’s specialist knowledge and skills, critical thinking and analysis abilities and clinical decision-making within aged care environments.

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