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Australian College Of Nursing Advanced Diploma of Nursing
Australian College Of Nursing

Advanced Diploma of Nursing

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Jan 2024

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This qualification reflects the role of enrolled nurses with advanced skills who work in a specialized nursing practice area. At this level, enrolled nurses integrate and adapt specialized, technical, and theoretical knowledge to address a diverse range of clinical situations and challenges in their area of specialization. They contribute to the continuous improvement of clinical practice using research and participation in broader organizational quality processes. Enrolled nurses retain responsibility for their own actions while remaining accountable to the Registered Nurse/Midwife for all delegated functions.

Our course consists of ten (10) units, three (3) core units, and seven (7) elective units. The normal progression for students is 18 months when studying two units of competence per term. Each unit of competence is 75 hours of study.

These units of study are delivered at AQF level 6. Students are required to demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills, both at an academic and clinical practice—approximately 15 hours of study per week when studying two units at a time.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals working in Australia as an enrolled nurse and hold current registration as an enrolled nurse without notation with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

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