Course summary

The role of the primary health care and general practice nurse is expanding and evolving. In line with current health reforms, nurses now occupy positions of advanced practice and leadership in primary care settings. 

Our Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing is designed for busy registered nurses who want access to further professional development.

Through studies in primary health care practice and philosophy, managing chronic and complex health conditions, clinical reasoning and assessment, you gain skills and experience in the particular world of primary health care, consolidating their clinical and professional knowledge. In bringing you up-to-date with the latest clinical and professional initiatives, this course recognises, supports and broadens the important contribution that nurses make in our communities.

It's also a stepping stone to further postgraduate study, research, advanced practice nursing or to the role of Nurse Practitioner in primary health care.

DurationLocationStudy Period

8mths P



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