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9 ways to supercharge your nursing or midwifery career.

This article appears in: Balance work, life and study, Health, Online study
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As a nurse or midwife, you’re a member of one of the world’s most trusted professions, and your employment prospects have always been strong. But with a new decade upon us and new technologies on the horizon, now is the time to futureproof your career.

Do it by taking a flexible, online postgraduate course that broadens your skillset and your potential for higher earnings, while enabling you to manage a busy lifestyle.

At Charles Darwin University, you can take one of nine newly-created and nationally-recognised advanced nursing or midwifery qualifications. Study online, part-time or full-time, and do it in a way that suits your needs. And by studying with an innovative university that’s a leader in health research and flexible study delivery, you’ll be choosing a uni that supports you, and values the unique perspectives and experiences you’ll bring to your degree.

Before too long you could be delivering advanced health care in local or remote communities and hospitals, assisting with global humanitarian relief, leading a nursing or midwifery team and much more. Choose from our exciting line-up of courses and advance your nursing career now.

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New Nursing and Midwifery Courses

Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Nurse Practitioners work in primary health care, community health, older adult care and chronic disease in hospitals or outreach from different specialist areas. There are also opportunities in public or private health as an employee or through your own business.

Master of Midwifery
Extend your knowledge gained through midwifery clinical practice and develop your research appraisal skills. Your competencies can lead you to leadership and advanced or specialised clinical roles—or to a higher degree by research.

Graduate Certificate of Maternal Critical Care
Extend your clinical practice knowledge and develop advanced theoretical skills in obstetrical and gynaecological critical care, including advanced pathophysiology and pharmacology.

Graduate Certificate of Clinical Facilitation
Get the knowledge and skills to plan, implement and evaluate on-going facilitation when involved with the delivery of clinical education. This course will also provide you with training in teaching and supervision, and overcoming challenges when facilitating learning.

Graduate Certificate of Health Services Management
If you’re a health manager or an aspiring leader, this course will help take you to the next level. Explore delivery processes, critical reflection, managing human and financial resources, and the effects of policy and politics on health care provision and access.

Graduate Diploma of Mental Health
Study care delivery processes, critical reflection on mental health practice, effects of policy and politics on health care provision, access and individual agency. Cultural safety principles underpin the course design and reinforce quality and safety as central to health care.

Graduate Diploma of Nursing
This course is a temporary bridge to upgrade your qualifications if you have completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing. It provides evidence-based practice, leadership skills and principles, and management of professional development.

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) or Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)
A nurse or midwifery academic will mentor you to research the focus of your choice. Study higher level research concepts including critical thinking, decision-making and complex problem-solving. Use these skills to produce a registerable and potentially publishable systematic review of the literature on a topic nominated by you. Completion of a high quality honours degree can lead directly to Doctor of Philosophy programs or prepare you for a career as a research midwife or nurse.

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As a new world university, we think differently. We innovate, lead and embrace change. And Charles Darwin University College of Nursing and Midwifery lecturers are some of the best in the business, ready to help you take your career to the next level.

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