The Graduate Certificate in Correctional Nursing provides you with essential knowledge and skills, as a nurse employed in correctional services in order to provide high-quality nursing care to the offender population. In this course, you will learn about the many facets of the nursing role including primary health care, chronic disease management, health education and responding to emergencies. Your studies will focus on understanding offenders, why they are likely to offend and the effect of incarceration, in particular how this relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. You will gain knowledge about licit and illicit drug use, harm minimisation strategies and treatment relevant to the prison environment. You will explore the term 'jail craft', referring to the many strategies that nurses use in this unique environment to manage their patients and themselves, and in particular, you will learn strategies to manage the impact of trauma on self and in the prisoner population.
Eligible students can take advantage of reduced student contribution fees in 2021. Please note, students are required to enrol in the course in 2021. From 2022, this course will not be Commonwealth supported under the Job Ready Graduates Package from the Australian Government and full fees will apply for new enrolments.
Students must hold current nursing registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA). Security Requirements
No security requirementsHealth Requirements
No health requirementsAssumed Knowledge
Education for registration as a nurse with Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA).
On completion of this award, graduates will be able to seek employment as a nurse in correctional services. Graduates currently employed in correctional services may also be eligible for promotion.