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PDC56517 - Aspiring Nurse Leaders Program for Registered Nurses

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential introduces the Registered Nurse (RN) to beginning level management tools in their career management towards a leadership and mentoring role.

There are five modules to complete as part of this short course:

Module 1: Adult Learning

Module 2: Reflective Practice

Module 3: Delegation and Accountability of the RN

Module 4: Communication in Healthcare

Module 5: Coaching and Mentoring in the Practice Setting.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this course, however, the course is suitable for Registered Nurses.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Community Services
  • Health
  • Personal Services
  • Youth Services

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-credential Structure

6 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes

Adult Learning

  1. Compare and contrast the pedagogical and andragogical approaches to teaching and learning
  2. Evaluate the ways in which teaching styles and learning preferences can impact in the coaching and mentoring relationship
  3. Apply knowledge of adult learning theory to coaching and mentoring activities.

Reflective Practice

  1. Identify the key elements of reflective practice
  2. Recognise the theoretical models of reflection
  3. Describe the process of reflective practice.

Delegation and Accountability of the RN

  1. Explain the difference between accountability and responsibility
  2. Identify the major roles and responsibilities of the RN, Enrolled Nurse (EN) and Assistant in Nursing (AIN)
  3. Outline the concepts of assignment, delegation and supervision.

Communication in Healthcare

  1. Identify key concepts in effective communication
  2. Recognise the importance of communication in the health setting
  3. Apply the fundamentals of effective communication in relationships and workplace documentation.

Coaching and Mentoring in the Practice Setting

  1. Articulate an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of coaching and mentoring
  2. Define the terms coach, mentor and preceptor
  3. Communicate a working definition of coaching and mentoring to colleagues in the workplace
  4. Analyse the relationship between coaching-mentoring and training.


Online Quizzes

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