Forensic Nursing

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Postgraduate Diploma Online
24 months
35458 AUD/year
20980 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Forensic Nursing at The University of Notre Dame Australia can be completed in two years of part-time study, introduces Registered Nurses to the complex issues facing health professionals working in the area of forensic nursing.

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Forensic Nursing at The University of Notre Dame Australia are in high demand thanks to the growing importance of forensic medicine around the globe. Using a combination of tutorial presentations, case studies, written assignments, research projects and journals, our specially designed Graduate Diploma equips you to work with patients whose healthcare issues intersect with the law.

Key facts:

Our two-year program covers topics such as MedicoLegal Issues, Professional Role Development and Ethics for Professional Life. Much of the tuition is available online, but in two of the semesters you are required to attend a five day intensive workshop at the University’s Fremantle Campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Forensic Nursing
  • Forensic Nursing Populations (Nursing)
  • Linking Forensic Nursing Principles to Practice: Care of the Forensic Patient (Nursing)
  • Medico-Legal Issues for the Forensic Nurse (Nursing)
  • Contemporary Mental Health Practice
  • Interpersonal Communication

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


200 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
94 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
65 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia
  • Nursing or other appropriate degree or the equivalent
  • Minimum of one year relevant post registration nursing experience
  • CRICOS Provider Code: 01032F

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35458 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35458 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20980 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20980 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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