Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing (Emergency)

The University of Melbourne

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Critical care nursing in an emergency environment requires specialised skills, knowledge and expertise to effectively assess, prioritise and manage patients presenting with undifferentiated illness or injury.

Delivered through a highly flexible, online and work-integrated learning model, with an emphasis on learning through supervised clinical practice, the Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing (Emergency) will arm you with the skills and evidence-based knowledge needed to provide specialist care in high-pressure constantly changing emergency department environment.

You will gain essential knowledge and enhance your problem-solving and clinical skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the provision of care for patients with complex care requirements using evidence-based and scientific approaches. You will become a confident communicator with the ability to ensure safe practice and support within an inter-professional team.

Course aims

This course aims to equip students with the specialised knowledge and clinical skills required to provide critical care to patients in emergency settings. It aims to provide you with a sound understanding of core concepts relating to acute illnesses, diseases and trauma in critical care, as well as the theoretical knowledge and scientific advances that underpin the management of patients requiring specialist emergency care.

On completion, you should have the clinical competencies to practice emergency nursing at a beginning competency level as benchmarked against Australian specialty practice competencies.

This course is for currently practicing registered nurses. To be eligible, you must have a Bachelor of Nursing degree (or equivalent training), at least one year of clinical experience in an acute care setting within the five years prior to applying for the course, as well as current employment in emergency nursing.

Career outcomes

On completion, you should have the clinical competencies to practice as an emergency nurse at a beginning competency level as benchmarked against Australian specialty practice competencies.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
11,024 for the entire course Expected Jun 2023 1 year part time
Read more1 year part time

Self study / online (without attendance)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia

Entry criteria

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed: either

A Master of Nursing Science, or
A Bachelor of Nursing (or equivalent qualification);

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Address

The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia
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