main

Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing (Intensive Care)

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    Who this course is for

    This course has been designed specifically for:

    • Division 1 Registered Nurses with AHPRA or equivalent registration with an international health practitioner regulation agency.

    Career outcomes

    Working in Intensive Care has become a popular specialisation within nursing. While the role can be emotionally demanding, it is also highly rewarding and offers a range of opportunities across a variety of health care settings.

    Critical care nurses work in areas such as intensive care units and emergency departments or retrieval services. They care for acutely and critically ill patients of all ages and diagnoses, often on a one-on-one basis utilising complex technologies.

    Being a critical care nurse requires highly-developed assessment skills and knowledge to manage seriously ill patients who are often in a dynamic and unstable condition. Critical care nurses also work closely with all members of the critical care team in healthcare delivery and the provision of emotional support to patients as well as their family and friends.