Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Emergency)

      Where will this take me?


      Who this course is for

      Admission is based on 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, and current employment and clinical support in an Emergency work environment.

      Applicants must be registered nurses and have the support of their employing hospital for the Nursing Practice subject (Emergency), and the employing hospital must be equipped to support the student to complete their studies.

      International nurses with a working visa who meet the course entry requirements are also eligible to apply.

      Intended learning outcomes

      The Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Emergency) provides students with a sound understanding of the scientific knowledge and research based evidence that underpins skill development specific to emergency care nursing.

      Students will gain essential knowledge to plan, manage and monitor emergency care interventions. They will apply scientific principles and research evidence underpinning the management of acute and complex illness and multiple traumas and identify patients at risk of life threatening complications.

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

      This course will give you:

      • A theoretical foundation: become qualified to enter into specialty emergency nursing practice
      • Fundamental skills: learn the knowledge and skills you need to explain assessment data, and prioritise patient care in a specialty area of practice
      • Theoretical foundation: learn more about general and systemic pathology of organ systems
      • Assessment and management skills: learn to treat high prevalence conditions, plan, manage and monitor emergency care interventions
      • Knowledge of scientific principles: use research evidence to underpin in clinical treatments, identify patients at risk of life threatening complications
      • Immediate intervention methods: become familiar with interventions required to maintain patient stability including advanced life support techniques
      • Practical learning: apply practice to theoretical principles with supervised learning, while incorporating knowledge and evidence of psycho-social factors.

      Further study

      Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice will meet the entry requirements for the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice.