Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Rural Critical Care)
What will I study?
What you will learn
As a student of this course, you will:
Develop fundamental skills in critical care and emergency nursing
Learn the basis of pathologic disease, how to prioritise patient care, and key scientific principles. Examine a framework to understand acute nursing in rural areas, and learn more about illness management and multidisciplinary care planning.
Gain the skills to effectively plan, manage and monitor
Practise caring for complex disease processes, symptom management and nursing assessments in rural settings.
Be guided to confidently put knowledge into practice
You will receive supervised in-hospital training and put knowledge, theory and the latest education into practice in real-world scenarios in rural contexts with supervised assessment, monitoring and care planning.
The Graduate Certificate of Nursing Practice (Rural Critical Care) is a 50-point program, designed to be undertaken part-time, over 12 months. You must complete:
- One online prerequisite subject: Applied Pathophysiology (NURS90076), worth 12.5 points
- Two face-to-face subjects at a partner hospital (one each semester), each worth 12.5 points
- One supervised clinical practice subject at your employing hospital (year-long), worth 12.5 points.
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