Specialist Certificate in Critical Care Nursing

Where will this take me?


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 critical care nursing has become a specialisation that is popular within the broader nursing industry. While the role can be emotionally demanding, it’s also highly rewarding and offers a range of opportunities across a variety of hospital settings.

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. You need an understanding mind, quick thinking and advanced skills. 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.

The Specialist Certificate in Critical Care Nursing can be undertaken while completing a specialty practice program that aims to facilitate transition or introduction to critical care nursing within your health service.