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Certificate

Specialist Certificate in Nursing Practice (Acute and Complex Care)

    Course overview

    • 6 months part time
    • Online
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Summer Intake - December and Winter Intake - June

    Overview

    The Specialist Certificate in Nursing Practice (Acute and Complex Care) has been developed in response to a growing demand for Registered Nurses who are competent in the technical and highly complex field of acute care nursing.

    This course is designed to advance Registered Nurses’ knowledge and skills in a range of clinical settings including acute and subacute settings. You will develop the knowledge to understand the practice of providing nursing care to individuals experiencing acute alterations in their health status, and gain crucial critical thinking skills that will make you competitive in the workforce.

    Based on the latest evidence and best practice guidelines, this course equips you to deliver high-quality patient care with confidence. With an entirely online delivery method, it's easy to fit your learning around other life commitments.

    Who is this course for?

    If you are a practicing Registered Nurse, with one or more years’ experience and you are committed to enhancing your practice and being recognised and rewarded for your commitment and expertise, then this course is for you.

    International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

    Course aims

    Graduates will gain the critical thinking skills to deliver high-quality care to patients with various medical conditions. Over the two consecutive terms of this two-subject, 25 credit point clinical coursework program students will benefit from the support of the University’s mentors in a flexible, engaging online environment and gain the knowledge and ability to improve your clinical practice and advance your career.

    Course aims

    With a Specialist Certificate in Nursing Practice, graduates will gain in-demand critical thinking skills to deliver high-quality care to patients with various medical conditions. Over the two consecutive terms of this two-subject, 25 credit-point clinical coursework program students will benefit from the support of the University’s mentors in a flexible, engaging online environment and gain the knowledge and ability to improve your clinical practice and advance your career.

    Pathways

    You will have the opportunity to choose a specialisation through further study pathways into the online Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Acute and Complex Care) (cardiorespiratory or renal specialties) or the on-campus Master of Advanced Nursing Practice.