Key components include:
- the theoretical foundations of nursing science and advanced clinical knowledge and skills of acute-care nursing
- pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and clinical decision-making for the health management of individuals with acute health conditions
- pharmacotherapeutics and quality use of medicines.
In addition, this specialisation focuses on complex clinical decision-making, evidence-informed specialty practice, patient advocacy and holistic specialty practice. You will therefore develop skills in clinical leadership and the promotion and integration of evidence-based nursing practice.
The Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing is offered as an online course studied on a part-time basis only, as concurrent employment is required. We recommend that you study one or two units per semester.
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