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Acute Care Nursing Specialisation

Postgraduate specialisation

Advance your skills in clinical leadership and expand your career options in acute care nursing.

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  • Qualification
    Acute Care Nursing Specialisation (M AdvPrc)
  • Credit
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Why study Acute Care Nursing Specialisation at Curtin?

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Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

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The Acute Care Nursing specialisation is available to study as a graduate certificate and as part of the Master of Advanced Practice.  

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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Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

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