Acute Care Nursing Specialisation
Advance your skills in clinical leadership and expand your career options in acute care nursing.
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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.
See our handbook for more information.
- Curtin is an industry-partnered university and we have designed this specialisation to meet the health sector’s need for specialist expertise in acute care nursing.
- The graduate certificate for this specialisation is progressive in that you can choose to pause your postgraduate studies after gaining that qualification or continue studying for your master’s degree.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
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