Critical Care Nursing Specialisation
Develop advanced knowledge and clinical proficiency in nursing critically ill patients.
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The Critical Care Nursing specialisation is available to study as a graduate certificate and as part of the Master of Advanced Practice. It is designed for registered nurses who are interested in developing greater capabilities in complex clinical decision-making.
Key components include:
- the core concepts and physiology of normal homeostatic function
- pathophysiology, pathogenesis and aetiology of conditions
- interventions and management strategies used to restore homeostasis.
This specialisation also focuses on developing capabilities in complex clinical decision-making, clinical leadership, evidence-informed specialty practice, patient advocacy and holistic specialty practice.
The Critical Care Nursing specialisation 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.
Note: This specialisation is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.
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- Curtin is an industry-partnered university and we have designed this specialisation to meet the health sector’s increasing need for expertise in critical care.
- 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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