The Cardiac Care specialisation aims to develop advanced theoretical knowledge and specialist skills that are essential for the registered nurse to expertly assess and manage patients admitted to hospital with cardiac conditions.
It focuses on the development of specialised skills to care for adults with acute cardiovascular conditions, in addition to skills for primary, secondary and tertiary preventative cardiovascular nursing.
Students will also develop the ability to recognise and resuscitate the acute and/or critically ill deteriorating patient in acute healthcare settings. Theoretical concepts and nursing skills will be linked to current international and national standards for cardiac nursing practice.
Students will be:
expected to synthesise and apply the best available evidence in conjunction with clinical expertise and consumer preferences in order to plan, implement and evaluate cardiac nursing care.
required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of professional experience placement (clinical practice).