The Critical Care Nursing specialisation is offered in collaboration with Flinders Medical Centre and affiliated health services. It aims to facilitate students' progressive development of knowledge and skills in nursing critically ill patients and the clinical environment/s within which they are nursed.
Students will have the opportunity to:
develop critical care knowledge, skills and competencies
develop critical reasoning in action skills and problem solving skills
analyse and critique delivery of specialist nursing care in the current health care context
develop and utilise evidence-based nursing research skills to plan, implement and evaluate care provision in critical care environments.
Together the clinical and theory topics ensure that students are prepared to meet the standards of specialist practice, at a beginning level, of the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses.
Students in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are required to do professional experience placement (work experience) during their program of study. Certain statutory and other requirements must be met before any student is permitted to attend placement. Details of these requirements.