Course Description

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing is designed for registered nurses currently working in the emergency environment. The course is intended to assist registered nurses working in this area to become clinical leaders.

In this course, individual clinical experience is integrated with relevant experience to produce information that can be used to inform the clinical practice of others. Students will develop proficiency in emergency patient assessment and management.

The acuity of patients, complexity of care and degree of technological intervention used are variable. Students will learn to anticipate and prioritise patient care, provide accurate assessment, intervention and effective ongoing management, often in a busy, autonomous and stressful environment.

Completion of this Graduate Certificate program can be used as credit towards a Graduate Diploma or Masters degree in the discipline.

Inherent Requirements for Nursing courses

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $20,000 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,349 total course cost.

Starting dates

July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 72.5% (national average 66.5%)
Improved skills: 82.0% (national average 78.1%)
Overall satisfaction: 86.2% (national average 81.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Nursing postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 96.3% (national average 93.7%)
Studying full time: 2.1% (national average 4.1%)
Median full time salary: $64,700 (national average $78,900)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCEMENUR2000

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