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Curtin University

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Graduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing

  • Graduate Diploma

Develop advanced knowledge and clinical proficiency in nursing critically ill patients.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
GD-CLNURS
Study Mode
Online, In person

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing is designed to provide the theoretical foundations of nursing science, together with clinical knowledge and skills. A significant component of the course is conducted in a health care institution at Graduate Certificate level.

Study locations

Perth

Online

What you will learn

  • analyse critically, and evaluate advanced concepts of specialty nursing practice; integrate expert knowledge and integrated understanding to demonstrate competency at a level in accordance with specialty competency standards
  • critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise the environmental, physical and psychosocial aspects of the individual for effective clinical decision making; recognise own abilities and level of professional competence
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise complex evidence and scientific literature to inform decision making in specialty practice
  • integrate advanced communication skills within a legal and ethical framework related to complex clinical issues in area of specialty; interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • effectively anticipate, plan for and use complex technology applications relevant to specialty practice
  • integrate autonomous, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a lifelong learner in specialty practice; participate in research and critically appraise research findings and incorporate evidence based knowledge into clinical practice
  • critically appraise, evaluate and incorporate national and global health issues and strategic health care directions into specialty nursing practice
  • incorporate culturally aware and respectful specialty care to multicultural groups and indigenous communities
  • incorporate advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge and judgment, including advanced leadership and autonomy into specialty practice; work professionally in specialty practice demonstrating expert judgement, leadership and independence as a nurse in area of specialty; act as an experienced positive role model to peers and other members of the healthcare team

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at Curtin University.
74%
Overall satisfaction
68.9%
Skill scale
61.3%
Teaching scale
89.5%
Employed full-time
$80k
Average salary