Graduate Certificate in
Advanced Nursing (Critical Care Nursing)

  • Delivery Mode: Online

  • Accreditation: TEQSA

  • AQF Level: 08

  • Course Duration: 26 Weeks

  • CRICOS Course Code: 107773K

  • Online: AUD $8,000.00
  • Online

About the Course

This specialisation will equip you to assess nursing needs for critically ill patients in a variety of clinical settings and to predict and react to changes in your patient’s condition. Critical care nursing in an emergency setting demands knowledge, confidence, and abilities to care for patients successfully.

The course is offered online and includes a requirement to work in a critical care setting under supervision while studying the course.

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing – Critical Care Nursing will enhance your current nursing knowledge and abilities by developing critical care nursing methods and specialised talents. You will feel confident in your ability to utilise these abilities while caring for patients.

The course encourages nurses to broaden their area of practise by focusing on the evaluation and nursing treatment of critically sick clients. Clinical reasoning abilities and evidence-based specialised nursing knowledge will be used to connect theoretical critical care knowledge to current nursing practice.

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing also serves as a gateway for students wanting to pursue a Master of Nursing degree in Australia, either on-campus or online.

Join the course to achieve your dreams

Details about the Course

Students will learn to:

  • Apply critical thinking processes, problem-solving abilities, and effective communication to the evaluation and administration of nursing care delivered to critically ill patients within the critical care healthcare team
  • Critically review the roles, functions and the scope of practice of the critical care nurse in critical care settings
  • Demonstrate leadership within a multidisciplinary healthcare team responsible for delivering excellent therapeutic treatment to patients in critical care settings
  • Perform an assessment of the legal, ethical, social, cultural, and political issues that influence the delivery of person-centered healthcare
  • Recognize, evaluate, and use evidence-based nursing strategies while caring for clients in critical care settings
Course Aims

IHM’s critical care speciality course is a postgraduate course leading to a Master of Nursing course. Students may continue their education by enrolling in a Master of Nursing programme online or on campus. The course is designed to elevate students’ patient care to an international level by sharpening their theoretical foundations in nursing science as well as their practical knowledge and abilities.

  • AQF level 8
  • 26 weeks full time
  • Online
  • TEQSA accreditation

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing – Critical Care Nursing specialisation an applicant is required to:

  • Have completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree or an equivalent qualification
  • Be an AHPRA registered nurse; or
  • Be a registered nurse with the Nurses’ Board/Council from the country of origin or place of residence
  • English Language proficiency requirement for International Students:
    • IELTS level of at least 6.5 with no band less than 6, or equivalent scores in OET/PTE/other recognised English examination
    • Nurses currently registered and working in English Speaking Countries do not need this requirement. The recognised countries are: Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland and South Africa, or
    • Direct entry through a pass in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course with the minimum score of 70%
    • Applicants must have concurrent employment (or access to) in the Critical care nursing and one- year of full‐time post‐registration clinical experience
  • Critical Care units
  • Cardiac units
  • Intensive care units
  • Emergency departments
  • High dependence nursing care areas’
  • Acute care hospitals
Course Structure and Delivery

Three units constitute the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing course. One core unit and two units of specialisation.

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

Face to Face Delivery

  • Jan 10, 2022
  • Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Apply Online” on the top right corner of the course page.
  • Interview: If you meet IHM’s eligibility criteria you’ll be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant.
  • Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you’ll be offered a place for the course.
  • Enrolment Fee: Once you sign the acceptance offer, an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  • Confirmation of Admission: Once you’ve paid the enrollment fee, we’ll send a confirmation of admission to you.

Get in Touch
We are here
to help you!

Get an answer on courses, costs, careers as well as facilities, entry requirements or just about anything else relating to studying at IHM.
We are here to help you!

I consent to receiving information about IHM's courses and services by email and phone calls

×

Search the website