• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

The postgraduate program in Acute Care Nursing from Flinders University aims to facilitate the development of specialised knowledge and skills to enable application and critical analysis of concepts and theories relating to the recognition, response and management and care of the acute, complex and/or critically ill deteriorating patient in a range of acute health care settings. 

You will study with fellow domestic students undertaking other acute care nursing specialisations.

Career

Graduates are suitable for careers in a wide range of nursing-related fields. Our courses will give registered nurses the opportunity to provide skilful care to individuals, families and communities to prevent illness, promote healthy lifestyles and manage a range of emerging complex health issues.

Applicants must provide a supporting statement nominating their area of clinical preference in acute care nursing for university sourced observational professional experience placement. Areas of clinical preference include:

  • cardiac
  • critical care
  • emergency
  • high dependency
  • mental health
  • paediatrics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations for Responding to Clinical Deterioration Across the Lifespan
  • Epidemiology and Population Studies for Health Care Practice
  • Advanced Thinking, Communicating and Problem Solving for Health Professionals
  • Leadership in Health Studies
  • Introduction to Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    72

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General Requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification and must be registered nurses in their country of residence.

However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

In addition applicants must provide a supporting statement nominating their area of clinical preference in acute care nursing for university sourced observational professional experience placement.  

CRICOS Provider: 088942D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32600 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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