Acute Care Nursing, Postgraduate Diploma | Online (optional) | Flinders University | Adelaide, Australia
12 months
34000 AUD/year
11772 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The postgraduate Acute Care Nursing program from Flinders University is a specifically designed pathway for international students. You will study with fellow domestic students undertaking other acute care nursing specialisations.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Acute Care Nursing program 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.

Your 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:

  • Epidemiology and Population Studies for Health Care Practice
  • Advanced Thinking, Communicating and Problem Solving for Health Professionals 
  • Leadership in Health Studies 
  • Critical Care Nursing Theory  
  • Managing High Acuity Surgical Care 
  • Managing High Acuity Medical Care 
  • Contemporary Issues in Paediatric Nursing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 088942D  

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11772 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11772 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • $1,992 (Commonwealth supported) 

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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