Emergency Nursing

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time (N/A for the Graduate Certificate) l
Part-time
Location: On campus l External | Online

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing (Emergency)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year (part-time only)
SATAC code: 2GC123 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GC523 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code:
This course is not available to international students

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency)
Duration (full-time equivalent):  1 year
SATAC code: 2GD091 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GD591 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students

Course name: Master of Nursing (Emergency)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
GradStart code: 2CM196 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM596 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: This course is not available to international students

Overview

The Emergency Nursing specialisation is offered in collaboration with the Flinders Medical Centre. It applies knowledge of the biophysical sciences and principles of emergency nursing practice to the clinical management of adult and paediatric patients. It uses a problem solving approach and involves active participation in nursing assessment.

Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts in professional adult and paediatric emergency practice. The specialisation also includes primary and secondary survey principles, adult and paediatric health problem assessment, reactions and attitudes to emergency hospitalisation, immediate and ongoing clinical management and evaluation of emergency interventions.

Theoretical concepts and nursing skills will be linked to current emergency nursing practice.

A minimum of 8 weeks of clinical practice is required throughout each semester.

Students in the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are required to do professional experience placement (work experience) during their program of study. Certain statutory and other requirements must be met before any student is permitted to attend placement. Details of these requirements. 

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

 Applicants for the Emergency Nursing specialisation of the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma must:

  1. hold an approved degree or equivalent qualifications
  2. be registered nurses
  3. have a minimum of 1 year post-registration experience (6 months of which must be in a relevant clinical area), and
  4. provide a completed and signed 'Clinical Support' form as evidence that their employer is willing to facilitate the extended clinical practice components of the course within their workplace and/or an affiliated health agency will facilitate the clinical practice in a supernumerary capacity.  Download the form.

Applicants for the Master of Nursing must also meet the above requirements.

However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Additional requirements:
Students:

  • must make a self-declaration as to their fitness to practice and advise of any pre-existing illness or disability that may impair their ability to practice
  • will be required to undergo a police check before their clinical placements

Immunisation and Communicable Diseases: Requirements for Clinical Placements

This course includes clinical placements which aim to provide students with the practical experience required for the workplace. Students on placement have both an increased risk of most vaccine preventable diseases as well as the potential to transmit infections to susceptible patients. Students who are required to complete clinical placements as part of their course must therefore be immunised in accordance with the relevant State or Territory immunisation  standards (e.g. Health Immunisation for Health Care Workers in South Australia 2014 Policy Guideline)  and any additional private provider requirements as needed.

Further information about immunisation and other clinical placement requirements.

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes (N/A for the Graduate Certificate)
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry: This course is not available to international students
Applications: This course is not available to international students
Application closing dates: This course is not available to international students

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing (Emergency)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2016: $3,128

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $9,900

This course is not available to international students
Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2016: $6,256

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $19,800

This course is not available to international students
Master of Nursing (Emergency)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2016: $6,256

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $19,800

This course is not available to international students

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

If the number of applicants for Commonwealth supported places exceeds the number of places available, eligible applicants will be ranked based on their Grade Point Average (GPA). Please refer to the Postgraduate EzyGuide for fee status information.

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