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

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Emergency Nursing)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year (part-time only)
SATAC code: 2GC108(Commonwealth supported place) | 2GC508 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code:
N/A

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency Nursing)
Duration (full-time equivalent):  1 year
SATAC code: 2GD057 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GD557 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 021002B

Course name: Master of Nursing (Emergency Nursing)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
GradStart code: 2CM074 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM574 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 005525G

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 Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma must:

  1. hold a nursing degree or equivalent qualifications, and
  2. be registered nurses, and
  3. hold a current practising certificate, and
  4. have a minimum of 1 year post-registration experience (6 months of which must be in a relevant area), and
  5. 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.

Applicants for the Master of Nursing must meet the above requirements and have a minimum of two years’ post-registration experience.

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:

Statement of Clinical Support_Emergency Nursing (PDF 136KB)

Pre-placement documentation for postgraduate programs (PDF 158KB)

International students: Entry and English language 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: Yes (N/A for the Graduate Certificate)
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year proceeding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Emergency Nursing)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

$3,022

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$9,000

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Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency Nursing)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

$6,042

 

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$18,000

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Master of Nursing (Emergency Nursing)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

$6,041

 

Place type: Full fee paying

$18,000

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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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