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:
This course is not available to international students

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: This course is not available to international students

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: 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 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 432KB)

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 Nursing (Emergency Nursing)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $3,076

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $9,360

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

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $6,042

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $18,000

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

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2015: $6,152

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $18,720

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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