The Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing (Integrated Critical Care) is a 50-credit point, work-integrated course delivered through a highly flexible, mixed delivery mode, with an emphasis on learning through supervised clinical practice.

The Integrated Critical Care course aims to provide opportunities for students to learn and develop key nursing interventions and knowledge of both Emergency, and Intensive Care Nursing. Students will enhance their understanding of the fundamental elements of both specialty areas of critical care, enabling them to develop evidence-based specialist skills in assessment, intervention, and patient management strategies in high-pressure, constantly changing environments.

This unique course builds on the strong foundations of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Rural Critical Care) (previously offered by the University of Melbourne in conjunction with Goulburn Valley Health Shepparton and Northeast Health Wangaratta), to developing flexible and knowledgeable critical care nurses able to work in a variety of critical care arenas, in the rural, regional and metropolitan context.

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Course handbook:

The following videos are examples of where the Integrated Critical Care course has led these graduates. See what our past graduates, Lydia Cobham and Matt Bolte have to say about our course:

The Going Rural Health program supports rural nurses to complete this qualification.

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