Critical Care Nursing requires an advanced knowledge base, skilled assessment, prompt intervention and ongoing evaluation in order to care for the critically ill with complex needs. The critical care nurse maintains the balance between the science of nursing and the art of caring. This course will provide the nurse with an opportunity to develop, enhance and maintain these specialist skills that are required to care for the critically ill.
This course is aimed at advancing the registered nurse's repertoire of knowledge and skills for professional practice in the care of patients within the critical care environment.
•Develop a greater understanding of the holistic principles which underpin the various aspects of critical care nursing particularly in relation to cardiovascular care
•Augment students' knowledge and appreciation of nursing theory and biopsychosocial sciences which underpin critical care nursing practice in intensive care
•Provide students with an opportunity for personal growth and professional development
•Develop skills to enhance their professional practice, including critical analysis, creative thinking, decision making and communication skills
The Graduate Certificate Critical Care Nursing: Cardiovascular will enhance your career prospects and give you the building blocks for lifelong self-directed learning. It will also provide you with the key knowledge and skills to innovate and lead in your area of practice in Critical Care.