Explore critical care concepts within the cardiac specialisation. 

Taking a person- and family-centred approach you will study modules covering coronary syndromes, heart failure and cardiogenic shock, rhythm interpretation and common dysrhythmias through normal 12 lead ECG and interpretation of abnormal findings. You will also cover topics such as cardiomyopathy & cardiac valves, implantable devices, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac rehabilitation and palliative care in cardiac nursing care.

Career opportunities

Studying this specialisation can lead to a career as a:

  • clinical nurse specialist
  • clinical nurse consultant,
  • nurse unit manager/associate nurse unit manager
  • ward educator
  • clinical education programs coordinator
  • an academic in undergraduate education

Industry partnerships

ACU is proud to partner with:

  • St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney
  • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • St Vincent’s Hospital (Private) Northside
  • The Prince Charles Hospital Brisbane
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Completion requirements

A Specialisation group consists of 20cp.

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • NRSG636Foundations of Specialty Practice 110 CP
  • NRSG637Foundations of Specialty Practice 210 CP

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