Explore critical care concepts within the emergency specialisation. This specialisation is offered fully online and looks at cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and endocrine emergency presentations and care in the emergency department.

You will address trauma, gastrointestinal, renal, and genitourinary emergency presentations and cover topics including resuscitation concepts, triage, major incident management, mental health emergencies, toxicological emergencies and presentations associated with violence or abuse.

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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