Explore core content that forms the foundation of specialty nursing practice including undertaking risk assessment, clinical decision-making and how to implement risk mitigation strategies to ensure the delivery of quality and safe care to patients. Content covered in the modules in this palliative care specialisation include topics such as pain, pharmacotherapy, concepts of patient’s rights, governance frameworks, continuous improvement systems, and loss and grief. A wholistic care approach, with a person- and family-centred focus, will be explored to enable you to practice inclusive, respectful care in the palliative care setting.

Career opportunities

Studying the palliative care 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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