Explore modules that include integral anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and the significance of polypharmacy in the context of pain assessment and management, and surgical risk models. In the plastics/reconstruction specialisation you will cover scientific concepts including the physiology of pain, concepts of human development, the cellular environment, and systems relationships to the surgical patient. The remaining two units will be undertaken by your employer through our affiliate model as this specialty is not offered fully online. Please contact us if you would like further information.

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:

  • Bendigo Health
  • Northern Health
  • Austin Health
  • Northern Health
  • St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney
  • St Vincent’s Hospital (Public) Melbourne
  • St Vincent’s Hospital (Private) Melbourne
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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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