- Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing (Emergency)
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
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Intended learning outcomes
Student completing the Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing (Emergency) should be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the scientific and research-based evidence that underpins critical care and technical skills that align with the relevant practice standards for specialist emergency and intensive care nurses
- Identify the contribution of nurses in interprofessional care across critical care services
- Assess, review and analyse patient health data to identify and explain the rationale for solutions to complex problems in critical care
- Employ effective specialised technical skills in the delivery of specialist emergency or intensive nursing care
- Communicate effectively with other members of the interprofessional healthcare team and people who are acutely or critically ill to facilitate effective individualised plans for care
- Apply skills to critically appraise emergency nursing practice and to integrate relevant research evidence into effective individualised plans for people who are acutely and/or critically ill
- Apply knowledge of human pathophysiology across the continuum of care to safely and effectively provide specialist emergency nursing care that addresses actual and potential disease and treatment related health needs
- Conduct planning and delivery of specialist emergency nursing care that meets the specific supportive care needs and experiences of people affected by acute illness or trauma
- Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate an individualised, patient-centred, comprehensive and coordinated care plan in collaboration with other members of the interprofessional healthcare team
- Act to promote teamwork, wellbeing and collaboration with the interprofessional team and to achieve desired patient outcomes.
On successful completion of this course, graduates will demonstrate the following skills:
- The ability to apply a high level of problem-solving skills to the area of emergency nursing
- A high level of critical thinking and analytical skills
- Feel confident when faced with unfamiliar problems
- A high level of verbal and written communication skills
- The ability to plan and prioritise their own work.
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
- Have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
- Have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
- Reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
- Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
- Be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies.
Knowledgeable across disciplines:
- Examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- Expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- Have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.
Leaders in communities:
- Initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
- Have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
- Mentor future generations of learners
- Engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs.
Attuned to cultural diversity:
- Value different cultures
- Be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
- Have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
- Respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values.
Active global citizens:
- Accept social and civic responsibilities
- Be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
- Have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics.
Last updated: 20 May 2022