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What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing is designed for registered nurses currently working in the Intensive Care environment. This course is intended to assist registered nurses working in this area to become clinical leaders.

As a registered nurse working in the Intensive Care environment, you are expected to provide sophisticated care and advice to critically ill patients and their families. This requires the application of advanced physiological knowledge during the assessment and management of patients who may be experiencing single or multiple organ dysfunctions. The course will provide you with the specific knowledge, skills and attributes to provide care to this challenging group of patients.

Completion of the Graduate Diploma program can be used as credit towards a Masters degree in the discipline or a pathway into the Master of Nursing.

Future study options

Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing can be used as credit towards the Master of Intensive Care Nursing.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of this course will be recognised as having advanced knowledge relevant to intensive care nursing. Intensive care nurses normally work with a nurse patient ration of 1:1 and are in a position to provide comprehensive care to patients and their families. Many intensive care nurses also work in education, administration, research and as nurse consultants.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health

CRICOS

068771F

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $43,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

March 2022

Venue

Mallett Street Campus

Sydney Nursing School,

88 Mallett Street,

CAMPERDOWN,

New South Wales,

2050, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing will hold

(a) a pre-registration nursing degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or

(b) an embedded graduate certificate in this discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing

IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 7.0 in each band

TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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