Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing

Australian College of Nursing

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 03761A

Studying the Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing with ACN will provide you with the principles required to meet the diverse needs of patients in the acute care setting, in order to improve your knowledge and skills for the provision and coordination of evidenced based patient centered care. The aim is to encourage professional and ethical understanding of clinical practice development for the improvement of patient outcomes. The subjects in this course were written by specialist acute care nurses and a team of clinical experts, working within the specialty, provide student support. Our unique range of elective units of study allow students to further explore their area of interest related to medical and surgical nursing. Understanding the nursing management of adults admitted to acute care settings with acute medical or surgical conditions is the focus of this course. Students analyze and apply their knowledge and problem-solving skills to clinical case scenarios based on commonly encountered acute care presentations. The units of study provide students with an opportunity to extend their ability to undertake increasingly complex nursing activities in a range of acute medical and surgical care settings.

Designed for

Registered nurses


Students will need to complete 4 units 3 core and 1 elective. One unit is studied per term.


  • Nursing-medical/surgical

Standard entry requirements

Registered with AHPRA, 1 year postgraduate experience, relevant employment

Study pathways

Credit transfer to Master Degree

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $13,040 Yes
  • Part-time : 1 year

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