Cardiac care nursing

Take your nursing career to an advanced level of practice. Learn how to care for patients with acute coronary syndrome, percutaneous coronary interventional procedures and other acute and chronic cardiac conditions.

Deakin's nursing courses: ranked in the top 25 universities in the world*

Online learning: our Master of Nursing Practice is delivered online

Career opportunities

Looking to specialise in interventional cardiology or cardiac nursing? This course will set you up to work in a variety of hospital settings as a cardiac care nurse, including:

  • acute cardiac units 
  • cardiac rehabilitation and community care
  • coronary care units
  • cardiac catheter laboratories

*2017 QS World University Rankings


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

The course was of such a high standard that I grew professionally far beyond my own expectations. The teaching team have such a passion for nursing development and improving patient outcomes, and inspired me to keep challenging myself, increase my learning and improve my clinical practice.

kevin white


Advance your career

Our teaching approach ensures you develop skills in critical thinking, high-quality patient care delivery, teamwork and communication – all attributes highly valued in cardiac units and cardiac catheterisation laboratories.

Choosing the right course

If you're interested in a career in this discipline, Deakin can help you get there.

Are you new to this area of study?

If you haven't previously worked or studied in this area, you'll need to complete an undergraduate course in nursing before moving on to our specialised postgraduate program. 

Browse the undergraduate offerings in some of our other nursing disciplines. 

Are you working or studying in this area?

Deakin’s range of postgraduate nursing specialty practice areas includes cardiac care, intensive care, emergency care, critical care and perioperative nursing and can be undertaken through the Master of Nursing Practice.

Research with us

We have a strong research culture and extensive partnerships with major healthcare providers. Our School of Nursing and Midwifery also hosts the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS), whose research activities contribute to the government’s health reform agenda.

Learn more about researching with us

Recent research at Deakin

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Who we work with

The school works in partnership with many Australian metropolitan, rural and regional hospitals to deliver the course. 

Students undertaking our postgraduate courses are normally employed by a hospital partner and work a minimum of 24 hours a week for the duration of the course while undertaking the theoretical learning at Deakin.

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