As an intensive care nurse, you’ll care for patients with life-threatening conditions and complex healthcare problems. You’ll develop the skills to anticipate and rapidly respond to changes in your patient’s condition.
Studying the Master's in affiliation with Austin Health helped me make strong links between theory and practice and optimised my learning experience.
Masters of Nursing Practice (Intensive Care)
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 intensive and critical care units.
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.
Intensive care nursing courses
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Research with us
Our School of Nursing and Midwifery hosts the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS). QPS research activities contribute strongly to the government’s health reform agenda, with the help of our extensive partnerships with major healthcare providers.
Recent research at Deakin
Patient participation in treatment in the context of acute care
Patient participation in pulmonary interventions to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications following cardiac surgery.
Who we work with
The school works in partnership with many Australian metropolitan, rural and regional hospitals to deliver the Master of Nursing Practice.
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.
As an intensive care nurse, you’ll have the opportunity to work in advanced practice roles in and beyond ICU walls. You may work across many forms of intensive care units such as:
- general intensive care units (ICUs)
- medical and surgical intensive care units
- high dependency units
- combined cardiac and intensive care units
- critical care units
- recovery rooms.
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