Looking to specialise in interventional cardiology or cardiac nursing? This postgraduate specialist course links theoretical content and practice, and prepares you for advanced practice, leadership and management in your specialist field. You'll be ready to work as a cardiac care nurse in a variety of hospital settings, including:
- acute cardiac units
- cardiac rehabilitation and community care
- cardiac catheter laboratories
- coronary care units.
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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.
Choosing the right course
Deakin’s cardiac care specialty course is undertaken at a postgraduate level through the Master of Nursing Practice. Students can exit at either the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level or may choose to continue on and complete the Master of Nursing Practice.
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.
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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.
MASTER OF NURSING PRACTICE
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.
Research with us
Research at the School of Nursing and Midwifery is conducted through our Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research and in partnership with several major healthcare providers.
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 our specialist postgraduate programs.
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 through Deakin.
Deakin's 15% postgraduate bursary
If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.
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