This course gives you the specialty skills, knowledge and attributes to work in a rural, regional or major metropolitan emergency department.
*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 students in the course come from a variety of critical care areas; this has been extremely beneficial for our learning, as we all bring different clinical experiences and backgrounds to the classroom.
Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice (Emergency Care)
Advance your career
Our teaching approach ensures you develop skills in critical thinking, high-quality patient care delivery, teamwork, communication and triaging – all attributes highly valued in emergency departments.
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.
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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 strongly to the government’s health reform agenda.
Emergency nurses perceptions of family presence during resuscitation
Master of Nursing practice
Development, reliability and validity of a tool, to measure emergency department clinicians' attitudes towards family presence (FP) during acute deterioration in adult patients.
Megan Youngson, Prof. Julie Considine, Prof. Judy Currey (2015)
Australasian Emergency Nursing Journal
Vol. 18, pp. 106–114, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1
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.
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