Cardiac care nursing


Cardiac nurses help care for patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions. With our postgraduate cardiac care courses, you’ll learn how to assess and manage patients with a variety of complex conditions.

Explore your study options

Open the door to senior roles in nursing with a postgraduate qualification. At Deakin, you’ll be equipped with the analytical, practical, communication and leadership skills needed to be a high-performing member of a health team across a range of specialist cardiac settings. You’ll be immersed in a cardiac care role while you study, preparing you to succeed in your career.


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, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Choose a cardiac care nursing degree that will get you work ready

At Deakin there’s a clear connection between what you study and what lies ahead in your career. You’ll learn through valuable practical experiences, benefitting from our partnerships and research centres.

Benefit from partnerships

The school has strong partnerships with Australian metropolitan, rural and regional hospitals to deliver our specialist postgraduate degrees. You will be employed by a hospital partner and work a minimum of 24 hours a week for the duration of your course.

Improve patient care

Research at the school is conducted through our Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research and in partnership with several major healthcare providers. Our school is ranked 16th in the world,* and the school’s cutting-edge research is recognised as well above world standard.^

How to choose the right course for you

Deakin’s cardiac care nursing courses are offered at a postgraduate level. You can study at either the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level; or choose to specialise in cardiac care as part of the Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing.

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

#16 in the world for nursing

Get a world-class education – we're renowned for our facilities, strong employment outcomes and teaching excellence. Graduate ready to provide high-quality patient care.

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

Postgraduate nursing graduate

Top roles in cardiac care nursing

With job growth of 12.2% projected for registered nurses by 2028,# there is an industry demand for nurses with sophisticated specialty skills. Our postgraduate cardiac care nursing courses will allow you to meet that demand in advanced practice, leadership, management and education across a range of settings including:

  • acute cardiac units
  • cardiac catheter laboratories
  • coronary care units
  • clinical nurse educator
  • cardiac rehabilitation and community care.

World-class teaching experiences

At Deakin, you’ll gain the confidence and skills to provide high-quality care to patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions.

Graduate in demand

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.

Practical experience

You'll get practical experience from the beginning of your course, to develop and consolidate knowledge and clinical skills, giving you a competitive advantage once you graduate.


*2023 ShanghaiRankings Ranking of Academic Subjects.
^Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018.
#Jobs and Skills Australia employment projections, May 2023 to May 2028.
Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.

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Got a question about our cardiac care nursing courses? Our expert advisers are available to speak to you about your study options and how we can help you further your career.

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