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 cardiovascular conditions.

Get work-ready

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.

Career opportunities

With job growth of 13.9% projected for registered nurses by 2026,* there is an industry demand for nurses with sophisticated specialty skills. Our postgraduate cardiac 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.

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

Choosing the right course

Deakin’s cardiac care speciality 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 program.

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

Advance your career

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 (QPS) and in partnership with several major healthcare providers. Our school is ranked 20th in the world,^ and the school’s cutting-edge research is recognised as well above world standard.#

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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.

Learn more about our partners

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*2021 Employment Outlook - for the five years to November 2026, Australian Government National Skills Commission.
^2022 ShanghaiRankings Ranking of Academic Subjects.
#Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018.