Emergency care nursing


Emergency nurses provide care for patients with trauma, illness and injury. With our postgraduate emergency care course, you’ll be prepared for advanced practice caring for patients who present to hospital emergency departments.

Get work-ready

Our flexible course in emergency care nursing allows students to be exposed to the current trends in evidence-based practice. We're partnered with numerous metropolitan, rural and regional health partners across Australia to give our students the opportunity to match with employers to support them through their studies. Immerse yourself in your specialty area by working in the field while you study, ensuring you graduate ready to jump into delivering effective, high-quality patient-centred care.


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

This postgraduate specialist course links theoretical content and practice, and prepares you for advanced practice, leadership and management in your specialist field. You'll gain the skills, knowledge and attributes to work in a rural, regional or major metropolitan emergency department.

Choosing the right course

Deakin’s emergency care specialty course is undertaken at a postgraduate level through the Master of Advanced Nursing. Students can exit at either the graduate certificate or graduate diploma level or may choose to continue on and complete the Master of Advanced 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.

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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.

Research with us

Research at the school is conducted through our Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research and in partnership with several major healthcare providers.

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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.

Carissa Trotter

Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice (Emergency Care)

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.

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