Emergency nursing


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

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With our industry-immersed courses, you’ll graduate ready to handle the contemporary challenges nurses face, as well as expectations from professional bodies. Strong industry connections ensure a high level of collaboration and support during your clinical practice. Immerse yourself in emergency nursing with one of our numerous metropolitan, rural and regional health partners across Australia while you study.


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 an emergency 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 emergency 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 emergency 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 programs. 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 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

Postgraduate emergency nursing graduate

Top roles in 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 emergency nursing courses allow you to meet that demand in a variety of roles across advanced practice, leadership, management and education in regional, rural or metropolitan emergency departments.

World-class teaching experiences

At Deakin, you’ll gain the confidence and skills to provide high-quality care to patients with trauma, illness and injury.

Graduate in demand

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.

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.
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Got a question about our emergency 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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