Intensive Care Nursing

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1. The following unit was left out of the list of Core units for the Graduate Diplima in Intensive Care Nursing: NURS5055 Intensive Care Nursing Practice
Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: four intensive, on-campus study days Prerequisites: NURS5059 Assessment: written work part A (20%), written work part B (30%), online modules (10%), written examination (40%) Campus: Mallett Street, Sydney Mode of delivery: Block mode Description: Critical illness is associated with rapidly changing clinical presentations consequently nurses providing care for the critically ill must integrate complex physiological knowledge with advanced assessment skills in order to make sound clinical decisions. In this unit of study students will explore a variety of clinical presentations including those associated with single and multiple organ failure; traumatic injury; and chronic and complex illness. Management of these clinical conditions will be explored, specifically focusing on the evidence-base of interventions and their influence on patient outcome. Critical illness is also associated with short and longer term consequences for psychosocial wellbeing of both the patient and their family. As such, an emphasis will be placed on the experience of critical illness, psychosocial recovery and the influence of critical illness on the family unit.
12/09/2019
2. The following unit was incorrectly listed as a core unit for the Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing:

NURS5054 Emergency Nursing Practice
 12/09/2019
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Intensive Care Nursing

Master of Intensive Care Nursing

Students must complete 60 credit points, including:
(i) 36 credit points of core units of study
(ii) 12 credit points of elective units of study
(iii) one capstone core unit of study

Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(i) 36 credit points of core units of study
(ii) 12 credit points of elective units of study

Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing

The Graduate Certificate is part time only.
Students are required to complete 24 credit points core units of study.

Core - Graduate Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing

NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5059
Foundations of Clinical Practice
6      Semester 1
NURS5054
Emergency Nursing Practice
6    P NURS5059
Semester 2
NURS5060
Complexity of Critical Illness and Injury
6      Semester 2

Core - Master of Intensive Care Nursing and Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing

NURS5012
Assessment and Clinical Judgement
6      Semester 1
NURS5059
Foundations of Clinical Practice
6      Semester 1
NURS5069
Research in Nursing and Health Care
6      Semester 1
NURS5074
Expanding Practice in the ICU and ED
6      Semester 1
NURS5055
Intensive Care Nursing Practice
6    P NURS5059
Semester 2
NURS5060
Complexity of Critical Illness and Injury
6      Semester 2

Electives - Master of Intensive Care Nursing and Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Nursing

Students must undertake 12 credit points from the following list.
Students who intend to undertake the Capstone Core unit NURS5080 (Research) are advised to complete a research elective in place of one of the options below. Consult with the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5070
Creating a Culture of Safety and Quality
6      Semester 2
NURS5071
Contemporary Health Leadership
6      Semester 2
NURS5091
Simulation-Based Learning in Health
6      Semester 2
NURS5100
Interprofessional Engagement With Families
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
NURS5101
Interprofessional Open Dialogue
6    A Completion of a clinical undergraduate qualification if not a postgraduate student in Sydney Nursing School.
Semester 1
Semester 2
NURS5102
Wound Management
6      Semester 2

Capstone core units

Students who intend to undertake the Capstone Core unit NURS5080 (Research) are advised to complete a research elective. Consult with the Course Coordinator for advice regarding subject choice. Request your research elective through Special Permission.
NURS5078
Capstone (Workplace)
12    P 42 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
NURS5080
Capstone (Research)
12    P 42 credit points and NURS5069

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2