Designed for registered nurses, the Master of Intensive Care Nursing aims to assist nurses currently working in the intensive care environment to develop the expertise and skills to provide high quality patient care and become clinical leaders.
Intensive care nurses deliver complex care to critically ill patients, such as those experiencing single or multiple organ dysfunction due to serious illness or injury. As an intensive care nursing student, you will learn to work across complex environments that often demand rapid, sophisticated and challenging decisions as you help patients and their families understand their illness and deliver high quality care.
During this one and a half year degree, you will be led by leading researchers as you build upon your individual clinical experience. You will learn to provide sophisticated care and advice to critically ill patients and their families. This requires application of advanced physiological knowledge during the assessment and management of patients who may be experiencing single or multiple organ dysfunctions. A work-based project or research thesis will comprise the capstone experience of this degree, providing the opportunity for you to apply your expertise as you explore a particular area of your interest.
Upon graduation, you will have the specialist knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive care to patients and their families in intensive care, with opportunities to further work across nursing education, administration, research and consulting. Completion of this degree can also be a pathway into the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).
To assist students to make informed choices about their study, we have identified and set out the Inherent Requirements for coursework award courses in nursing.
The University of Sydney welcomes and encourages applications from students with disabilities, and from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. Where there are physical, intellectual, cultural, religious or other factors that impact on a student's ability to meet the Inherent Requirements, the University will make reasonable adjustments to assist the student to meet the requirements. Please read the Inherent Requirements carefully as you consider your course choices.