Master of Intensive Care Nursing




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Intensive Care Nursing is designed for registered nurses currently working in the intensive care environment and is intended to assist you to become clinical leaders. Your individual clinical experience is integrated with relevant evidence to produce information that can be used to inform the clinical practice of others. As a registered nurse working in the intensive care environment, you are expected to provide sophisticated care and advice to critically ill patients and their families. This requires the application of advanced physiological knowledge during the assessment and management of patients who may be experiencing single or multiple organ dysfunctions. The course will provide you with the specific knowledge, skills and attributes to provide care to this challenging group of patients.
Study plan
The Master of Intensive Care Nursing may be completed over three semesters full-time or five semesters part-time. The course consists of 60 credit points (cp), including core units of study (48cp) and a capstone (12cp). In the first year, students complete 48cp of core units of study, which include four specialty-specific units for the intensive care nursing courses. Students will undertake a work-based project or a research project as a capstone experience (12cp) and will study part-time in the final semester of their candidature. Following academic consultation, students wishing to undertake the Capstone (Research) may substitute NURS5071 with a research unit offered by the University.
Graduate opportunities
Graduates of this course will be recognised as having advanced knowledge relevant to intensive care nursing. Intensive care nurses normally work with a nurse patient ration of 1:1 and are in a position to provide comprehensive care to patients and their families. Many intensive care nurses also work in education, administration, research and as nurse consultants.


Which department am I in? Sydney Nursing School

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

Entry Requirement For International Student

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Intensive Care Nursing will hold:
(a) a pre-registration nursing degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification with a credit average; or
(b) a graduate diploma in a nursing discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or
(c) completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma in this discipline from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.
English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 5.0 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (1.5 years)

A$35,500.00 (US$ 27,768) per year

5 March 2018

The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia