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Nursing (Acute Care) (1.5 years)

Be at the forefront of patient treatment and recovery and advance your career prospects with a career in acute care nursing. These courses will allow you to examine complex issues associated with nursing critically ill patients in a range of nursing environments and clinical settings including emergency, intensive care, and neonatal care.

The skills and expertise of acute care nurses are necessary when urgent medical attention is needed, such as in cases of severe injuries, acute care surgery, chronic conditions, and infectious diseases.

The role of an acute care nurse is varied and constantly evolving. Acute care nurses have immediate impacts on the lives of their patients and their families.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1.5 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $34,000
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 088943C
Delivery mode: On campus

What you will study

The Master of Nursing (Acute Care) will provide you with the opportunity to develop your advanced, theoretical, and practical knowledge and skills in acute care nursing and apply them in a range of situations. This course aims to enable you to contribute to the development of nursing and healthcare in the acute care field.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Nurses with acute care specialisations can take on nursing leadership roles in acute care settings to deliver person-centered care to patients with acute care needs.

Experience potential enhancements to your nursing career in settings such as:

  • Rural and remote
  • Care of the older patient
  • Paediatric care
  • Children and families
  • Emergency departments
  • Intensive care units
  • Medical/surgical