Additional Information for Critical Care Nursing Applicants
Registered Nurses undertaking the Critical Care major must be currently employed minimum 0.6FTE in and Intensive Care Unit or Coronary Care unit (current employment statement required).
The Intensive Care and Cardiac Nursing subjects each have 150 hour clinical practice requirements, with students required to be concurrently employed in the specialty unit (min. 0.6FTE).Completion of clinical competencies will be facilitated by the employing hospital under a suitably-qualified preceptor.
To facilitate your studies, you need to identify an appropriately qualified person in your workplace to act as a preceptor. Your preceptor needs to be someone preferably with a postgraduate qualification or equivalent, or someone who has more than 10 years’ experience in a Coronary Care/Intensive Care environment. Your preceptor will need to sign a clinical support agreement and provide a copy of their CV.
This is important for communication and for the University to be satisfied that you have appropriate support available.