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Acute Care Nurse Courses

An Acute Care Nurse provides advanced nursing care to patients in a hospital or other specialist health care facility. You might work in an emergency department, an intensive care unit or work with patients who are recovering from surgical procedures. Acute Care Nurses might perform clinical assessments and liaise with other health care professionals.

Acute Care Nurses should have excellent observational abilities and strong attention to detail. Interpersonal skills are important and you’ll need to be able to work as part of a team. Acute Care Nurses should be good communicators and must be able to follow correct procedures. You’ll need to be able to use your analytical skills and make important decisions quickly.

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Popular Acute Care Nurse Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become an Acute Care Nurse.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Acute Care Nurse earn?

In Australia, a full time Acute Care Nurse generally earns $1,540 per week ($80,080 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Acute Care Nurse?

The number of people working in this field has grown strongly over the last five years. There are currently 298,400 people working in nursing in Australia and many of them specialise as an Acute Care Nurse. Acute Care Nurses may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Acute Care Nurse?

If you’re interested in a career as an Acute Care Nurse, consider enrolling in an Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Acute Care). This course will give you the skills to perform advanced clinical assessments and nurse patients with acute health conditions including diabetes and respiratory illnesses. You’ll develop your knowledge of rehabilitation care, cardiovascular care, paediatric nursing and palliative care.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within nursing. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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