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Critical Care Nurse Courses

A Critical Care Nurse provides specialist nursing care to patients in an emergency department or intensive care unit. You might also work in critical care hospital units such as respiratory or cardiovascular care. Critical Care Nurses may carry out clinical assessments and assist other health care professionals during procedures and treatments.

Critical Care Nurses should be able to think quickly and remain calm during challenging situations. It’s important you can communicate clearly and work well in a team environment. Critical Care Nurses should have strong observational abilities and must be able to follow correct procedures. You’ll need good interpersonal skills and should pay close attention to details.

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Popular Critical Care Nurse Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Critical Care Nurse.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Critical Care Nurse earn?

In Australia, a full time Critical Care Nurse generally earns $1,530 per week ($79,560 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 a Critical Care Nurse?

This industry has experienced strong employment growth over the last five years. There are currently 298,400 people working in nursing in Australia and many of them specialise as a Critical Care Nurse. Critical Care Nurses may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Critical Care Nurse?

If a career as a Critical Care Nurse interests you, consider enrolling in an Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Critical Care). This course will advance your clinical assessment skills and improve your knowledge of medication administration. You’ll explore current nursing trends and practices and develop skills in emergency care, critical care, respiratory care and cardiovascular 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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