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Critical Care Nursing

1 Year
September 2023
Campus Taught

Our Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing provides flexibility for the future provision of critical care nurse education. The course integrates the National Standards for Critical Care Nurse Education and the National Competency Framework for Critical Care Nurses.


Course aims

  • To enable critical care nurses from clinical environments relevant to the outcome award to explore and extend their understanding and application of the knowledge that informs competent clinical practice.
  • To facilitate critical care nurses to reflect on their own experiences, challenge assumptions and consider alternative courses of action to support the development of high-quality critical care services.
  • To support the exploration of the drivers that influence and shape contemporary professional practice in health and social care organisations.

Module overview

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Academic expertise


This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Health and Care

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