Postgraduate courses

St Vincent’s Hospital (SVH) has a long history of innovation in nurse education and was one of the first institutions in New South Wales to offer post registration nurse education in specialty areas with the establishment of the Cardiothoracic (1963), Operating Room (1965), and Intensive Care (1966) nursing courses.

SVH continues to offer postgraduate specialty nurse opportunities that are recognised and respected worldwide.

The curriculum of the courses has changed over time to keep up with the dynamic technologies and techniques seen in health care today.  SVH has responded to changes in nurse education by working with universities to develop curricula for SVH’s Postgraduate Nursing Courses.

The Hospital is committed to producing postgraduate courses that equip nurses with the specialised skills and knowledge that patient’s value and respect. By delivering the courses in a face to face format on site at the Hospital a strong clinical focus can be maintained, with input from academic and clinical specialists to ensure theory and practice are integrated.

Currently SVH offers postgraduate specialty nursing education opportunities to those wishing to specialise in perioperative nursing, intensive care nursing, anaesthetic and recovery nursing, or cardiothoracic and heart lung transplant nursing. The following courses are conducted over one (1) year.

> Postgraduate Intensive Care Nursing course

> Postgraduate Perioperative Nursing Course

> Postgraduate Cardiothoracic and Heart Lung Transplant Nursing Course