Taught course

Adult Critical Care Nursing

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

Entry requirements You’ll hold a degree or equivalent qualification, and will be qualified for two years and working in an appropriate role within a critical care environment for at least one year. To discuss entry requirements and equivalent qualifications please email admissions@anglia.ac.uk. For international students we’ll also need you to complete ‘Preparation for Success’ - a guide to prepare international students for study at Anglia Ruskin University.

Months of entry


Course content

Our course meets the needs of critical care nurses worldwide. Delivered entirely by distance learning accessible both nationally and internationally, we promote an online community of learning which is prepared by critical care experts with diverse research interests.

You’ll advance your knowledge as a nurse to meet the increasingly complex and dynamic demands of caring for critically ill patients.

You’ll already be working as a nurse in a critical care environment, which involves regular patient/client contact (Anglia Ruskin will not arrange clinical placements). By completing this course you’ll have the opportunity to advance your career in critical care into leadership positions within clinical settings, or in the fields of management, research and teaching.

Our teaching and learning strategies draw heavily on your own experiences. Our assessments will constantly challenge your critical and creative thinking and vary between modules. They include patchwork text (a series of separate pieces of work that are ‘sewn’ together at the end to link to the structure of the module), a service user enhancement project, focused case analysis, research proposal, critical review of literature, case studies, systematic reviews and data analysis.

Our course promotes evidence-based international guidelines, policy, ethics and world-class research in order to create nurses who can effectively use analytical and problem-solving skills in their own practice. We foster innovation and creativity in order to nurture critical care nurses who’re able to effect change and influence practice and service delivery.

Information for international students

Those candidates for whom English is not their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
+44 (0)1245 49 3131