Nursing Education

 CVICU is a supportive, inclusive, and stimulating environment that develops practical knowledge and critical thinking skills. In a unit which offers the highest level of Cardiac Intensive Care, there are extensive opportunities for clinical progression, and on-going challenges in an environment that fosters advancing our team’s practice.

We have an active and engaging Education Team made up of:

  • A Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Coaches
  • Charge Nurses
  • Preceptors 

Our comprehensive orientation programme consists of:

  • Five theory days
  • Six weeks of preceptored orientation
  • The use of evidence based resources, competency goals, and an on-going clinical progression pathway
  • Ongoing support from our Clinical Coaches on the floor, both during and after orientation

Ongoing Education:

  • Regular in-service teaching sessions are held with guest educators, advanced nurses and the medical team
  • Our nurses are also encouraged to do post-graduate studies (see below) to advance clinical practice based on evidence based research and latest resources

Interested in hearing more about the opportunities available in CVICU? 

Please contact:

Amelia Condell (Charge Nurse - Education) Email:


Auckland University - Critical Care Nursing

Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters in Critical Care Nursing.