Advanced nursing care prepares the student with advanced assessment and clinical skills and techniques that will be required to care for an emergency patient or one who is acutely ill. Patients who have complex illnesses or multiple injuries require refined nursing care to provide an optimum chance of recovery. Ethical and legal problems encountered in high dependency areas of nursing are addressed. Self-care of the nurse is also emphasised to prevent burnout. The team work required to work in high acuity situations is emphasised.