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Program Code 11682
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
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Description

The Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) is intended for registered nurses who wish to prepare themselves at an advanced level for leadership in clinical nursing practice and education.The focus is on clinical practice and the program allows for specialisation in selected areas of nursing, and in-depth study of a selected topic relevant to nursing practice. In particular, the program is designed for registered nurses who wish to practice at an advanced clinical level as clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurse consultants, or clinical nurse educators.

The program requires completion of 80-120 units and consists of Core, Directed Specialisation Courses. The program has a clinical practice focus and allows for specialisation in selected areas of nursing. Streams and areas of specialisation are available in Acute Care, Older Person Nursing, and Child, Youth and Family Nursing. Students must complete the courses approved for each specialisation to ensure specialisation acknowledgement.

A number of the courses listed are offered in partnership with Hunter New England Local Health District (including Mental Health and the Centre for Education and Nursing Research in Child Health [CENRiCH]).

Why study with us?

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Newcastle is a world leader in online education.  The Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) is designed and delivered to conveniently fit with the busy scheduled of contemporary nurses and is offered via a team of advanced practice clinicians and clinical academics from across a number of disciplines. The program requires completion of 80 units and consists of a number of core and directed courses. The program is offered online via GradSchool.com.

The sciences of health care and evidenced-based models of practice are continually evolving requiring advanced practice. Recognition is growing internationally that the quality of patient care is enhanced through advanced nursing care and leadership. As the number of patients with multiple and complex conditions increases globally, more nurses with advanced clinical skills and leadership are needed to manage patients at the ‘front-line’.

Career progression today is highly competitive requiring nurses to be continually upgrading and advancing their knowledge and skill-base aligned to evidence.  The Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) through the University of Newcastle is the perfect program of study to expand your knowledge and advance your practice and career. The course is flexible and designed for nurses working within urban, rural, or remote environments and also for nurses who are internationally based.

The intention is to produce graduates who will be able to work effectively at an advanced nursing practice level and move seamlessly across primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care within the public and private health care sectors.

The Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) is recognised as a leading course in preparing nurses for advanced care roles including clinical nurse specialist, clinical nurse consultants and clinical nurse educators.

If you have a Bachelor degree in nursing and have completed Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a related area of nursing practice and can provide a portfolio demonstrating evidence of relevant clinical and academic studies, the Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) at the University of Newcastle will enable you to achieve the necessary academic and clinical skills to practice in an advanced nursing practice role and provide you with a qualification that is recognised globally.

Offered predominantly online, this advanced program will develop your skills, theoretical knowledge and ability to apply this knowledge in professional settings, and to advance your career in a diverse range of advanced nursing roles.

Admission Requirements

Registered Nurse with Honours or a postgraduate qualification such as Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year’s experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae. 

 

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

International students can only study this program online offshore.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

The Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes “reasonable accommodations” under Anti-Discrimination legislation.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Requirements and Structure

Qualification for the award of Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) requires 80 units of course work undertaken over 1.5 to 2 years part time.  All students complete the 3 core courses (30 units).  Students wishing to study in one of the  special interest areas,  Acute Care; Child, Youth and Family; or Older Person Nursing are required to complete the 3 Core Courses (30 units), 1 course from the Directed Courses List  A (10 units); and 4 courses from the one of the special interest focus areas  (40 units).  All other students complete the 3 core courses (30 units) and 5 courses (50 units) from the directed courses. The award of Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) requires completion of 80 units of study.Students wishing to have a specialisation recognised on their transcript must complete 40 units of one specialisation stream.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
NURS6120 Contemporary Nursing Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

General Directed

Directed Courses: Choose 50 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6620 Biophysical Processes and Health Assessment Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
20 units
NURS6621 Contract Learning A Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6622 Contract Learning B Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6623 Leadership and Management in Practice Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6650 Infection Control Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PHAR6701 Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Advanced Nursing Practice Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6801 Primary Health Care Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6802 Contemporary Issues in Chronic Disease Management Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

M Nursing (AP) CHILD, YOUTH & FAMILY NURSING

Directed Courses - Special Interest: Choose 40 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
NURS6811 Assessment:The Neonate, Child, Young Person and Family Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6814 Pregnancy Birth and the Family Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6815 Special Care of the Newborn Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6816 Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6820 Acute and Chronic Illness in Children Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses List A: Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6620 Biophysical Processes and Health Assessment Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
20 units
NURS6621 Contract Learning A Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6622 Contract Learning B Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6623 Leadership and Management in Practice Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6650 Infection Control Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PHAR6701 Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Advanced Nursing Practice Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6801 Primary Health Care Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6802 Contemporary Issues in Chronic Disease Management Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

M Nursing (AP) OLDER PERSON NURSING

Directed Courses - Special Interest: Choose 40 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
NURS6070 Mental Health Nursing of Older People Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6190 Issues in Aged Care Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6250 The Experience of Ageing Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6711 Palliative Care Practice Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses List A: Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
BIOS6910 Biostatistics A Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6160 Clinical Assessment of Drug/Alcohol Use Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6320 Stroke: Acute Management Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6620 Biophysical Processes and Health Assessment Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
20 units
NURS6621 Contract Learning A Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6622 Contract Learning B Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6623 Leadership and Management in Practice Trimester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6650 Infection Control Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
PHAR6701 Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Advanced Nursing Practice Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6801 Primary Health Care Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
MEDI6802 Contemporary Issues in Chronic Disease Management Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
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