Overview

Master of Applied Management (Nursing)

Can you diffuse difficult situations with expertise whilst remaining calm and focussed? Are you looking to take on a management role within healthcare, while still putting your nursing skills to good use?

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Management (Nursing) will provide you with the skills to become an industry leader  through blending your clinical experience with  key business disciplines such as financial management and business analysis, , strategic human resource development and capcity to lead organisational change.  You will broaden your understanding of leadership and what it means to build, nurture and motivate your team.

At the completion of your studies you will have a solid foundation in the practical application of contemporary inter-professional leadership and management practices, with the ability to successfully lead a  team particularly in times of change or uncertainty.

With your advanced and recognised postgraduate qualification, you will be able to take on advanced roles within the healthcare field such as Clinical Nurse Manager, Nursing Unit Manager, Director of Nursing and Midwifery; or positions at an executive level within a complex health system.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your fully accredited Master of Applied Management (Nursing) at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Applied Management (Nursing) is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Working in healthcare services can be challenging and highly rewarding. The field of nursing lends itself to continued learning, providing nurses with opportunities to shift, enhance or specialise their nursing skills and clinical leadership depending on their personal career goals.

The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) through the University of Newcastle is ideal for graduate nurses looking to further their education and training to expand their career opportunities into nursing management and inter-professional leadership.

You will enhance your knowledge of  nursing practices; gain a comprehensive understanding of contemporary health  issues and acquire skills to provide superior leadership to progress your nursing and health care leadership career.

If you are already in a management role looking to further your qualifications in this field, the program can be completed in as little as two trimesters (full time) and offers a balance between management  theory and its practical application. With a strong focus on leadership and successful human resource development, you will be inspired to enhance your professional offering with the assistance of this advanced program.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'study' tab.

Career Pathways

At the completion of your Master of Applied Management (Nursing), you will have the skills to take on leadership and management roles in nursing and across inter-professional teams.

You will be prepared to lead the day to day operations of a nursing unit, inter-professional team or provide organisational-wide leadership. Your responsibilities in this role may include supervision of clinical  staff, as well as coordinating patient care and implementing efficient procedures across the full range of clinical settings.

With the opportunity to specialise, you will be able to develop and refine your clinical nursing and organisational leadership capacity through development of a suite of  business, human resource, financial management; and project management skills. These capacity building  skills will enable to you to achieve success as a nurse manager or inter-professional team leader.

As a nurse manager or team leader  you will manage nursing and other staff activities, plan work schedules and assign various duties to team members.. You will provide training for nurses and other team  members  and ensure proper delivery of care. You will also oversee a team budget, supply orders, rosters and patient care.

Overall, this advanced program will give you the knowledge and practical skills needed to be an effective, successful leader of nursing staff and leader of inter-professional teams.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Master of Applied Management (Nursing) visit the ‘Details’ tab.

Specialisations

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Management (Nursing) can be completed in two trimesters (full-time) flexible online learning environment.

The program has been structured to provide you with an advanced grounding in the study of nursing management and health leadership, preparing you with the clinical and business skills required to advance your career within a globalised health system.

The course incorporates studies from multiple university faculties including the Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Health and Faculty of Science and Information Technology. This approach will provide you with a superior and comprehensive grounding in nursing management and health leadership  across a variety of disciplines.

The core courses you will study are leadership and management in practice where you will build on your knowledge and ability to apply these skills in the workplace. Leading change in practice will prepare you with the skill-set required for managing complex organisational systems, organisational change  management ,  and effective management of human resource and workforce issues.

With a range of specialised courses focused on modern business challenges, you can explore areas such as globalisation, management under uncertainty, marketing management and planning, strategic human resource management and technology oriented courses which deal with the digital economy and cloud computing and mobile applications in enterprise.

To find out more about where the Master of Applied Management (Nursing) can lead you, visit the 'careers' tab.

Get Started

Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

Registered Nurse with Honours or a postgraduate qualification such as Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; are eligible for admission to the Master of Applied Management (Nursing) and should ensure that certified copies of academic transcripts are included with their application.

If you have a completed Bachelor of Nursing, and are yet to complete postgraduate study, please ensure that certified copies of undergraduate academic transcripts are included with your application. You must also provide details of a minimum of one year's experience (documented in a professional curriculum vitae)

If you are a hospital trained nurse, please provide details of a minimum of eight year's experience (documented in a professional curriculum vitae).

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

All applicants must provide a copy practicing certificate with an authorised registration authority.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID.  You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency”.

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