Master of Applied Management (Nursing)

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Is It For You?

“Solutions-focused”, “Excellent Conflict Mitigation”, “Strong Leadership Potential” – have you heard these utterings around you?  Are you ready to take on greater responsibilities in a more senior healthcare professional role?

The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) could be just what you are looking for. A higher degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a leader in healthcare  delivery – and the best part is: you get to set your course in the area of nursing that means the most to you! This program will build both confidence, capability and job readiness and or competiveness in leadership and management skill and strategy.

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Management (Nursing) perfectly blends your existing clinical experience with advanced learning in key business disciplines such as

  • financial management,
  • business analysis,
  • strategic human resource development and
  • capacity to lead organisational change

Learn how to carry this knowledge from the patient bedside to the boardroom as you unpack new clinical and managerial tools to address workforce challenges. Support and lead organisational change with application of healthcare practice, theory and strategy offered through the Master of Applied Management (Nursing).

Prepare yourself for a dynamic educational experience and graduate with a renewed focus and understanding of current and future complexities in healthcare and be an outstanding leader. Rise to the challenge and meet your potential that those around you see already.

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary
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Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Online
On Campus + Online

Tuition Fees
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Number of Courses
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Program Code

11249

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Online
On Campus + Online

Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

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Program Code

11249

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Course Overview

You will be in control of your learning pathway during your Master of Applied Management (Nursing). Four distinct courses from the program include:

  • Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Leading Change in Practice
  • Qualitative Methods in Health Research and
  • Epidemiology – Basic Methods

From there, you get to decide which remaining four courses of study are best for you. [link to course elective options]– Your decisions are supported with the guidance of the dedicated Program Convenor if you need to consult or want advice on career opportunities after achieving your masters.

With flexibility to tailor your degree to your career goals,  you’ll also have the added bonus of achieving your fully accredited Master of Applied Management (Nursing) at a time that suits you. Our advanced online learning platform allows you to study at a time, place and pace that suits your lifestyle. The course coordinators are available to provide you support through your coursework to help you succeed.

Where Will It Take You?

At the completion of your Master of Applied Management (Nursing), you will have a solid foundation in the practical application of contemporary inter-professional leadership techniques and management practices. The skills acquired through the University of Newcastle’s exemplary flexible learning frameworks and job-focused management methodology, you will have the distinction to successfully lead a multi-disciplinary team particularly in times of change or uncertainty.

Upon achieving your postgraduate qualification, you will be able to advance to positions such as:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Consultant
  • Nurse Unit Manager

Graduate career earning capacity will also increase as Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Manager, operational managers and Clinical leaders.

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The University of Newcastle’s application process is designed to be easy. Most of your application can be processed online, and for the rest, we are here to assist you to get yourself enrolled and ready to build yourself up to the next level as seamlessly as possible. Below is an overview of what is required and what should be uploaded as part of your application.

If you have any questions, or want to discuss prior learning, the best thing to do is give us a call or email.

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 (eg AHPRA).

Don’t have the required entry criteria for the Master of Applied Management (Nursing)? You may be eligible for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing. The Graduate Certificate is 40 units (2 or 3 courses, depending on Specialisation) and is a pathway into the Master.

For information regarding the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, please visit the program page.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 11249
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Online
Program Plans

Description

The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) program is intended for registered nurses who wish to increase their skills in health leadership and management or are planning to further their career in health systems leadership and management.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 management and business disciplines such as financial management, business analysis, information technology, strategic human resource development and capacity 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 interprofessional 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 health care field such as Clinical Nurse Manager, Multidisciplinary Team Leader, Nursing Unit Manager, Director of Nursing and Midwifery; or positions at an executive leadership level within a complex health system. The program requires completion of 80 units and consists of core and directed Courses. The program provides a fusion of evidence and practice vital for contemporary management and leadership of nursing and health systems exposing you to experts in the specialities of information technology, business, business innovation, strategic leadership, change management and health and nursing.

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 here.

Requirements and Structure

Qualification for the award of Master of Applied Management (Nursing) requires 80 units of course work undertaken over 1.5 to 2 years part time. All students complete the 4 core courses (40 units), 1 directed course from Group A (10 units) and 3 directed courses from Group B (30 units)

Course Information

M Applied Management (Nursing) Core Courses

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

Code Name Availability Units
NURS6623 Leadership and Management in Practice Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Semester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

M Applied Management (Nursing) Directed A

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

Code Name Availability Units
NURS6055 Mental Health Nursing in Acute Care Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6061 Contemporary Mental Health Nursing Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6070 Mental Health Nursing of Older People Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6095 Mental Health Nursing in Community Settings Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6120 Contemporary Nursing Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6190 Health Care and the Older Person Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6250 Ageing and Health Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6621 Contract Learning A Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6622 Contract Learning B Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6650 Infection Control Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6711 Palliative Care Practice Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6811 Assessment:The Neonate, Child, Young Person and Family Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6814 Pregnancy Birth and the Family Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6815 Special Care of the Newborn Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6816 Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
NURS6820 Acute and Chronic Illness in Children Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units

M Applied Management (Nursing) Directed B

Directed Courses List B: Choose 30 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6002 Foundations of Business Analysis Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6003 Globalisation Summer 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6190 Human Resource and Organisational Development Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6192 Strategic Human Resource Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
INFT6009 Cloud Computing and Mobile Applications for the Enterprise Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy Trimester 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units

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.

There is an early exit option for a Graduate Certificate of Applied Management (Nursing) awarded at 40 units, 20 units from Core and 20 units from Group B Courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate comprehensive and well founded knowledge of the discipline of nursing and nursing management
  • Displays effective written and/or oral communication skills within a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Demonstrate ability to apply advanced knowledge in nursing management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research methodology and its application to research questions in nursing and other health related areas
  • Demonstrates professional self-efficacy and leadership
  • Demonstrates cultural competency and safety
  • Displays respect for the community and the environment

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.

Assumed Knowledge

Foundations of nursing knowledge, nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgment, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to conceptualise practice. Demonstrated Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council competencies.

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