Master of Applied Management (Nursing)

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Overview

Can you diffuse difficult situations with expertise whilst remaining calm and focused? 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 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 inter-professional leadership and management practices, with the ability to successfully lead a team particularly in times of change or uncertainty.

With an advanced and recognised postgraduate qualification, graduates will be able to advance to Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Consultant and Nurse Unit Manager roles to build their career choices and earning capacity. Graduate career earning capacity will also increase as Nurse Practitioners.

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.

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Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
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On Campus + Online

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

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

8
Program Code

11249

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Is It For You?

Working in healthcare services can be challenging but 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) is ideal for nurses looking to further their education and training to expand their career opportunities into nursing management and inter-professional leadership. The program 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 capacity to lead organisational change. You will broaden your understanding of leadership and what it means to build, nurture and motivate your team.

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.

Career Opportunities

At the completion of your Master of Applied Management (Nursing), you will have the knowledge and practical skills needed to be an effective, successful leader of nursing staff and leader of inter-professional teams. Graduates will be able to advance to Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Consultant and Nurse Unit Manager roles to build their career choices and earning capacity. Graduate career earning capacity will also increase as Nurse Practitioners.

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 resources, financial management; and project management skills. These capacity building skills will enable 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.

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

What Will You Study?

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.

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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 (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 4 courses 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:

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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 at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

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 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6624 Leading Change in Practice Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
PUBH6210 Qualitative Methods in Health Research Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
EPID6420 Epidemiology A - Basic Methods 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 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6061 Contemporary Mental Health Nursing Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6070 Mental Health Nursing of Older People Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6095 Mental Health Nursing in Community Settings Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6120 Contemporary Nursing Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6190 Health Care and the Older Person Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6250 Ageing and Health Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6450 Symptom Management in Clinical Practice Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6621 Contract Learning A Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6622 Contract Learning B Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6640 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6650 Infection Control Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6711 Palliative Care Practice Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6811 Assessment:The Neonate, Child, Young Person and Family Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6814 Pregnancy Birth and the Family Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6815 Special Care of the Newborn Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6816 Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool) 10 units
NURS6820 Acute and Chronic Illness in Children 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6192 Strategic Human Resource Management Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management 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 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy Trimester 3 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
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.

Why study with us?

The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) is offered fully online to international and domestic students.

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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