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Master of Nursing MNRS

Program focus


The Master of Nursing is designed to allow the experienced registered
nurse to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge necessary for
leadership roles in clinical practice, nursing education or administrative
health care management.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

1 year full-time, 4 years part-time

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Program aims

The program aims to enhance the practice of experienced nurses
in the areas of clinical practice, management or education.

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Program objectives

On completion of the program graduates will be able to:

  • function in leadership roles in their chosen area of nursing
    or health care

  • lead scholarly enquiry into, and be prepared to publicly comment
    on, issues that affect nursing and health care

  • monitor, evaluate and provide leadership in the development
    of State, National and International trends in nursing and health
    care

  • act as mentors for, and give support to, fellow nurses or other
    health care workers in their quests to increase their knowledge and
    leadership skills

  • critically analyse and contribute to the ongoing development
    of the roles of the registered nurse, nurse educator or nurse manager.


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Program structure

The program contains eight units. There are six compulsory courses
of one unit each and two units of electives.

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Elective courses

Students may select electives from the following courses without
requiring the approval of the Program Coordinator. Any other choice
of elective(s) must be approved by the Program Coordinator.

ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice
NUR5520 Introduction to Counselling Skills
MGT8015 Corporate Occupational Health and Safety
MGT8038 Leadership Development
MGT8016 Occupational Health and Occupational Hygiene
MGT8002 Strategic Management
NUR8040 Qualitative Research Methods
EDU5221 Professional Learning
ANP5001 Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice
ANP5003 Emergency Care*
ANP5004 Emergency Mental Health and Reproductive Health Care*
NUR3650 Advanced Health Assessment#

Footnotes
*Clinical Course
#This is an appropriate
course for Master of Nursing

Students should note that the offering of elective courses is
dependent upon the number of students enrolling in a course being
at least 10. Students should enrol in the courses of their choice
but will be informed as soon as practicable if any of these courses
are not to be offered.

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