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C04228v2 Master of Advanced Nursing

Award(s): Master of Nursing in (name of major) (MN)
UAC code: 940826 (Education) (Autumn semester, Spring semester) , 940828 (Advanced Nursing Practice) (Autumn semester, Spring semester) , 940829 (Health Research) (Autumn semester, Spring semester)
CRICOS code: 055628J
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: Kuring-gai campus

Note(s)

This course also has a mid-year intake.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

This course entails person-centred learning. Developed in conjunction with key industry stakeholders, the course provides a clear pathway for nurses to develop their careers and positively influence the provision of care.

Highly respected by employers and clinicians alike, this course develops nursing skills and knowledge that enable improvement in person-centred care and patient outcomes. This encompasses the areas of clinical, nurse practitioner, chronic and complex care (ageing and palliation), primary health care, education, management and research.

The course has been developed with a key stakeholder group which includes educators, clinical nurse consultants, nurse unit managers, directors of nursing and consumers. This ensures that graduate attributes are professionally relevant, and meet both current and future needs of employers and the community.

Students are able to customise their program by mixing and matching the 8 majors, 11 sub-majors and over 40 elective choices in a variety of ways to achieve their individual goals, whether they be diversified or highly specialised. Course content is focused on innovative evidence-based practice which enables students to lead improved nursing practice at all levels. The course has been rated as 'excellent' by final-year students in university satisfaction surveys between 2010 and 2013, due in large part to the engaging master class format that encourages feedback, debate and a scholarly community.

Course aims

This course aims to:

  • develop students' careers as advanced clinicians, managers, educators or nurse practitioners
  • provide students with choice and flexibility to customise their program
  • extend students' capabilities and build confidence and leadership skills
  • empower students to take on the challenges and complexities of leadership in nursing
  • provide academic experience and qualification.

Career options

Highly respected by employers and clinicians alike, this course develops a variety of career options depending on the major and sub-major chosen. Career options include leadership positions in advanced roles, e.g. clinical, nurse practitioner, chronic and complex care (ageing and palliation), primary health care, education, management, research, clinical nurse specialist or consultant, nursing management, complex case management, nursing education and aged care.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse in Australia. Registered nurses who do not have an undergraduate diploma or degree but do have recent relevant work experience and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study may also be considered eligible.

International applicants must be a registered nurse in their own country or place of residence and hold a current Authority to Practise.

Local applicants must have concurrent employment in, or access to, the area of study and one year of post-registration clinical experience.

Students' current nursing registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners at:

www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx

Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.

Applicants to the Nurse Practitioner major need to demonstrate the following additional requirements:

  • current registration as a nurse in Australia
  • length and depth of experience: a minimum of five years, full-time equivalent (FTE) experience as a registered nurse, including three years FTE as a registered nurse in a specialty area and one year FTE at an advanced practice level in the relevant specialty area of practice
  • requisite education or equivalent in a specialty field as entry to the Nurse Practitioner program: Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and a postgraduate qualification in a specialty field that has prepared the student for advanced practice (either as a prerequisite or integrated into the master's degree)
  • required professional activity: active involvement in professional organisations and contribution to the ongoing development of the profession
  • confirmed support for the applicant to complete all professional experience requirements of the course.

For further information on additional requirements, contact the course coordinator.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 58-66

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition for the Master of Advanced Nursing is granted on the basis of the successful completion of equivalent subjects from recent postgraduate studies. The maximum number of subject exemptions that can be granted for a master's degree is eight (48 credit points).

For information on graduate certificates that are eligible for block credit if completed within the past 10 years, see the precedent list.

For detailed information about how to apply for credit recognition and the resulting subject exemptions, see credit recognition.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 72 credit points (12 subjects) comprising one major, which also includes a choice of one sub-major.

Course completion requirements

Select 72 credit points from the following: 72cp
STM90595 Domestic students72cp 
STM90596 International students72cp 
Total 72cp

Course program

Examples course programs are shown below. In each major, a sub-major has been selected as an example.

Clinical major, Critical Care sub-major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Year 3
Autumn semester
92608 Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Spring semester
92609 Pharmacological Therapies in Advanced Practice   6cp
92894 Advanced Clinical Practice   6cp
Clinical major, Critical Care sub-major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
92609 Pharmacological Therapies in Advanced Practice   6cp
92894 Advanced Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
92608 Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Clinical major, Critical Care sub-major, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 3
Autumn semester
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Spring semester
92609 Pharmacological Therapies in Advanced Practice   6cp
92894 Advanced Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 4
Autumn semester
92608 Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
No major, Critical Care sub-major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91063 Electives 24cp  
Year 3
Autumn semester
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91063 Electives 24cp  
Spring semester
98728 Leadership, Accountability and Role Development in Advanced Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91063 Electives 24cp  
No major, Critical Care sub-major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92612 Research in Health   6cp
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
98728 Leadership, Accountability and Role Development in Advanced Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
Select 24 credit points from the following:   24cp
CBK91063 Electives 24cp  
No major, Critical Care sub-major, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 3
Autumn semester
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91063 Electives 24cp  
Spring semester
98728 Leadership, Accountability and Role Development in Advanced Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91063 Electives 24cp  
Year 4
Autumn semester
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91063 Electives 24cp  
Education major, Critical Care sub-major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Year 3
Autumn semester
96026 Health Promotion   6cp
92848 Facilitation of Clinical Learning   6cp
Spring semester
92607 Education for Practice Development   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Education major, Critical Care sub-major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
92607 Education for Practice Development   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
96026 Health Promotion   6cp
92848 Facilitation of Clinical Learning   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Education major, Critical Care sub-major, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 3
Autumn semester
96026 Health Promotion   6cp
92848 Facilitation of Clinical Learning   6cp
Spring semester
92607 Education for Practice Development   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Year 4
Autumn semester
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Nurse Practitioner major, Critical Care sub-major, Autumn commencing, PT
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92612 Research in Health   6cp
92609 Pharmacological Therapies in Advanced Practice   6cp
Year 3
Autumn semester
92608 Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis   6cp
98727 Quality Use of Medicines in Advanced Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92611 Complex Case Management   6cp
98728 Leadership, Accountability and Role Development in Advanced Practice   6cp
Nurse Practitioner major, Critical Care sub-major, Spring commencing, PT
Year 1
Spring semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
98728 Leadership, Accountability and Role Development in Advanced Practice   6cp
Year 3
Autumn semester
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92609 Pharmacological Therapies in Advanced Practice   6cp
92611 Complex Case Management   6cp
Year 4
Autumn semester
92608 Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis   6cp
98727 Quality Use of Medicines in Advanced Practice   6cp
Primary Health Care major, Child and Family Health sub-major, Autumn, PT
Year 1
Autumn semester
92613 Principles of Child and Family Health Nursing   6cp
92614 Child and Family Health Nursing 1   6cp
Spring semester
92615 Child and Family Health Nursing 2   6cp
92620 Family and Community Health Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Year 3
Autumn semester
96026 Health Promotion   6cp
96725 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
Spring semester
96023 Non-communicable Disease   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Primary Health Care major, Child and Family Health sub-major, Autumn, FT
Year 1
Autumn semester
92613 Principles of Child and Family Health Nursing   6cp
92614 Child and Family Health Nursing 1   6cp
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92615 Child and Family Health Nursing 2   6cp
92620 Family and Community Health Practice   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
96023 Non-communicable Disease   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
96026 Health Promotion   6cp
96725 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Primary Health Care major, Child and Family Health sub-major, Spring, PT
Year 1
Spring semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92613 Principles of Child and Family Health Nursing   6cp
92614 Child and Family Health Nursing 1   6cp
Spring semester
92615 Child and Family Health Nursing 2   6cp
92620 Family and Community Health Practice   6cp
Year 3
Autumn semester
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Spring semester
96023 Non-communicable Disease   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Year 4
Autumn semester
96026 Health Promotion   6cp
96725 Principles of Primary Health Care   6cp
Management major, Critical Care sub-major, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Year 3
Autumn semester
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
Spring semester
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Management major, Critical Care sub-major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn semester
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Management major, Critical Care sub-major, Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 3
Autumn semester
92847 Planning and Evaluating Health Services   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Spring semester
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Year 4
Autumn semester
92297 Health Systems and Change   6cp
92932 Management for Clinicians   6cp
Chronic and Complex Care, Ageing and Pallitation maj, Critical Care smj, Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
96727 Palliative Care   6cp
96726 Caring for an Older Person   6cp
Year 3
Autumn semester
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Spring semester
96023 Non-communicable Disease   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Chronic and Complex Care, Ageing and Pallitation major, Critical Care sub-major, Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
96023 Non-communicable Disease   6cp
96727 Palliative Care   6cp
96726 Caring for an Older Person   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Chronic and Complex Care, Ageing and Pallitation, Critical Care, Spring PT
Year 1
Spring semester
92606 Nursing Leadership in Contemporary Health Care   6cp
92790 Evidence-based Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn semester
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing   6cp
92612 Research in Health   6cp
Spring semester
92919 Complex Critical Care   6cp
96023 Non-communicable Disease   6cp
Year 3
Autumn semester
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  
Spring semester
96727 Palliative Care   6cp
96726 Caring for an Older Person   6cp
Year 4
Autumn semester
92713 Health Breakdown   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91062 Electives 12cp  

Articulation with UTS courses

While the Master of Nursing (C04228) is offered as a stand-alone qualification, it is also part of an articulated program of study comprising many of the graduate certificates offered by UTS: Health, and the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (C07044).

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
www.ask.uts.edu.au

Louise Hickman
Course coordinator
email Louise.Hickman@uts.edu.au

For queries about the Nurse Practitioner major contact:

Rosalind Elliott
Course coordinator, Nurse Practitioner major
email Rosalind.Elliott@uts.edu.au

www.health.uts.edu.au