University of Technology Sydney

C04408v1 Master of Advanced Nursing

Award(s): Master of Advanced Nursing in (name of major) (MAdvN)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: Online campus

Notes

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

This course prepares nurses to advance their careers in a range of diverse and challenging roles. Developed in close consultation with industry stakeholders, our course is contemporary and responsive, ensuring that graduates are well prepared to meet the current and future needs of the healthcare system. Specialisations in leadership, quality and safety, acute care and chronic and complex care, along with a renewed range of other subjects which incorporate up-to-the-minute evidence and content, are all intended to positively impact outcomes for health care consumers.

The course offers a contemporary and responsive curriculum that is industry aligned, evidence-based and research-informed. UTS works with key health care partners, public health organisations and consumers, to shape and deliver up to the minute content, that provides nurses with in-demand skills to meet the ever growing needs of patients and employers. Students learn from internationally recognised nursing experts and researchers who continue to improve practice and inform policy globally. The 100% online study mode allows nurses to personalise their learning, with flexible study options.

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

Students develop nursing skills and knowledge that enable improvement in person-centred care and health outcomes. Career options include leadership positions, advanced roles and specialisations in areas such: as acute care, chronic and complex care, quality and safety, and management.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Identify, synthesise, evaluate and apply the best available evidence for translation into practice to achieve optimal health outcomes
1.2 Demonstrate comprehensive clinical judgement and clinical reasoning that is based on evidence and reflects relevant professional codes and guidelines
2.1 Analyse approaches for building own capacity for leadership and that of the interdisciplinary health workforce and health care consumers
2.2 Demonstrates ability to collaborate and influence evidence-based change and transformation for achieving optimal health care outcomes
3.1 Justify and promote social justice principles to ensure efficient use of resources and equity of access to health care
3.2 Synthesise evidence-based principles of quality and safety to achieve optimal health outcomes
4.1 Consistently adopt a respectful, empathic and person-centred approach that engages and empowers health care consumers and families/significant others
4.2 Demonstrate a high level of verbal, non-verbal, written, digital and other technological communication skills.
5.1 Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and ongoing professional development
5.2 Demonstrate compassionate, empathic, ethical and collaborative clinical practice
5.3 Practise and promote the principles of self-care that build resilience and support personal and team wellbeing
6.1 Demonstrate respect and value for world view differences and in particular Indigenous Australians ways of knowing, being and doing
6.2 Critically reflect upon the impact of ongoing colonisation and its pervasive discourse on Indigenous Australians and their health and wellbeing
6.3 Apply a strengths-based approach in addressing issues facing Indigenous Australians
6.3 Demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of Indigenous Australians and integrate this knowledge into practice

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 have recent relevant work experience and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study, may also be considered eligible.

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

Students' current nursing registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners. Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.

For further information on additional requirements, contact the Course Coordinator.

The English proficiency requirement for 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: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning 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 recognition of prior learning and the resulting subject exemptions, see recognition of prior learning.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered online on a full-time or part-time basis.

Course structure

Master of Advanced Nursing is comprised of 12 subjects, of which, four are graduate certificate subjects. Students have the option to follow one of the listed specialisation pathways, or they may choose to study a general pathway (selecting any eight subjects from those on offer in the major and sub-majors).

Course completion requirements

STM91436 Advanced Nursing core subjects 24cp
CBK91885 Advanced Nursing choice 48cp
Total 72cp

Course program

For more information, download a course guide and speak to a UTS Online Student Enrolment Advisor about 100% online study and a possible study program.

Master of Advanced Nursing (Online), Session 2 commencing, full time
Year 1
Session 2
96320 Specialty Clinical Practice   6cp
Session 3
96325 Applied Pathophysiology in Practice   6cp
Session 4
96314 Evidence in Nursing   6cp
Session 5
96326 Improving Safety and Quality in Healthcare   6cp
Session 6
96321 Collaborative and Integrative Mental Health Care   6cp
Year 2
Session 1
96318 Comprehensive Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning   6cp
Session 2
96316 Quality and Safety in Medicines   6cp
Session 3
96327 Leading Health and Social Care   6cp
Session 4
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
96324 Nursing - Sensitive Indicators in Acute Care 6cp  
96317 Diabetes Pathways 6cp  
96328 Systems and Service Innovation 6cp  
96329 Health Systems and Change 6cp  
96320 Specialty Clinical Practice 6cp  
Session 5
96319 Applied Nursing Research and Practice   6cp
Session 6
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
96315 Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration 6cp  
96323 Ageing: Health, Illness, and Decline 6cp  
Year 3
Session 1
96322 Advanced Professional Practice   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

While the Master of Advanced Nursing is offered as a stand-alone qualification, it is also part of an articulated program of study.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Health

Gail Forrest
Course coordinator