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Master of Nursing

Approved Abbreviation: MNurs


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4722.2

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 085665M


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in the course is 2017 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 4722.1 Master of Nursing

The aim of the Master of Nursing is to provide Registered Nurses with the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to prepare them for advanced practice in the clinical setting. Students will be able to align their career goals with one of a number of professional pathways. Specialisations available include clinical leadership, clinical teaching, aged care, primary health care or research studies. Opportunities will be provided for students in their final sessions of study to synthesise and apply advanced nursing concepts through a capstone experience or research project relevant to their professional goals.

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time or three years part-time. One year full-time (two years part-time) program is also available, depending on entry qualifications (see Pathways below).

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Linda Gregoryl.gregory@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Hong Kong Baptist UniversityPart TimeInternalLinda Gregory
OnlineFull TimeOnlineLinda Gregory
OnlinePart TimeOnlineLinda Gregory
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternalLinda Gregory
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternalLinda Gregory

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Candidature for admission to the Master of Nursing and the various specialisations are detailed below:

Master of Nursing 1.5 year Pathway (120 credit points)

Registered Nurse (currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – Nursing and Midwifery), or eligibility for same, or certificate of registration of nursing, within the last five years, in their own country. Any other type of registration (non-practicing, limited, or student) is not acceptable for this course

and

Completion of an undergraduate degree in health-related sciences (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), in health science, human science, midwifery, naturopathy, nursing, nutrition, psychology.

Master of Nursing 1 year Pathway (80 credit points)

Registered Nurse (currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – Nursing and Midwifery), or eligibility for same, or certificate of registration of nursing, within the last five years, in their own country. Any other type of registration (non-practicing, limited, or student) is not acceptable for this course

and

Completion of an undergraduate degree in health-related sciences (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), in health science, human science, midwifery, naturopathy, nursing, nutrition, psychology OR completion of a Graduate Diploma in Nursing (AQF Level 8 or equivalent), or higher, in a health-related discipline

and

Two years full-time equivalent work experience as a registered nurse or registered midwife within the last five years.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a statement of service for all work experience listed on the application

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International Office

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and WSU.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points (1.5 year Pathway) or 80 credit points (1 year Pathway).

Students may complete the Master of Nursing (no specialisation) or may enrol in and complete one of five Specialisations. See individual links below for detailed course structure.

  • Clinical Leadership
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Aged Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • Research Studies

Master of Nursing (no specialisation)

A4014Master of Nursing (No Specialisation) - 1.5 year Pathway
A4015Master of Nursing (No Specialisation) - 1 year pathway

Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)

A4016Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) - 1.5 year pathway
A4017Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) - 1 year pathway

Master of Nursing (Clinical Teaching)

A4018Master of Nursing (Clinical Teaching) - 1.5 year pathway
A4019Master of Nursing (Clinical Teaching) - 1 year pathway

Master of Nursing (Aged Care)

A4020Master of Nursing (Aged Care) - 1.5 year pathway
A4021Master of Nursing (Aged Care) - 1 year pathway

Master of Nursing (Primary Health Care)

A4022Master of Nursing (Primary Health Care) - 1.5 year pathway
A4023Master of Nursing (Primary Health Care) - 1 year pathway

Master of Nursing (Research Studies)

A4024Master of Nursing (Research Studies) - 1.5 year pathway
A4025Master of Nursing (Research Studies) - 1 year pathway


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