Course

Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)

Approved Abbreviation: MN(ClinLead)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4645.1

CRICOS Code: 063941M


Course Status: INACTIVE
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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 this course was 2008, 2009.

This course aims to provide development opportunities for nursing and midwifery leaders (expert clinicians, nursing and midwifery managers and leaders at all levels of health care) to develop their leadership capacity in a manner that enables them to lead transformative change. The course provides a focus on the knowledge and behaviours required to be a successful leader in a changing health care environment. Key knowledge areas include evidence-based practice, politics and policy, quality, safety and clinical governance, information and communication technology, leadership and organisational capacity, resource management, health services research and evaluation. Opportunities will be provided to undertake in-depth study into aspects of clinical leadership that are relevant to their area of practice.

The Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) is also preparation for doctoral studies, and candidates who successfully complete the program will be eligible to apply for the doctoral program at UWS.

Study Mode
One year full time (on-campus) or two years part time (external).

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Daniel Nichollsd.nicholls@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Hong Kong Baptist UniversityPart TimeInternalKathleen Dixon

Admission

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

UAC

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. Details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof can be found on the Universities Admissions Centre website (UAC).

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 Western Sydney University.

Eligibility for admission to the Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) is based on the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) or equivalent qualification (as approved by the School of Nursing)

  • Registration as a nurse or midwife under the Register of Nurses and Midwives Board NSW, or equivalent; or eligibility for same

All International students must meet an UWS English proficiency requirement; that is achievement of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

http://pubsites.uws.edu.au/international/english.html

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Full Time

Autumn

400235.2Leadership in Clinical Practice
400238.3Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision

And two elective units

Suggested electives

400206.2Evidence-based Nursing

Spring

400778.2Leadership and the Development of Organisational Capacity
400777.3Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care

And two elective units

Suggested electives

400967.2Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems

Part Time

Year 1

Autumn

400235.2Leadership in Clinical Practice
400238.3Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision

Spring

400778.2Leadership and the Development of Organisational Capacity

And one Elective

Year 2

Autumn

400777.3Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care

And one elective

Spring

Two Elective units

Recommended electives:

400845.2Health Financial Management

Graduate Diploma

Students may elect to exit early with a Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Clinical Leadership) following successful completion of the four mandatory core units and two elective units.

4644 Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Clinical Leadership)



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