Course

Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)

Approved Abbreviation: MN(ClinLead)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4645.2

CRICOS Code: 063941M


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing 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 this course is 2010 or later.

Commencement Year 2008, 2009 - 4645.1 Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)

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 TimeInternalKath Peters
Parramatta CampusPart TimeExternalDaniel Nicholls
Parramatta CampusFull TimeInternalDaniel Nicholls

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

Applicants must have

Registered Nurse or Midwife (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

and

Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)

or

Five years full-time equivalent recent (within the last ten years) professional work experience in nursing/health care as a Registered nurse.

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).

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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 electives

Electives may be selected from any postgraduate Western Sydney University course

Spring

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

And two electives

Electives may be selected from any postgraduate course offered by the University.

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

Electives may be selected from any postgraduate course offered by the University.

Year 2

Autumn

Two electives

Electives may be selected from any postgraduate course offered by the University.

Spring

400777.3Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care

And one elective

Electives may be selected from any postgraduate course offered by the University.

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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