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Master of Nursing (Professional Studies)

Approved Abbreviation: MNurs(ProfStudies)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4735.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 086213J

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Spring 2015.

The aim of the Master of Nursing (Professional Studies) is to provide students who hold an undergraduate nursing degree with the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to enhance their practice in the contemporary clinical setting. Opportunities will be provided for students in their final sessions of this qualification to synthesise and apply advanced nursing concepts through their capstone experience.

Study Mode
Two years full time, or four years part-time.


Candidature for admission to the Master of Nursing (Professional Studies) is based on admission requirements detailed below:

Completion of an undergraduate degree in nursing (AQF Level 7 or equivalent).

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.

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 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.

International Office

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 160 credit points including the units listed below.

401082Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care
400412Primary Health Care and its Applications
400241Supporting Aged Communities

And one elective

Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Professional Studies) at this point.

401168Evidence Based Health Care
400210Health Promotion and the Nurse
400773Mental Health for Communities

And one elective

Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Professional Studies) at this point.

400235Leadership in Clinical Practice
400777Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care
400774Perspectives on Nursing
400238Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision

And two electives

Capstone Unit (20 credit points)

401440Capstone Experience in Health Care

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