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The University of Newcastle’s Master of Applied Management (Nursing) offers students the opportunity to blend their clinical experience with the fundamental skills required for successful business leadership. Through this course students will broaden their understanding of leadership and build upon skills in financial management and business analysis, strategic human resource development and capacity to implement organisational change.
The theoretical knowledge gained throughout this course will be combined with practical skills developed in clinical experience to ensure graduates are equipped with the analytical and practical skills required for effective management in the fast paced healthcare environment. Completion of this course will provide students with a solid foundation in the practical application of contemporary inter-professional leadership and management practices and is suited to graduate nurses looking to further their education and training to expand their career opportunities into nursing management.
Those seeking to apply will require a recognised Bachelor degree in Nursing or an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution. Those with experience as a registered nurse without a degree are also invited to apply and will be considered on the basis of experience and other past qualifications. The program can be completed over two semesters (full time) in a flexible online learning environment.
The following list provides some example jobs for Master of Applied Management (Nursing) graduates. The various Types of jobs will depend upon the previous qualifications and the level of experience gained in particular industries prior to graduating.
- Child and Family Health Nurse
- Clinical Nurse/Midwife Educator
- Clinical Nurse/Midwife Specialist
- Community Registered Nurse
- Emergency Nurse Specialist
- Genetic Counsellor
- Health Promotion Officer
- Immunisation Nurse
- Mental Health Clinician
Getting the Edge
Most employers seek to recruit people who have relevant work experience and an appreciation for their industry. Here is a check list of ideas about gaining experience and industry knowledge.
- Check the type of experience most employers in your field of interest expect. Don’t overlook the part time work you may be currently doing. Most employers understand that the skills are transferrable even if the work is not in their industry.
- Check your academic program for any courses that involve a placement or the opportunity to undertake an industry based project.
- Check your school for Summer Scholarships for research opportunities.
- Check vacancy sites for advertised traineeships, part time employment and vacation work opportunities in your field.
- Source and approach organisations directly about possible work shadowing or information interview opportunities.
- Source and approach organisations directly for paid work opportunities.
- Consider volunteering.
Note: Gaining experience may be important but not at the expense of your studies. Make sure you do not overload your timetable with unrealistic work commitments.
- ACT Health (Australia)
- CRS Australia (Australia)
- Eastern Health (Australia)
- Healthscope Limited (Australia)
- Medicins Sans Frontieres (Australia)
- Northern Health (Australia)
- NT Health (Australia)
Some large organisations have specific graduate recruitment programs designed to employ the pick of graduates each year. You must be in your final year of study or recently completed to apply for these programs. The timing of these recruitment drives varies and may occur at any point in the academic year, in some cases starting as early as the first few weeks of the first semester or trimester.
Find out if employers in your area/s of interest have graduate programs, when they typically recruit and what recruitment methods they use. Check with the Careers Service .
Job Prospects and Salary
For up-to-date information please see Job Outlook Australia. This site provides basic Australian labour market information including job prospects, skills requirements and salaries. You might try some of the classifications below as a guide on this site.
Societies and Associations
Associations and societies often provide relevant and up to date information about a variety of issues relating to specific industry sectors. These can be a good starting point to learn more about occupations through profiles, industry news, links to academic journals and information on research developments. Many also offer student membership, conference and professional development activities, newsletters and the opportunity to participate in projects.
- Australian Breastfeeding Association (Australia)
- Australian College of Midwives (Australia)
- Australian College of Neonatal Nurses (Australia)
- Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (Australia)
- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Australia)
- Australian Healthcare Reform Alliance (Australia)
- Australian Medical Association (NSW) (Australia)
- Australian Medical Association (QLD) (Australia)
- Australian Medical Association (SA) (Australia)
- Australian Medical Association (VIC) (Australia)
- Australian Medical Association (WA) (Australia)
- Australian Medical Association (Australia)
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (Australia)
- Australian Nursing Federation (Australia)
- Australian Private Midwives Association (Australia)
- Australian Society of Independent Midwives (Australia)
- Australian Women's Health Nurses Association Inc (Australia)
- Baby Friendly Health Initiative Australia (Australia)
- The Child and Family Health Nurses Association (Australia)
- Childbirth Australia (Australia)
- CRANAPlus (Australia)
- GoGirl Australia (Australia)
- Gynaecological Oncology Nursing Group (Australia)
- Homebirth Australia (Australia)
- International Confederation of Midwives (International)
- National Rural Health Alliance (Australia)
- New Zealand College of Midwives (International)
- Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (Australia)
- The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Australia)
- Rural Doctors Association of Australia (Australia)
- Sids and Kids (Australia)
- UNICEF Australia (Australia)
- The White Ribbon Alliance (Australia)
Don’t overlook student societies and associations. As well as student chapters of professional associations, some faculties or schools have discipline based student associations. Check your school or faculty web site; perhaps you might start one if one doesn’t exist.
Some academic disciplines run Seminar Programs that involve regular seminars presented by University of Newcastle academics, visiting academics and postgraduate students. Check your schools website for the timetable.
Job Search Sites
Searching job sites is a good way to gain an understanding of: industries recruiting professionals in this field; types of roles and the requirements or expectations of employers for these roles. There are many online job search sites, here are a few to start with:
Australian and International
- CareerHub: the University of Newcastle Careers Service careers and job search site for enrolled students and graduates.
- CareerOne: Australia wide job listings, all levels and industries including executive positions
- MyCareer: Australian and international listings
- Seek: comprehensive Australian job listings, also includes New Zealand and UK listings
- The Big Chair: Management and Executive Jobs