The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Program code: 11249

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) program is intended for registered nurses who wish to increase their skills in health leadership and management or are planning to further their career in health systems leadership and management. The University of Newcastle's Master of Applied Management (Nursing) will provide you with the skills to become an industry leader through blending your clinical experience with key management and business disciplines such as financial management, business analysis, information technology, strategic human resource development and capacity to lead organisational change. You will broaden your understanding of leadership and what it means to build, nurture and motivate your team. At the completion of your studies you will have a solid foundation in the practical application of contemporary interprofessional leadership and management practices, with the ability to successfully lead a team particularly in times of change or uncertainty.

With your advanced and recognised postgraduate qualification, you will be able to take on advanced roles within the health care field such as Clinical Nurse Manager, Multidisciplinary Team Leader, Nursing Unit Manager, Director of Nursing and Midwifery; or positions at an executive leadership level within a complex health system. The program requires completion of 80 units and consists of core and directed courses. The program provides a fusion of evidence and practice vital for contemporary management and leadership of nursing and health systems exposing you to experts in the specialities of information technology, business, business innovation, strategic leadership, change management and health and nursing.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • demonstrated broad academic, both theoretical and practical, understandings of management and leadership theory and its contextual applications.
  • a comprehensive understanding of leadership and management practice; independently and/or collaboratively within interprofessional teams and hierarchically to ethically and effectively enable staff and resources to optimise patient and community outcomes.
  • the ability to apply leadership and management knowledge and skills to autonomously and interprofessionally to ethically and effectively resolve management challenges and processes.
  • professional clinical practice skills relevant to clinical context to ensure evidenced based ethical decision-making and clinical practice.
  • the ability to identify and critically discuss cultural, ethical, equity, nursing and research initiatives to close the health gaps for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Details

Information correct as at19 Sep 2020 12:56 am
Program code11249
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Assumed knowledgeFoundations of nursing knowledge, nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice.
Term typeSemesters and Trimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  3. School of Medicine and Public Health
  4. School of Nursing and Midwifery
Relevant University rules and policies

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Registered Nurse with Honours or a postgraduate qualification such as Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year’s experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae. 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Program requirements

Qualification for the award of Master of Applied Management (Nursing) requires the successful completion of  80 units of coursework. All students complete the 3 core courses (30 units), 1 course from Directed Course List A (10 units), 3 courses from Directed Course List B (30 units) and 1 course (10 units) from either Directed Course List A or Directed Course List B.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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M Applied Management (Nursing) Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
NURS6623Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6900Introduction to Research in Health Care
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

M Applied Management (Nursing) Directed A

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EPID6420Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6025Perinatal, infant and young child mental health (22 weeks gestation to 11 years of age)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6026Youth and Young Adult Mental Health: 12 to 24 Years
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6055Mental Health Acute Care
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6061Contemporary Mental Health
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6070Mental Health of Older People
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6120Contemporary Nursing
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6190Health Care and the Older Person
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6250Ageing and Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6640Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (HKUSP)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6650Infection Control
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6711Palliative Care Practice
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6815Care of the Unwell Newborn
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6816Neonatal Intensive Care NursingNot currently offered10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

M Applied Management (Nursing) Directed B

Choose 30 units from the following directed courses and the remaining 10 units from either Directed Course List A or Directed Course List B

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6002Foundations of Business Analysis
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6003Globalisation
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6005Marketing Management and Planning
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6042Employment Relations
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6100Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6190Human Resource and Organisational Development
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6200Financial and Management Accounting
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (GOSFORD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Additional information

Additional Information (Prospective Students)

All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

There is an early exit option for a Graduate Certificate of Applied Management (Nursing) awarded at 40 units, 20 units from Core and 20 units from Directed Course List B courses.


International students

International students can only study this program online offshore.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.

The Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes "reasonable accommodations" under Anti-Discrimination legislation.