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Program Code40156

Program handbook

Description

The Master of Nursing is an 80 unit program with seven distinct specialisations, enabling students to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills for advanced practice in their specific specialty area. 

From 2019, a face to face offering of the Master of Nursing will be available at Callaghan Campus.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrated comprehensive and well-founded knowledge of the discipline of nursing and nursing management.
  • Displayed effective written and/or oral communication skills within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced knowledge in nursing management.
  • Demonstrated an understanding of research methodology and its application to research questions in nursing and other health related areas.
  • Demonstrated professional self-efficacy and leadership.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and safety.
  • Displayed respect for the community and the environment.
  • Identified and critically discussed cultural, ethical, equity, nursing and research initiatives to close the health gaps for Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Program code40156
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

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Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Online
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
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CRICOS Code097897G

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Applicants must be a Registered Nurse with:

  • Honours; or
  • a postgraduate qualification such as a 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.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

The Master of Nursing consists of 80 units, including 30 units of core courses. Students undertaking one of the seven specialisations choose 30 units from the courses in the specialisation and 20 units from the General Directed Course List in addition to completing the 30 units of core courses. Students who do not wish to undertake a specialisation will choose 50 units from the General Directed Course List in addition to completing the 30 units of core courses.

The seven specialisations are:

  • Healthcare Improvement
  • Research
  • Chronic Disease and Ageing
  • Acute & Critical Care
  • Advanced Practice
  • Clinical Education
  • Leadership & Management

 

International students studying this program on campus are required to follow a specific program of study to ensure CRICOS requirements are met. Please see the International Students On Campus Program Plan for your specific program of study.


Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.


Transition arrangements

From 2021 a number of directed courses across the 6 specialisations will no longer be available. Where applicable, students will work with the program convenor to develop individualised progression plans to ensure students can complete the specialisation they are currently enrolled in. Alternatively students will have the opportunity to transfer to a continuing specialisation. 

From 2021 onwards, there will be no further intake into the Child, Youth and Family specialisation.

To ensure you enrol correctly, please refer to the program plan of the year you commenced your degree.


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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Core Courses

All students must complete the following 30 units of core courses to fulfil the requirements of the program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
NURS6120Contemporary Nursing
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6900Introduction to Research in Health Care
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6910Knowledge Translation in Health Care
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Directed Courses

Students undertaking a specialisation must select their remaining units from the following directed course list. Students not wishing to undertake a specialisation must choose 50 units from the following directed course list to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOS6910Biostatistics A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6920Biostatistics B
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
CLAM6001Evaluating, Assessing and Developing Clinical CompetenceNot currently offered10 units
CLAM6004Clinical Practice Audit, Safety and Quality ImprovementNot currently offered10 units
EDUC6042Digitally Supported Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6101Web 2.0 and Beyond
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6410Clinical Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6511Creativity and Design Thinking for EnterpriseNot currently offered10 units
HPRO6715Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
NURS6018Acute Nursing
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
20 units
NURS6020Emergency Nursing
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
20 units
NURS6026Youth and Young Adult Mental Health: 12 to 24 Years
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6027Evidence-Based Complementary and Integrated Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6028Health and Substance Misuse
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6035Therapeutic Engagement and Psychosocial Interventions
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6070Mental Health of Older People
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6250Ageing and Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6450Symptom Management in Clinical Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6620Biophysical and Integrated Clinical Diagnosis
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
NURS6623Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6640Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6650Infection Control
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6711Palliative Care Practice
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6814Pregnancy Birth and the FamilyNot currently offered10 units
PHAR6701Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Health Care Professionals
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6150Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6300Introduction to Public Health
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6301Chronic Disease and Injury Control
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6302Social and Ecosystem Health
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6304Global Health
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Clinical Education

Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following courses and 20 units from the General Directed Course List to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
CLAM6001Evaluating, Assessing and Developing Clinical CompetenceNot currently offered10 units
EDUC6042Digitally Supported Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6101Web 2.0 and Beyond
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6640Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6650Infection Control
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6150Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6302Social and Ecosystem Health
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Healthcare Improvement

Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following courses and 20 units from the General Directed Course List to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6150Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6301Chronic Disease and Injury Control
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6302Social and Ecosystem Health
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Acute and Critical Care

Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following courses and 20 units from the General Directed Course List to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
NURS6018Acute Nursing
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
20 units
NURS6020Emergency Nursing
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
20 units
NURS6022Critical Care NursingNot currently offered20 units
NURS6450Symptom Management in Clinical Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6650Infection Control
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Advanced Practice

Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following courses and 20 units from the General Directed Course List to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
NURS6450Symptom Management in Clinical Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6620Biophysical and Integrated Clinical Diagnosis
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
20 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6650Infection Control
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHAR6701Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Health Care Professionals
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHAR6702Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics for Clinical Practice
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Chronic Disease and Ageing

Directed Courses

Complete 30 units of the following courses and 20 units from the General Directed Course List to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HPRO6715Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6070Mental Health of Older People
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6250Ageing and Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6711Palliative Care Practice
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6301Chronic Disease and Injury Control
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6302Social and Ecosystem Health
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Leadership and Management

Directed Courses

Complete 30 units of the following courses and 20 units from the General Directed Course List to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GSBS6001Managing Under Uncertainty
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6004Organisational Behaviour and Design
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
GSBS6040Human Resource Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6042Employment Relations
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GSBS6100Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
NURS6623Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6640Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Research

Directed Courses

Complete 30 units from the following courses and 20 units from the General Directed Course List to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOS6910Biostatistics A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6920Biostatistics B
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6410Clinical Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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 College 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 practice 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.

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