The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
    Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
    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.

Location

Newcastle

Online

Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
    Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
    Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Fees

$35,110 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

Duration

1 year full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

Find out more about IELTS.

UON program code: 40156
CRICOS code: 097897G

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.

Details

Information correct as at24 Aug 2019 7:18 PM
Program code40156
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.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Term typeTrimesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. Newcastle Business School
  2. School of Education
  3. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  4. School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  5. School of Health Sciences
  6. School of Medicine and Public Health
  7. School of Nursing and Midwifery
  8. Student and Academic Business
Relevant University rules and policies
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 and click on 'How to Apply 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
  • Child, Youth and Family
  • Chronic Disease and Ageing
  • Acute & Critical Care
  • Advanced Practice
  • Clinical Education.

 

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 Interntational Students On Campus Program Plan for your specific program of study.


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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Core & General Directed Courses

Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
NURS6120Contemporary Nursing
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6900Introduction to Research in Health Care
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6910Knowledge Translation in Health Care
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (HKUSP)
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Core & General Directed Courses

General Directed Course List

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 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6920Biostatistics B
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (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 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6101Web 2.0 and Beyond
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6410Clinical Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Epidemiology A - Basic Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GSBS6511Creativity and Design Thinking for EnterpriseNot currently offered10 units
HLSC6106Foundations in Family Studies
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
HPRO6715Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
MEDI6320Stroke: Acute Management
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6018Acute Nursing
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
20 units
NURS6020Emergency Nursing
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
20 units
NURS6021Health Assessment and Applied Pathophysiology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
20 units
NURS6022Critical Care NursingNot currently offered20 units
NURS6023Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Development
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6024Contemporary Issues in Paediatric Nursing
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6025Perinatal, infant and young child mental health (22 weeks gestation to 11 years of age)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6026Youth and Young Adult Mental Health: 12 to 24 Years
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6035Therapeutic Engagement and Psychosocial Interventions
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6070Mental Health of Older People
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6190Health Care and the Older Person
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6250Ageing and Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6450Symptom Management in Clinical Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6620Biophysical and Integrated Clinical Diagnosis
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
NURS6621Clinical Practice A
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6623Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6640Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (HKUSP)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6650Infection Control
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6711Palliative Care Practice
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6814Pregnancy Birth and the FamilyNot currently offered10 units
NURS6815Care of the Unwell Newborn
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6816Neonatal Intensive Care NursingNot currently offered10 units
PGTD6004Unravelling Complexity
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHAR6701Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Health Care Professionals
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6150Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6300Introduction to Public Health
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6301Chronic Disease and Injury Control
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6302Social and Ecosystem Health
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6304Global Health
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6305Global Health Systems and Policy
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Healthcare Improvement

Directed Courses

Students must choose 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
CLAM6004Clinical Practice Audit, Safety and Quality ImprovementNot currently offered10 units
GSBS6511Creativity and Design Thinking for EnterpriseNot currently offered10 units
INFT6304Project Planning and Management
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6623Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6624Leading Change in Practice
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PGTD6004Unravelling Complexity
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6150Introduction to Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Research

Directed Courses

Students must choose 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 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
BIOS6920Biostatistics B
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6410Clinical Epidemiology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Epidemiology A - Basic Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6210Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Child, Youth and Family

Directed Courses

Students must choose 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
HLSC6106Foundations in Family Studies
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6023Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Development
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6024Contemporary Issues in Paediatric Nursing
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6025Perinatal, infant and young child mental health (22 weeks gestation to 11 years of age)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6026Youth and Young Adult Mental Health: 12 to 24 Years
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6814Pregnancy Birth and the FamilyNot currently offered10 units
NURS6815Care of the Unwell Newborn
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Chronic Disease & Ageing

Directed Courses

Students must choose 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
HPRO6715Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6070Mental Health of Older People
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6190Health Care and the Older Person
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6250Ageing and Health
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6711Palliative Care Practice
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6301Chronic Disease and Injury Control
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Advanced Practice

Directed Courses

Students must choose 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
NURS6450Symptom Management in Clinical Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6620Biophysical and Integrated Clinical Diagnosis
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
20 units
NURS6621Clinical Practice A
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHAR6701Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics and Prescribing for Health Care Professionals
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHAR6702Integrated Pharmacotherapeutics for Clinical Practice
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Clinical Education

Directed Courses

Students must choose 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 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC6101Web 2.0 and Beyond
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6640Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Context
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (HKUSP)
  • Trimester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units

Acute & Critical Care

Directed Courses

Students must choose 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
MEDI6320Stroke: Acute Management
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6018Acute Nursing
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
20 units
NURS6020Emergency Nursing
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
20 units
NURS6022Critical Care NursingNot currently offered20 units
NURS6450Symptom Management in Clinical Practice
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6650Infection Control
  • Trimester 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
NURS6816Neonatal Intensive Care NursingNot currently offered10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

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 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 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.