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Master of Nursing Practice (Graduate Entry) - HLM601

Course Code: HLM601
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Nursing
CRICOS Code: 103873E
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for admission to this course that must be met by all candidates. To be eligible candidates must demonstrate English language proficiency via one of the following: A) English Language Assessment Test results from one of the following English proficiency tests: Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 with no band score below 7.0, or an OET grade of B including any of the sub-tests, or TOEFL iBT with an overall score of 94 & minimum scores of 24 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Writing and 23 in Speaking, or PTE Academic score of 65 overall with no skill score below 65. B) Primary Language Pathway having undertaken six years of primary & secondary education taught & assessed in English, including at least two years between years 7 & 12 from one of the following recognised countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, & the USA.

 

Care for others and make a difference

This two-year Masters degree will allow students with any undergraduate degree to graduate as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Australia. 

Flexible in design, you’ll study in intensive blocks of theory and clinical placements, supported through interactive online content. Experience technology-enhanced learning and innovative teaching to provide contemporary, relevant, and flexible content.

Grow through hands-on learning, simulation, exploration of essential theory and complete clinical placements in a variety of rural and urban settings appropriate to the level of study.

Apply your own experience to your study and graduate a curious, dynamic thinker who provides safe, quality, evidence-based care with the ability to adapt to an ever-changing health environment. 

 

Please note, professional accreditation from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is being sought for this course.

Offers for enrolment will not be made until closer to the prospective start date. 

 

Study a Master of Nursing Practice at UC and you will:

  • explore a wide range of nursing practices and contexts including primary health care and health promotion, long-term and residential care, mental health, acute and   critical care, rural and remote services, and policy development
  • acquire foundational knowledge and skills to provide safe, sensitive, effective and holistic nursing care to people of all ages and backgrounds
  • participate in clinical laboratories, tutorials, lectures and seminars with face-to-face and online teaching
  • understand, apply and develop nursing leadership management skills in a range of settings
  • acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • develop and broaden your knowledge, skills, and attitude to work and prepare for real-world clinical practice
  • undertake professional practice to ensure readiness for employment as a beginning nurse clinician.

 

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is a vital component of this course. Over the two years, you will be required to complete 800 hours of clinical practice across a range of local and regional medical settings - including paediatric, aged care, medical and surgical, theatre, emergency department (ED) and intensive care unit (ICU).

UC coursework is immersive and engaging with numerous ongoing simulated learning experiences using cutting-edge technology designed to mimic real-life scenarios. Our campus’ offer multiple high fidelity simulated learning environments allowing UC Master of Nursing Practice students to experience direct clinical practice in a safe and controlled setting. 

 

Career opportunities

There are a plethora of career opportunities for registered nurses who can work in all aspects of nursing from Emergency departments, medical and surgical wards, Operating departments, primary health care, rehabilitation and mental health.

This course also fosters both digital health and leadership skills and graduates will be perfectly placed to work towards clinical leadership and management positions.

 

Course-specific information

The Registered nurse standards for practice consist of the following seven standards:

1. Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice
2. Engages in therapeutic and professional relationships
3. Maintains the capability for practice
4. Comprehensively conducts assessments
5. Develops a plan for nursing practice
6. Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice
7. Evaluates outcomes to inform nursing practice.

You must be able to show competency against these standards to gain registration as a nurse in Australia. 

 

Please refer to the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Nursing Practice. 

 

Enquiries

Prospective International Students:
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students:
Email health.student@canberra.edu.au or Phone (02) 6201 5838
Prospective Domestic Students:
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

A completed bachelor degree in any discipline. Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.

Additional Admission Requirements

- Immunisations
- TB Screening
- National Police Check
- NSW Health forms
- Working With Vulnerable People
- First Aid/CPR

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 2
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 2
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 2
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

$20,900

$36,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

Professional accreditation from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is being sought.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Learning Outcomes for the Graduate Certificate in Health Studies:
1. Demonstrate the acquisition and application of specialised knowledge relevant to their specific health discipline or professional area;
2. Analyse and synthesise information from multiple sources to identify and propose solutions to complex health problems;
3. Communicate complex health concepts, ideas and information to both health and non-health audiences;
4. Demonstrate technical and creative skills relevant to their specific health discipline or professional area;
5. Apply knowledge and skills with judgement and personal autonomy in a range of Health contexts;
6. Examine inequalities in health care delivery in Australia including the quality of healthcare provision to Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander peoples.
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Learning Outcomes for the Graduate Diploma in Health Studies:
1. Demonstrate the acquisition and application of advanced knowledge relevant to their specific health discipline or professional area;
2. Analyse and synthesise information from multiple sources to identify and propose solutions to complex health problems;
3. Communicate complex health concepts, ideas and information to both health and non-health audiences;
4. Demonstrate technical and creative skills relevant to their specific health discipline or professional area;
5. Apply advanced knowledge and skills with judgement and personal autonomy in a range of Health contexts;
6. Critically analyse historical and contemporary contexts that impact on relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians and create barriers to community well-being.
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Learning Outcomes for the Master of Nursing Practice:
1. Synthesise understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' perspectives in demonstration of career-readiness, a clear professional identity, and insight into the skills, knowledge and personal attributes necessary to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Registered Nurse Standards for practice;
2. Synthesise knowledge and skills to respond to clinical situations in a culturally safe and respectful manner and to promote cultural understanding and reconciliation, ensuring that all feel safe, valued and respected;
3. Demonstrate exemplary professional therapeutic relationships in all situations and communicate effectively with specific and non-specific audiences;
4. Conduct nursing assessments, nursing interventions and plan for nursing practice within legal and ethical parameters and demonstrating accountability for their own practice;
5. Reflect critically on a complex body of nursing knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of nursing practice;
6. Critically appraise research evidence and integrate knowledge to contribute to the promotion of health, and to the provision of person-centred care;
7. Evaluate and implement appropriate technologies to enhance strategies for agile delivery of health care.
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Course Duration

Standard 2 years full time (or part time equivalent). The maximum duration is 6 years.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Alternative exit award - Graduate Certificate in Health Studies: Students may exit early with this award if they have passed 12 credit points from the Master course. Alternative exit award - Graduate Diploma in Health Studies: Students may exit early with this award if they have passed 24 credit points from the Master course, with at least 12 credit points at Postgraduate Level.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2021 NO NO

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