Master of Advanced Nursing - 2019

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Other commencement years for this course: 2018, 2017 and 2016

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

M6006

Credit points

96

Abbreviated title

MAdvNur

CRICOS code

098319M

Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Coordinator

Associate Professor Cheryle Moss

Admission and fees

Australia

Course progression map

M6006 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist
Master by coursework

Standard duration

2 years FT, 4 years PT

If you have the relevant entry qualifications you may be able to complete the course in 1.5 or 1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent. If you do not receive credit you complete the course in 2 years.

You have a maximum of 6 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton, Peninsula)

Multi-modal (Clayton, Peninsula)

Award

Master of Advanced Nursing

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing

Graduate Diploma of Advanced Nursing

Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

This course, offered by Nursing and Midwifery, prepares nurses for leadership roles in specialist practice, management, education, disaster nursing and Australian nursing studies. The course enables development of advanced practice knowledge and leadership in specialist practice including skills to plan, implement, coordinate and evaluate health care, as well as the ability to formulate policy for a diverse and multicultural society. Graduates are employed in a wide range of general and specialist clinical, educational and healthcare environments in senior positions and contribute to the health of individuals, families and communities, in addition to the development of the profession.

Specialisations

Australian nursing studies

Available: Clayton

The Australian Nursing Studies is a university-based initiative that aims to prepare international nurses, who are registered in APHRA approved countries, for Australian registration.This specialisation enables you to study aspects of the Australian context and systems of nursing practice.

Disaster nursing

Available: Peninsula

Study in this specialisation will prepare you with leadership skills to respond and coordinate nursing activities during disasters. The focus of these units enables you to study interventions associated with global and local disaster situations.

General studies in advanced nursing

Available: Clayton and Peninsula

This specialisation enables you to tailor your unit choices to suit your own interests or needs while maintaining a strong focus on leadership. You select from the list of electives or non-clinical specialisations. You may, for example, choose a blend of education and leadership and management.

Nursing education

Available: Peninsula

This specialisation will provide you with leadership skills in a variety of nursing education contexts including curriculum development. It is designed using flexible teaching delivery options and provides for a range of individual career pathways, including nursing or management positions within industry, government or independent professional practice. The specialisation can be taken by coursework, or a combination of coursework and research.

Nursing leadership and management

Available: Clayton

This specialisation will provide you with leadership and management skills in a variety of nursing service contexts. It is designed using flexible teaching delivery options and provides for a range of individual career pathways, including nursing, education or management positions within industry, government or independent professional practice. The specialisation can be taken by coursework, or a combination of coursework and research.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. employ creative approaches and skills to address complex nursing and health-related issues
  2. support the development of evidence-based nursing interventions
  3. initiate, manage and sustain changes which positively affect health outcomes
  4. evaluate the impact of care delivery on health outcomes
  5. provide professional leadership
  6. contribute to the development of nursing knowledge and practice through education, research, scholarly debate, presentation and publication
  7. generate and apply advanced knowledge and skills in a selected area of professional nursing practice.

Professional recognition

An application to Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) to accredit the Australian Nursing Studies specialisation is expected to be approved late 2018 for 2019 accreditation.

Structure

The course is structured in two parts. Part A. Specialist nursing practice studies and Part B. Research and advanced scholarly practice. All students complete Part A and B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part B or a combination of both.

Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.

Part A. Specialist nursing practice studies

These studies provide options for registered nurses seeking leadership roles to take a professional specialisation appropriate for individual career aspirations. The studies draw on best practices within the nursing specialisations for the development of advanced knowledge and skills.

Part B. Research and advanced scholarly practice

The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. You have two options:

  • a 24 or 36 point research program. If you wish to use this master's course as a pathway to a higher degree by research you should take this option.
  • a program of coursework study where you select the units to suit your own interests.

Requirements

The course comprises 96 points structured into two parts: Part A. Specialist nursing practice studies, and Part B. Research and advanced scholarly practice.

  • If you are admitted at Entry level 1 you complete 96 points
  • If you are admitted at Entry level 2 you complete 72 points
  • If you are admitted at Entry level 3 you complete 48 points

Note: Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part B or a combination of both.

Credit is usually awarded for specialty or elective units and will be assessed individually. If you are eligible for credit for prior studies may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/maps/map-m6006.pdf) provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 12 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Specialist nursing practice studies (24 points)

Australian nursing studies

You must complete:

  • NUR5112 Nursing Practice in the Australian healthcare context
  • NUR5113 Nursing in the Australian context

Disaster nursing

You must complete:

  • NUR5210 Disaster and emergency nursing management
  • NURXXXX Nurse leadership in disaster (6 points) (not offered in 2019)
  • MPH5203 Environmental influences on health unit (6 points) or MPH5218 Infectious diseases: Epidemiology and prevention (6 points)

Nursing education

You must complete:

  • NUR5204 Education in health care practice
  • NUR5209 Education program development

Nursing leadership and management

  • NUR5325 Clinical leadership in nursing (6 points)
  • NUR5326 Leading improvement and innovation in the quality and safety of nursing and healthcare (6 points) or MPH5268 Financial issues in health care management (6 points)
  • NUR5327 Management and leadership of professional nursing practice

General studies in advanced nursing

You must complete 24 points of elective units listed in Part B

Part B. Research and advanced scholarly practice (72 points)

You must complete:

  • GHS5841 Research and evidence for practice

You must complete either a. the research stream or b. the coursework stream as detailed below.

a. Research

You must complete either Option 1 - Minor thesis or Option 2 - Research project.

Option 1 - Minor thesis

You must complete:

  • MAP5000 Research in advanced health professional practice
  • MAP5001 Preparatory minor thesis
  • MAP5002 Minor thesis
  • 24 points of elective units
Option 2 - Research project

You must complete:

  • MAP5000 Research in advanced health professional practice
  • MAP5010 Advanced health practice research project
  • 36 points of elective units

b. Coursework

You must complete 60 points of elective studies:

  • NUR5202 Nursing informatics
  • NUR5204 Education in health care practice
  • NUR5208 Therapeutic medication management
  • NUR5209 Education program development
  • NUR5210 Disaster and emergency nursing management
  • NUR5214 Advanced therapeutic interaction in nursing
  • NUR5325 Clinical leadership in nursing (6 points)
  • NUR5326 Leading improvement and innovation in the quality and safety of nursing and health care (6 points) or MPH5268 Financial issues in health care management (6 points)
  • NUR5327 Management and Leadership of professional nursing practice
  • NUR5703 Pathophysiology for advanced clinical nursing
  • NUR5704 Pathophysiology for advanced paediatric clinical nursing
  • NUR5833 Refugee health and wellbeing
  • NUR5844 Health promotion and education
  • NUR5850Not offered in 2019 Working cross culturally in contemporary health care (6 points)
  • NUR5860 Health education theory and practice (6 points)
  • MAP4200 Improving indigenous equity in professional practice (6 credit points)

Alternative exits

You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in this master's course:

  • Graduate Certificate of Advanced Nursing after successful completion of 24 points with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above. Students who complete 24 points from a particular specialisation in Part A will have the name of the specialisation on their transcript.
  • Graduate Diploma of Advanced Nursing after successful completion of 48 points, with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above. If you complete 24 points from a particular specialisation in Part A you will have the name of the specialisation on your academic transcript.

Note: If you are exiting with a Australian Nursing Studies specialisation you must have completed NUR5112 and NUR5113 to be compliant with AHPRA bridging requirements for an internationally qualified nursing registration.

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to a higher degree by research if you are completing the research stream.