Master of Clinical Nursing - CL22
Aimed at preparing Registered Nurses for enhanced clinical decision-making activities, you will draw on international and national evidence-based theoretical and practical applications of care within your specialisation area of practice.
3 years part-time
The Master of Clinical Nursing prepares you to make enhanced clinical decisions and lead clinical practice using sound theoretical and ethical frameworks that support evidence based, person-centred nursing care. You will develop clinical decision makings skills through the use of evidence, reflection, discussion and critical review of situation, context and resources. You will examine contemporary issues impacting on health care delivery, and develop your clinical, professional and leadership skills to promote consumer outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to learn and apply research skills to undertake a research project in your area of specialty.
The Master of Clinical Nursing provides you with a nursing-specific, high-level, post-graduate qualification. This qualification has the potential to create many exciting and rewarding opportunities for graduates including promotion. The first academic year of study aims at enhancing confidence and competence in the clinical areas. It includes clinically based practice and theory in collaboration with your employing health service and the university. The second academic year of study focuses on enhancing professional and clinical skills within your specialist area of practice. The use of a portfolio will allow you to apply your learning to your own clinical practice and document your career development. Specialty practice areas include coronary care nursing, emergency care nursing, generalist nursing (medical/surgical), intensive care nursing, oncology and palliative care nursing, orthopaedic nursing, paediatric nursing, peri-operative nursing, renal nursing, rural and remote nursing. The third academic year of study focuses on the acquisition of research skills to develop nursing knowledge and practice. In order to meet the learning outcomes of this course, it is required that you will be nursing in a clinical area where clinical skills are employed.
|Core Units||12||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete 12 core units.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2021||Available Online|
To study this course you will need to meet the entry requirements outlined below and be enrolled in a partnered Graduate Program at one of the following Hospital and Health Services/hospitals.
Cairns Hinterland Hospital and Health Services
- Cairns Hospital
Central Queensland Hospital and Health Services
- Gladstone Hospital
Mackay Hospital and Health Services
- Mackay Hospital
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Services
- Bundaberg Hospital
- Hervey Bay Hospital
- PA Hospital
- Logan Hospital
- Redland Bay Hospital
- QE2 Hospital
Western District Health Service (Victoria)
- Hamilton Hospital
Port Pirie Regional Health Service - Yorke and Northern Local Health Network
- Port Pirie Hospital
To enter this course, you must have:
- current AHPRA registration as a nurse (Division 1); and
- letter of employment which demonstrates that you are currently employed with an approved clinical partner for new graduates; or
- letter of support from employer demonstrating support to undertake the course and employment in your nominated area of specialisation.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
The Master of Clinical Nursing provides Registered Nurses with a nursing specific high level post-graduate qualification.This qualification has the potential to create many exciting and rewarding opportunities for graduates including increased financial remuneration from some employers. Graduates will attain competency and confidence to be able to undertake the many nurse leadership positions available within the health care industry; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Consultant and Nurse Unit Manager roles. This qualification will also provide registered nurses with the competitive edge in order to apply for promotion.The research component of the course will allow graduates to move into research roles and even lead applied clinical research.
|Fee Category||Full fee paying place|
|What is a Full Fee Paying Place||As a full fee-paying student, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.|
|Fee Type||Tuition Fees|
|What is my tuition fee?||
Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit. Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit. You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
|FEE-HELP and payment options||
FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan. Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
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