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MMEd Nursing Studies (Part-Time)

Catalog id : 5491
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
28688 AUD
National
6349 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

This program has been specifically designed to prepare students within two years to work as a Registered Nurse in Australia. Students will learn to work effectively in interprofessional teams to promote quality health outcomes for clients in their care and provide high quality client centred care through safe and effective nursing practice according to the NMBA (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia) National Competency Standards for a Registered Nurse. The program is offered two years full-time with a fast track option of 18 months (for eligible students). All problem based learning tutorials, lectures, seminars, workshops and clinical laboratories take place at the Translational Research Institute on the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus.

Students complete 32 units of study, 16 of these units are clinical practice courses. Second year courses may be completed over the summer semester and first semester of the following year.

The third semester can be undertaken part-time (the only part-time option in the program). Students will need to complete either one or both of the theoretical courses in one semester and the four unit (#4) clinical practice course in the following semester, followed by the final extended clinical practice eight unit (#8) course in the last semester.

Careers:

Upon completion of the Masters of Nursing Studies program students are eligible for entry on the Australian Health Practitioner Register as a Registered Nurse.Graduates may find employment as a nurse in a variety of public or private healthcare settings including:

  • medical and surgical nursing
  • intensive care
  • emergency
  • coronary care
  • peri-operative care
  • drug and alcohol nursing
  • mental health
  • community clinical practice (rural and metropolitan)
  • aged care
  • aid organisations

Professional memberships:

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian College of Nursing

Accreditation body:

  • Australian Nursing And Midwifery Accreditation Council

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Students can contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold :

  • An approved bachelor degree and have completed one tertiary course in biological science, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent).
  • To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.

 For International students:

To enrol in the program, a student must hold -

  • An approved bachelor degree and have completed one tertiary course in biological science, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent).
  • To satisfy the requirement for "same discipline" a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least a major, field of study, or approximately 30% of program content including a mix of introductory and advanced courses.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening)

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title     

      Year 1, Semester 1:

  • NURS7102 Middle Lifespan Nursing
  • NURS7103 Adult & Elder Nursing
  • NURS7104 Clinical Nursing Practice 1
  • NURS7112 Introduction to Contemporary Nursing Practice and Health
  • NURS7113 Introduction to Indigenous History, Culture and Health

      Year 1, Semester 2:

  • NURS7101 Early Lifespan Nursing
  • NURS7105 Cardiovascular & Respiratory Nursing
  • NURS7107 Neuroendocrine & MH Nursing
  • NURS7108 Clinical Nursing Practice 2

      Year 2, Semester 1:

  • HLTH7308 Developing a Research Proposal
  • NURS7106 Musculoskeletal Health & Injury Prevention
  • NURS7110 Clinical Nursing Practice 3: Translating research into practice

      Year 2, Semester 2:

  • NURS7111 Clinical Nursing Practice 4

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Additional application requirements:

  • This program has limited intake capacity.
  • This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.
  • Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases.
  • Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

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