CSU plans to offer a new-look Master of Nursing (with specialisations) in 2014, offering new specialisations to provide nurses with a range of options to build on their existing qualification.
More information about the new programs will be available online soon, or you can register an expression of interest.
CSU's Master of Nursing program provides registered nurses with an opportunity to build on their undergraduate learning, extend their clinical focus and develop research related skills.
Students may tailor their study to suit particular areas of interest and experience, by electing from five areas of specialisation: Rural Nursing, Chronic Care Nursing Practice, Management, Nursing Education and Mental Health Nursing.
On completion of the first 64 points of study (including credit), students may exit the program with a Postgraduate Diploma in the area of specialisation.
Applicants with five or more years professional nursing experience may receive eight points credit (equivalent to one subject) in recognition of prior learning.
Applicants who have completed an approved Graduate Certificate awarded by The College of Nursing will be granted a credit package of 32 points (equivalent to four subjects). This will constitute the specialist strand allowing these applicants to enter the program at year two.
Canadian applicants who have completed a four-year Bachelor of Nursing Science (or equivalent) will be granted a credit package of 32 points (equivalent to four subjects). This will constitute the specialist strand allowing these applicants to enter the program at year two.
Students may elect to exit the Master course after completion of the first two years with a Postgraduate Diploma in the area chosen for the specialised strand as follows:
There are no residential schools associated with this course.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points. To graduate with a specialisation in their degree title, students must complete:
32 points of coursework subjects in the specialist strand
either a 16 point project (HLT508 or a 32 point dissertation (HLT509 on a topic relevant to their specialisation.
To study this course, you will need to indicate your likelihood of success through previous studies and other attainments and experience.
Session 1; Session 2
Introduction to the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Students are provided with the opportunity to gain formal mental health certificate, diploma or degree qualifications.
"We have the ability to experience 26 weeks of clinical placement before we actually become a Registered Nurse"
Offers registered nurses the unique opportunity of undertaking their theoretical and clinical practice components.
"I had wanted to become a nurse for many years and CSU provided the perfect opportunity to secure the qualifications necessary to forge a career in the health sector."