Master of Nursing (with specialisations) Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Nursing (with specialisations)
Graduate Diploma of Nursing (with specialisations)
Graduate Certificate in Nursing (with specialisations)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Chronic and Complex Care Nursing) GradCertNurs(Chronic&ComplexNurs)

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Clinical Education) GradCertNurs(ClinEd)

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Emergency Nursing) GradCertNurs(EmergNurs)

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Leadership and Management) GradCertNurs(Lship&Mgt)

Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Chronic and Complex Nursing) GradDipNurs(Chronic&ComplexNurs)

Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Clinical Education) GradDipNurs(ClinEd)

Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Emergency Nursing) GradDipNurs(EmergNurs)

Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Leadership and Management) GradDipNurs(Lship&Mgt)

Master of Nursing MNurs

Master of Nursing (Chronic and Complex Nursing) MNurs(Chronic&ComplexNurs)

Master of Nursing (Clinical Education) MNurs(ClinEd)

Master of Nursing (Emergency Nursing) MNurs(EmergNurs)

Master of Nursing (Leadership and Management) MNurs(Lship&Mgt)

Availability

Master of Nursing (with specialisations) (4707NR)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Nursing (with specialisations)

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Nursing (with specialisations)

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (with specialisations)

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Nursing (with specialisations)

Students must hold a Bachelor of Nursing degree or professional qualification which leads to registration as a Registered Nurse Division 1 with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency or equivalent.

Graduate Diploma of Nursing (with specialisations)

Students must hold a Bachelor of Nursing degree or professional qualification which leads to registration as a Registered Nurse Division 1 with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency or equivalent.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (with specialisations)

Students must hold a Bachelor of Nursing degree or professional qualification which leads to registration as a Registered Nurse Division 1 with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency or equivalent.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Nursing (with specialisations)

Standard CSU credit rules apply.

Canadian entrants: Students who have completed a four-year BSN program are awarded a 32 point (four subject) credit package upon admission. Other credit is available for completed postgraduate studies, or other studies as approved by the Courses Director.

Entrants holding a Graduate Certificate from a university or the College of Nursing will receive 32 points of unspecified credit equivalent to having completed a specialty strand.

Graduate Diploma of Nursing (with specialisations)

Standard CSU credit rules apply.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (with specialisations)

Standard CSU credit rules apply

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Nursing (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Nursing (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

Graduate Certificate of Nursing (with specialisation)
The Graduate Certificate in Nursing comprises 32 points and is offered part-time online over two sessions or one year. The course will develop students knowledge, skills and attributes through the study of clinical and professional nursing studies. During the first year of study students enrol in subjects in a particular specialty area. Subjects where residential schools are a compulsory requirement are not available to international students.


Graduate Diploma of Nursing (with specialisation)
The Graduate Diploma of Nursing comprises 64 points and is offered part-time online over four sessions or two years. During the first year of study students enrol in subjects in a particular specialty area (32 points).

In the second year of the Graduate Diploma of Nursing all students enrol in the core 16 point subject NRS531 Critical Inquiry and Evidence Based Nursing Practice. Students choosing the Master of Nursing (no specialisation) pathway will also enrol in 16 credit points of electives, while students choosing the Master of Nursing (specialisation) pathway will be required to enrol in the two core research subjects HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A and HLT506 Health Master's Project. Study in these two research subjects will focus the students learning on understanding research methodologies, developing research questions, critiquing research literature, undertaking a comprehensive literature review, developing a research proposal and submitting an ethics application. Subjects where residential schools are a compulsory requirement are not available to international students.


Master of Nursing (no specialisation)
The Master of Nursing (no specialisation) will comprise 96 points and will be offered part-time online over six sessions or three years. During the first year of study students choose 32 points of electives.

In the second year of the Master of Nursing (no specialisation) all students will enrol in the core 16 point subject NRS531 Critical Inquiry and Evidence Based Nursing Practice as well as 16 points of electives.

In the third year of the course students will enrol in a further 32 points of electives.


Master of Nursing (with specialisation)
The Master of Nursing (with specialisation) will comprise 96 points and will be offered part-time online over six sessions or three years. During the first year of study students will enrol in 32 points of subjects in their chosen specialty.

In the second year students will enrol in the core subject NRS531 Critical Inquiry and Evidence Based Nursing Practice (16) as well as HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A (8) AND HLT506 Health Master's Proposal (8). Study in these two research subjects will focus the students learning on understanding research methodologies, developing research questions, critiquing research literature, undertaking a comprehensive literature review, developing a research proposal and submitting an ethics application.

In the third year of study students will enrol in either HLT508 Health Master's Project (16) and 16 points of electives (16), OR HLT509 Health Master's Dissertation (32).


Graduate Certificate in Nursing (with specialisation) (32 points)
Year 1
Clinical Specialty (Emergency Nursing or Chronic and Complex Care Nursing)

Students must enrol in one (1) of the following:
NRS421 Chronic and Complex Nursing Practice 1
OR
NRS533 Advancing Emergency Nursing Practice

AND
BMS511 Processes of Pathology
BMS536 Applied Pharmacology for Nursing Practice
NRS532 Health Assessment for Advancing Nursing Practice

Nursing Leadership and Management
Students must enrol in the following 16 point subjects:
NRS537 Leadership and Management for the Nurse 1
NRS538 Leadership and Management for the Nurse 2

Clinical Education
Students must enrol in the following subjects:
HLT539 Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Clinical Education
HLT540 Assessment in Clinical Education
HLT541 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting
HLT542 Professional Practice in Clinical Education


Graduate Diploma of Nursing (with specialisation) (64 points)
Year 2 (32 points)
Students must enrol in the following:
NRS531 Critical Inquiry and Evidence Based Nursing Practice (16 points)
AND
16 credit points of restricted electives
OR
HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A and HLT506 Health Master's Proposal


Master of Nursing (no specialisation) (96 points)
Year 2 (32 points)
Students must enrol in the following:
NRS531 Critical Inquiry and Evidence Based Nursing Practice (16 points)
AND
16 credit points of electives

Year 3 (32 points)
32 points of restricted electives


Master of Nursing (specialisation) (96 points)
Year 2 (32 points)
Students must enrol in the following:
NRS531 Critical Inquiry and Evidence Based Nursing Practice (16 points)
AND
HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A (8) AND HLT506 Health Master's Proposal (8)

Year 3 (32 points)
Students must enrol in:
HLT508 Health Master's Project (16) AND 16 points of restricted electives (16)
OR
HLT509 Health Master's Dissertation (32).


Restricted Electives
BMS536 Applied Pharmacology for Nursing Practice (8 point)
GER401 Choices and Options in Later Life (8 point)
GER402 Ageing Bodies, Ageing Minds (8 point)
GER501 Contemporary Issues in Gerontology (8 point)
HSM402 Human Resource Management
HSM404 Management of Health and Aged Care Services
HSM409 Evidence Based Health Care Delivery (8 point)
HSM512 Evaluating Health Services
NRS408 Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing 1 (8 point)
NRS409 Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Nursing 2 (8 Point)
NRS420 Perspectives on Managing Chronic and Complex Conditions (8 point)
NRS421 Chronic and Complex Nursing Practice 1 (8 point)
NRS422 Chronic and Complex Nursing Practice 2 (8 point)
NRS423 Advanced Chronic Care Nursing Practice (8 point)
NRS512 Perspectives in Mental Health Nursing (8 point)
NRS516 Advanced Nursing Skills - The Therapeutic Relationship
NRS517 Advanced Nursing Skills - Group Process and Therapy
NRS532 Health Assessment for Advancing Nursing Practice (8 point) (not offered for International students)
NRS533 Advancing Emergency Nursing Practice (8 point)
NRS534 Foundations of Palliative Care Nursing (8 point)
NRS535 Primary Health Care: A Pathway to Better Health (8 point)
NRS537 Leadership and Management for the Nurse 1 (16 point)
NRS538 Leadership and Management for the Nurse 2 (16 point)
HLT539 Foundations of Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting (8 point)
HLT540 Assessment in Clinical Education (8 point)
HLT541 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting (8 point)
HLT542 Professional Practice in Clinical Education (8 point)
NRS543 Clinical Management in Palliative Care Nursing (16 point)
NRS544 Cultural Competence in Indigenous Health Care: Implications for Nursing Practice (8 point)


In order for students to graduate with the specialisations listed below, students must complete:
" First Year: 32 points of coursework subjects in the specific specialist strand in the first year.
" Second Year: NRS531 Critical Inquiry and Evidence Based Nursing Practice (16), HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A (8) and HLT506 Health Master's Proposal (8)
" Third Year: Either HLT508 Health Master's Project (16) and 16 credit points of restricted electives OR HLT509 Health Master's Dissertation (32)


The current specialisations are:
" Master of Nursing (Emergency Care Nursing)
" Master of Nursing (Chronic Care Nursing Practice)
" Master of Nursing (Leadership and Management)
" Master of Nursing (Clinical Education)


Students not meeting the specialisation requirements will graduate with a Master of Nursing.

Enrolment Pattern

Part-time study (Session 60 & 90 intake is available and your enrolment pattern will be set in consultation with the Course Director).

YEAR 1

Emergency Nursing Specialisation

Session 1 (30)
BMS511 Processes of Pathology
NRS533 Advancing Emergency Care Nursing Practice

Session 2 (60)
BMS536 Applied Pharmacology for Nursing Practice
NRS532 Health Assessment for Advancing Nursing Practice

Chronic and Complex Nursing Specialisation

Session 1 (30)
BMS511 Processes of Pathology
NRS421 Chronic and Complex Nursing Practice 1

Session 2 (60)
BMS536 Applied Pharmacology for Nursing Practice
NRS532 Health Assessment for Advancing Nursing Practice

Leadership and Management

Session 1 (30)
NRS537 Leadership and Management for the Nurse 1 (16 points)

Session 2 (60)
NRS538 Leadership and Management for the Nurse 2 (16 points)

Clinical Education

Session 1 (30)
HLT539 Foundations of Teaching and Learning in Clinical Education
HLT540 Assessment in Clinical Education

Session 2 (60)
HLT541 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting
HLT542 Professional Practice in Clinical Education

Students may opt to exit at this point with the qualification Graduate Certificate of Nursing (with specialisation).

YEAR 2

Session 3 (30)
NRS531 Critical Inquiry and Evidence Based Nursing Practice (16 points)

Session 4 (60)
Option 1
16 points of electives

Option 2
HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A and HLT506 Health Master's Proposal

Students must choose Option 2 if they are undertaking the Master of Nursing with a specialisation.

Students may opt to exit at this point with the qualification Graduate Diploma of Nursing (with specialisation).


YEAR 3

Option 1 (Course Work)

Session 5 (30)
16 points of electives

Session 6 (60)
16 points of electives

Option 2 (Masters Project)

Session 5 (30)
HLT508 Health Master's Project (16 points) Commenced
8 points of an elective

Session 6 (60)
HLT508 Health Master's Project (16 points) Completed
8 points of an elective


Option 3 (Research)

Session 5 (30)
HLT509 Masters Dissertation (32 points) Commenced

Session 6 (60)
HLT509 Master's Dissertation (32 Points) Completed

Students undertaking a Master of Nursing with a specialisation must choose Option 2 or 3

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

NRS421 Chronic and Complex Nursing Practice 1
NRS512 Perspectives in Mental Health Nursing
NRS532 Health Assessment for Advancing Nursing Practice
NRS533 Advancing Emergency Care Nursing Practice
NRS534 Foundations of Palliative Care Nursing
NRS535 Primary Health Care: A Pathway to Better Health

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

NRS532 Health Assessment for Advancing Nursing Practice

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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