Master of Advanced Nursing Practice

Year

2011

Course Code

72404

Version

3

Faculty

Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Must be registered as a nurse in Australia and:

have completed 12 months of clinical experience as a registered nurse; and

have completed a bachelor degree in a health related field, to an appropriate standard, at this or another university; or

hold equivalent qualifications; or

submit, as an exceptional case, other evidence of appropriate professional attainments including professional experience in nursing.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Master degrees.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System.  An IELTS score of 6.0 with no component lower than 5.5 is required (Band 1 at JCU).

Additional selection requirements

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

36 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Master degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

NS5001:03  Applied Physiological Assessment

NS5002:03  Contemporary Issues in Specialised Practice

NS5201:03  Research: Theory and Methodology

NS5366:03  Practice Development Project

Options

Select 12 credit points of specified NS level 5 subjects

NS5112:03  Physiological Processes in Midwifery

NS5113:03  Pathophysiological Processes in Midwifery

NS5220:03  Perinatal Critical Care and the Pregnant Woman

NS5501:03  Contemporary Issues in Acute Care Nursing

NS5511:03  Intensive Care Nursing 1

NS5512:03  Intensive Care Nursing 2

NS5214:03  Professional Midwifery Care

NS5225:03  Care of the ‘At Risk’ Newborn

NS5226:03  Infant Feeding and Nutrition

NS5604:03  Contemporary Issues in Ageing and Health

NS5605:03  Advanced Assessment of the Older Adult

NS5606:03  Clinical Management of the Older Adult in the Community

NS5607:03  Clinical Management of the Older Adult in Health care Facilities

NS5730:03  Advanced Surgical Nursing

NS5740:03  Advanced Medical Nursing

NS5801:03  Cardiac Nursing 1

NS5802:03  Cardiac Nursing 2

NS5880:03  Managing Mental Health in General Health Settings

NS5907:03  Contemporary Issues in Chronic Illness

PLUS  

Select maximum 12 credit points of specified NS level 5 subjects

NS5202:03  Research: Proposal Writing

NS5230:03  Clinical Governance Project

NS5405:03  Introduction to Nurse Education

NS5406:03  Clinical Teaching in Nursing

NS5407:03  Contemporary Issues in Nurse Education

NS5408:03  Implementation of Clinical Teaching Strategies

NS5710:03  Nursing Management Across the Health Sector

NS5750:03  Dispute Resolution: A Nursing Perspective

NS5760:03  Qualitative Data Management in Nursing

NS5770:03  Nursing Leadership

NS5112:03  Physiological Processes in Midwifery

NS5113:03  Pathophysiological Processes in Midwifery

NS5220:03  Perinatal Critical Care and the Pregnant Woman

NS5225:03  Care of the ‘At Risk’ Newborn

NS5226:03  Infant Feeding and Nutrition

NS5501:03  Contemporary Issues in Acute Care Nursing

NS5511:03  Intensive Care Nursing 1

NS5512:03  Intensive Care Nursing 2

NS5214:03  Professional Midwifery Care

NS5604:03  Contemporary Issues in Ageing and Health

NS5605:03  Advanced Assessment of the Older Adult

NS5606:03  Clinical Management of the Older Adult in the Community

NS5607:03  Clinical Management of the Older Adult in Health care Facilities

NS5730:03  Advanced Surgical Nursing

NS5740:03  Advanced Medical Nursing

NS5801:03  Cardiac Nursing 1

NS5802:03  Cardiac Nursing 2

NS5880:03  Managing Mental Health in General Health Settings

NS5907:03  Contemporary Issues in Chronic Illness

HS5411:03  Community Rehabilitation for Health Professionals

TM5002:03  Infectious Diseases

TM5501:03  Tropical Medicine

TM5502:03  Tropical Public Health

TM5510:03  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

TM5512:03  Travel Medicine

TM5513:03  Public Health Management

TM5514:03  Environmental Health

TM5525:03  Communicable Disease Control

TM5528:03  Health Promotion

TM5536:03  Refugee Health

TM5540:03  Occupational Health

TM5541:03  Managing Effective Health Programs

TM5542:03  Clinical Travel Medicine

TM5554:03  Theory and Practice of Public Health

TM5555:03  Infection Control in Health Settings

TM5557:03  Disaster Health Management

TM5560:03  Aeromedical Retrieval

TM5566:03  Clinical Care Skills in Aeromedical Retrieval

TM5567:03  Flight Crew Skills in Aeromedical Retrieval

TM5568:03  Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning

TM5569:03  Health Promotion Strategies and Methods

TM5570:03  Health Promotion Research and Evaluation

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

18 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

6 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 7 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable