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Master of Nursing

Course code J88

Provides Registered Nurses with an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of contemporary health care practice and the skills to apply this knowledge to practice within a national and international context.

Students will undertake core units of study related to clinical leadership and management, global health issues, chronic condition management, clinical education, health practice evaluation, and evidenced based practice and research design. Students also complete two core elective units providing an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in an area of their interest.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

J88

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $21,450

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J88

CRICOS code

096859K

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,850

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NNI5101Professional Issues in Clinical Nursing20
NUR6117The Deteriorating Patient20
PSR5101Managing Risk in the Clinical Environment20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CLM6100Clinical Leadership and Management20
NUR6118Nursing in the Context of Global Health20
NUR6119Nursing Management of Chronic Health Conditions20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MNP6101Evidence-based Practice and Research Design20
NUR6116Evaluating Practice in Health20
Select one unit from the following three units
NNT5100 ^Foundations of Children and Young People's Nursing20
CMH5109 ^Contemporary Issues in Mental Health20
NUR5211 ^Contemporary Care of the Ageing 120
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NST6101Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting20
MNP6107Nursing Research Project20
Select one unit from the following five units
MID6108 ^Principles of Effective Maternal and Newborn Care20
NUR6121 ^Palliative Care Nursing20
NUR6120 ^Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Children and Young People20
CMH5110 ^Assessment in Mental Health20
NUR5212 ^Contemporary Care of the Ageing 220

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive and creative analytical skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex concepts and theories in authentic practice settings and contexts.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative contributions to professional practice.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of contemporary health care system knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of nursing practice.
  4. Use high level self-management skills to initiate, plan and disseminate a substantial project

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $21,450 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $33,850 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates from this program will have enhanced employment prospects in a range of health care settings and contexts. A master’s level qualification is a minimum requirement for senior leadership and clinical roles in most health care organisations within Australia. The diversity of subject areas within this program also enhances the employment opportunities for graduates both in the domestic and international markets.

Possible future job titles

Senior Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse

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