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2014 Master of Clinical Nursing (Specialisation)(H7F)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Health (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Cradle Coast:
Course Duration: Minimum 3 yrs, Maximum 7 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Dr Christine Stirling (03) 6226 4678


The Master of Clinical Nursing is a three-year (i.e. six semester) part-time course of which two semesters are made up of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (level 1) and two semesters are made up of the Graduate Diploma of Nursing (level 2). Applicants entering at the third level of the program i.e. directly into the two Master's level units, must have completed a Graduate Diploma or equivalent.

Admission & Prerequisites

An applicant must: [i] be a registered nurse in Australia, or [ii] if an overseas applicant, have had his/her nursing qualifications assessed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australiaand be eligible for registration in Australia, and normally have had at least two years of full-time experience in relevant nursing practice within the last two years (or equivalent); [iii] hold an undergraduate degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent); or [iv] have qualifications or experience deemed to be the equivalent of one of the above.

Course Objectives

The School of Nursing and Midwifery aims to create an educational environment which values critical reflective thinking, life-long learning and professional development. The course focuses on a high level of conceptualisation within the discipline of nursing, preparing graduates who can contribute to knowledge and practice development within their own chosen clinical specialty.
Candidates will have the opportunity to:

* enhance specialist nursing knowledge and skills;
* develop leadership skills in Nursing;
* develop advanced skills in clinical supervision, teaching and mentorship; and
* increase their understanding of the complex issues in nursing practice.

The course aims to prepare students with the knowledge, career skills and personal attributes for employment in specialty areas of nursing at an advanced level.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Clinical Nursing will be equipped with knowledge and skills to enable them to function at an advanced level within practice. The course recognises the ability of expert practitioners and provides them with an appropriate professional qualification.

Articulation to/from Course

The Master of Clinical Nursing articulates with the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Nursing and the Bachelor of Nursing Professional Honours.

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