Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

General

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Programme Description

This coursework master is a graduate-entry programme for applicants with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, with a strong focus on clinical practice and research which leads to registration with the NMBA.

The programme will provide experiential and authentic learning opportunities, supplemented by theoretical components, to ensure graduates are industry-ready upon entry to practice.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 6)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree or master's degree in any field with a course weighted average mark of at least 60%, or equivalent as recognised by the University. Applicants are also required to have a tertiary level unit in human biology (students who do not meet this requirement will be required to undertake a Health Science Preparation programme at ECU).

Prospective applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae and a personal statement as part of their application.

Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee selection and in ranking applications, prior to academic performance and work experience may be considered.

Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years of relevant professional experience.

English Language requirements (Band 5)

In addition to satisfying ECU minimum English standard requirements for this course, all applicants must also demonstrate English language proficiency as specified in the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) English language skills registration standard.

These requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS Academic with a minimum overall score of 7.0 and a minimum score of 7.0 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), or
  • Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking), or
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), or
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test:
    • 24 for listening
    • 24 for reading,
    • 27 for writing, and
    • 23 for speaking, or
  • Completion of at least six years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English in a recognised country as defined by the NMBA (including at least 2 years between years 7 and 12) with a supporting written declaration to confirm that your primary language is English, or
  • Completion of at least 5 years full-time equivalent continuous combined secondary and/or tertiary and/or vocational education taught and assessed in a recognised country as defined by the NMBA (within the last 7 years). The 5 years does not include the proposed ECU study.

Note: English tests must be completed within 2 years of the proposed course commencement date and additional requirements may apply in relation to an acceptable number of test sittings and combined scores across test sittings.

ECU’s minimum English standard requirements for this course may be satisfied with one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree from an approved country;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years of relevant professional experience.

Course Details

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NSC6101 Nursing Bioscience 1 20
NPP6101 Adult Health Practice 1 20
NNI5104 Health Issues in Gerontology 20

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NSC6102 Nursing Bioscience 2 20
MNP6101 Evidence-based Practice and Research Design 20
NPP6102 Adult Health Practice 2 20

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPP6103 Mental Health Practice 20
NCS6100 Nursing Cultural Studies 20
MNP6107 Nursing Research Project 20

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NPP6104 Child, Adolescent and Family Nursing Practice 20
NPP6105 Nursing Practice Capstone 20
Elective Unit x1 20

Recommended Electives

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
NST6101 Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting 20
NUR6121 Palliative Care Nursing 20
CLM6100 Clinical Leadership and Management 20
NUR6117 The Deteriorating Patient 20

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply and model communication and collaboration skills to analyse and design innovative contributions to professional practice.
  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex ideas, concepts and theories in authentic nurse practitioner situations.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of specialist nursing knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of nursing practice.
  • Use high-level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute a substantial research-based project.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

Career Opportunities

Graduates will display the skills, knowledge and attributes to function with competence and confidence in a registered nurse graduate role. They will have enhanced leadership skills to ensure they are capable of clinical leaders and are industry-ready to work in a diverse range of practice settings within a dynamic health care system.

Possible future job titles

Registered Nurse.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

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