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Master of Advanced Nursing

 
Note:

This course offers a mid-year intake for local students only.

The Nurse Practitioner major is not offered in Spring 2016.

location
City campus

Min. duration
1.5 years full time or
3 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04228v2
CRICOS: 055628J
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UAC codes

940825 Management (Autumn session, Spring session)
940826 Education (Autumn session, Spring session)
940827 NursePrac (Autumn session, Spring session)
940828 Clinical (Autumn session, Spring session)
940829 Health Research (Autumn session, Spring session)
940832 NoSpecifiedMajor (Autumn session, Spring session)
940833 PrimHlthCare (Autumn session, Spring session)
940834 ChronCompCareAgePal (Autumn session, Spring session)

This course entails person-centred learning. Developed in conjunction with key industry stakeholders, the course provides a clear pathway for nurses to develop their careers and positively influence the provision of care.

Highly respected by employers and clinicians alike, this course develops nursing skills and knowledge that enable improvement in person-centred care and patient outcomes. This encompasses the areas of clinical, nurse practitioner, chronic and complex care (ageing and palliation), primary health care, education, management and research.

The course has been developed with a key stakeholder group which includes educators, clinical nurse consultants, nurse unit managers, directors of nursing and consumers.

This course entails person-centred learning. Developed in conjunction with key industry stakeholders, the course provides a clear pathway for nurses to develop their careers and positively influence the provision of care.

Highly respected by employers and clinicians alike, this course develops nursing skills and knowledge that enable improvement in person-centred care and patient outcomes. This encompasses the areas of clinical, nurse practitioner, chronic and complex care (ageing and palliation), primary health care, education, management and research.

The course has been developed with a key stakeholder group which includes educators, clinical nurse consultants, nurse unit managers, directors of nursing and consumers. This ensures that graduate attributes are professionally relevant, and meet both current and future needs of employers and the community.

Students are able to customise their program by mixing and matching the eight majors, 11 sub-majors and over 40 elective choices in a variety of ways to achieve their individual goals, whether they be diversified or highly specialised (to customise the Master of Advanced Nursing and receive a sample study plan by email, see: www.mymn.uts.edu.au). Course content is focused on innovative evidence-based practice which enables students to lead improved nursing practice at all levels. The course has been rated as 'excellent' by final-year students in university satisfaction surveys between 2010 and 2013, due in large part to the engaging master class format that encourages feedback, debate and a scholarly community.

Course aims

This course aims to:

  • develop students' careers as advanced clinicians, managers, educators or nurse practitioners
  • provide students with choice and flexibility to customise their program
  • extend students' capabilities and build confidence and leadership skills
  • empower students to take on the challenges and complexities of leadership in nursing
  • provide academic experience and qualification.

I chose UTS because it had an excellent reputation within the teaching hospital I work at. It is known to produce excellent graduates.

Typical study program

Examples course programs are shown below. In each major, a sub-major has been selected as an example.

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92918 Fundamentals of Critical Care Nursing692918
92713 Health Breakdown692713
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
92919 Complex Critical Care692919
92869 Specialty Clinical Practice692869

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2016 is $560. The total credit points are 72.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

Highly respected by employers and clinicians alike, this course develops a variety of career options depending on the major and sub-major chosen. Career options include leadership positions in advanced roles, e.g. clinical, nurse practitioner, chronic and complex care (ageing and palliation), primary health care, education, management, research, clinical nurse specialist or consultant, nursing management, complex case management, nursing education and aged care.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
Select 72 credit points from the following:72
STM90595 Domestic students72
STM90596 International students72
Total72

Course structure explained

Students must complete a total of 72 credit points (12 subjects) comprising one major, which also includes a choice of one sub-major.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse in Australia. Registered nurses who do not have an undergraduate diploma or degree but do have recent relevant work experience and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study may also be considered eligible.

International applicants must be a registered nurse in their own country or place of residence and hold a current Authority to Practise. International applicants must also have at least one year of post-registration clinical experience.

Local applicants must have concurrent employment in, or access to, the chosen/relevant clinical area of study and one year of post-registration clinical experience.

Students' current nursing registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners. Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.

Applicants to the Nurse Practitioner major need to demonstrate the following additional requirements:

  • current registration as a nurse in Australia
  • length and depth of experience: a minimum of five years, full-time equivalent (FTE) experience as a registered nurse, including three years FTE as a registered nurse in a specialty area and one year FTE at an advanced practice level in the relevant specialty area of practice
  • requisite education or equivalent in a specialty field as entry to the Nurse Practitioner program: Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and a postgraduate qualification in a specialty field that has prepared the student for advanced practice (either as a prerequisite or integrated into the master's degree)
  • required professional activity: active involvement in professional organisations and contribution to the ongoing development of the profession
  • confirmed support for the applicant to complete all professional experience requirements of the course.

For further information on additional requirements, contact the course coordinator.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition for the Master of Advanced Nursing is granted on the basis of the successful completion of equivalent subjects from recent postgraduate studies. The maximum number of subject exemptions that can be granted for a master's degree is eight (48 credit points).

For information on graduate certificates that are eligible for block credit if completed within the past 10 years, see the precedent list.

For detailed information about how to apply for credit recognition and the resulting subject exemptions, see credit recognition.

Articulation with UTS courses

While the Master of Advanced Nursing is offered as a stand-alone qualification, it is also part of an articulated program of study comprising many of the graduate certificates offered by UTS: Health, and the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (C07044).

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Advanced Nursing in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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