Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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. Course content is focused on innovative evidence-based practice which enables students to lead improved nursing practice at all levels. 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.
Students must complete a total of 72 credit points (12 subjects) comprising one major, which also includes a choice of one sub-major. The course is offered on a one-and-a-half-year, full-time or three-year, part-time basis.
- Chronic and complex care
- Ageing and palliation
- Health research
- Advanced nursing
- Nurse practitioner
- Primary health care
Standard entry requirements
UTS recognised bachelor degree, or 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.
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.
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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. 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. 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.