The Master of Nursing is designed to prepare nurses for leadership roles in the health care system, or for further academic study in nursing at postgraduate level.
The Master of Nursing is designed to prepare nurses for leadership roles in the health care system, or for further academic study in nursing at postgraduate level. The qualification is ideal for clinicians seeking to advance their careers and the following specialisations are available:
The Leadership specialisation is designed to enable registered nurses to develop their transformative leadership and management style. Each of the subjects in this specialisation, support students to gain an in-depth understanding of leadership and management that will assist with practice in a management or leadership position. With a strong focus on reflective and other evidence based theory, students will be provided with a wide range of opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and experiences that align with person centred principles and values.
Person Centred Practice
The Person Centred Practice specialisation provides students with an opportunity to look at person centred practice from a theory and practice perspective. The theoretical constructs of the program are based on the Person Centred Practice Framework work undertaken by McCormack & McCance (2017). The key concepts and principles of person centeredness are found throughout the Master’s curriculum such as valuing the individual, respect for one another, supporting autonomy, providing dignified care experiences and creating safe and caring environments. Each of the subjects in this specialisation, support students to gain an in-depth understanding of person centred practice from the perspective of the patient and their family, healthcare staff and the organisation and how this plays out in reality. It further enables students to develop and apply skills and knowledge in facilitating, leading and evaluating person centred practice and change within the micro, mezzo and macro levels of the healthcare system.
A recognised Bachelor degree in Nursing of at least three years' duration, or a Graduate Certificate in Nursing from a recognised tertiary institution.