Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||200 credit points taken over 24 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Assoc Prof Marie Gerdtz
Melbourne School of Health Sciences
The University of Melbourne
Alan Gilbert Building, Level 7, 161 Barry St
Carlton Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA
T: +61 3 8344 4171
F: +61 3 8344 4188
The course provides registered nurses with the knowledge. confidence and skills to provide specialist nursing care to consumers at the level of an advanced practitioner. Masters prepared nurses assume responsibility for establishing new professional roles, devising new models of care and leading dynamic changes to practice.
The first year of study provides the opportunity for students to extend their existing nursing knowledge and develop skills in an area of specialty practice. The second year of study builds on this specialisation by focus on advanced practice skills and knowledge. Specifically it will prepare registered nurses for leadership roles in nursing. Within the course there is a pathway that prepares students for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner.
Enrolment in clinical components of the MANP requires students to meet the registration and clinical experience requirements outlined in the Admission Requirements section. Applicants must also have the support of their current employer to facilitate completion of specialty clinical competencies.
Graduates of the MANP will demonstrate:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The course comprises 100 credit points of study in the first year and 100 credit points in the second year. In the first year, students undertake a program of study identical to the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice or Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing. To enrol in subjects with clinical components applicants must meet the registration and clinical experience requirements outlined in the Admission requirements section. In addition applicants must also have the support of their current employer to facilitate completion of specialty clinical competencies.
Pathway 1 comprises 100 credit points of coursework subjects. To achieve a specialisation award, assessment tasks completed in the second year must share the specialty focus of first year studies.
Pathway 2 comprises 50 credit points of coursework subjects and a 50 credit point minor thesis.
Pathway 3 comprises 100 credit points of prescribed subjects that lead to endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
|Subject Options:|| |
Pathway 1 - coursework
Students are required to undertake at least one research subject in their second year of study (we recommend NURS90070).
The remaining subjects are selected from the elective subjects listed below.
NURS90070 Implementing Evidence for Practice
NURS90067 Health Assessment for Advanced Practice 1
NURS90069 Clinical Leadership in Context
NURS70002 Research in Practice
NURS90071 Applications of Clinical Pharmacology
Pathway 2 - Minor Thesis
The Minor Thesis is the pathway recommended for students considering future research and higher degree studies.
Students undertake at least one research subject in their second year of study (we recommend NURS70002).
Pathway 3 - Nurse Practitioner
This is a prescribed study pathway that meets the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) requirements for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner.
Study Period Commencement:
Second Year Master of Advanced Nursing Practice elective subjects
All second-year MANP subjects are listed below with their semester and credit point waiting.
Study Period Commencement:
Admission requirements for all specialty and advanced practice courses:
If you are applying for the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice or Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Practice or a clinical specialisation in the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice, you must provide evidence of current clinical employment and support by submitting a completed Confirmation of Clinical Employment and Support Form with your application.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSE PRACTITIONER STREAM
*Requirement of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner is the equivalent of three (3) years full-time experience in an advanced nursing role, within the past six (6) years from the date when the complete application seeking endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner is received by the Board.
** Advanced practice nursing defines a level of nursing practice that uses extended and expanded skills, experience and knowledge in assessment, planning, implementation, diagnosis and evaluation of the nursing care required. Nurses practising at this level are educationally prepared at postgraduate level and may work in a specialist or generalist capacity. (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) 2006).
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's courses. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to clinical/field work activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
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