CL22 - Master of Clinical Nursing

Overview

Course Overview

The Master of Clinical Nursing is aimed at preparing Registered Nurses for enhanced clinical decision making activities, alongside clinical and professional leadership that supports quality care within an evidenced-based and ethical framework.

As a student, you will draw on international and national evidence-based theoretical and practical applications of care within your specialisation area of practice. You will examine contemporary issues impacting on care delivery, and develop your clinical, professional and leadership skills. This will build your capacity to lead and support clinical outcomes responsive to patient situation, location and condition. You will also have the opportunity to learn and apply research skills to undertake a research project.

The following outline provides an overview of the program of study:

The first academic year of study includes clinically based practice and theory within a work integrated learning model of study, in collaboration with the university and your health service. The second academic year of study focuses on enhancing professional and clinical skills within your specialist area of practice. Specialist practice areas include renal nursing, medical and surgical nursing, intensive care, coronary care, rural and remote nursing, generalist nursing, orthopaedic nursing, oncology and palliative care. The third academic year of study focuses on the acquisition of research skills to develop nursing knowledge and practice.

Career Information

The Master of Clinical Nursing provides Registered Nurses with a nursing specific high level post-graduate qualification.This qualification has the potential to create many exciting and rewarding opportunities for graduates including increased financial remuneration from some employers. Graduates will attain competency and confidence to be able to undertake the many nurse leadership positions available within the health care industry; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Consultant and Nurse Unit Manager roles. This qualification will also provide registered nurses with the competitive edge in order to apply for promotion.The research component of the course will allow graduates to move into research roles and even lead applied clinical research.

Course Details
Duration 0 years full-time or 3 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 72
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MClinNurs
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

To enter this course you must have:
- current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse; and
- letter of employment which demonstrate that you are currently employed with an approved clinical partner for new graduates; or
- letter of support from employer demonstrating support to undertake the course and employment in your nominated area of specialisation.



Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards CL18 - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Nursing CL16 - Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing
Professional Accreditation

NA

Learned Society Accreditiation

NA

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 77
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply expert knowledge and technical skills in a specific clinical specialty
  • 2. Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility
  • 3. Practice creatively and with initiative to adapt to new situation in the clinical dynamic
  • 4. Plan and execute a research project that contributes to the body of knowledge in a clinical nursing specialty
  • 5. Demonstrate advanced professional communication in the clinical setting.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice
2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences
7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.