Postgraduate Nursing, Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0046

Previous Codes: A4014.1, A4015.1, A4026.1, A4027.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Major Structure

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Graduate Diploma in Nursing (No specialisation) - 60 cp 1 year Pathway

60 credit point Pathway Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 60 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
NURS 7019Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care10
NURS 7023Evidence Based Health Care10
NURS 7028Leadership in Clinical Practice10
NURS 7040Perspectives on Nursing10
PUBH 7021Primary Health Care and its Applications10
Select one elective10
Total Credit Points60

Graduate Diploma in Nursing (No specialisation) - 80 cp 1 year Pathway

80 credit point Pathway Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
NURS 7019Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care10
NURS 7023Evidence Based Health Care10
NURS 7028Leadership in Clinical Practice10
NURS 7040Perspectives on Nursing10
PUBH 7020Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision10
PUBH 7021Primary Health Care and its Applications10
Select two electives20
Total Credit Points80

Master of Nursing (No Specialisation) - 1 year pathway

1 year Pathway

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
NURS 7019Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care10
NURS 7023Evidence Based Health Care10
NURS 7028Leadership in Clinical Practice10
NURS 7040Perspectives on Nursing10
PUBH 7021Primary Health Care and its Applications10
Select one elective10
Select one of the following 20 credit point subjects:20
Capstone Experience in Health Care
Research Project in Health Care
OR complete the two following 10 credit point subjects:
Scholarship for Practice Change in Health Care
Writing for Publication
Total Credit Points80

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in Autumn 2021 or earlier. 

NURS 7008 - Capstone Experience in Health Care, replaced by NURS 7065 Capstone Experience in Health Care

Master of Nursing (No Specialisation) - 1.5 year Pathway

1.5 year Pathway Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
NURS 7019Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care10
NURS 7023Evidence Based Health Care10
NURS 7025Health Promotion and the Nurse10
NURS 7028Leadership in Clinical Practice10
NURS 7040Perspectives on Nursing10
PUBH 7020Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision10
PUBH 7021Primary Health Care and its Applications10
Select three electives30
Select one of the following 20 credit point subjects:20
Capstone Experience in Health Care
Research Project in Health Care
OR complete the two following 10 credit point subjects:
Scholarship for Practice Change in Health Care
Writing for Publication
Total Credit Points120

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this major for students who passed these subjects in Autumn 2021 or earlier. 

NURS 7008 - Capstone Experience in Health Care, replaced by NURS 7065 Capstone Experience in Health Care