Master of Nursing (Professional Studies) (4735)
- Approved Abbreviation: MNurs(ProfStudies)
- Western Sydney University Program Code: 4735
- AQF Level: 9
CRICOS Code: 086213J
This program applies to students who commenced in 2015 or later.
The aim of the Master of Nursing (Professional Studies) is to provide students who hold an undergraduate nursing degree with the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to enhance their practice in the contemporary clinical setting. Opportunities will be provided for students in their final sessions of this qualification to synthesise and apply advanced nursing concepts through their capstone experience.
Students may exit this program on completion of 40 credit points with a 4737 Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Professional Studies) (exit only) or on completion of 80 credit points with a 4736 Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Professional Studies) (exit only)
Two years full time or four years part-time.
Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.
Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Full Time||External||See above|
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Part Time||External||See above|
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Full Time||Internal||See above|
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Part Time||Internal||See above|
Candidature for admission to the Master of Nursing (Professional Studies) is based on admission requirements detailed below:
Completion of an undergraduate degree in nursing (AQF Level 7 or equivalent).
Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.
Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.
International students currently completing an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia, an International Baccalaureate in Australia or a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 must apply via UAC International.
All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.
International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.
Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points including the subjects listed below.
|NURS 7019||Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care||10|
|PUBH 7021||Primary Health Care and its Applications||10|
|PUBH 7026||Supporting Aged Communities||10|
|Select one elective||10|
|Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Professional Studies) at this point.|
|NURS 7023||Evidence Based Health Care||10|
|NURS 7025||Health Promotion and the Nurse||10|
|NURS 7032||Mental Health for Communities||10|
|Select one elective||10|
|Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Professional Studies) at this point.|
|NURS 7028||Leadership in Clinical Practice||10|
|PUBH 7018||Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care||10|
|NURS 7040||Perspectives on Nursing||10|
|PUBH 7020||Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision||10|
|Select two electives||20|
|NURS 7065||Capstone Experience in Health Care||20|
|Total Credit Points||160|
Students may select their electives from any program offered by the university, provided any requisite requirements are met.