Master of Nursing (Professional Studies)

  • Effective from: 2015
  • 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.

Study Mode

Two years full time or four years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Lisa Wong

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
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
 

Admission

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.

Statement of Service

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

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.

International Office

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.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points including the subjects listed below.

Subject Title Credit Points
Required Programs
NURS 7019Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care10
PUBH 7021Primary Health Care and its Applications10
PUBH 7026Supporting Aged Communities10
Select one elective10
Students may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Professional Studies) at this point.
NURS 7023Evidence Based Health Care10
NURS 7025Health Promotion and the Nurse10
NURS 7032Mental Health for Communities10
Select one elective10
Students may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Professional Studies) at this point.
NURS 7028Leadership in Clinical Practice10
PUBH 7018Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care10
NURS 7040Perspectives on Nursing10
PUBH 7020Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision10
Select two electives20
Capstone Subject
NURS 7065Capstone Experience in Health Care20
Total Credit Points160

Elective subjects

Students may select their electives from any program offered by the university, provided any requisite requirements are met.