The focus of this course is to prepare graduates with specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice, research, further learning and eligibility to apply for registration throughout Australia as a registered nurse (Division 1).
Please note: additional English language proficiency requirements set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) must be declared and met before you are eligible to commence study in the Master of Nursing Practice (Graduate Entry) at Western Sydney University.
The heart of healthcare
Using a primary health care framework, you will study the application of physical and behavioural sciences to nursing; inquiry and evidence-based practice principles and utilisation within nursing; nursing care of individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan.
The acquisition of nursing knowledge and skills occurs initially in campus-based simulated clinical practice settings and consolidation occurs as students undertake clinical placements in a variety of health care settings.
The Master of Nursing Practice (Graduate Entry) is offered as a two-year course commencing with an intensive, full-time unit of study in the Summer Session that supports student transition into two years of full-time study. Students will not be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Subject to Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) accreditation, students will be eligible for registration as a Nurse (Division 1) with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia on successful completion of the course. ANMAC is a partner board of the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Authority (AHPRA).
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Number one Nursing School in Australia (by Centre for World University Rankings - CWUR), and in the Top 100 in the world (QS World University Ranking).
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Delivery: On campus
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As a Nursing graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Community health
- Disability services
- Rehabilitation services
- Research and Education
- Policy development
Registered Nurses provide nursing care to patients in hospitals, aged care and other health care facilities, and in the community.
Acute Care Nurse
Acute Care Nurses provide intensive short-term care for patients, such as during recovery from surgery or for an urgent medical condition. Acute care is challenging and, as a front line care position, you will be need to be prepared for diverse situations every day.
Paediatric nurses care for children of all ages, including neonates, across a range of health and community settings with an emphasis on assessing children’s acute and ongoing needs while taking into account physical, social, cultural and family circumstances.
Mental Health Nurse
Mental Health Nurses care for patients with mental health illness, disorder and dysfunction, and those experiencing emotional difficulties, distress and crisis in health, welfare and aged care facilities, correctional services and the community.
Perioperative and Theatre Nurse
Perioperative and Theatre Nurses care for patients before, during and after surgery. They assesses patients' condition, plan nursing care, maintain a safe and comfortable environment, assist Surgeons and Anaesthetists during surgery, and monitor patients' recovery.
Disability and Rehabilitation Nurses
Disability and Rehabilitation Nurses care for people with intellectual and development disabilities in a range of health, welfare and community settings. They can also care for patients recovering from injury and illness, and assist patients with disabilities to live more independently.
Aged Care Nurses
Aged Care Nurses care for the elderly in community settings, residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and health care facilities.
Nurse Educator careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising nurses also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of nursing students, the training of new graduate nurses or nurses new to the workplace.
Clinical Practice Units
Western’s CPUs are designed to simulate a contemporary hospital ward setting. They all contain teaching and practice rooms, a simulation room and a control room.
Throughout your Nursing degree, you get practical experience in four to six-week blocks.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.