Master of Nursing

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Nursing at Western

The focus of the Master of Nursing is to provide the necessary skills for Registered Nurses to meet their professional goals in a clinical or research setting. This includes studying cultural and social diversity in health care, evidence based health care and leadership in clinical practice. Our students are provided the option to choose a specialisation in either clinical leadership, clinical teaching, aged care, primary health care or research studies, preparing you for career progression in your chosen field.

Opportunities are provided for students in their final sessions of study to apply these advanced nursing concepts learnt through a specific project or research experience relevant to your professional goals.This course can be completed through either full time or part time study, as well as distance or on campus, allowing you the flexibility to integrate it into your current workplace requirements.

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Western Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 100 Universities in the world for Nursing, in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

The Clinical Leadership specialisation provides students with an opportunity for clinical nurse leaders (nurse clinicians, nurse managers) and aspiring nurse leaders to gain formal education in contemporary clinical leadership to support them to facilitate nursing excellence within the clinical practice environment. Graduates who complete the Clinical Leadership specialisation will be prepared to take on clinical leadership roles such as clinical nurse specialist and clinical nurse consultant.

The Clinical Teaching specialisation provides students with an opportunity to gain formal education in clinical teaching to either enhance their existing teaching experience or provide skill development in this area. Graduates who complete the Clinical Teaching specialisation will be prepared to take on a leadership role in clinical teaching in the roles such as clinical nurse educator, nurse educator, clinical nurse specialist and undergraduate placement facilitator.

The Aged Care specialisation provides students with an opportunity to gain formal education in contemporary aged care to either enhance their existing clinical experience or provide skill development to facilitate nursing excellence in the provision of quality aged care. Graduates who complete this specialisation in Aged Care will be prepared to take on a leadership role in nursing within aged care services.

The Primary Health Care specialisation provides students with an opportunity to gain formal education in primary health care to support them to develop an holistic approach to health care within an integrated, dynamic and complex health system. Graduates of the Primary Health Care specialisation will be prepared to take on leadership roles in health care settings that promote health such as community health services, schools and medical centres.

The Research Studies specialisation provides students with foundation level research training that will support them to increase their involvement in research within the clinical setting or seek admission to a research higher degree. Graduates who complete the Research Studies specialisation will be prepared to function as an active member of a research team or seek admission to a higher degree research program.

The Tuberculosis Management specialisation provides Registered Nurses with the specialist theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to prepare them for advanced practice in the clinical management of Tuberculosis among individuals and communities. Students will be able to align their career goals with their professional knowledge and skills in the specialisation. Opportunities will be provided for students completing the Masters level specialisation to synthesise and apply advanced nursing concepts through a capstone project relevant to their professional specialty area.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus, online

Fees: $30,360*

Delivery: On campus, online

Postgraduate Study Information

Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field. 

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— Amina Elshafei. Master of Child and Family Health Nursing

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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.