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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
External Studies
1CM036
1CM536
Course Duration
Full-time
Not Available
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
International
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

MNNP

Award
Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

Professional recognition

Graduates of the course may be eligible to apply to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Australia for endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner. See the NMBA website for further details regarding regulatory requirements for authorisation.

Admission requirements

All applicants must:
a) have successfully completed a Graduate Diploma or equivalent in their nursing specialty area,
b) hold current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) general registration as a registered nurse with no conditions on registration relating to unsatisfactory professional performance or unprofessional conduct,
c) have a minimum of five years of full time equivalent (FTE) experience as a Registered Nurse including:

  • a minimum of three years of post-registration experience in their speciality area, and
  • a minimum of one year FTE at an advanced practice level in the relevant specialty area of practice, and

d) be currently employed for a minimum of 0.6 FTE in an advanced practice role in their specialty area.

All applicants must ensure they correctly answer the question relating to nursing current practising certificate when applying. SATAC will attempt to confirm their registration on the online register with AHPRA but if SATAC is unable to do so, applicants will be asked to submit a certified copy of their certificate.

Additional admission requirements

All applicants must provide:
a) a CV demonstrating active involvement in professional organisations and contribution to the ongoing development of the profession; and
b) written evidence of support from their employer to complete the extended practice components of the course.

Additional information can be found on the School of Health website http://www.cdu.edu.au/health/postgraduate-nursing

Domestic applications

All applications for this course are submitted through SATAC.

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 


  • Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This 80 credit point course consists of core and specialist elective units building on the foundation of specialist knowledge and skills, evidence-based practice, cultural safety and introductory pharmacology acquired at the Graduate Diploma level. The core units address the ANMC Competency Standards for Nurse Practitioners and encompass acquisition of advanced and extended knowledge and skills, critical thinking, comprehensive history and client assessment, diagnosis, complex problem solving and expanded client management required for autonomous clinical practice.

In addition to the core extended clinical practice, pharmacology for prescribers and practice evaluation units, students will undertake a specialist elective unit in which they can explore in depth an area of professional interest relevant to the advanced and extended role of the nurse practitioner.

Face-to-face workshops are required for some units with the remainder of teaching material using on-line delivery.

The program's content and assessment strategies require a minimum of 0.6 FTE employment in a clinical setting in which the candidate can be mentored in the development of extended practice knowledge and skills. This clinical mentorship is an essential component of the course and must be approved by the course coordinator before an offer for enrolment will be made.

Students with appropriate prior postgraduate studies may apply for advanced standing however further advanced standing will not be available for units or courses used to meet Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) (MNNP) course admission requirements.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Core Units
(7 units)
70
Compulsory Core units totalling 70 credit points as detailed below.

HEA511 Context for Extended Professional Practice
HEA513 Advanced Client Assessment
HEA514 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making
HEA520 Extended Practice 1
HEA530 Pharmacotherapeutics for Extended Practice
HEA540 Extended Practice 2
HEA562 Practice Evaluation Strategies (recoded from HEA409 2016)
 

Specialist Elective
(1 units)
10

Unit totalling 10 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

HEA410 Clinical Teaching and Learning (last offered 2013)
HEA411 Preceptoring and Mentoring (last offered 2013)
HEA421 Introduction to Clinical Management (last offered 2013)
HEA423 Financial Management for Health Care Managers (last offered 2013)
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM559 Health Policy
HEA565 Clinical Specialisation 3 (recoded from HEA450 2016) (repeatable)
HEA569 Independent Study (recoded from SNP410 2016)
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
REMH8001 Context of Remote and Indigenous Health (CRH)
REMH8002 Remote and Indigenous Primary Health Care (CRH)
REMH8008 Remote Child Protection Practice 1 (CRH)
REMH8009 Remote Child Protection Practice 2 (CRH)
 

Electives
(0 unit)
0
There are no elective units for this course
 
80
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Course Changes - 2016

Students should note the change in unit codes and enrol in the most current unit code.

Previous Unit Code New Unit Code (2016) Unit Title
HEA409 HEA562 Practice Evaluation Strategies
HEA450 HEA565 Clinical Specialisation 3
SNP410 HEA569 Independent Study

 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA511 Context for Extended Professional Practice CO HEA520 Extended Practice 1 CO
HEA513 Advanced Client Assessment CO HEA530 Pharmacotherapeutics for Extended Practice CO
Year 2
HEA562 Practice Evaluation Strategies (recoded from HEA409) CO HEA540 Extended Practice 2 CO
HEA514 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making CO Specialist Elective SE

CDU Specialist Elective availability

Semester 1 Semester 2
HEA565 Clinical Specialisation 3 (recoded from HEA450) HEA565 Clinical Specialisation 3 (recoded from HEA450)
PHM523 Health Promotion PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
HEA569 Independent Study (recoded from SNP410) PHM559 Health Policy
  PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
  HEA569 Independent Study (recoded from SNP410)

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1
    HEA530 Pharmacotherapeutics for Extended Practice
CO
Year 2
HEA511 Context for Extended Professional Practice
CO
HEA520 Extended Practice 1
CO
HEA513 Advanced Client Assessment
CO
Specialist Elective
SE
Year 3
HEA562 Practice Evaluation Strategies (recoded from HEA409) CO HEA540 Extended Practice 2 SE
HEA514 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making CO    

CDU Specialist Elective availability

Semester 1 Semester 2
HEA565 Clinical Specialisation 3 (recoded from HEA450) HEA565 Clinical Specialisation 3 (recoded from HEA450)
PHM523 Health Promotion PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
HEA569 Independent Study (recoded from SNP410) PHM559 Health Policy
  PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
  HEA569 Independent Study (recoded from SNP410)

 

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