Master of Nursing Practice

Dates flexible
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Course Fee

Course Overview

Students who successfully complete the Master of Nursing Practice are eligible to seek Registered Nurse status with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) as a professional nurse in Australia and by mutual recognition in New Zealand. This is a graduate entry-level course designed for those who hold an existing AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant area and who are not registered to practise as a nurse in Australia. UNE offers a safe, pleasant rural environment for study and equips nursing graduates with the knowledge and skills to function in both metropolitan and rural healthcare settings. This is important as nursing staff shortages are more acute in the rural sector. UNE nursing graduates are well regarded by employers in the healthcare sector.

Who should take this course

The aims of this course are to build on the existing skills of students who have already completed a relevant AQF level 7 equivalent Bachelor level degree and who wish to become Registered Nurses with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency. The focus will be on giving these students the necessary, discipline specific knowledge and skills required to become a competent, beginning level, professional Registered Nurses in a variety of settings and to provide evidence-based, creative, sensitive and responsible nursing care to the clients with whom they work. The course also aims to produce graduates who appreciate the value of life-long learning and who have a firm foundation for further study at postgraduate levels.

Course content

Students are required to complete the following units:

  • HHSC157 Science for Nursing: Foundations
  • HLTH300 Professional Communication Practice
  • HLTH520 Evidence in Health and Social Care Practice
  • HLTH530 Health Promotion in Practice
  • HLTH540 Perspectives on Ageing
  • HSNS206 Career Transition to Australian Nursing Practice
  • HSNS262 Nursing Practice: Building Integrated Care
  • HSNS263 Nursing Practice: Focus on Integrated Care
  • HSNS264 Nursing Practice: Developing Integrated Care
  • HSNS265 Nursing Practice: Models of Integrated Care
  • HSNS361 Professional Practice: Application of Integrated Care Therapies
  • HSNS364 Professional Practice: Application of Integrated Care
  • HSNS367 Nursing Practice: Complex Integrated Care
  • HSNS368 Professional Practice: Contexts of Acute Care
  • HSNS510 Mental Health Nursing
  • HSNS565 Professional Practice: Preparation for Practice
  • HSNS566 Professional Practice: Transition to Practice
  • OORA200 Working with Aboriginal People

About Course Provider

Our aim is to offer you the most flexible study options without losing any of the rigour required in a quality tertiary education. You can study on campus for a traditional face-to-face education experience, or from wherever you are; our new generation of online study is making tertiary education more accessible than ever. Originally named New England University College, UNE was established as a college of the University of Sydney in 1938. It was the second university established in New South Wales and Australia’s first regional university. In 1954 the University became fully independent as the University of New England and pioneered teaching by correspondence to external students.

UNE offers a distinctive on-campus experience which is strengthened by one of Australia’s oldest residential systems. Living in any of the eight colleges offers students the best in modern on-campus living with superb academic support, pastoral care and the opportunity to partake in a wide range of social and sporting activities. UNE is internationally recognised for its innovative approach to online teaching and research excellence with 87% of its research fields rated world standard or above.

Research endeavours are supported through a number of flagship research centres:

  • The Animal and Genetics Breeding Unit (AGBU)
  • The Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw)
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Institute for Rural Futures (IRF)
  • The Paleoscience Research Centre and
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR).

As the biggest regional employer and an externally engaged organisation, the University actively pursues effective partnerships and plays a significant role in Armidale and wider rural and regional communities.

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