The Master of Nursing (Advanced Practice) program is intended for registered nurses who wish to prepare themselves for leadership in nursing practice and education. The focus is on clinical practice and the program allows for specialisation in selected areas of nursing, and in-depth study of a selected topic relevant to nursing practice. In particular, the program is designed for registered nurses who which to practice as clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurse consultants, or clinical nurse educators.
The program requires completion of 80 units and consists of core nursing and directed courses. The program has a clinical practice focus and allows for specialisation in a selected areas of nursing. Streams and areas of specialisation are available in Acute Care (including Perioperative, Nephrology, Intensive Care, Emergency and Surgical Nursing), Older Person Nursing, Mental Health Nursing and Child, Youth and Family Nursing. Students must complete the courses approved for each specialisation to ensure specialisation acknowledgement.
A number of the courses listed are offered in partnership with Hunter New England Area Health (including Mental Health and the Centre for Education and Nursing Research in Child Health [CENRiCH]).