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Master of Nursing Practice

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Award granted Master of Nursing Practice
Campus

Offered on and off campus

Duration1.5 years full time or up to 4 years part time
Deakin course codeH771

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Nursing Practice aims to broaden and deepen theoretical and practice knowledge of registered  nurses who work in a variety of specialty health care settings, such as Critical Care, Cardiac Care, Emergency Care, Intensive Care and Perioperative. The course is predicated on the notion that registered nurses should practise in ways that extend beyond the technical and practical concerns of nursing and to provide leadership, research-based practice and advanced decision making as part of the multidisciplinary health team. This course, therefore, provides research training as well as leadership and specialty expertise to equip students for leadership roles, and the requirements to undertake higher degrees by research. The course has been designed with a flexible structure that allows students to choose from several sequences of study and /or from a range of units that support their career aspirations in nursing management and leadership.

 

Students wishing to undertake postgraduate studies in cardiac care, critical care, emergency care, intensive care or perioperative nursing will complete the Specialty Practice pathway; and following completion of their specialty practice units, can continue their studies to complete the Master of Nursing Practice.

 

However, students may wish to only complete a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in their specialty practice, and either of these options may be taken as an alternative exit rather than completing the Master of Nursing Practice.

Career opportunities

Students seeking to gain employment within specialty areas of critical care or perioperative nursing in all States and Territories of Australia can take an alternate exit on successful completion the equivalent of a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Nursing Practice in their Specialty practice stream.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Master of Nursing Practice comprises 12 credit points of study. At least 8 of the 12 credit points must normally be level 7 nursing units from the list below. Up to 4 credit points may be selected from the elective units listed below or approved units from any postgraduate course at Deakin. Alternatively, students may undertake the 4-credit-point thesis (HNN725 and HNN726), which articulates with PhD studies.

Students wishing to complete the Master of Nursing Practice by research and undertake the 4-credit-point minor thesis must have completed HNN727 Research in Nursing and Midwifery.

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Course structure

Nursing units

Trimester 1

 

HNN714 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN746 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN749 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 2

HNN715 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN727 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

HNN729 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Minor thesis (4 credit points)

HNN725 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN726 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Elective units

Each unit is worth 1 credit point unless otherwise specified.

Offering is subject to demand and resources


Trimester 1

HMF701 Unit description is currently unavailable   ~

HND732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN709 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN734 Unit description is currently unavailable   

~ Note: HMF701 includes a 5 day intensive workshop held in February

 

Trimester 2

HND731 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN710 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN733 Unit description is currently unavailable   

Advanced Clinical Practice

Course structure


Nursing units

Trimester 1

 

HNN730 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN749 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 2

HNN715 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Elective units

Each unit is worth 1 credit point unless otherwise specified.

Offering is subject to demand and resources

 

Trimester 1

HNN709 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN714 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN734 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN746 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN780 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND701 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 2

HNN710 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN727 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

HNN729 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN733 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN781 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND702 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND731 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Thesis units

HNN725 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

HNN726 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

Specialty Practice Critical Care Units

Specialty units (core)

 

Trimester 1

HNN751 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN752 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN750 Unit description is currently unavailable   (required if taking alternative exit at Graduate Diploma level)

 

Trimester 2

HNN765 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HNN775 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

HNN767 Unit description is currently unavailable   **

HNN777 Unit description is currently unavailable   **

HNN766 Unit description is currently unavailable   +

HNN776 Unit description is currently unavailable   +

HNN764 Unit description is currently unavailable   #

HNN774 Unit description is currently unavailable   #

HNN788 Unit description is currently unavailable   (required if taking alternative exit at Graduate Diploma level)

 

Elective units - maximum 6

 

Trimester 1

HNN709 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN714 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN730 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN734 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN746 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN749 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN780 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND701 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 2

HNN710 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN715 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN727 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)***

HNN729 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN733 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN781 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND702 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND731 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Thesis units

HNN725 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

HNN726 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

 

* Core specialty units for Cardiac Care specialty

** Core specialty units for Critical Care specialty

+ Core specialty units for Emergency Care specialty

# Core specialty units for Intensive Care specialty

*** This unit must be undertaken by students who intend to enrol in the Thesis units

Specialty Practice Perioperative Units

Specialty units (core)

 

Trimester 1

HNN755 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN740 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN741 Unit description is currently unavailable   (required if taking alterative exit at Graduate Diploma level)

 

Trimester 2

HNN742 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN743 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN744 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Elective units - maximum 6

 

Trimester 1

HNN709 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN714 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN730 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN734 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN746 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN749 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN780 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND701 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Trimester 2

HNN710 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN715 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN727 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)***

HNN729 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN732 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN733 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN745 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HNN781 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND702 Unit description is currently unavailable   

HND731 Unit description is currently unavailable   

 

Thesis units

HNN725 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

HNN726 Unit description is currently unavailable   (2 credit points)

 

*** This unit must be undertaken by students who intend to enrol in the Thesis units

 

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