Master of Nursing

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Master of Nursing
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud CampusYes
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeH821
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Make a significant contribution to nursing by undertaking research that is grounded in clinical practice.

This degree is conducted in the School of Nursing and Midwifery who through its clinical partnership program and community links, has an established research program in quality and patient safety research.

A major foci of the research programs are organized into three themes that apply to all practice environments: Patient Experience, Patient Safety and Workforce Development. 

A Master of Nursing degree is awarded for a substantial, original contribution to knowledge achieved in up to two years of full-time study (or two to four years of part-time candidature).

The Master of Nursing is an approved program of research involving a substantial written thesis on the topic of your choice and under expert supervision. The degree is assessed on the result of thesis, with minimal or no coursework component required.

This degree is ideal if you are looking to embark on a career in research and academia.

Indicative student workload

A fulltime student is expected to commit 36 hours a week to their Masters by Research program. A student is entitled to 20 working days annual leave from candidature on approval by their Principal Supervisor. (Part-time is half the commitment).

Research information

The Faculty of Health provides a range of higher degree by research programs at masters and doctorate level, including professional doctorates in the discipline of psychology.

The Faculty has affiliation with six of the University Strategic Research Centres, which work with national and international partners in health communities, business, industry and government to bring about evidence-based practical, equitable health outcomes globally, nationally and in local communities. The Centres are engaged in research programs related to patient care, patient safety, health services, mental health, psychiatric disorders, molecular medicine, immunology, neurosciences, public health research and evaluation, population health, human nutrition, physical activity and health, and social determinants of health and wellbeing.

To review details of the Strategic Research Centres and the research we are undertaking click here.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLO)

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more discipline areas by generating substantial contribution to knowledge through the use of appropriate research principles and methods.

Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

 

Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.

 

Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

Apply critical analysis and reflection to ethically research, synthesize and evaluate complex information, problems, concepts, interpretations and theories to demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice.

 

Effectively disseminate research outcomes to a variety of audiences using highly developed communication skills and work productively within a team of experts in the field.

Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

 

Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.

 

Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, initiative, resilience and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

 

Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.

 

Course rules

A Masters by Research degree is awarded for a substantial, original contribution to knowledge achieved in up to two years of full-time study (or up to four years of part-time study).