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CQUniversity Australia (CQU)

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Master of Clinical Nursing

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Clinical Nursing prepares you to make enhanced clinical decisions and lead clinical practice using sound theoretical and ethical frameworks that support evidence based, person-centred nursing care.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
3 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Course Code
CL22
Study Mode
Online

About this course

The Master of Clinical Nursing prepares you to make enhanced clinical decisions and lead clinical practice using sound theoretical and ethical frameworks that support evidence based, person-centred nursing care. You will develop clinical decision makings skills through the use of evidence, reflection, discussion and critical review of situation, context and resources. You will examine contemporary issues impacting on health care delivery, and develop your clinical, professional and leadership skills to promote consumer outcomes. You will also have the opportunity to learn and apply research skills to undertake a research project in your area of specialty.

The Master of Clinical Nursing provides you with a nursing-specific, high-level, post-graduate qualification. This qualification has the potential to create many exciting and rewarding opportunities for graduates including promotion. The first academic year of study aims at enhancing confidence and competence in the clinical areas. It includes clinically based practice and theory in collaboration with your employing health service and the university. The second academic year of study focuses on enhancing professional and clinical skills within your specialist area of practice. The use of a portfolio will allow you to apply your learning to your own clinical practice and document your career development. Specialty practice areas include coronary care nursing, emergency care nursing, generalist nursing (medical/surgical), intensive care nursing, oncology and palliative care nursing, orthopaedic nursing, paediatric nursing, peri-operative nursing, renal nursing, rural and remote nursing. The third academic year of study focuses on the acquisition of research skills to develop nursing knowledge and practice. In order to meet the learning outcomes of this course, it is required that you will be nursing in a clinical area where clinical skills are employed.

Entry requirements

To study this course you will need to meet the entry requirements outlined below and be enrolled in a partnered Graduate Program at one of the following Hospital and Health Services/hospitals.

Cairns Hinterland Hospital and Health Services
- Cairns Hospital
Mater Townsville
Central Queensland Hospital and Health Services
- Rockhampton
- Gladstone Hospital
Mackay Hospital and Health Services
- Mackay Hospital
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Services
- Bundaberg Hospital
- Hervey Bay Hospital
- Maryborough
Metro South
- PA Hospital
- Logan Hospital
- Redland Bay Hospital
- QE2 Hospital
Western District Health Service (Victoria)
- Hamilton Hospital
Port Pirie Regional Health Service - Yorke and Northern Local Health Network
- Port Pirie Hospital

To enter this course, you must have:

- current AHPRA registration as a nurse (Division 1); and

- letter of employment which demonstrates that you are currently employed with an approved clinical partner for new graduates; or

- letter of support from employer demonstrating support to undertake the course and employment in your nominated area of specialisation.Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

The Master of Clinical Nursing provides Registered Nurses with a nursing specific high level post-graduate qualification.This qualification has the potential to create many exciting and rewarding opportunities for graduates including increased financial remuneration from some employers. Graduates will attain competency and confidence to be able to undertake the many nurse leadership positions available within the health care industry; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Consultant and Nurse Unit Manager roles. This qualification will also provide registered nurses with the competitive edge in order to apply for promotion.The research component of the course will allow graduates to move into research roles and even lead applied clinical research.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Nursing courses at CQUniversity Australia (CQU).
79%
Overall satisfaction
79%
Skill scale
79%
Teaching scale
56.8%
Employed full-time