MJRP-CLINN v.1 Clinical Nursing Major (MSc Clinical)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
The Clinical Nursing Major, with specialist streams in Intensive Care Nursing, Coronary Care Nursing, High Dependency Nursing, Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Acute Care Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, Plastics and Burns Practice, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice, Primary Health Care and Community Nursing, and Child and Adolescent Health Nursing, is designed to provide the theoretical foundations of nursing science, together with the clinical knowledge and skills associated with the major stream of the major. A significant component of the major is conducted in a health care institution. It focuses on the development of clinical leadership, promotion and integration of evidence-based nursing practice in each of the streams to foster the development of graduates consistent with the profile of the nurse specialist, offering the advanced-level nurse further clinical skills and an opportunity to extend career options. The following specialist streams are offered via Curtin Bentley: Acute Care Nursing, Child and Adolescent Health Nursing, Coronary Care Nursing, Emergency Nursing, High Dependency Nursing, Intensive Care Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing, Perioperative Nursing and Primary Health Care and Community Nursing. The following specialist stream is offered via Curtin Singapore only: Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice.
Eligible registered nurses may be able to use successful completion of this major as evidence for professional recognition, for example by the Western Australian Department of Health (Certificate Allowance).
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Applicants must hold a bachelor or graduate degree in nursing with a minimum course weighted average (greater than 70 percent) and registration as a comprehensive or general nurse in Division One with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA). Prospective applicants should have a minimum of 12 months experience in a specialist area of practice, and must be concurrently employed in an approved area, working a minimum of 24 hours per week. Curtin Singapore applicants must hold a bachelor degree and (Graduate Diploma with a course weighted average of 70) and must be recognised by Curtin University, AND registration as a registered nurse with the Singapore Nursing Board.
Major Entry/Completion Note
This major is not available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
Students need to stay in original stream as this is linked to the employment sector and scholarship. All focus on the development of leadership, critical thinking and clinical decision making. All streams incorporate an individual research project which students will complete under the guidance of one of Curtin's experienced staff.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. analyse critically, and evaluate advanced concepts of specialty nursing practice; integrate expert knowledge and integrated understanding to demonstrate competency at a level in accordance with specialty competency standards
2. critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise the environmental, physical and psychosocial aspects of the individual for effective clinical decision making; recognise own abilities and level of professional competence
3. investigate, analyse and synthesise complex evidence and scientific literature to inform decision making in specialty practice
4. integrate advanced communication skills within a legal and ethical framework related to complex clinical issues in area of specialty; interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
5. effectively anticipate, plan for and use complex technology applications relevant to specialty practice
6. integrate autonomous, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a lifelong learner in specialty practice; participate in research and critically appraise research findings and incorporate evidence based knowledge into clinical practice
7. critically appraise, evaluate and incorporate national and global health issues and strategic health care directions into specialty nursing practice
8. incorporate culturally aware and respectful specialty care to multicultural groups and indigenous communities
9. incorporate advanced theoretical and specialist knowledge and judgment, including advanced leadership and autonomy into specialty practice; work professionally in specialty practice demonstrating expert judgement, leadership and independence as a nurse in area of specialty; act as an experienced positive role model to peers and other members of the healthcare team
Duration and Availability
This major is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa. The streams under this Major can only be undertaken on a part-time basis as there are concurrent employment requirements relevant to each of the discipline specialities. It is recommended that students undertake 1-2 units of study per semester. This is necessary to accommodate the employment requirements in the relevant discipline specialty to achieve clinical competency. Students have the option of either internal or online study modes. For further information, please refer to the stream or steams relevant to your interest.
|STRP-POPNU||v.2||Perioperative Nursing Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-NEONU||v.3||Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-HDPNU||v.2||High Dependency Nursing Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-PBPNM||v.1||Plastics and Burns Practice Nursing Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-COCNU||v.2||Coronary Care Nursing Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-CAHNU||v.3||Child and Adolescent Health Nursing Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-PICNU||v.2||Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-OSCNM||v.2||Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-ICNUR||v.2||Intensive Care Nursing Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-EMCNU||v.2||Emergency Nursing Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-ACCNU||v.2||Acute Care Nursing Stream (M ClinNurs)||300.0|
|STRP-PHCNM||v.3||Primary Health Care and Community Nursing Stream (MSc Clinical)||300.0|
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