The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Nurse Practitioner) is an accredited course by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Accredited coursework degree. It is offered over 2 years part time. The course focuses on preparing nurses for advanced nursing practice roles. Upon completion of the course students will be eligible for entry on the Australian Health Practitioner Register as an endorsed Nurse Practitioner.
|Year 1 - Semester 1|
|Clinical Leadership in ContextCore||12.5|
Clinical Leadership in Context
The subject considers contemporary issues related to professional practice and clinical leadership in advanced practice roles nursing. The aim of this subject is to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to enable them to lead practice and service development in their area of specialty. The core content of this subject will assist the student to understand the political, economic, professional, ethical, social and clinical influences on advanced practice nursing models. Students will critique different models of service delivery, governance structures, methods for evaluating and sustaining measurable outcomes in practice The subject will also assist students to identify their o...
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|Health Assessment for Advanced Practice1Core||12.5|
Health Assessment for Advanced Practice1
The aim of this subject is to develop advanced health assessment skills in nursing that are relevant to the student’s area of clinical practice. The subject provides the foundation for the development of health assessment knowledge and skills that are required in order to practice in an advanced practice nursing role. The subject will explore diagnostic decision making processes taking into consideration factors that impact on health and health assessment outcomes, such as: age, gender, culture, socioeconomic status and life style. Students will use a client focused approach to health assessment and apply a structured framework to guide health assessment. History taking, general examinati...
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|Year 1 - Semester 2|
|Implementing Evidence for PracticeCore||25|
Implementing Evidence for Practice
This subject is designed to meet the needs of nurses and other clinically-based health professionals seeking further education in identifying, appraising and utilising research as an evidential base for their daily practice. The subject aims to facilitate the development of skills and knowledge that will allow participants to incorporate evidence based practice into clinical decision making.
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|Year 2 - Semester 1|
|Health Assessment for Adv. Practice 2Core||12.5|
Health Assessment for Adv. Practice 2
The aim of this subject is to extend the students’ assessment skills to include assessment strategies that are associated with nurse practitioner practice in their specialty area of clinical practice. This subject will build on the knowledge and skill developed in Health Assessment for Advanced Practice 1. The subject will concentrate on the use of diagnostic investigations to aid patient / client assessment and diagnosis. The focus of the subject will be on the interpretation of diagnostic results in complex and uncertain situations. Students will have the option of selecting relevant assessment and diagnostic approaches and/or tools for their own area of specialisation. These topics inc...
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|Pharmacology for Health ProfessionalsCore||12.5|
Pharmacology for Health Professionals
This subject extends the students' knowledge of the fundamental pharmacological principles of medication management, which can be adopted and utilized in the advanced practice setting. Students will use the foundational knowledge of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and therapeutics, in order to critically analyze how medications affect physiological, biochemical and pathophysiological processes. With a greater appreciation of the action of drugs on body processes, students will be able to determine which medications should be administered to particular patients in order to ensure therapeutic effects are optimized and adverse effects are minimized. Students will articulate the key pharm...
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|Year 2 - Semester 2|
|Quality Use of MedicinesCore||12.5|
Quality Use of Medicines
This subject has been primarily developed to address the endorsement requirements for nurses seeking to apply for nurse practitioner status through the Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council. The Pharmacology for Health Professionals subject, which is also required for nurse practitioner endorsement, predominantly focuses on the mechanisms of action of medications.
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|Advanced Nursing Practice in ContextCore||12.5|
Advanced Nursing Practice in Context
This subject focuses on knowledge and clinical skill development for an expanded scope of practice in an area of specialty practice. The core content of this subject will include defining scope of practice and advanced practice nursing roles. An exploration of advanced practice, expansion of speciality practice, and the role of the nurse practitioner including the regulatory, professional, ethical and practical influences on scope of practice will be explored. In this context, students will consider the implications of mentorship, clinical supervision and clinical governance models before embarking on a project that expands their own scope of practice. The core content will prepare studen...
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