For experienced registered nurses with a solid foundation in an area of clinical practice, the Master of Nursing Science provides the opportunity to extend their career in leadership, research and management positions. The degree offers a comprehensive grounding in research methods and critical analysis and allows students to develop advanced skills in clinical inquiry, practice and leadership that are required in professional nursing. The research projects are individually supervised by experts in the field of study, and students who wish to continue on with further study to PhD can elect to complete 12 units of research.
The Master of Nursing Science consists of 48 units, with the first 24 comprising the Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science. Students who undertake the graduate diploma component of the degree will develop the knowledge and skills to extend their scope of practice.
International students on a student visa are required to study in Adelaide and complete courses on campus in face-to-face learning environments.
This program includes the new Advanced Clinical Practice course. With an emphasis on extending clinical practice and skills, this course provides theory and skill development for a number of diverse interventions. This will be of particular interest to nurses from international or rural settings, those looking for skills to change careers and those who wish to revisit or refresh advanced clinical practices.