Why study the Master of Advanced Nursing with UTS Online

Ranked #1 university for nursing in Australia¹

Ranked top 10 in the world for nursing¹

Top ranked for Excellence in Research in Australia for Nursing & Midwifery²

5 star rated for excellence across 8 categories¹


¹QS World University Rankings 2019  ²2019 ERA 5/5

What you will study

UTS Online’s Master of Advanced Nursing is comprised of 12 subjects, of which four are graduate certificate subjects. You have the option to follow one of the listed specialisation pathways, or you may choose to study a general pathway with no major (selecting any eight subjects from those on offer in the major and sub-majors). The specialisation pathway descriptions and subjects are listed below: 

Graduate Certificate
  • Specialty Clinical Practice 
  • Applied Pathophysiology in Practice 
  • Evidence in Nursing 
  • Improving Safety and Quality in Healthcare
 
  • Graduate
    Certificate
Acute Care (major)

This major focuses on giving you the skills to improve quality and safety in health and social care settings. It gives you the knowledge to apply planning and evaluation techniques, understand data and data sources, and assess systems for innovation.

Acute Care major pathway:

  • Leading Health and Social Care
  • Comprehensive Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Quality and Safety in Medicines
  • Nursing-Sensitive Indicators in Acute Care
  • Applied Nursing Research and Practice
  • Collaborative and Integrative Mental Health Care
  • Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration
  • Advanced Professional Practice
Chronic and Complex Care (major)

With diabetes as an exemplar for examining a range of chronic illnesses, along with older person care, this major is for nurses wanting to build a career that specialises in one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia.

Chronic and Complex Care major pathway:

  • Leading Health and Social Care
  • Comprehensive Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Quality and Safety in Medicines
  • Diabetes Pathways
  • Applied Nursing Research and Practice
  • Collaborative and Integrative Mental Health Care
  • Ageing: Health, Illness and Decline
  • Advanced Professional Practice
Quality and Safety (major)

Integral in improving person-centred care, skills in quality and safety are in high demand and are a major focus of the National Safety and Quality Health Services (NSQHS) Standards. This major focuses on implementing innovative systems and services, giving nurses the advanced skills to improve overall safety and quality for consumers regardless of the healthcare setting.

Quality and Safety major pathway:

  • Leading Health and Social Care
  • Comprehensive Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Quality and Safety in Medicines
  • Systems and Service Innovation
  • Applied Nursing Research and Practice
  • Collaborative and Integrative Mental Health Care
  • Choose from: Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration or Ageing: Health, Illness and Decline
  • Advanced Professional Practice
Leadership and Management (sub-major)

In an ever-evolving healthcare industry, leading teams in the face of rapid change can come with a host of challenges. This sub-major gives you the skills to be a leader in health and social change, and influence for better person-centred care.

Leadership and Management sub-major pathway:

  • Leading Health and Social Care
  • Comprehensive Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Quality and Safety in Medicines
  • Health Systems and Change
  • Applied Nursing Research and Practice
  • Collaborative and Integrative Mental Health Care
  • Choose from: Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration or Ageing: Health, Illness and Decline
  • Advanced Professional Practice

Upcoming study periods

UTS Online courses have six intakes per year. The diagram below shows all upcoming
intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.

  • MAY
    2020
  • JUL
    2020
  • SEP
    2020
  • OCT
    2020
  • JAN
    2021

Next study period is March

Course information

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Registered nurses who do not have an undergraduate diploma or degree but do have recent relevant work experience and can demonstrate the capacity to undertake tertiary study may also be considered eligible.  

Applicants must be currently employed in a healthcare setting and have one year of post-registration clinical experience.  

Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse in Australia.  

Students' current nursing registration will be confirmed via the National Register of Practitioners. Students should ensure that details of their registration are up-to-date on this register.  

English language requirements

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper-based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet-based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Master of Advanced Nursing
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Advanced Nursing

UTS Online’s Master of Advanced Nursing is designed for nurses who want to drive better outcomes for person-centered care in advanced clinical settings. This course is delivered part-time, 100% online and influenced by strong healthcare industry partners, making it one of the most contemporary and comprehensive courses of its kind. 

FEE-HELP

To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your previous studies can be acknowledged as credit towards your online postgraduate studies, provided that it meets the relevant course requirements.

If you receive a UTS offer of enrolment, and you’ve undertaken previous studies at another institution, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning. UTS doesn’t determine recognition of prior learning until an offer of enrolment is accepted.

To see if you’re eligible to receive RPL, speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

 

Unsure about your situation?

One of our Student Enrolment Advisors can assist you with more information, including alternative pathways.

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Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Masters
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics.