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Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

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      Degree Structure

      The Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Mental Health) is a 150 credit point course. Streams offered in this course are:

      Domestic Students
      • Stream 1 Coursework: 9x 12.5cp (Core) + 1x 12.5cp (Elective) + 1x 25cp (Capstone).
      • Stream 2 Minor Thesis: 6x 12.5cp (Core) + 1x 25cp (Selective Capstone) + 2x 25cp (Minor Thesis).
      International Students
      • Stream 1 Coursework: 8x 12.5cp (Core) + 2x 12.5cp (Elective) + 1x 25cp (Capstone).
      • Stream 2 Minor Thesis: 5x 12.5cp (Core) + 1x 12.5cp (Elective) + 1x 25cp (Selective Capstone) + 2x 25cp (Minor Thesis).

      Intended learning outcomes

      As a graduate of the Master of Advanced Nursing Practice (Mental Health) you will have:

      • a comprehensive knowledge of relevant research literature related to mental health nursing practice;
      • the capacity to critically think, problem-solve, seek, retrieve and evaluate information;
      • the ability to analyse the socio-political influences on nursing practice;
      • the ability to explore and evaluate the status of (and potential for) advanced nursing practice in national and international contexts;
      • be able to undertake an assessment of your practice, develop a plan and complete a planned program of knowledge and skill development;
      • achieve mastery of knowledge and skills to support extension to practice and the development of therapeutic and evidence-based nursing interventions in your work environment;
      • the ability to develop, implement and undertake new and innovative practices within legislative and professional boundaries;
      • attained oral and written communication skills to support advanced practice;
      • developed planning, time management and teamwork skills to support advanced practice; and
      • knowledge and skills to support culturally competent practice, leadership and/or education relevant to advanced practice in your chosen specialty practice.

      Generic skills

      At the completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:

      • the capacity for information seeking, retrieval and evaluation
      • critical thinking and analytical skills
      • an openness to new ideas
      • the ability to communicate scientific knowledge through oral, written and web based media
      • professional leadership skills

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      150 credit points