Master of Nursing (Leadership & Management in Health)
Strive for leadership and managerial roles in healthcare
Learn to lead people and manage health care organisations. You’ll study contemporary clinical leadership theory and build your own leadership traits. Explore legal and ethical considerations. Develop staff, build teams, and become an agent of change.
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As Australia’s #1 university for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide, 2022), University of Southern Queensland is the right place to make real progress. Regardless of your education history, your age or your aspirations, at UniSQ you’ll be inspired by quality learning experiences matched with top resources and research. Having delivered distance and online learning for over 40+ years, UniSQ supports you to learn at your own pace—exactly how it suits you.
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What you'll learn
Study UniSQ’s Master of Nursing (Leadership and Management in Health) and learn legal, ethical and social justice methods of clinical leadership and their application in dynamic settings. Study practical application principles in change management and policy directions to influence practice as a leader and to develop people in productive and cohesive teams.
- Display an advanced body of seminal, conceptual and data-based knowledge in nursing
- Communicate an advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to health and nursing
- Review conceptual and data-based literature using cognitive and technical skills to critique, evaluate and identify best evidence to improve individual, community and population health outcomes
- Apply evidence-based decision-making to clinical, policy, education and/or practice situations
- Lead people and projects in diverse situations with a high degree of creativity, autonomy and accountability, demonstrating appropriate judgement and responsibility as an expert practitioner
- Communicate at a high level in interpersonal, inter-professional and intercultural situations with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and needs.
- Employ advanced skills in competent, caring and professional nursing practice.
As a strategic leader with strong theoretical skills and knowledge, you will have a nursing management degree that allows you to transition into leadership and managerial roles within a healthcare setting.
- Completion of an Australian university or equivalent three-year bachelor degree in the area of Nursing.
- Current Professional Registration as a Division 1 Nurse, or equivalent, with either Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or relevant regulatory body in applicant's home country.
English Proficiency Requirements
All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. For entry to the Master of Nursing (Leadership & Management in Health) program, applicants are required to meet the Category 4 English Language Proficiency requirements.
Credit for previous study or work
Candidates must complete at least six units of courses offered by UniSQ whilst enrolled in this program so at most six units of exemptions may be applied for on the basis of approved relevant study undertaken at UniSQ, other universities or the Australian College of Nursing.
Examine the theoretical and practical leadership concepts of nursing and their application to contemporary issues within UniSQ’s Master of Nursing (Leadership and Management in Health). Learn legal, ethical and social justice methods of clinical leadership and their application in dynamic settings. Study practical application principles in change management and policy directions to influence practice as a leader and to develop people in productive and cohesive teams.
The Master of Nursing can be studied online and part-time, so you can progress your nursing career while fitting study into your life and occupation. Build specialist skills to review data-based research while identifying and implementing best practice for improving individual and community health outcomes. Develop advanced knowledge and skills in the development, analysis and application of health policies and health research through an independent research project to progress your own area of practice.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
HEA8001 Contexts of Practice
ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review
ANP8011 Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Practice
NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice OR HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health
HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences
NUR8550 Professional Studies 1
HSC8060 Research Project Design
Approved Course x 3
NUR8075 Research Implementation Project
Approved Course x 2
HSC8070 Health Masters Project A
HSC8080 Health Masters Project B
Completion of 12 units as outlined in the Recommended Study Pattern section.
- Upon completion of the appropriate 4 units, a student may apply to exit with the Graduate Certificate of Nursing.
- Upon completion of the appropriate 8 units, a student may apply to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Nursing.
Choose your subjects
- Clinical Education
- Leadership & Management in Health
- Mental Health
- Rural & Remote
Approved Course List
MGT8030 Performance Management and People Development
MGT8033 Leading Organisational Change
MGT5000 Managing Organisational Behaviour
MGT8037 Leading Teams to Success