The QUT Master of Nursing's entry to practice provides a pathway to a nursing career for applicants who have a bachelor's degree in an area other than nursing.
The Masters of Nursing QUT Entry to Practice program is designed to help students become skilled nurses through a mix of learning from real-life situations and the latest nursing theory. You will learn by looking at real cases, practicing in workplace scenarios, and interacting with real patients. We also use simulations to help you develop your skills before you collaborate with real patients. You will learn how to provide care that respects diverse cultures and focuses on the person's needs.
Queensland University of Technology's campus has special facilities that look and feel like real hospitals. They have all the equipment and situations you would find in healthcare. This helps you get ready to work in different healthcare places. In our Clinical Simulation Centre, there are rooms just like in a hospital where you can practice with real tools and the newest technology. This makes you well-prepared for the challenges in healthcare.
You will start gaining genuine experience in the healthcare field right from the first semester of your first year. This continues throughout your studies with clinical placements in every semester. You will spend over 800 hours on these placements. During this time, you will receive lots of support, including regular feedback from clinical facilitators, and you will have experienced registered nurses as mentors to guide you along the way. This direct experience is a crucial part of your learning journey.
A$38,600 per year
2 years full-time
If you have completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma, you can get credit for some of our undergraduate courses. This can be like skipping a whole semester of university, which usually means you do not have to take 4 units of courses, but it depends on your degree program.
You can find jobs in different areas of healthcare. Some are general, like working in a hospital, while others are more specialized, such as taking care of kids, helping with mental health, or working outside of the hospital, like in the community or at people's homes. There are also jobs in places like schools, labs, helping with alcohol and drug issues.
In this course, we will explore basic ideas about diseases that affect the human body's various parts. We will look at significant illnesses that are important for Australians, especially the ones the National Health Priority Areas think are crucial. Understanding these diseases and explaining how they work in simple terms when we are dealing with patients is especially important for students studying healthcare. These skills will help you learn and prepare you for your future work in healthcare.
This unit is like the starting point for your nursing journey. It is where you first learn about what nurses do professionally. We will concentrate on building your basic knowledge and skills while you are on campus, getting you ready for when you will be working in real healthcare situations.
Health assessment is crucial in nursing, forming the basis for clinical reasoning. In this unit, you will learn how to collect, interpret, and use health data effectively to make informed clinical decisions.
Healthcare professionals play distinct roles in making sure patients get the right medicines for their health. Depending on your job, you might be the one who prescribes, gives out, administers, or checks how medicines affect patients. It is all about making sure people get the best treatment.
This unit is all about learning by doing. You will spend most of your time away from campus, working in real healthcare settings during a four-week placement (that's about 160 hours). Before that, you will also go to clinical practice labs where you will get better at nursing skills. You will have chances to practice these skills on your own and with your peers. It is about getting direct experience before you start your placement.
This unit comes a bit later in your course and builds on what you have learned in earlier units. You will use the knowledge and skills you have picked up before to get a better grasp of nursing practice and how people go through health and illness. We will focus on how people experience healthcare in various situations, highlighting both long-term and sudden illnesses by looking at real-life cases.
In this unit, we focus on something especially important called mental health, which is a top priority for our country. We will investigate and study the things like society, laws, and rules that affect how nurses give care to people with mental health needs. It is all about understanding and improving how we take care of individuals who are facing mental health challenges.
Nursing means working together with others to make choices. These choices must follow the rules and responsibilities that nurses have in their job, and most importantly, they must put the health and well-being of patients and clients first. It is about making the right decisions to help people.
This unit explores how research evidence relates to practice, helping to understand and evaluate the role evidence plays in providing the best healthcare practices.
This unit is designed to help you become a registered nurse and improve your skills in providing safe, high-quality, and patient-centered nursing care. It includes learning outside the classroom, where you will spend four weeks (about 160 hours) in real healthcare settings during a clinical placement. It is a crucial step in your journey to becoming a confident and capable registered nurse.
This unit takes your thinking abilities to the next level by combining what you have already learned with new skills. It helps you make smart decisions in complex and tough situations, like in perioperative care settings. It is all about using your knowledge and skills to excel in nursing, even when things get challenging.
Knowing about the factors that influence people's health, like where they come from and the policies that affect them, is crucial for giving the best healthcare. In this unit, we put a special focus on understanding the history and current situations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples because it is important for providing excellent healthcare.
In this unit, you will use what you have learned about research and evaluation to create a plan for evaluating clinical practices. You will learn how to understand the purpose and methods involved in addressing a clinical practice issue of your choosing. You will also practice communicating your findings professionally to explain why it is important to use evidence in real-world healthcare situations. It is all about turning knowledge into action and improving clinical practices.
Being a registered nurse means using what you have learned about nursing and other important subjects to help patients. You will need to think carefully, use facts to make decisions, talk to people in diverse ways, and make sure everyone gets the best care possible. And it is especially important to always be professional and caring when you take care of people.
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