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In the Master of Nursing Practice (Preregistration) program, Western Sydney University use a primary healthcare approach. This means WSU focus on the basics of healthcare and combine theory, critical thinking, and reflective practice by using knowledge from physical and behavioral sciences to help you become a great nurse.
During your Nursing degree, you will have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in different hospitals and community settings. By the time you graduate, you will have completed a minimum of eight hundred hours of clinical placement over three years. This practical experience is essential for developing your nursing skills and knowledge, ensuring you are well-prepared for your future career as a nurse.
At Western University, we believe in putting theory into action. Our on-campus simulated clinical practice subjects provide a firsthand learning experience. We are proud to be ranked among the Top 50 Universities in the World for Nursing in 2023 (QS Ranking). In addition to on-campus practice, our students will also gain real-world experience through clinical placements in various healthcare facilities and community settings. This practical exposure is a vital part of your education and will help you become a skilled and confident nurse.
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The fees for the program are A$37,782.
Parramatta South, Hawkesbury
If you have finished a Diploma or Advanced Diploma as part of Western Sydney University's Tertiary Education Pathway, you might qualify for Pathways credit. Credit for Prior Learning: If you have completed any previous study, whether it is a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Degree, and it does not fit into the recognized pathways mentioned above, you might still be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning. This means you can get credit for the knowledge and skills you have already gained.
When you finish your nursing studies, you can choose to work in various places like: Helping people in the community, assisting those with disabilities, collaborating with people who need rehabilitation, Teaching and doing research, Helping makes important healthcare rules.
This subject is designed to help students transition smoothly into the Master of Nursing Practice (Preregistration) program. It covers essential foundational and core learning activities. It is important to note that success in this subject is crucial.
In this subject, our goal is to teach students the essential principles and steps for evidence-based clinical practice. We cover the fundamental concepts of evidence-based healthcare, ensuring students gain a strong grasp of this vital aspect of nursing.
In this subject, we will introduce you to the principles and core ideas of pharmacology. Here, you will use your thinking, technical, and research skills to build up your knowledge of how drugs work in the body, known as pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. You will learn how different drugs affect people of all ages, focusing on providing person-centered care.
In this subject, our focus will be on applying the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards within the framework of regional, national, and global health priorities. The goal of this subject is to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver safe and suitable nursing care to individuals facing acute health challenges.
Nursing Practice 1 is all about helping registered nurses improve their skills when it comes to taking care of people of all ages who have short-term health issues. We use simulated tasks to practice important communication and assess skills. You will also get firsthand experience in real healthcare settings to develop your clinical skills.
ls who has mental health concerns in various healthcare settings. We will explore modern care models like recovery-oriented practice, trauma-informed care, and the social determinants approach, which will equip you to provide more effective and compassionate care to those with mental health challenges.
In Chronic Conditions and Disability, we use evidence to help you understand how our bodies can get sick for a long time or have disabilities. We will also teach you about medicines and how to take care of people, young and old, who have these conditions. With this knowledge, you will be able to give safe care to people dealing with long-term health problems.
In Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Conditions, we use evidence to help you learn about what happens when chronic health problems suddenly get worse. We study how the body works, the medicines that can help, and how nurses care for patients during these tough times.
In Nursing Practice 2, we teach registered nurses how to take care of people when their chronic health problems suddenly get worse. We use practice scenarios to help you learn how to talk to patients and evaluate your clinical skills. You will also get real-life experience in clinical settings to develop your skills further.
This subject helps nursing students learn about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We look at health data, the history, and the current problems that lead to poor health in Indigenous Australians.
In Acute Life-Threatening Conditions, we use evidence to help you understand what happens when someone of any age suddenly faces a serious health problem. We study how the body works, the medicines that can help, and how nurses can provide care during these critical situations. One important part is learning to spot when someone is getting sick and how to get them the right help quickly.
In Palliative and End of Life Care, we learn about a unique way of caring for people who are sick and nearing the end of their lives, no matter what the illness. We explore how this approach can be helpful. You will also learn how to take care of yourself emotionally when collaborating with people in palliative care, as it can be challenging.
In Nursing Practice 3, we help registered nurses develop their skills in assessing and caring for people of all ages who are facing serious and life-threatening illnesses. This includes both acute, sudden conditions and long-term, life-limiting illnesses.
In Transition to Professional Nursing, we look at how students become registered nurses and join the healthcare profession. You will think about what it means to be a nurse, your responsibilities, and how you build strong relationships with patients. We also focus on your ability to practice as a professional in healthcare.
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