Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

300337 v.2 Master of Science (Nursing) Neonatal Intensive Care


Course CRICOS Code: 042191G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This is a collaborative course between King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Western Australia, and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. It aims to enhance the professional development of expert neonatal intensive care nurses in a highly specialised hospital setting, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit operating at a level three. The course focuses on the development of clinical leadership, promotion and integration of evidence-based nursing practice in the neonatal intensive care setting. Nursing theory and research, as well as professional role development, are an integral part of the course.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Requirement to be general or comprehensive nurses, currently registered, or eligible for registration, with the Nurses Board of Western Australia, with a bachelor degree in nursing or related discipline and a postgraduate diploma in nursing or related discipline, and a recognised neonatal intensive care nursing qualification. Applicants must also have a minimum of two years clinical experience in a level three nursery. Those with a bachelor degree where areas of essential nursing knowledge and skills aredeficient are required to undertake units prior to course commencement. Applicants must be accepted by KEMH/Princess Margaret Hospital and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Overseas applicants are required to have completed a bachelor degree in nursing leading to registration and a postgraduate diploma in nursing or related discipline. They must be currently registered in their own country and provide documentation to that effect. They must also meet the University's usual entrance requirements. Overseas applicants are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. If necessary, on acceptance into the course, overseas students are advised of requirements for provisional registration by the Nurses Board of Western Australia.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. If part-time study is the preferred option, the King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Western Australia component must be successfully completed prior to enrolment into the required academic units.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

11584 v.4   Nursing Science 683 2.0 25.0
12504 v.2   Advanced Nursing 671 4.0 25.0

Year 1 Full Year

4986 v.7   Nursing Project 699 4.0 100.0

Year 1 Semester 2

12506 v.3   Advanced Nursing 672 6.0 50.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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