Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) - Western Sydney University
The programme is uniquely designed for nursing professionals to develop their leadership capacity in a manner that enables them to implement transformative change while maintaining nursing excellence within the clinical practice environment. The programme aims to provide Registered Nurses with the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to prepare them for advanced practice in the clinical setting. Graduates will be able to synthesise and apply advanced nursing concepts in order to lead nursing practice and optimise health outcomes.
Western Sydney University
The Western Sydney University (WSU) is a metropolitan university spread over seven campuses in Greater Western Sydney, a diverse and growing region of economic opportunity and community aspiration. The University is a substantial and influential institution with over 44,000 students enrolled across the campuses. The University is designed for the knowledge economy of the 21st century where economic growth and social outcomes will depend on the skills of individuals and communities, and where education will be flexible and continually adapt to meet individual needs.
School of Nursing and Midwifery
The School of Nursing and Midwifery is a national leader in nursing and midwifery education, research and scholarship with the largest undergraduate pre-registration nursing degree course, and a wide selection of postgraduate programmes in midwifery and specialty areas of nursing in Australia.
Having a reputation for providing contemporary, relevant and high quality education, the School also commits to support clinical education and research activities. With strong associations with Area Health Services in Western Sydney, the School, as internationally connected, has links with universities over the world.
Students who successfully pass the assessment of all the units required in the programme and fulfill the attendance requirement of each unit are qualified for graduation. The Master of Nursing will be awarded to these students by the Western Sydney University.
The attendance requirement of the programme is 75% for the lecture component of each unit.
Western Sydney University · HKBU Health Award
To recognize the outstanding performance of student, the Western Sydney University and the School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University would jointly present a Health Award to the highest achieving student at the end of each Intake.
The programme consists of seven units, totalling 80 credit points.
Each unit is normally in the form of 18-hour face-to-face lectures and tutorials, supplemented by a comprehensive set of self-learning materials and resources. The programme structure is summarized below:
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|Leadership in Clinical Practice (400235)||10|
|Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care (400777)||10|
|Cultural and Social Diversity in Health Care (401082)||10|
|Evidence-based Health Care (401168)||10|
|Building Organisational Capacity in Health Care (400846)||10|
|Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care Provision (400238)||10|
|Capstone Experience in Health Care (401083)||20|
The study sequence is subject to change without prior notice.
Classes will be conducted in English.
High quality references and information services are provided in the libraries where students could get access to excellent collection of study materials, general reference materials, electronic databases and special collections. With an increasing emphasis on electronic resources, off-campus access to libraries' comprehensive online materials, such as e-journals and e-books, is also available to students over the Internet.
To support and enhance learning, students have access to the following libraries:
- Western Sydney University Online Library
- HKBU Main & Online Library
- SCE Resource Library
To strengthen students' research and writing skills, the following supporting workshops would be provided at the beginning of the programme:
Academic Writing Workshop
Assisting students in their academic writing endeavors at the postgraduate level, the workshop provides practical and conceptual information on referencing, critical thinking, reading and writing skills. Students will have hands-on experience in constructing arguments and concept mapping. In addition, to further prepare students for structuring assignments and making proper referencing, a writing skills enhancement workshop would be offered to students in the first quarter of the programme.
Library Instruction Workshop
This workshop provides an overview of the services and resources available in the HKBU Main Library. To prepare students for completing their assignments, effective search strategies and useful search engines would be introduced in the workshop.
(for 2021/22 academic year):
HK$12,390 (per 10 credit points)
Western Sydney University · HKBU Health Award
To recognise the outstanding performance of student, the Western Sydney University and the School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University would jointly present a Health Award to the highest achieving student at the end of each Intake.
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- Applicants must:
- be a Registered Nurse (currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – Nursing and Midwifery), or eligible for same, or hold a certificate of registration of nursing, within the last five years, in their own country;
- have two years full-time equivalent work experience as a registered nurse or registered midwife within the last five years; and
- complete an undergraduate degree in health-related sciences (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), in health science, human science, midwifery, naturopathy, nursing, nutrition, psychology OR complete a Graduate Diploma in Nursing (AQF Level 8 or equivalent), or higher, in a health-related discipline.
- Applicants should possess an appropriate level of English proficiency and may have to provide documentary evidence as deemed necessary.
Applicants with less than two years full-time equivalent work experience as a registered nurse or registered midwife within the last five years will be enrolled into the 120-credit-point pathway.
Application should be submitted either by post or in-person to the Division of Nursing Education, School of Continuing Education, 2/F, Franki Centre, 320 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon (please mark "MNCL" on the envelope with the following documents):
- A completed Application Form which can be downloaded from this website ;
- An application fee of HK$200 (non-refundable) made payable to "Hong Kong Baptist University" by a crossed cheque;
- Two recent passport-sized photographs; and
- Photocopies of the following documents:
- HKID card;
- Certificate and transcript of the Bachelor's degree;
- Certificate of Registration and Practising Certificate;
- Proof of full-time equivalent work experience as a registered nurse or registered midwife; and
- Certificate/Diploma of professional qualifications (if any).
Application for Advanced Standing (Credit Exemption)
To apply for Advanced Standing for prior learning, applicants are required to submit the application form which can be downloaded from the link below, together with relevant documentary proof for respective contexts:
- Certificate and transcript of previous postgraduate studies.
- Application Form (the Application Form for 2022 intake will be available in due course)
- Advanced Standing Application Form
|Date||10 Jun 2021 (Thursday)|
|Time||6:30pm - 7:30pm|
|Venue||Virtual Meeting via ZOOM|
Assoc. Prof. Kath Peters
[Associate Dean (International and Engagement), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University]
[Director of International (Programme and Engagement), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University]
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DLB : David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
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The School reserves the right to make changes as required.
(I) Qualification & Recognition
01. Is the award conferred by the Western Sydney University?
Yes. The award is conferred by the Western Sydney University.
02. Does the programme require local registration under the Education Bureau?
In compliance with the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, the programme is exempted from registration under the Ordinance. The registration or exemption from registration of a non-local programme is an assurance that the institution offering the programme is a recogniszed body in the home country, as conveyed by the Non-local Courses Registry of the Education Bureau. Further details regarding the Ordinance can be obtained via the Education Bureau website at www.edb.gov.hk
(II) Application & Admission
03. How should I submit my application? What supporting documents do I need to submit?
You can submit your application either by post or in-person to the Division of Nursing Education, School of Continuing Education, 2/F, Franki Centre, 320 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon. You should submit the following documents with your application form
- An application fee of HK$200 (non-refundable) made payable to “Hong Kong Baptist University” by a crossed cheque;
- Two recent passport-sized photographs; and
- Photocopies of your HKID card, Certificate & Transcript of the Bachelor degree and Certificate/Diploma of professional qualifications (if any).
04. What is Advanced Standing (Credit Exemption) and what support documents do I need to submit for my Advanced Standing application?
The granting of Advanced Standing will be assessed on an individual basis and may be offered for previous postgraduate studies. Applicants need to submit their certificate and transcript of previous postgraduate studies for the Advanced Standing application.
05. How much is the tuition fee and how should I pay it?
The programme tuition fee is HK$12,390 per 10 credit points that is to be paid on a unit basis. In general, the tuition fee would be due six to eight weeks prior to unit commencement. Except for the first instalment that is to be paid by a crossed cheque, the tuition fee can also be paid by ATM, Internet Banking, Credit Card or PPS.
06. When and how will I know my application result?
All applicants will be informed of their application results by mail/e-mail, normally within one month after the applications. Successful applicants will then be invited for in-person registration to confirm the enrolment.
(III) Study Mode (80-credit-point pathway)
07. When will the programme begin?
Programme commencement is September-October each year.
08. What is the normal study pattern for students?
The programme (80-CREDIT-POINT PATHWAY) is offered on a part-time basis and is divided into seven study terms. In general, students are required to take one unit in each term. Classes are normally held on weekday evenings, in the form of 18-hour face-to-face lectures and tutorials.
09. What is the length of the programme?
In general, student should be able to complete the programme within two years.
10. How many classes are there for each unit?
In general, there are four lectures and two tutorials session for each 10-CREDIT-POINT UNIT. A typical term is scheduled as follows:
Self-revision & break
11. What is the medium of instruction?
Classes will be conducted in English.
12. What is the assessment methods?
In general, students’ performance will be gauged by two pieces of continuous assessment in the form of essay, report, case analysis, reflection paper, etc.
13. What is the attendance requirement?
An attendance of 75% is needed for the lecture component of each unit in order to complete the programme. For instance, students are required to attend three out of the four lectures of a 10-CREDIT-POINT UNIT in order to fulfil the attendance requirement.
14. Where will the classes be held?
Normally, all classes will be held in our HKBU Kowloon Tong campus.
15. Are library facilities available?
Yes. Student have access to the WSU Online Library, HKBU Main & Online Library, as well as SCE Resource Library.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.
Exempted Course of Non-local Courses Registry, Education Bureau (Reference Number: 411834, 411835)
WSU CRICOS Provider Number: 00917K
- With effect from 25 October 2021, all students and staff entering HKBU Campuses* must have been fully vaccinated 14 days prior or more. For individuals who cannot receive vaccinations on time for medical or other reasons, a negative result for a COVID-19 test carried out by a Government recognized route for testing in the last 14 days is required for entry into the Campuses.
- All classes will be delivered face to face in 2021 Autumn Term. However, the School reserves the right to arrange online or mixed mode teaching due to the changing situation of COVID-19.
* including SCE Learning Centres