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C02052v1 Doctor of Nursing

Award(s): Doctor of Nursing (DN)
CRICOS code: 032319A
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is not available for new admissions in 2017. For further information contact the research administrator in UTS: Health.

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

UTS: Health's research degrees are highly regarded, both nationally and internationally. Candidates for the Doctor of Nursing have the opportunity to integrate a research focus within a framework of policy development, leadership and international practice. Graduates from a Doctor of Nursing can lead in the development of practice and take their place in disciplinary research projects.

This course assists students to complete original research that contributes to knowledge in their field within an international context. Research at UTS takes place in a dynamic and outcomes-oriented environment. The University attracts students who want to develop their knowledge and expertise within a professional and stimulating framework. When students enrol, they become part of a lively and vigorous research culture, working closely with academic staff and health industry partners.

Career options

The Doctor of Nursing prepares nurses for leadership positions within the profession. Opportunities are not limited to Australia and there is the possibility of developing a career on an international level.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised master's by research or bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (division 1), or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

Applicants are required to have authorisation to practise as a registered nurse and substantial professional/administrative experience as evidenced by their professional portfolio. Applicants are also required to submit a research proposal and have the agreement of a suitable supervisor at the time of application.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is four years of full-time or eight years of part-time study.

Subjects are run in intensive mode, with an additional online component. All research students are expected to attend the twice-yearly Research Student Forums and are required to present a seminar during these weeks, twice a year for full-time students and once a year for part-time students.

Course structure

This degree is a structured program of study and research related to the development and extension of professional practice, culminating in the presentation of a research portfolio for examination. It includes an emphasis on the extension and leadership development of both practice and practitioners in local, national and international contexts. Students are required to undertake a candidature assessment at the end of the first two sessions for full-time students, and at the end of the first three sessions for part-time students. During candidature students complete research preparation subjects and subjects examining the program themes, as well as their selected research projects. Students work closely with a principal supervisor and a supervisory panel and are required to report on their progress each session.

Course completion requirements

92981 D Nursing Dissertation 
93002 Knowledge Utilisation and Policy in Health Services and Practice 
93003 Research Inquiry: Processes and Practices 
93004 Research Design and Analysis in Health Services and Practice 
93005 Leading Change in Health Services and Practice 

Course program

The program for the coursework component appears below.

Year 1
Autumn session
93003 Research Inquiry: Processes and Practices   6cp
Spring session
93004 Research Design and Analysis in Health Services and Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
93002 Knowledge Utilisation and Policy in Health Services and Practice   6cp
Spring session
93005 Leading Change in Health Services and Practice   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

Research administration officer
telephone +61 2 9514 4834
email
health.research.students@uts.edu.au

and from the UTS Graduate Research School:

UTS: Graduate Research School