Rural and Remote Nursing Field of Study
Part of the Master of Nursing program
Commencing semesters, 2013
Full Time/ Part Time
Faculty of Health Sciences
External, Web Based
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Phone: 07 3381 1165
International Admissions Officer
Online Enquiries (fast response): www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry
Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980
Why study Rural and Remote Nursing?
This area will assist the student to apply an advanced level of knowledge and skills in a rural and remote health care setting. The student will develop an understanding of the economic, political and socio-economic factors which influence the delivery of health care within rural and remote contexts. They will also examine the epidemiology and management of specific health issues prevalent in rural and remote communities and the nursing and collaborative practice approaches required to provide evidence based health care in these settings.
Additionally, the nurse's role in disaster planning within a rural, remote or isolated practice setting will be examined. The legal and ethical constructs governing advanced nursing practice are also analysed.
Clinical teaching and learning skills are also integral components of professional nursing practice. The students will develop skills and knowledge that will prepare them for educational leadership roles within their own specified area of practice; enable the nurse to educate, support and develop their colleagues; promote health education to their clients and support beginning practitioners entering the profession.
View the Master of Nursing course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Rural and Remote Nursing major.
What it costs
Please view the Master of Nursing for indicative fees.
How to apply
Please view the Master of Nursing for information on key dates and how to apply.