MN Program: 2-year full time
Specialist Program: 1- year full time
There are 6 featured masters programs, namely masters in nursing leadership and management, medical surgical nursing, maternity nursing, pediatric nursing, mental health nursing, and community health nursing. Students have to complete two phases, namely, the MN phase and the specialist phase. Only master in nursing leadership and management program has no specialist program.
Nursing Leadership and Management
Nursing leadership and management focuses on the development of the essential skills set of leadership and management, including the skills of evidence- based decision making for individuals in administrative/ executive roles. In addition, the program provide opportunities for students to further develop their abilities in designing strategic management for health care/ nursing organizations/ educations, as well as analyzing and/ or developing health/ nursing policy.
Medical Surgical Nursing
Medical Surgical Nursing focuses on the underlying concept and principle of medical surgical in the application of nursing science and technology in conforming to an adult client’s needs, which undergoes physiological changes with or without structural disorder, for example, the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and musculoskeletal. In addition, this subject prioritizes on research activities for medical surgical recovery nursing, identification of health issues and analysis of relevant information from various sources with regard to cross-cultural perspectives.
Maternity Nursing focuses on integrated care given to mothers during prenatal and postnatal phases. The maternity nurse assists the mother and the family during their pregnancy and afterwards. The program also provides the student nurse with relevant issues on the recovery of maternity health for both mother and baby, knowledge of psychological support and counseling for mother and family to cope with pregnancy and post birth. Student nurses are also given knowledge to coordinate all integrated maternity aspects to be conferred to the clients.
Pediatric Nursing work closely with, not only children, but also parents and family as part of the influential factors in a child’s growth and development. Disorders, accidents and any unpleasant incidents are prone to affect a child’s growth and development, both mentally and physically. A Pediatric Nurse is there to help provide specific care to meet the child’s particular needs. In this program student nurses are provided with the theory and foundation of pediatric nursing, child care models, child’s growth and development and governmentally standardized child care.
Mental Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing focuses on how to care for people of all ages suffering from various types of mental health disorders. The program provides knowledge and training in psychological therapies, liaising with psychiatrists, building therapeutic relationship and coping with the patients’ behavior. The student nurses will also receive education on preventing mental illness in individuals with bio-psycho-socio-spiritual problems.
Community Health Nursing
Community Health Nursing emphasizes the basic concept of community health care, health promotion programs and comprehensive disease prevention, managing community health problems, community health maintenance and rehabilitation practice.
Elective Curriculum for All Masters Program
Students from all masters program can be enrolled in elective courses (2 credits) throughout their masters program. The elective courses include Complementary Nursing I, Complementary Nursing II, Data Management and Analysis, Conflict Management, Reproductive Health, Health Care Economics, Stress Management, English for Research Writing, Child Health Care, Academic Writing, Communication with Children, Nursing quality management, Health care promotion, Advanced pediatric nursing in the family context, Women’s health, Physiotherapy, Pharmacognition.
The MN program employed student- centered active learning, with multifaceted learning experiences for each courses, such as Problem Based Learning (PBL), Collaborative Learning (CL), laboratories, and simulation learning using mannequin. Meanwhile, the specialist program employed patient- centered active learning, comprising case study and management, bed- side teaching, and nursing round.
Both formative and summative assessments encompass the evaluation methods for the MN and specialist programs. The evaluation methods for MN program include project report and papers, written assignment, and Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE). Whereas, the evaluation methods for the specialist program use case methods: concept maps, nursing care plans, nursing care and services management, process recording, Evidence- Based Nursing (EBN) project seminars, and reflective learning.