Master degree program for advanced professional training, part-time
Know-how about counseling concepts and techniques create an important foundation for successful and proactive health care and nursing. The master's degree program in Advanced Nursing Counseling will qualify you to provide health and nursing counseling with a focus on preventive, solution and resource oriented counseling for patients, clients and families. This program, as well as the other advanced nursing master's degree programs for management and teaching, all focus on advanced clinical nursing skills combined with evidence-based care, nursing science and research. Thus, FH Campus Wien covers a wide range of the highly skilled health care and nursing professions.
Program in accordance with § 9 FHStG
Advanced Nursing Counseling
Alexandra Bittner (Application Management) Favoritenstraße 226, A.2.27 1100 Wien T: +43 1 606 68 77-4052 F: +43 1 606 68 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Li, BA Favoritenstraße 226, A.2.27 1100 Vienna T: +43 1 606 68 77-4042 F: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
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Application period for academic year 2022/23
1st October 2021 to 15th September 2022
once payment€ 11.907,-1
+ ÖH premium / semester
1 Alternative model
You have a professional picture of health care and nursing that incorporates proven methods as well as the development towards health promotion and counseling. For this reason, you want to combine and round out your previous nursing experience with science and research. You see evidence-based care as the impetus to improve nursing. Your personal strength lies in communication and negotiation skills. However, you are aware that this alone is not enough. You need special techniques and concepts for professional counseling. Overall, you show strong initiative and have the ambition to help establish an emerging professional field and to further develop structures in health care facilities that both make possible and promote counseling.
FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied sciences for health in Austria. Since being the first university of applied arts in Austria to establish a bachelor's degree program in nursing already in 2008, we now possess extensive expertise and a large network of partners. This includes the University of Vienna, with whom we have a teaching network. Important partners from the industry include the Vienna Healthcare Group, with whom we work closely to organize our extensive internships for the bachelor's degree program, and the Vinzenz Group. In addition to teaching, we are also involved in research and development. R&D projects in the field of health care and nursing offer you the opportunity to participate in application-oriented practical research and to make valuable contacts for your future career. Based on evaluation studies, we further develop the contents of the program or examine issues such as what do "simulation patients" offer as a third place of learning. There is great potential in multi-site research projects. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lecture evenings, which are open to all and feature contributions from prominent experts.
The master's degree program in Advanced Nursing Counseling combines the following three core areas:
Basic principles of ANP: > Definition of ANP > History and development of ANP > Characteristics of an ANP, role of an ANP > Fields of work and core competencies of an ANP > Roles and practice development of an ANP > Opportunities, needs and implementation of ANP ANP using the example of "heart failure": > National and international approaches to optimising the care and support of people with heart failure (e.g., the prevention of heart failure)e.g. Heart Failure Disease management programme, care-led heart failure consultations, telenursing, telemonitoring, education programmes, ...) > Contents of heart failure counselling > Systematic recording of the current situation of those affected; >Planning of targeted assessment instruments for recording self-care behaviour > Outcome parameters and their limits and possibilities for measuring the effectiveness of nursing interventions in people with chronic heart failure (e.g. health related quality of life, knowledge, activity level, depression) > joint, critical reflection of results of intervention studies from this special area ANP using the example of "colorectal cancer": > Tasks and role of the ANP in the care and nursing context for people with oncological diseases > Implementation possibilities of an ANP in the oncological care context using the example of people with colorectal cancer > Care theories which can serve as a basis for the care, nursing and support of people with colorectal cancer and their reference system > Needs of groups of people with health problems - focus: colorectal cancer > ANP model according to Hamric et al. > PEPPA framework
Final exam LV-concluding written final examination
Lecture, presentation, discussion, pbl, teamwork
>Framework conditions for counselling in professional health care and nursing (statutory, programmatic, ...) >Fields of counselling in health care and nursing >Social forms in counselling: group counselling, individual counselling,... >Selected counselling methods in the context of health care and nursing >Health-promoting counselling (e.g. salutogenesis,...) >Cooperative counselling in the context of chronic diseases >Personal counselling (e.g. integrative counselling according to Sander,...) >Types of counselling (e.g. according to Engel,...) >Selected counselling processes (e.g. step model according to Engel, Mutzeck,...)
lecture, presentation, group presentations, discussion
>(inter)national consulting theories and concepts >theoretical positions of the social and human sciences selected concepts: Solution-oriented consulting concepts, cognitive-behaviour-oriented consulting, person-centred consulting, lifeworld and everyday life-oriented consulting, resource-oriented consulting, family-oriented consulting,...
lecture, discussion, practice
> General ethics: Clarification of essential ethical concepts and positions that play an important role in the professional context > Introduction to the basic positions of ethical judgement and argumentation > Applied ethics: Values and conflicts of values in health care, professional codes and areas of responsibility > Organizational ethics: Organization of communicative self-reflection > Ethics consulting, Clinical Ethics Committee (CEC) > Ethical decision-making processes: Methods and models > Case discussions to build and strengthen the ability to reflect, judge and argue in internal and interdisciplinary dialogue
Continuous assessment Immanent
lecture, group work
>Language and skills in English needed for Nurse >Counceling including >Patient communication >Empathetic communication >Suggesting/Giving advice >Breaking bad news
group work, input
>Definition of assessment >Nursing assessment >Definition, distinction >Nursing expertise and assessment >Nursing assessment in oncology >Legal basis (GuKG) >Role of assessment instruments in the nursing process >Examples of selected oncological nursing assessment >Theoretical application of oncological assessment instruments on the basis of practical examples
Final exam LV-final written final examination
>Basics >Definitions, molecular biology, statistics in oncology >Tumor theory >Focus on most frequently occurring malign tumors in Austria (mamma carcinoma, prostate carcinoma, lung cancer) >Therapies >Surgery, medicinal, radiation therapy >Healthcare-associated side effects and treatment >Evidence based medicine and guidelines in oncology >Oncological research >Cancer prevention >Psycho-oncology
> models of chronic diseases (f.e. Grypdonck,...) > process and coping with chronic disease- model Corbin, Strauss > life with chronic diseases > significance of chronic disease for patients, family > quality of life and chronic disease > chronic disease and experience of the disease HIV/AIDS > chronic disease and the burden of the disease HIV/AIDS > coping with the symptoms-management of symptoms
team work, presentation
>Classification of cytostatic therapy (adjuvant, neoadjuvant, curative – palliative therapy), applications of the different therapy options >Cytostatics (drug classes, e.g. intercalators, antimetabolites, alkylants, … and effect mechanisms) >Handling cytostatics – protection of personnel / relatives >Extravasation
>Practical consolidation of the nursing science basics, especially of quantitative and qualitative research >Recognition of problems relevant to nursing practice and systematic development of scientifically based solution options >Evidence - Based Nursing >The EBN Process - Focus: Systematic literature research and critical evaluation of studies and professional articles using checklists, synthesis of scientific literature
interactive lecture eLearning working independent
> Writing and research process > Steps for writing scientific papers > Formal guidelines for text design, structure, language > Structure of exposé, abstract, excerpt, seminar paper, master thesis > Nursing science topics/ The research question > Types of (scientific) sources > Introduction to literature management programs > Activating writing exercises > Citation - APA Style > Ways of disseminating research results
lecture, group work, presentation
> Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) to frame the nursing task profile in the care of adults of all ages > supportive use of digital technologies and e-health in the care of adults of all ages > selected care concepts/ care phenomena such as confusion, hope, compliance/ concordance of medication and loneliness/ social isolation for theoretical framing > Person-centering to promote wholeness and well-being and as a preventive approach > Nursing and care of adults at all ages with regard to > cardiovascular/internal clinical pictures (e.g. apoplectic insult, acute myocardial infarction or diabetes mellitus) > psychogeriatric clinical pictures (e.g. delirium, dementia or suicidal tendencies) > Infectious diseases (e.g. tuberculosis or Covid-19)
Case based learning, group work, lecture
"accompany the child with the decompensating heart" > Decision criteria for the qualification of transplantation > Possibilities of extracorporeal life support > nursing care according to HTX > Pain and delirium management in pediatric patients "Accompany the former premature baby and his family during the discharge process" > Recognizing the needs of children (children > Training and instructional content for clinical discharge preparation of families with premature infants > Aftercare of former premature babies > Early support opportunities for former premature babies "Accompany the autistic child with evidence of neglect due to malnutrition" > Classification, diagnostic process, symptoms and care approaches for autism > Signs of neglect and domestic violence > clinical procedure for the detection of domestic violence > Communication in autism
> Basic concepts of public health and health promotion > Interdisciplinarity of public health, core disciplines of public health and different focuses > Health in all Policies - determinants of health at the individual, social and community level, level of living and working conditions and overall policy > Health and social inequality > Behavioural and relational prevention and health promotion > Target groups and settings of health promotion
lecture, presentation, discussion, group work
> Writing an exposé for the MA thesis
group work, lecture
> Factors of professional counselling processes in/of social systems (e.g. traditional and systemic view, ...) > Terms: social systems, group, team,... > Leading, directing or controlling or intervening (e.g. in groups,...) > Characteristic processes of groups (internal structures such as norms, roles, ranks, cohesion, convergence, individual and group,...) > Connections of psycho-, socio- and group dynamic processes in groups / teams > Special topics in/of groups (composition of the group, group size, phases, cooperation and conflict, conformity, ...) >Planning and decision-making in groups/teams >Reflection principles and feedback culture in groups / teams >Team-oriented organisational structures
lecture, exercise sequence, case-based learning
> Observation at counselling centres (freelance or employed) > Support by mentor/ instructor from nursing practice
> Practical implementation of the motivating conversation > Practical implementation of solution-oriented and systemic issues
> constructive conversation with patients, clients, relatives and staff > techniques of active listening > routines in counselling and nursing practice, rituals and ritualised exchange in the counselling setting > communication in counselling (in the context of: motivation, instruction, training) > disorders and conflicts in counselling > communication possibilities with digital media in the field of e-counselling
Final exam LV final oral and written final examination
Group work, discussion
> content-based counseling focus (e.g. heart insufficiency, pain, dementia, fall prevention and chronic diseases such as leg ulcer diabetes, renal insufficiency, COPD, urinary incontinence, ...) > Motivation, learning and positive learning conditions > Interaction theoretical approaches to the content planning of consulting > Importance and planning of micro-training sequences > Evaluation of learning outcomes > Counselling for residents and relatives
Lecture, exercise sequence, case-based learning,
> Deepening of qualitative nursing research > Planning and execution of qualitative research strategies > Survey methods (focus on qualitative interview and observation) > Evaluation methods (focus on content analysis) and presentation of the results of the collected data
> Lecture, E- Learning
> Deepening quantitative empirical nursing research > Construction of a questionnaire > Research designs > Samples
Final exam written exam
lecture, group work, exercises
> presentation technique and teaching of topics and content > verbal and non-verbal presentations > language, voice, speech techniques > facial expressions, posture and gestures > advantages and disadvantages of different media in the use of presentations > tips and tricks for preparing and designing presentations > selected information on body language > on the why and how of visualisations and other creative methods > basics of learning processes and learning types, motivation to learn > applied and literary rhetoric
> Situation in Austria regarding dismissal management, possibilities, projects, problems > Interfaces, interface management, discharge management (internal/external) > Services of the Austrian health and social system, care management, regional organisations, > Multi/ inter- / intra-professional cooperation/teamwork > Multi/inter- and intra-professional communication > Joint decision making > Roles in the team (professional self-image, understanding of roles, knowledge about professional groups, ...) > Cooperation/ teamwork within the treatment process > Cooperation/ teamwork within the framework of different settings > Cooperation/ teamwork within the framework of treatment procedures/ different diseases/ medical specialties (child and youth, psychiatry, geriatrics, oncology, palliative care, ...) > Cooperation/ teamwork within the scope of quality assurance/ quality management > Cooperation/ teamwork in the context of health promotion and prevention > electronic networking and integration, telemedicine, common documentation systems > Ethical action in the team
lecture, group work, discussion
> Needs and settings (e.g. groups, communities, individuals, etc.) >Planning, design and implementation of health-related services at community or district level > Importance of participation and empowerment in the setting-based approach >Consulting models (e.g. Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Model, ...) > Diversity-sensitive aspects in counselling (e.g. migration, social class, language, gender,...) > Collegial counselling (at all levels)
Professionalization > Consulting competencies and consulting profile > Methods of team consulting > Organizational consulting and organizational cultures > Economic aspects of consulting (marketing, fees, contract, ...) Conflict and crisis management > Roles and tasks in conflict transformation > Basics and application areas of mediation > Conflict diagnosis, dynamics and escalation stages >Various conflict management and mediative communication approaches (Rogers, Rosenberg model, TA, modified Trinergy model, ...) > Methodical use of mediation, techniques and methods of discussion control > Modern neurobiological findings and their relation to conflict management and mediation
> Basic and advanced aspects of case and care management > Concepts of case and care management, including functions, procedures and phases > Ethical perspective of case and care management > Quality management aspects > Case and care management at case level > Assessment instruments of case and care management > Problem and resource analysis, goal development, planning of measures > Caregiving, bonding - working - changing > Participation, trajectory work model, empowerment
lecture, group work, case-based learning
> Importance of case and care management in organisations > CCM projects in Austria and other countries > Networking, maintenance, establishment, development > Evaluation of the case and system level > Methods and effects of evaluation > Standards in evaluation > Quality in case and care management
lecture, presentation, group work, discussion
> Practical implementation of a counselling sequence based on a case presentation > Application of communicative techniques (open questions, aspects of the Milton Model) to consolidate the bonding phase > Planning of a case-oriented counselling sequence taking into account models relevant to counselling (model of bodyknowledging according to Heggdal, traject model, trans-theoretical model > Counselling concepts in the work with people with chronic diseases > Theoretical models of process support (focus: stimulating health-promoting processes; salutogenesis & recovery) > Phases of disease integration and phase-specific helpful interventions
Lecture, group work, case-based learning
> presentation of terms research application in nursing practice > inhibiting, promoting factors of research application > selected implementation models and their focus > exemplary implementation plan based on processed research results
lecture, discussion, group work, presentation
> Health promotion in different settings > Health promotion in a European comparison > Health literacy > Concrete implementation of health promotion measures > Epidemiological measures in the context of health promotion > Risk factors and resources > Preventive measures in the setting of health and nursing > Austrian health care > Public Health - clarification and implementation
> Importance and goals of internationalization in consulting > Introduction and implementation of internationalisation concepts > Strategies for the involvement of different stakeholders in the context of consulting > Concepts for migration-sensitive care counselling
> verbal and non-verbal presentations > motivation to learn from a pedagogical point of view > methods of training and counselling > cooperative and collegial counselling (idea of man, basic attitudes, techniques) > basics of different counselling concepts (client-centred, systemic, cooperative, collegial, ...) > Techniques and possible applications of counselling concepts > Comparison of different images of humanity and related basic attitudes > Role of experts, counsellors and people seeking advice > Requirements and building blocks for successful discussions > Diversity as a parameter against the background of the occupational field > Fields of communication in the occupational context, counselling settings > Individuality as a focus
lecture, group work, discussion, case-based learning
Quality Management > Basics of quality management > Quality methods and tools > Quality management systems and models > Quality indicators > Continuous improvement process Project Management > Project Management Basics > Project Management Sub-processes > Phase-oriented application of selected project management methods > Project definition and project environment analysis > Project planning and project organization > Communication in projects > Introduction to project controlling > Project conclusion > Project plan preparation
>Practice of patient education >Education of relatives >Learning in adulthood, disorders in the learning process, forms of instruction, the pedagogical mandate in patient education >Patient information centres >Diverse examples of education the informed patient >Possibilities and problems in the implementation of patient education >Learning locations and their significance / learning climate / conducive framework conditions
Lecture, group work, discussion
> Repetition of basic statistical concepts (data levels, data management) > Fundamentals and application of descriptive statistics (frequencies, crosstabs, statistical ratios, measures of correlation) > Fundamentals and application of inferential statistics (concept of significance, Chi-square test, group comparison tests (T-test, U-test, ANOVA, etc.), correlation)
> Electronic media to support the communication of advice > Content and condition analysis in health education > Methods of written consultation > content-related, technical and legal quality criteria
lecture, discussion, group work
> Coaching of small groups to accompany the preparation of the MA thesis > Presentation of the MA thesis in the small group > Presentation and discussion of Master theses, with regard to their content and methodological design in accordance with the criteria of the FH Campus Wien and the Department of Applied Nursing Science
> Independent work on a relevant topic based on the subject areas ANE, ANC or ANP under the supervision of a supervisor > Design of the MA thesis
Final exam Approval of the Master thesis
Independent work supported by coaching
> The final Master's examination is an oral comprehensive examination before a board of examiners and is designed to assess academic competence and the relevant professional fields (it consists of three parts, each of which must be assessed positively). > Presentation and discussion of the MA thesis > Expert discussion
Final exam overall commission examination
>Legal requirements for advice in nursing care >Basic legal concepts and terminology (contract law, liability law, principles of entrepreneurial independence) >Defense of legal claims against the consultants >The consultants as plaintiffs (breach of contract, fees, copyrights, ...) >Consultants as plaintiffs (prevention, lawyers, liability insurance, data protection, ...) >Consultancy financing, authorities, freelance work >Consulting case studies in a legal context
Final exam LV-concluding oral final examination
lecture, discussion, case-based learning
>Austrian social security (KV, UV, PV, AlV, ...) >Forms of insurance >Labour and social law contract forms >Forms of company >Guidelines for entrepreneurs when starting a business
>Comparative health systems >Structure of the Austrian health care system and the reforms >Different groups of people >Healthcare system facilities >Care levels and financing in the extra- and intramural areas
Times One or two times per month in blocks on Thursday afternoons or all day Friday and Saturday
Scheduled teaching times, subject to change:Schedule AN-22 (PDF 151 KB - only available in German)
Number of teaching weeks14 per semesterLanguage of instructionGerman
You have already gained experience in upper grade health care and nursing. With this master's degree program you can help shape this emerging professional field as a health and nursing counselor and support evidence-based nursing. You are an expert when it comes to providing counseling in public and private health care facilities. You will be involved in the areas of inpatient, day-patient and out-patient care. You will be responsible for discharge management in hospitals, nursing facilities or clinics. At nursing support or counseling centers you will be involved in case and care management. Your counseling will also take the social environment into account. You will not only counsel patients and their families, but also entire organizations and nursing teams. You will take on case counseling, process or project consulting and coaching. You will not only be active face to face, but also online. In addition, you will be responsible for knowledge management. You will also apply your knowledge in research projects at universities and colleges.
The program fee is determined according to the actual costs. In addition to the tuition fee, you will also have to pay the ÖH student union fee each semester. There is a 10 % discount on payment options A, B and C for graduates of FH Campus Wien Health Care and Nursing.
You can choose between three models with different payment options:
Variant A assumes that you will complete and pay for the entire program. In this model, you will pay the entire fee prior to the start of the program in a single payment of € 11.907,-.
Single payment: € 11.907,-(Due approximately 4 weeks before the start of the first semester.)
This model offers you the possibility to pay the program fee in four installments of € 3.126,-. If you decide to leave the program early, you will still have to pay the entire fee.
Installment per semester: € 3.126,- (total amount € 12.504,-) (Each due approximately 4 weeks before the semester begins.)
This model takes into account the possibility of leaving the program after each semester and is ideal for those who want to keep the option open to leave the program early.
First, second, third semester: each € 3.849,-Fourth semester: € 2.146,- (total amount € 13.693,-)(Each due approximately 4 weeks before the semester begins.)
Financial aid is available for academic courses, master courses and for courses and seminars.
You can find information about funding agencies under grants and scholarships.
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
The admission procedure consists of an admission interview, in which we would like to learn more about your motives, skills and knowledge. Any extraordinary achievements or special training will be given special consideration.
Head of Master´s Course Advanced Nursing Counseling, Advanced Nursing Education, Advanced Nursing Practice, Academic Staff T: +43 1 606 68 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Head of Master´s Course Advanced Nursing Counseling, Advanced Nursing Education, Advanced Nursing Practice, Academic Staff
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