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
Joanne Li, BA Favoritenstraße 226, C.1.22a 1100 Vienna T: +43 1 606 68 77-4006 F: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
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Application period for academic year 2021/22
1st October 2020 to 15th September 2021
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:
basics 1 ANP (Nina Kolbe MSc) introduction ANP-definition history and development of ANP features of ANP role fields of work main competences roles and development of experience of ANP chances and need introduce and support ANP effects on nursing care, doctors, organizations and the public ANP regarding heart degeneration (Nina Kolbe MSc) people with chronic heart degeneration assess actual state of the person affected systematically, plan specific measures assessment instruments for the acquisition of nurturing behaviour national and international attempts to optimize the care taking and guidance of people with heart degeneration (e.g. heart failure disease management, programs, open house for heart degeneration information, telenursing, telemonitoring, educational programs) content of counselling of heart degeneration outcome parameter and the borders and possibilities to measure efficiency of nursing care interventions with poeple with chronic heart degeneration ( health related quality of life, knowledge, activity level, depression) critical observation of results of intervention studies in this area ANP regarding colorectal cancer (Dr.in habil. Maya Zumstein-Shaha) Presenting the needs of various patient groups briefly Presenting the function, tasks and assignments as well as the ANP-role Refreshing the ANP model as proposed by Hamric et al. (1) Refreshing the PEPPA framework (2) Presenting various theories of nursing (3, 4), which may serve as theoretical framework to developing an ANP role, Demonstrating the development of an ANP role by drawing on the example of an ANP for colorectal cancer. APN: ethic (Mag.a Hiemetzberger) general ethics: explanation of the basic ethical terms and positions that play an important part in the professional context introduction to the basic positions of ethical judgement and argumentation appplied ethics: values and value conflict in the health system and areas of responsibility ethics of organisation: organisation of communicative self reflexion ethic counsellling, clinical ethic commitee ethical decision making process: methods and models discussion of case histories to get the skills for reflexion, judgement and argumentation in the interdisciplinary dialogue
Lecture, presentation, discussion, pbl, teamwork
>>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
lecture, discussion, practice
-applied nursing care science -EBN through EBN process -gaining of options of solutions -focus on different practice-relevant contents -supported acquiring of the process steps -consolidate known contents of nursing care science -critical evaluation of research literature
-interactive lecture -active participation in class -reading of scientific English studies
>>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
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
>>Theoretical foundation of counseling: >Epistemological positions of social and human sciences (sociology, psychology, social work) >Selected counseling theories and concepts; comparisons >Solution oriented counseling concepts >Cognitive- behavioral counseling >Person-centered counseling >Counseling oriented towards life-world and everyday life >Resource-oriented counseling >Family-oriented counseling
Lecture, Presention, PBL, Group Work
The lecture represents state of the art in understanding theories and applying the principles and appropriate skills of counselling within the context of advanced nursing. Case scenarios and vignettes, preferably provided by students, will be discussed. A variety of methodological approaches will be discussed, among them brief solution focused, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural counselling. Counseling topics are addiction, health prevention, rehabilitation, Social psychiatry, conflicts converning sexuality and pregnancy and grief. Considering multicultural groups of patients, culturally alert counselling skills are discussed, but also coping strategies concerning "difficult, hard to reach patients", some basics on personality disorders, addiction or other biopsychosocial phenomena in the special framework of health and illness, in order to decide which counseling concept can lead best to the desired outcome.
>>Subject Palliative Care: > Palliative care in Austria (education/training and continuous professional development, inpatient care, outpatient care) > Analysis of palliative situations using field data > Charter for the care of seriously ill and dying people > Role of advanced nursing practice in the field of palliative care >> Topic Care Allowance Report: > Principles and legal bases of the Austrian Care Allowance Law > Objective of the care allowance and eligibility requirements > Types of care allowance > Delimitation "nursing needs - medical treatment" > "Care needs" in the sense of the Austrian Care Allowance Law > Function-related classification and diagnosis-related minimum classification > Special case care allowance assessment for children and adolescents up to 14 years of age > Current jurisdiction on care allowance > Care allowance procedure (in particular authority or court jurisdiction, application, procedural stages, parties and participants, forms of decision, legal remedies) > Findings and reports > Function and position of certified health and nursing personnel as experts in care assessment procedures >>Topic Psychiatry: > Selected psychiatric diseases (depression ....) > Psychiatric anamnesis and psychopathology > Discussion on selected clinical pictures of psychiatry with artificial patients > Reflection of the discussions
Written final examination
Dr. Stastka: - Study materials given in Advance - PowerPoint presentation - Casework with actors playing patients - participatory observation
> The term research application in nursing practice is extensively reviewed in the course. To this end, inhibiting and promoting factors of research application are discussed. > Another focus is on the presentation of selected implementation models and their priorities. > The preparation of research results for practical application > By way of example, implementation planning is carried out on the basis of prepared research results.
theoretical Input with PowerPoint presentation, discussion, Team work, short presentations, work with scientific literature
> Health promotion in different settings > Health promotion compared across Europe > Health literacy > Concrete implementation of health-promoting measures > Epidemiological measures in the context of health promotion > Risk factors and resources > Austrian healthcare > Public Health
Lecture, discussion, group work, presentation
>> Care assessments: > Presentation of the instruments (in-depth content compared to Clinical Assessment 1) > Theory-practice transfer of nursing assessments > Implementation in the clinical setting > Consolidation of known instruments of Clinical Assessment 1 > Evaluation of the manageability of the instruments by students in direct care application > Deepening of nursing science findings on the subject of assessment >> Focusing the topic of counseling
Written case work
Powerpoint Teamwork Single Person working
>> Revision of basic statistical concepts > Data levels > Data management >> Basics of descriptive statistics > Frequencies, cross tables > Statistical key figures > Correlation measures >> Basics of inferential statistics > Concept of significance > Chi-square test > Correlation
70% final written exam 30% exercises At least 60% must be achieved for a positive evaluation
- short Theory Inputs - Joint development of examples in SPSS - Joint Interpretation of statistical results - Group work - Independent development of exercises in the Team (between the exercise Units)
>> Role design of the counselor: > Task, process and client orientation > Counseling competences and consulting profile > Approaches / differences of systemic and linear thinking > Dos and Don’ts in counseling people in change processes > Methods of team counseling >> Organizational Consulting: > Organization of systems (autopoiesis, organizational boundaries and organizational culture) > Economic aspects of counseling (marketing, fees, contract)
lecture with presentations (Flip Chart), discussions, exercises reflexion
> Importance of case management in organizations > CM projects in Austria and other countries > Networking, care, setup, development > Evaluation of the case and system level > Methods and effects of evaluation > Standards in evaluation > Quality in case and care management
Presentation, Group work, discussions
Part 1: > Practical implementation of a counseling sequence based on a case report > Application of communicative techniques (open questions, aspects of the Milton model) to strengthen the bonding phase > Planning of a case-oriented counseling sequence taking into account models relevant to counseling (model of bodyknowledging according to Heggdal, trajectory model, transtheoretical model Contents Part 1: > Practical implementation of a counseling sequence based on a case report > Application of communicative techniques (open questions, aspects of the Milton model) to strengthen the bonding phase > Planning of a case-oriented counseling sequence taking into account models relevant to counseling (model of bodyknowledging according to Heggdal, trajectory model, transtheoretical model Part 2: > Counseling concepts in working with chronically ill people > The concept of bodyknowledging > Theoretical Models of process monitoring (focus: encouraging health-promoting processes; salutogenesis & recovery) > Phases of disease integration and phase-specific helpful interventions
Written case processing
Mag.a Sobczak: -Planning and drawing up a formalized consultation process by applying a Theory-based counselling service and drawing on a care counselling Concept. Mag.a Alder: to be able to apply theoretical Concepts in the case-oriented counselling - e.g. - motivational interviewing - peer counseling
> Types of conflicts, distinctions > Levels / dimensions of conflicts > Importance of conflicts and how to deal with them in our (collective) life? > Conflict diagnosis: recognizing the dynamics of conflict-oriented and nonviolent communication > Conflict escalation levels according to F. Glasl and effective management and counseling options at the individual levels > Various conflict management and mediative communication approaches (Rogers, Rosenberg model, TA and modified Trinergy model) > Practicing nonviolent, constructive and solution-oriented communication in everyday working life > Fundamentals and application areas of mediation - especially conflict resolution in groups and teams > Roles and tasks of the counselor or mediator in conflict management > Professional goals and procedures for constructive conflict management. Which methods and strategies can best be applied? > Being able to transform conflict into nonviolent, constructive communication > Relationships between conflict management and negotiation models (Harvard model) > Methodical use of mediation, techniques and methods of conversation control TA as an effective conflict-resolution approach between individuals and within groups > Modern neurobiological findings and their relation to conflict management or mediation
- short Theory Inputs in the plenung - exercises in Team work -Group work and -presentation including reflexion
>>Project management: >Basics of project management > Project management sub-processes > phase-oriented use of selected project management methods > Project definition and project environment analysis > Project planning and project organization > Communication in projects > Introduction to project controlling; project completion; project plan development >>Quality management: >Quality management and systematic quality work – basics, models and methods > Historical development, actors and their interests > Legal framework > Quality strategy in the Austrian healthcare system > Quality work in nursing > Measuring instruments and indicators of care quality > Professionalization and care quality
changing plenum and Group work creating own examples and Project plans contemplation presentation
TimesOne 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)
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.
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
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
We work closely with the Vienna Healthcare Group, professional associations and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for your professional career or participation in research and development activities. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!