Advanced Nursing Counseling

Master degree program for advanced professional training, part-time

Overview

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

Contact us

Contact us!

Joanne Li, BA
Favoritenstraße 226, C.1.22a
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4006
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4009
joanne.li@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Science in Advanced Nursing Counseling (MSc)
120ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for academic year 2021/22

1st October 2020 to 15th September 2021

tuition fee

 

once payment
€ 11.907,-1

+ ÖH premium / semester


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What you can offer

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.

What we offer you

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.


What you will learn in the degree program

The master's degree program in Advanced Nursing Counseling combines the following three core areas:

  • Science and research: based on research questions from daily life, you analyze, examine and explain research findings. You learn to implement evidence-based research findings in nursing practice and to incorporate research sustainably into practice.
  • Advanced Nursing Practice: you acquire advanced nursing science skills along with deepening your basic training and expertise acquired from practical experience. In addition, you learn to integrate advanced assessment-based plans of action into nursing practice. The focus of Advanced Nursing Practice comprises selected clinical conditions, such as chronic diseases, including dementia disorders, oncological diseases as well as preventive and health promotion topics.
  • Care and Health Counseling: one third of your training is dedicated to advisory responsibilities in nursing. You learn to implement counseling concepts that are resource-oriented, solution-oriented and prevention-oriented. As part of the master's degree program, you will become skilled at counseling individuals and groups of patients, clients, family members and residents as well as applying relevant counseling techniques.

Curriculum

LectureSWSECTS
Advanced Nursing Practice 1 ILV

Advanced Nursing Practice 1 ILV

4SWS
10ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

Written elaborations

Teaching methods

Lecture, presentation, discussion, pbl, teamwork

Language

German-English

410
Clinical assessment 1 ILV

Clinical assessment 1 ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

>>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

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

lecture, discussion, practice

Language

German

12
Advanced nursing science ILV

Advanced nursing science ILV

2SWS
5ECTS

Lecture contents

-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

Assessment methods

seminar paper

Teaching methods

-interactive lecture
-active participation in class
-reading of scientific English studies

Language

German

25
Academic writing ILV 12
Pathology/pathophysiology ILV

Pathology/pathophysiology ILV

1SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

>>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

Assessment methods

e- exam

Teaching methods

lecture, presentation

13
Pharmacology ILV

Pharmacology ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

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

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

lecture

12
Counseling methods and counseling processes ILV

Counseling methods and counseling processes ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

>>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

Assessment methods

written exame

Teaching methods

Lecture, Presention, PBL, Group Work

Language

German

1.53
Counseling theories and concepts ILV

Counseling theories and concepts ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

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.

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

lecture, discussion, practice

Language

German

1.53

LectureSWSECTS
English specialist literature work and Professional English ILV 12
Personal education, counseling and communication ILV 24
Qualitative research methods ILV 1.53
Quantitative research methods ILV 1.53
Counselling-relevant legal areas ILV 12
Case and Caremanagement on case level ILV 1.53
Family health nursing ILV 12
Content-oriented healthcare and nursing advice, including training ILV 35
Nursing and chronic diseases ILV 1.53
Counseling communication ILV 1.53

LectureSWSECTS
Advanced Nursing Practice 2 ILV

Advanced Nursing Practice 2 ILV

1.5SWS
6ECTS

Lecture contents

>>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

Assessment methods

Written final examination

Teaching methods

Dr. Stastka:

- Study materials given in Advance
- PowerPoint presentation
- Casework with actors playing patients
- participatory observation

1.56
Research-based nursing practice ILV

Research-based nursing practice ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

> 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.

Assessment methods

Written final examination

Teaching methods

theoretical Input with PowerPoint presentation, discussion, Team work, short presentations, work with scientific literature

Language

English

12
Health promotion and prevention ILV

Health promotion and prevention ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

> 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

Assessment methods

Written final examination

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, presentation

24
Clinical assessment 2 ILV

Clinical assessment 2 ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

>> 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

Assessment methods

Written case work

Teaching methods

Powerpoint
Teamwork
Single Person working

12
Statistics UE

Statistics UE

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

>> 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

Assessment methods

70% final written exam
30% exercises
At least 60% must be achieved for a positive evaluation

Teaching methods

- 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)

Language

English

12
Counseling professionalisation ILV

Counseling professionalisation ILV

0.5SWS
1ECTS

Lecture contents

>> 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)

Assessment methods

Immanent

Teaching methods

lecture with presentations (Flip Chart), discussions, exercises reflexion

0.51
Case and Caremanagement on system level ILV

Case and Caremanagement on system level ILV

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

> 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

Assessment methods

Written final examination

Teaching methods

Presentation, Group work, discussions

12
Case-oriented health and nursing counseling ILV

Case-oriented health and nursing counseling ILV

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture 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

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

Assessment methods

Written case processing

Teaching methods

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

24
Conflict consultation and mediation ILV

Conflict consultation and mediation ILV

1.5SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

> 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

Assessment methods

Written final examination

Teaching methods

- short Theory Inputs in the plenung
- exercises in Team work
-Group work and -presentation including reflexion

1.53
Project- and quality management PSE

Project- and quality management PSE

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

>>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

Assessment methods

Project reports

Teaching methods

changing plenum and Group work

creating own examples and Project plans
contemplation
presentation

24

LectureSWSECTS
Master thesis MT 018
Master thesis - seminar SE 0.52
Consulting in groups and social systems ILV 13
e-counseling and e-literacy ILV 1.54
Training and conveyance concepts in nursing ILV 1.53

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)

Number of teaching weeks
14 per semester

Language of instruction
German


How you benefit

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.

  • Public and private health care facilities such as hospitals, nursing homes or outpatient clinics
  • Counseling centers for nursing care and support or nursing support centers
  • Organizational consulting and coaching
  • Knowledge management and online counseling (eCounseling & eLiteracy)
  • Universities, universities of applied sciences (research)

Costs1

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

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.)

Variant B

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.)

Variant C

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.)

Can I afford the degree program?

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.


Admission

Admission requirements

  • Relevant bachelor or similar qualification from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits or
  • Diploma in upper grade health care and nursing services + additional courses (including higher education entrance qualification, evidence of special services - e.g. further training, special training - examined individually; specific conditions apply where appropriate.

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

  • Preceding or concomitant two years' experience (practical relevance)

Please note!

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.

Admission procedure

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.


Contact

Secretary's office

Joanne Li, BA
Favoritenstraße 226, C.1.22a
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4006
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4009
joanne.li@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Office hours
Until further notice we are only available for you by telephone Mon until Fri 8.00 a.m.-15.00 p.m.

Teaching staff and research staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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!

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