Advanced Nursing Counseling/Complementary Care

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

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Joanne Li, BA
Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.22
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) or
Master of Science in Advanced Nursing Complementary Care (MSc)
120ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for academic year 2020/21

1st October 2019 to 15th September 2020

tuition fee

once payment
€ 11.907,-1

+ ÖH premium / semester

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 Hospital Association, 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

Lecture SWS ECTS
Advanced Nursing Practice 1 ILV

Advanced Nursing Practice 1 ILV

4 SWS
10 ECTS

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

4 10
Clinical assessment 1 ILV

Clinical assessment 1 ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

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

1 2
Advanced nursing science ILV 2 5
Academic writing ILV 1 2

Vertiefungsrichtung Advanced Nursing Complementary Care

Lecture SWS ECTS
Counseling methods and counseling processes ILV

Counseling methods and counseling processes ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

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

1.5 3
Counseling theories and concepts ILV

Counseling theories and concepts ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

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

1.5 3
Basics - Therapeutich Touch 1 UE 1 2
Selfcare 1 UE 0.5 1
Theories & Models Complimentary Care ILV 1 2

Vertiefungsrichtung Advanced Nursing Counseling

Lecture SWS ECTS
Counseling methods and counseling processes ILV

Counseling methods and counseling processes ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

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

1.5 3
Counseling theories and concepts ILV

Counseling theories and concepts ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

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

1.5 3
Pathology/pathophysiology ILV

Pathology/pathophysiology ILV

1 SWS
3 ECTS

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

1 3
Pharmacology ILV

Pharmacology ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

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

1 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
English specialist literature work and Professional English ILV

English specialist literature work and Professional English ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Communication skills: expressing opinion, agreeing & disagreeing, developing an argument (in writing), linking phrases; empathetic communication
Organizing texts; writing abstracts
Reading and analysing medical research articles

Presentation and discussion of medical research articles

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment & final presentation & discussion of a medical research article
Assessment:

Your mark will consist of these components:

•50% Presentation and discussion of a scientific article in class
•50% Classroom performance


Grading scheme:

0 - 59 %Grade 5
60 - 69%Grade 4
70 - 79%Grade 3
80 - 89%Grade 2
90 - 100%Grade 1

Teaching methods

Mostly active methods
Working with specific texts
Discussions
Pair work & group work
Film input

Language

English

1 2
Personal education, counseling and communication ILV

Personal education, counseling and communication ILV

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Education:
•verbal and non-verbal presentations
. advantages and disadvantages of different media for presentations
. tipps and tricks for the preperation and design for presentations
. selected body language
. why and how of visualisation and other creative media
. basics of lerning processes and types
. learning motivation from an educational point of view



Diversity :
Diversity in the professional field, communication contexts at work, counseling situations, individuality first

Counseling:
•Principles of various concepts of consultation (client centered, systemic, cooperative, collegial consultation)
•Techniques and applicability of concepts of consultation
•Comparison of various images of humanity (humanistic vs. constructivistic image of humanity)
•Roles of the advisor (consultant) and the advice seeking
•Requirements and building stones for successful counseling session

Assessment methods

•Examination with the terms of the course

Teaching methods

Education:
methodical change between lecture, preparation and reflexion phase
exercises to strenghten presentation techniques


Diversity:
lecture, group work, self-reflection, mutual counseling, audio-visual media

Counseling:

•Methodical change between phases of lecturing, acquiring and reflexion
•Exercises to deepening of counseling competences
•Work with examples

Language

German

2 4
Qualitative research methods ILV

Qualitative research methods ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

•Basics of qualitative research
•Planning and process of qualitative research strategies
•Data collection methodologies (with a focus on narrative interviews and observation)
•Mayring evaluation and presenting the results of the data

Assessment methods

• Project work with written report

Teaching methods

•Lectures
•eLearning, sequences via learning platform
•Planning, developing and executing a "project"
•Using qualitative data collection methods independently, evaluation and presentation of results

Language

German

1.5 3
Quantitative research methods ILV

Quantitative research methods ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Fundamentals of quantitative social research
•Research designs
•Sampling procedures
•Construction of a questionnaire

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 the significant steps in quantitative research
•Joint development of a questionnaire
•Group work
•Independent development of exercises in the team (between the exercise units)

1.5 3

Vertiefungsrichtung Advanced Nursing Complementary Care

Lecture SWS ECTS
Assessment - Therapeutic Touch 3 UE 2 4
Counseling communication ILV

Counseling communication ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

> The counseling setting - supportive, inhibiting conditions for counseling sessions
> Non-directive conversation techniques: active listening, paraphrasing, verbalizing
> Directive conversation techniques: formulating questions, questioning techniques, conveying information, concretizing, probing
> Basic attitudes conducive to the consultation: acceptance, empathy and genuineness

Assessment methods

Written final examination

Teaching methods

lecture

1.5 3
Energy & Chinese Medicine ILV 1 2
Neurosciences ILV 1 2
Selfcare 2 UE 0.5 2
Spiritual Care ILV 1.5 3
Supervision 1 SE 1 2

Vertiefungsrichtung Advanced Nursing Counseling

Lecture SWS ECTS
Counseling communication ILV

Counseling communication ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

> The counseling setting - supportive, inhibiting conditions for counseling sessions
> Non-directive conversation techniques: active listening, paraphrasing, verbalizing
> Directive conversation techniques: formulating questions, questioning techniques, conveying information, concretizing, probing
> Basic attitudes conducive to the consultation: acceptance, empathy and genuineness

Assessment methods

Written final examination

Teaching methods

lecture

1.5 3
Counselling-relevant legal areas ILV

Counselling-relevant legal areas ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

> Legal requirements for counseling in nursing
> Basic legal concepts and terminology (contract law, liability law, foundations of entrepreneurial independence)
> Rejection of legal claims against the counselor
> The counselor as plaintiff (breach of contract, fee, copyrights)
> Counselor protection (prevention, lawyers, liability insurance, data protection)
> Counseling financing, authorities, freelancers
> Counseling examples in a legal context

Assessment methods

Written final examination

Teaching methods

lecture

1 2
Case and Caremanagement on case level ILV

Case and Caremanagement on case level ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

> Fundamentals and in-depth aspects of case management
> Case management concepts including functions, procedures and stages of case management
> Ethical perspective of case management
> Quality management aspects
>> Case management on case level
> for people with complex problems
> application of appropriate assessments
> Problem and resource analysis, goal development, action planning
> Care, bonding - working - changing
> Participation, trajectory work model, empowerment
> Development of case studies

Assessment methods

written Case studies

Teaching methods

Lecture Case Studies

1.5 3
Family health nursing ILV

Family health nursing ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Engel, Roswitha (2011): Gesundheitsberatung in der
professionellen Gesundheits- und Krankenpflege. Wien:
Facultas.
Heggdal, Kristin (2012): Bodyknowledging. Körpererkenntnis
zur Förderung von Krankheitsbewältigung, Wohlbefinden und
Gesundheit, Bern: Huber.
Hüper, Christa, Hellige, Barbara (2012): Kooperative
Pflegeberatung und Beratungsqualität, Frankfurt/Main:
Mabuse-Verlag.
Klug Redman, Barbara (2009): Patientenedukation.
Kurzlehrbuch für Pflege- und Gesundheitsberufe. Bern: Huber
Verlag.

Assessment methods

Written final examination

Teaching methods

Lecture

1 2
Content-oriented healthcare and nursing advice, including training ILV

Content-oriented healthcare and nursing advice, including training ILV

3 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Evidence-based knowledge processing - dissemination of information - conception of micro-training and practical instructions

>> Examples of content-oriented counseling focus points:

Part 1:
> Lifestyle factors
> Heart failure
> Pain
> Dementia
> Fall prevention
Part 2: (chronic diseases)
> Ulcus cruris (pain management, wound management)
> Type 1 diabetes (including parents + affected child / relatives)
> Type 2 diabetes + chron. renal insufficiency + dialysis (peritoneal dialysis)
> COPD
> Urinary incontinence
> Dementia, focus on relatives
Part 3:
> Migration and illness, cultural context
> Health care for migrants
> Psychiatric care for migrants
> Counseling migrants
> Advisory skills for the counseling of migrants
> Managing barriers in counseling migrants
> Peer counseling, including practical examples of peer counseling in a psychiatric clinic in Switzerland

Assessment methods

Seminarwork

Teaching methods

Lecture

3 5
Nursing and chronic diseases ILV

Nursing and chronic diseases ILV

1.5 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

models of chronic diseases
>Grypdonck
>process and coping with chronic disease- model Corbin, Strauss
>life with chronic disease
>significance of chronic disease for patients, family
>quality of life and chronic disease
>HIV/AIDS
>chronic disease and experience of the disease
>chronic disease and the burden of the disease
>coping with the symptoms-management of symptoms

Assessment methods

written work

Teaching methods

interactive workshop
PBL
team work- oral presentation
presentation

Language

German

1.5 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
Advanced Nursing Practice 2 ILV 1.5 6
Research-based nursing practice ILV 1 2
Health promotion and prevention ILV 2 4
Clinical assessment 2 ILV 1 2
Statistics UE 1 2

Vertiefungsrichtung Advanced Nursing Complementary Care

Lecture SWS ECTS
Application - Therapeutic Touch 3 UE 2 5
Project- and quality management PSE 2 4
Psychoneuroimmunology and Endocrinology as well as Psychosomatics and Epigenetics ILV 1 2
Selfcare 3 UE 0.5 1
Supervision 2 SE 1 2

Vertiefungsrichtung Advanced Nursing Counseling

Lecture SWS ECTS
Counseling professionalisation ILV 0.5 1
Case and Caremanagement on system level ILV 1 2
Case-oriented health and nursing counseling ILV 2 4
Conflict consultation and mediation ILV 1.5 3
Project- and quality management PSE 2 4

Lecture SWS ECTS
Master thesis - seminar SE 0.5 2
Master thesis MT 0 18

Vertiefungsrichtung Advanced Nursing Complementary Care

Lecture SWS ECTS
Evaluation - Therapeutic Touch 4 UE 2 4
Research - Holistic Care and Complementary Care ILV 1 2
Holistic Caring Process UE 1.5 3
Supervision 3 SE 0.5 1

Vertiefungsrichtung Advanced Nursing Counseling

Lecture SWS ECTS
Consulting in groups and social systems ILV 1 3
e-counseling and e-literacy ILV 1.5 4
Training and conveyance concepts in nursing ILV 1.5 3

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 € 12.502,-)
(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.

The selection process

The selection process consists of a selection 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, D.3.22
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 Hospital Association (KAV), 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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