Advanced Nursing Education

Master degree program for advanced professional training, part-time

Overview

Evidence-based nursing is changing the way education and research are conducted in the fields of health care and nursing. The master's degree program in Advanced Nursing Education will qualify you for a position in nursing education or as a university teacher. You will be among the pioneers responsible for nursing education at universities. 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

Contact us

Contact us!

Susanna Kallenda
Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.22
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4006
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4009
susanna.kallenda@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon, 8.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
Tue, 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
Wed, 8.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
Thur, 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
Fri, 8.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.

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

Application period fpr academic year 2019/20

1st October 2018 to 31st August 2019

tuition fee

once payment
€ 10.800,-

+ ÖH premium / semester

What you can offer

You want to make a change in health care and nursing and start where the profession begins, namely in education. You have a professional picture of health care and nursing that incorporates proven methods and is oriented towards further development. For this reason, you want to combine and round out your previous nursing experience with science and research. You see evidence-based care as an opportunity to improve care. With this approach, you want to accompany people on their way into the profession and share your knowledge with them. Your teaching focuses on the students and their different needs. You are open to the many didactic methods in order to best support your students.

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 and the Vinzenz Group. The focus is on innovative teaching methods and best practice examples in teaching. 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 makes this degree program special

FH Campus Wien is the only university to cover a wide range of highly skilled health and nursing professions with a bachelor's degree program and master's degree programs in Advanced Nursing Counseling (health and nursing counseling), Advanced Nursing Practice (management) and Advanced Nursing Education (teaching). Students and teachers have the opportunity to exchange ideas and information and build a strong network across all the disciplines and locations in Vienna, Linz and Ried. 

Your specialist discipline is university didactics together with the educational science. Your job as a teacher is to actively support the learning process and to support students in taking on personal responsibility. With your expertise, you have a strong influence on the next generation of professionals. You provide them with an innovative approach to health care and nursing that combines science and practical experience.


What you will learn in the degree program

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

  • Science and research: based on research questions from teaching and practice, you analyze, examine and explain research findings. You learn to sustainably incorporate research applications into teaching and to integrate evidence-based research findings. With your know-how in empirical research methods and study designs as well as data collection procedures and analysis you will be able to participate in research projects.
  • 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.
  • Education focused on "university didactics": you acquire advanced nursing science skills along with deepening your basic training and expertise acquired from practical experience. These include action competence, such as the design of teaching and learning processes, performance assessment and the implementation of methodological and didactic approaches in academic and lifelong-learning (e-learning, e-teaching, etc.). You will also be qualified for educational management and the internationalization of teaching and research.

Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
Advanced nursing practice ILV

Advanced nursing practice ILV

4 SWS
10 ECTS

Lecture contents

basics 1 ANP

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. 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.

ANP: 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, exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, presentation, discussion, pbl, teamwork

Language

German-English

4 10
Education science and education theories ILV

Education science and education theories ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Overview involving specified explorations of theoretical and methodological principal as well as some pedagogical (educational-scientific) approaches

Assessment methods

Written examination after the course

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

1 2
Didactic approaches, incl. university teaching ILV

Didactic approaches, incl. university teaching ILV

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

-didactics as a science of profession of teaching jobs, etymology and term definition
-didactics as university discipline
-didactics and subject theories-context of theory, models and concepts
-tasks and subject of didactics, close view on reflexion versus action orientation, theory versus practice
-history of didactics (e.g. Comenius, reform education)
-special didactics (subject didactics, didactics for adults)
-university didactics
-didactic theories and models: educational theoretic didactics, study theoretic didactics, constructive didactics
-ways of personal didactics

Assessment methods

Written paper

Teaching methods

Lecture

Language

German

2 4
Teaching and learning process design, incl. training 1 ILV

Teaching and learning process design, incl. training 1 ILV

2 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Teaching and learning process design

Assessment methods

Teaching plan, carry out and reflect

Teaching methods

teacher training
Self-study
Perform a teaching outline

Language

German

2 5
Teacher-centred methodological approaches ILV

Teacher-centred methodological approaches ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basics of the teaching ends-centric methods

Assessment methods

test after the end of the course

Teaching methods

Teaching presentation
Teaching conversation
Discussion

Language

German

1 2
Advanced nursing science ILV

Advanced nursing science ILV

2 SWS
5 ECTS

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

2 5
Academic writing ILV

Academic writing ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

the scientific work process:

planning

preparation

delimitation of the topic/choice of material (emphasis: online research)

interpretation of data

manuscript

design of results

publication (emphasis: scientific papers)

Assessment methods

Exercises, written paper

Teaching methods

ILV

Language

German

1 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
English specialist literature work and Professional English ILV 1 2
Teaching and learning process design, incl. training 2 ILV 3 7
Teacher professionalisation 1 ILV 1 2
Performance assessment and evaluation ILV 1.5 3
Student-centred methodological approaches ILV 1.5 3
Personal education, counseling and communication ILV 2 4
Nursing and chronic diseases ILV 1.5 3
Qualitative research methods ILV 1.5 3
Quantitative research methods ILV 1.5 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
Education Management ILV

Education Management ILV

3 SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

strategic learning management

phases of the process of learning management and their practice-oriented application
control of learning processes
tools for personal management in the area of educational institutions
effects of learning processes on job-related changes
quality management in educational institutions

operative learning management
implementation of the analysis of the demand for learning
planning, organization and implementation of educational measures regarding economical and educational principles
specific use of quality measures
development of marketing concepts

Assessment methods

participation in the seminar and written work (Huss)
written exam (Jindra)

Teaching methods

lectures, group work, discussions

Language

German

3 6
Education policy and university law ILV

Education policy and university law ILV

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

a.) education policy: development of the school system in Austria: education of teachers, differentiated school system- all day school, comparison with Scandinavian countries (PISA study), domestical situation, management structure, Bologna process, Lissabon strategy, the Austrian university system, the system of the university of applied sciences, development and enlargement
b.) university law
c.) development of legal basis at the university, HS-QSG, university law, university of applied sciences law, studies and exam rules

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

mainly lecture

Language

German

2 3
Curricula- and curriculum development SE

Curricula- and curriculum development SE

1 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

-introduction in curriculum and syllabus
curriculum variations (minimal, simple, standard and integrated educational curriculum, learning area concept)
presentation of curriculum variations
curricular elements (qualification profiles, syllabus, modul and course description)
didactic-methodical concepts
accreditation and quality assurance

Assessment methods

written seminar paper

Teaching methods

inputs, discussion, group work, self study

Language

German

1 4
Research-based nursing practice ILV

Research-based nursing practice ILV

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The term applying research is duscussed extensively in this class. Furthermore we will discuss blocking and supporting factors of applying research.
Another emphasis is the introduction of selected models of implementation and their main point of interest. There will also be done a planning of implementation according to research results.

Assessment methods

written test
elaboration of an implementation plan

Teaching methods

theoretical input with powerpoint presentation, discussion, team work, short presentations, work with scientific literature

Language

German

1 2
Health promotion and prevention ILV

Health promotion and prevention ILV

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

basics of epidemiology
lifestyle and health
health literacy
austrian health systems
workplace health promotion / school health promotion
Public Health

Assessment methods

written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, presentation

Language

German

2 4
Teacher professionalisation 2 ILV

Teacher professionalisation 2 ILV

0.5 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The second part of the lecture will outline significant basic principles and theoretical concepts of education. How can we transfer these terms into practical teaching situations of care takers. Furthermore we discuss recent results of research concerning how teaching novice perform and considering own experience in adopting a teaching attidute.

Assessment methods

Written summary of lecture based on reflective questions.

Teaching methods

Keynote speeches, group work, reading and discussions

Language

German

0.5 2
Media didactics and media pedagogy ILV

Media didactics and media pedagogy ILV

1 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

During this lecture there will be an introduction in the basics of media didactics, the problem area of the conception of medial study offers will be shown and the pratical implementation of a multimedial study environment will be tried out.Furthermore relevant learning theories will be discussed in the area of media didactics and media education. This accomplished knowledge will be used in an defined implementation scenario.

Assessment methods

revision of given tasks on appointed days
participation and revision of given tasks in the online phase in moodle course
analysis and presentation of an elaborated lecture concept with special emphasis on media usage

Teaching methods

blended learning..presence and online phase
virtual teams
peer feedback and learning tandems
think pair, square share activities

Language

German

1 3
Project- and quality management PSE

Project- and quality management PSE

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

basics of project management, project management subprocesses, phase oriented use of selected project management methods, project definition and project surrounding analysis, planning and organisation, communication in projects, introduction in project controlling, finishing of projects, making of project plans

Assessment methods

design of various project plans

Teaching methods

changing plenum and group work. Creating own examples and project plans, contemplation, presentation

Language

German

2 4
Statistics UE

Statistics UE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Revision of basic statistical concepts
•Data levels
•Data management

Basics of descriptive statistics
•Frequencies, cross tabulations
•Key statistical figures
•Measures of association

Basics of inferential statistics
•Concept of significance
•Chi-square test
•Group comparison tests (t-test, U-test, ANOVA, etc.)
•Correlation

Assessment methods

70% final written exam
20% exercises
10% participation, group work
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

German

1 2

Lecture SWS ECTS
e-learning & e-teaching PSE 4 7
Internationalisation of teaching and research ILV 1 3
Master Thesis rolling seminar SE 0.5 2
Master Thesis MT 0 18

  • Universities of applied sciences, universities
  • Education and training institutions for social, health care and nursing services
  • Public education institutions
  • Counseling centers for teaching and learning

Costs

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 (currently approximately € 18.00).

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 € 10,800.00.

Single payment: € 10.800,-
(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 4 installments of € 2.835,-. If you decide to leave the program early, you will still have to pay the entire fee.

Installment per semester: € 2.835,- (total amount € 11.340,-)
(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 € 3.510,-
Fourth semester: € 1.890,- (total amount € 12.420,-)
(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.

  • Equivalent certification from abroad

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)

Application

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Marriage certificate with name changes if applicable
  • School leaving certificate or equivalent certification
  • Bachelor degree / diploma certificate / equivalent certificate from abroad
  • Diploma in general health and nursing/pediatric care/psychiatric care
  • Certificates from specialized training and continuing education

The following special trainings (in accordance with the Austrian Federal Act on Nursing Care (GuKG), Federal Law Gazette I No. 108/1997, sections 66-72, as amended) or further trainings, respectively, (pursuant with Nursing Further Training Decree, Federal Law Gazette II No. 453/2006, as amended) from the upper grade health and nursing service are considered for recognition as an admission requirement:

Special training:
Special training in pediatric care
Special training in psychiatric nursing
Special training in intensive care
Special training in anesthesia care
Special training in kidney replacement therapy care
Special training in pediatric intensive care
Special training in OR care
Special training in hospital hygiene
Special training for teaching
Special training for managment

Further training:
Care counseling
Basic and middle management
Other; subject to individual assessment

  • List of all training attended
  • Letter of motivation, CV in table form, picture

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

Susanna Kallenda
Favoritenstraße 226, D.3.22
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-4006
F: +43 1 606 68 77-4009
susanna.kallenda@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
Mon, 8.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
Tue, 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
Wed, 8.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.
Thur, 8.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
Fri, 8.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m.

Teaching staff


Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

We work closely with the Vienna Hospital Association (KAV), laboratories for general medicine, the Medical University of Vienna and other European universities, the professional association biomed austria and other health care facilities. This guarantees you strong contacts for internships, employment or participation in research and development activities. You will complete the extensive internships at, among others, the hospitals of Vienna Hospital Association (KAV). 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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