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Advanced Nursing Practice master degree programme
Primary nursing: our two-year, part-time Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) master programme will prepare you to assume advanced-level responsibilities in the healthcare sector.
We train the nursing experts of tomorrow. We give you the tools you need to respond to the continually changing opportunities and challenges in nursing and play a part in developing new nursing and healthcare provision concepts.
The degree programme: Master of Science in Health Studies (MSc)
Do you want to rise to the challenges facing healthcare, such as the increase in chronic conditions and multiple morbidities, the growing financial pressure on hospitals, nursing services and medical practices, and advancing digitalisation?
Would you relish the chance to take on tasks such as evaluating current work processes and duty allocation, maximising process optimisation and gains in effectiveness and efficiency, or developing interdepartmental management processes?
Then this is the ideal programme for you. You will learn how to carry out managerial tasks while maintaining a focus on continually improving the efficiency and quality of care.
The curriculum places a strong emphasis on primary care for the general public. Primary care facilities will be one of the topics you explore, as these new health centres are performing an important role in health promotion and prevention – including in high-tech settings.
This is a part-time programme, with lectures usually taking place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but only every two or three weeks. This leaves you with free weekends between your days at university. Your timetable will include one block week per semester.
Since our students explore the roles, concepts and models of advanced nursing practice in such great depth, it is the students themselves who will shape ANP in Austria. The practice-based project and master theses will support developments in the field.
Programme director Adelheid Schönthaler
Career paths for graduates of the Advanced Nursing Practice master programme
In line with the concept of primary nursing, after completing this degree you will be able to exercise professional autonomy when caring for patients. You will be able to care for specific patient groups with complex needs, or develop clinical guidelines and standards through your research.
As a graduate of the Advanced Nursing Practice master programme, you will be able to make use of your detailed, enhanced expertise in core nursing competences – such as promoting self-management, geriatric assessment, assessing risk factors, providing decision-making support, coordinating examinations, providing a range of counselling services, and health promotion – in both intramural and extramural care.
By completing the supplementary Nursing Management module, you will be qualified to assume junior, middle and senior intramural management responsibilities as a nurse managerin accordance with section 26 of the Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegegesetz (Austrian Healthcare and Nursing Act).
In your respective field, you will be able to
Get to know the core team of our master degree programme Advanced Nursing Practice.