You are required to submit an essay in support of your application. The essay should be written to a standard which is commensurate with the level of study being undertaken. This includes relevance to the topic, format, spelling, grammar and clear articulation of thoughts and ideas.
Essay requirements and marking criteria are outlined per category for each level of qualification:
The course being studied should relate to your current role or role being sought. Applicants in other roles must be able to provide evidence of requiring the clinical expertise.
Question: Examine how the qualification will benefit your nursing practice and enhance your longer term goals. Illustrate how these will improve the care of the patient.
Length: 300 words
Question: Examine how the qualification will enhance your theoretical and technical knowledge and skills. Illustrate how this will improve the care of the patient.
Length: 400 words
Question: Identify an emerging issue within your specialty and its impact upon clinical practice. Using a solution focused approach, describe opportunities available to attend to the issue and how to support the solution/s within your area of practice.
Length: 500 words
Priority will be given to:
Question: Examine how this qualification will benefit your capabilities to provide education within the clinical environment.
Question: Identify how this qualification will develop your higher level practice.
Question: Provision of education in multiple modalities is an important component of adult education. Identify differing modalities and how these educational modes can be applied in the complex and evolving practice to nursing and midwifery.
Priority will be given to applicants who are currently:
Question: Explain how this qualification will improve your capability in leading and managing change in NSW Health.
Question: Explain how you enhance your skills and professional capability in leading and managing in NSW Health.
Question: Organisational change is a common topic and discussion point at multiple levels of health services. Describe the challenges for managers in supporting organisational change and suggested approaches to successfully transform health care service delivery and workforces of the future.
Question: Identify an emerging issue within the profession of midwifery or midwifery as a public health initiative.