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Master of Nursing

Master of Nursing (MNSG)

Start

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Flexibility

  • Distance

Campus

  • -

Duration

  • 1.5 years or part-time equivalent

Units

  • 12 units

Approximate annual fees

  • Commonwealth supported
    AUD 6152
  • Domestic full fee paying
    AUD 17600

Master of Nursing (MNSG)

Start

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Flexibility

  • Distance

Campus

  • -

Duration

  • 1.5 years or part-time equivalent

Units

  • 12 units

Approximate annual fees

  • Distance/Online
    AUD 17840

RNs welcome

Are you a RN looking to upgrade your qualification or interested in professional development? Then the Master of Nursing is for you. Designed to encourage and develop critical thinking, the degree aims to broaden your skills through studies in healthcare, law and cultural awareness.

Has it been a while since you studied or are you worried the degree won’t be relevant to your work? Don’t worry – the Master of Nursing has a focus on professional studies, enabling you to identify your own objectives and learning needs in consultation with nursing academic staff. In short, this degree will help you reflect on your own practice and move forward.

Study in Dubbo or Dubai

Do you live in Canada, the Middle East or Western Australia? No worries. The Master of Nursing is offered in Australia, and internationally entirely in the external mode, enabling you to study whenever you like, wherever you live in the world.

Would you like a say in the strategic direction of your ward, hospital or organisation? Perhaps you feel your skills and experience would be best used in changing organisational needs? The Master of Nursing will give you the qualification you need to become a nurse administrator or manager. Graduates of this postgraduate degree are equipped for a leadership career in clinical practice, nursing management, or nursing education.

Entry requirements
  • Registered nurse (certified copy of your Current Annual Licence Certificate required) holding a 3-year Bachelor of Nursing from an Australian university or equivalent
  • While not mandatory, it would be beneficial to have clinical experience as a Registered Nurse.
Alternative entry
  • A formal process of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) will be used to assess registered nurses, without bachelor degrees, who wish to gain entry to the program on the basis of equivalent experience or qualifications. Applicants should contact the Program Coordinator if they wish to be assessed for admission on this basis.

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 3, 2014 - applications close Thursday 13 November 2014
  • Semester 1, 2015 - applications close Thursday 26 February 2015
  • Semester 2, 2015 - applications close Thursday 16 July 2015.
Credit for previous study or work experience
You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study in this program are:
Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Disclaimer

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2015 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. The rate is calculated on the basis of a full time year of study (8 units of study). Fees may vary as they are reviewed annually.


Please note: the courses listed below are a sample only and current students should consult the USQ Handbook for their recommended enrolment patterns.
Program structure
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 6
Plus 2 x Electives 2
Total 8

Course codeCourse name
Core Courses:
ANP8001Cultural Awareness and Safety
HSC8050Research Methodology for the Human Sciences
NUR8060Health Policy Analysis and Review
NUR8340The Law and Health Care Practice
NUR8510The Reflective Practitioner and Theorist
NUR8550Professional Studies 1
OR
NUR8560Professional Studies 2
Electives:
ANP8003Management in Health Care Practice
MGT8015Corporate Occupational Health and Safety
MGT8016Occupational Health and Occupational Hygiene
MGT8038Leadership Development
MGT8002Strategic Management
NUR8040Qualitative Research Methods
EDU5221Professional Learning
ANP5001Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice
ANP5003Emergency Care1
ANP5004Emergency Mental Health and Reproductive Health Care1
Footnotes

1 Clinical course. 

International entry requirements

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Pre-requisites
  • Registered nurse (certified copy of your Current Annual Licence Certificate required) holding a 3-year Bachelor of Nursing from an Australian university or equivalent
  • While not mandatory, it would be beneficial to have clinical experience as a Registered Nurse. 
  • A formal process of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) will be used to assess registered nurses, without bachelor degrees, who wish to gain entry to the program on the basis of equivalent experience or qualifications. Applicants should contact the Program Coordinator if they wish to be assessed for admission on this basis.
International how to apply
Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1 - 2 March 2015
  • Semester 2 - 20 July 2015
  • Semester 3 - 16 November 2015
International credit for previous study or work experience
If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for credit to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study in this program:
  • Distance/Online : AUD 17840
Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Disclaimer

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2015 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. The rate is calculated on the basis of a full time year of study (8 units of study). Fees may vary as they are reviewed annually.


Please note: the courses listed below are a sample only and current students should consult the USQ Handbook for their recommended enrolment patterns.
Program structure
Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 6
Plus 2 x Electives 2
Total 8

Course codeCourse name
Core Courses:
ANP8001Cultural Awareness and Safety
HSC8050Research Methodology for the Human Sciences
NUR8060Health Policy Analysis and Review
NUR8340The Law and Health Care Practice
NUR8510The Reflective Practitioner and Theorist
NUR8550Professional Studies 1
OR
NUR8560Professional Studies 2
Electives:
ANP8003Management in Health Care Practice
MGT8015Corporate Occupational Health and Safety
MGT8016Occupational Health and Occupational Hygiene
MGT8038Leadership Development
MGT8002Strategic Management
NUR8040Qualitative Research Methods
EDU5221Professional Learning
ANP5001Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice
ANP5003Emergency Care1
ANP5004Emergency Mental Health and Reproductive Health Care1
Footnotes

1 Clinical course.