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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 6256
  • Domestic full fee paying
    AUD 18000

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 18800

Master of Nursing for Registered Nurses

Are you a RN looking to upgrade your qualifications or become a leader in the health care sector? Our Master of Nursing is designed to boost your skills in leadership and strategic management within your current nursing practice. In addition the options for elective courses and research opportunities can be aligned with your personal career ambitions.

Study Nursing online

No matter where you live in the world, you can study online with our Master of Nursing. Our nursing courses are designed for online study so you can continue working as a RN.

Would you like a say in the strategic direction of your ward, hospital or organisation? Our Master of Nursing will boost your career opportunities in nursing and healthcare management.

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 1, 2016 - applications close Monday 22 February 
  • Semester 2, 2016 - applications close Thursday 7 July.
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 2016 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 9
plus 3 x electives 3
Total 12
Course codeCourse name
Core Courses:
ANP8003Management in Health Care Practice
HEA8302Culture as a Determinant of Health
NUR8060Health Policy Analysis and Review
HSC8050Research Methodology for the Human Sciences
NUR8550Professional Studies 1
HSC8060Research Project Design
NUR8340The Law and Health Care Practice
HSC8070Health Masters Project A
HSC8080Health Masters Project B
Electives:Select three from the following:
MGT8038Leadership Development
MGT8002Strategic Management
NUR8040Qualitative Research Methods
EDU5221Professional Learning
ANP5001Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice
ANP5002Immunisation Nursing1
ANP5003Emergency Care2
Footnotes

1 This course includes clinical hours and is only available to students who hold current nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are located in Australia.  

2 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. 
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.
International how to apply
Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1 - 29 February 2016
  • Semester 2 - 11 July 2016
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 18800
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 2016 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 9
plus 3 x electives 3
Total 12
Course codeCourse name
Core Courses:
ANP8003Management in Health Care Practice
HEA8302Culture as a Determinant of Health
NUR8060Health Policy Analysis and Review
HSC8050Research Methodology for the Human Sciences
NUR8550Professional Studies 1
HSC8060Research Project Design
NUR8340The Law and Health Care Practice
HSC8070Health Masters Project A
HSC8080Health Masters Project B
Electives:Select three from the following:
MGT8038Leadership Development
MGT8002Strategic Management
NUR8040Qualitative Research Methods
EDU5221Professional Learning
ANP5001Introduction to Rural and Remote Nursing Practice
ANP5002Immunisation Nursing1
ANP5003Emergency Care2
Footnotes

1 This course includes clinical hours and is only available to students who hold current nursing registration with the Australian Health Professional Registration Authority (AHPRA) and are located in Australia.  

2 Clinical course.