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Master of Nursing

Master of Nursing (MNSG)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Overview

  • Are you a Registered Nurse (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, strategic management and policy review and analysis within your current nursing practice.
  • The options for elective courses, including rural and remote nursing practice, mentoring and leadership development, and research opportunities can be aligned with your personal career ambitions.
  • No matter where you are in the world, you can complete the Master of Nursing online. The courses (subjects) in this degree are designed for you to study online, so you can continue working while you study.

Career outcomes

  • The Master of Nursing will build your career opportunities in nursing and healthcare leadership and management.

Entry requirements

  • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree in the area of nursing from an Australian university, or equivalent.
  • Hold a current Professional Registration as a Division 1 nurse, or equivalent, with either Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or relevant regulatory body in applicant's home country. 
  • A minimum of 1 years' professional work experience.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree 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.

Admission pathways

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.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 9
3 x approved courses 3
Total 12

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 6684
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22320

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

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

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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