The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts


Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
  • Trimester 2 - 20 May 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2 Sep 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online


1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

UON program code: 11249

Study Applied Management in Nursing

The University of Newcastle Master of Applied Management (Nursing) perfectly blends your existing clinical experience with advanced learning in key business disciplines such as financial management, business analysis, strategic human resource development and capacity to lead organisational change.

You will learn how to carry this knowledge from the patient bedside to the boardroom as you unpack new clinical and managerial tools to address workforce challenges.

Why study with us?

  • Upskill to progress your senior healthcare professional career - this program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a leader in healthcare delivery, and specialise in the area of nursing that means the most to you.
  • Flexible study options - choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.
  • Exceptional learning experience - the University of Newcastle's postgraduate studies in nursing ranks #1 in Australia for overall educational experience and support (Quality Indicators of Teaching and Learning 2017).
  • High quality teaching - postgraduate studies in nursing at the University of Newcastle is ranks #1 in NSW and #2 in Australia for teaching quality (Quality Indicators of Teaching and Learning 2017).

Master of Applied Management (Nursing) student professional

No.1 in NSW ? for teaching quality
No.1 in Australia ? for overall educational experience and support
World top 100 ? for nursing

What you will study

The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) allows you to be in control of your learning pathway. The fundamental courses you will complete include:

  • Leadership and Management in Practice
  • Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Leading Change in Practice
  • Epidemiology-Basic Methods

You can then decide which remaining four courses will best suit your career objectives, with diverse study areas on offer including Infection Control, Palliative Care Practice, Human Resource Management and Globalisation.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) will arm you with a solid foundation in the practical application of contemporary inter-professional leadership techniques and management practices. Upon completion, you will be able to apply your acquired skills to successfully lead a multi-disciplinary team, particularly in times of change or uncertainty.

Possible career paths may include:

  • nurse unit manager
  • nurse manager
  • clinical nurse specialist
  • clinical nurse consultant
  • nurse practitioner

Graduate career earning capacity will also increase as nurse practitioners, nurse manager, operational managers and clinical leaders.