The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 28 Jan 2020
  • Trimester 2 - 11 May 2020
  • Trimester 3 - 24 Aug 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face, Online


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

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 leadership, management and business disciplines. Key areas of learning include clinical specialties, 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. You will unpack new clinical and managerial tools to address clinical, ethical, fiscal, logistical and resource management 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.
  • Top 5 in Australia for overall graduate satisfaction (Source QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019 – Postgraduate – Nursing Category)

Master of Applied Management (Nursing) student professional

Top 5 in Australia ? for overall graduate satisfaction
12 ? Medical and Health Sciences areas rated at ‘well above standard
World top 38 ? 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
  • Leading Change in Practice
  • Introduction to Research in Healthcare

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

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 team, particularly in times of change, resource constraint or uncertainty.

Graduates will be able to take on advanced roles within the health care field such as:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Consultant
  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Integrated Team Leader
  • Nursing Unit Manager
  • Operational Manager
  • Director of Nursing and Midwifery; or
  • Positions at an executive leadership level within a complex health system.