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Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face, Online
Start datesTrimester 1 (24 Jan 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (22 Aug 2022), Trimester 1 (24 Jan 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (22 Aug 2022), Trimester 1 (24 Jan 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (22 Aug 2022), Trimester 1 (24 Jan 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (22 Aug 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.5, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 097897G
Program Code40156

Study Nursing

The University of Newcastle's Master of Nursing will advance your knowledge to progress your career. Through selecting a specialisation you may strengthen your skills in professional leadership, clinical education, health care improvement, research, and evidence-based practice. You will have the opportunity to further develop your individual areas of interest whilst exploring and learning to adapt to the challenging and constantly changing landscape of professional nursing

Why study with us?

  • Enhance your advanced nursing knowledge to progress your career – registered nurses looking to transition into new and more challenging nursing roles will have the opportunity to upskill by choosing one of seven speciality areas to study.
  • Strong industry partnerships – we have excellent collaborative partnerships with the Central Coast Local Health District, Hunter New England Health Local Health District and Mid North Coast Local Health District, and our clinical experts are senior leaders and managers who deliver the most current practical and evidence-based models of care.
  • Learn from some of the best in the field – our clinical experts will deliver clinical theory and practical applications to help you strengthen your existing nursing capabilities.
  • Study online at your own pace – our advanced online learning system will allow you to achieve your Master of Nursing at a time that suits you.
  • High demand for nurses – projected shortage of nurses makes qualified nursing professionals highly sought after.
  • Attractive employment rate – our Nursing graduates find jobs.
Ranked 26 ? in the world - Nursing
83.8% ? of students rate teaching quality positively
97.4% ? employed within four months of graduating

Career

Career opportunities

Through studying social, cultural, economic and political influences surrounding nursing and healthcare in general, Master of Nursing graduates will be primed to provide advanced clinical knowledge and advice across the full spectrum of healthcare settings.

Prospective career paths may include:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Research Nurse
  • Clinical Nurse Consultant
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Unit Manager
  • Academic

How to apply

Applying for Master of Nursing

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Applicants must be a Registered Nurse with:

  • Honours; or
  • a postgraduate qualification such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or
  • a minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 6.5 with no subtest result below 6.0.

You can look at Uni prep for options to brush up on knowledge before you start.

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Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: All applicants should provide evidence of current registration. You should also ensure certified copies of postgraduate academic transcripts are included with your application.

All applicants must provide a copy of their practicing certificate with an authorised registration authority.

Apply to study in Australia

Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: All applicants should provide evidence of current registration. You should also ensure certified copies of postgraduate academic transcripts are included with your application.

All applicants must provide a copy of their practicing certificate with an authorised registration authority.

Apply to study online

This program is open to online international students. Applications to study online are now open.

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