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Summary
Master of Nursing (MNSG)

Study Mode
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

Duration
  • 1.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

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.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 9
plus 3 x electives 3
Total 12
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

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

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6344
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18720

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.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

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.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable 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.

Alternate 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.

How to apply

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018. 

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.

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