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Master of Nursing Specialisation General

Master of Nursing Specialisation General (MNSG)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Personalise your masters degree and gain expertise in areas that are specific to your nursing career goals.
  • Gain strategic clinical leadership and management skills while building on your understanding of contemporary health care practice.
  • Develop theoretical and practical knowledge of the intricacies of aged care practice, caring for patients with dementia, immunisation nursing, counselling skills in a nursing context and culture as a determinant of health.
  • Tailor your enrolment pattern to focus on the clinical aspects of nursing or select the research pathway enabling you to build specialist skills in health research.
  • Choose from a number of approved electives to broaden your goals and widen your career options. You can study part-time and online to fit study into your life while progressing your career.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates of this masters degree are equipped with the specialist skills to advance their career in nursing or the health care sector.
  • You will have the leadership and management skills necessary to work in leadership positions in both the private and public sectors.

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.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

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
4 x core courses 4
4 x specialisation courses  4
4 x specialisation or approved courses  4
Total 12

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

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Professional experience

Some subjects within this specialisation require a short clinical component. Refer to the enrolment pattern in the USQ handbook for more information.

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 3950
Domestic full fee paying

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

AUD 23440

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

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, 2021 - applications close Friday 5 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

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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