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Master of Nursing Specialisation Rural & Remote

Master of Nursing Specialisation Rural & Remote (MNSG)

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

Overview

  • Advance your nursing skills in the area of rural, remote and isolated practice.  
  • Become a remote area nurse with the expertise required to adapt your practice to the social, cultural and geographic challenges in an isolated health care setting.
  • Build your knowledge of the political contexts, legal implications, and the importance of cultural safety while proving advanced nursing care to rural and remote clients.
  • Gain the necessary rural and remote nursing training to enhance your clinical decision making for patients who are acutely ill or in an emergency care setting.

Career outcomes

  • This masters degree opens up leadership opportunities within the public and private health care sectors. You’ll have the relevant expertise to work in a rural or remote health care setting.
  • Your qualifications provide the specialist skills relevant to remote area nurses. You’ll have the qualifications to apply for rural and remote nursing jobs nationwide.

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.

Professional experience

To enhance students’ hands-on skills, this specialisation requires some supervised clinical practice in an Authorised Immunisation Clinic. Please refer to 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.

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, 2022 - applications close Monday 21 February, with Semester 1 commencing on Monday 21 February, 2022.
  • Semester 2, 2022 - application closing date to be advised.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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