The Master of Nursing degree at the University of Newcastle is designed to enhance professional leadership skills, clinical competence, health care improvement, research and evidence-based practice. It enables students to obtain the knowledge and skills required for advanced practice in speciality areas.
Studying Master of Nursing at the University of Newcastle
Ranked 38th in the world for nursing (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020), the University offers the following benefits for Master of Nursing students:
- Students have the opportunity to choose one of the seven speciality areas to upskill or do a generic Master of Nursing program.
- Clinical experts at the University of Newcastle deliver clinical theory and practical applications to help strengthen existing nursing capabilities.
- The University of Newcastle’s Medical and Health Sciences research is ranked well above world standard (ERA 5) in 12 categories. (Excellence in Research Australia, 2018).
What you will study
The duration of the program is 1-year full time and consists of the following key study areas.
- Contemporary Nursing
- Introduction to Research in Health Care
- Knowledge Translation in Health Care
Following structured specialisations are also offered:
- Healthcare Improvement
- Child, Youth and Family
- Chronic Disease and Aging
- Acute and Critical Care
- Advanced practice
- Clinical education
The Master of Nursing graduates is equipped to provide advanced clinical knowledge and advice across the full spectrum of healthcare settings. Some of the career paths for graduates include:
- Clinical nurse educator
- Clinical nurse specialist
- Clinical nurse consultant
- Nurse unit manager
- Clinical research nurse
Requirements, intake dates and location
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.
English Requirement: IELTS score of overall 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent
Intake: Trimester 1, Trimester 2 & Trimester 3
Location: Newcastle and Online
Fee and Scholarship
The 2020 indicative yearly program fee is AUD 36,960 (based on a full-year full-time load of 80 units).
For information regarding available scholarships, visit the link https://www.newcastle.edu.au/scholarships#filter=for_international