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Nursing Science (Acute Care Nursing)

24 months
35000 AUD/year
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Nurses are an integral part of society. They are problem-solvers and pillars of strength. This advanced Nursing Science (Acute Care Nursing) degree from University of Adelaide is suited to nurses currently practising in medical, surgical and high acuity areas who want to pursue leadership or research roles.


What will you do?

The Nursing Science (Acute Care Nursing) degree from University of Adelaide offers a comprehensive grounding in research methods and critical analysis. You will: 
  • build management and clinical enquiry skills
  • gain hands-on experience in simulations and skills laboratories
  • partner with an expert in your field of study who’ll support and encourage your academic development
  • undertake a 12 unit research project, or conduct a systematic review (9 units).

If you want to continue to further PhD study, you’ll complete 12 units of research. An exit path for the Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Acute Care Nursing) will be available after the first year.

Graduate Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.

  • Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
  • Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Professionalism and leadership readiness
  • Intercultural and ethical competency
  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  • Digital capabilities
  • Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interpretive and Critical Research in Health
  • Research Literacy
  • International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery
  • Leadership and Management in Nursing
  • Research  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

July intake for domestic only


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 022523B 

  • Bachelor of Nursing Science or equivalent plus 2 years post-registration nursing experience in a chosen specialty.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Commonwealth-supported place: $4,300

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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