• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
Expand on your skills as a registered nurse and boost both your leadership potential and confidence by taking this innovative and University of Canberra specific Master of Nursing course.


Tutored and mentored by internationally recognised teaching staff, this course helps you develop and implement a proposal evaluating the delivery and effectiveness of an aspect of health care in a specialist area. Areas of focus include; Clinical Leadership, Critical Care, Complex Care or Mental Health.

You’ll also undertake a clinical research project in consultation with your allocated academic supervisor and submit the completed work for industry publication and peer review.

As part of a unique team of healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the professional standards of nursing around the world, you’ll graduate with substantial knowledge and understanding of a range of cutting-edge approaches to the complex challenges facing Australia’s health sector.

Study a Master of Nursing at University of Canberra and you will:

  • apply the knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate high-quality, safe and evidence-based nursing care at an advanced level in your selected area of practice
  • produce a scholarly research piece for publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • critically appraise research related to the changing identity and professional profiles of registered nurses as autonomous practitioners and key members of collaborative, multidisciplinary health teams in contemporary and culturally diverse health contexts
  • explore the function and responsibilities of registered nurses practising at an advanced level.
  • focus on professional and ethical standards, clinical supervision, mentoring, education, policy development, reflective practice and ongoing professional development.

Career opportunities

With a UC Master of Nursing degree, you’ll have the necessary qualifications to take on more responsibility and pursue a more nursing career in any direction of your choice including:

  • clinical nurse specialist
  • nurse consultant
  • research nurse
  • clinical nurse educator
  • nurse administrator
  • nurse unit manager
  • clinical nurse consultant
  • mental health nurse
  • ICU nurse
  • ED nurse
  • CCU nurse
  • renal nurse
  • oncology nurse
  • parkinson’s nurse

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health Practice Evaluation 
  • Clinical Project 
  • Epidemiology and Principles of Research
  • Leadership and Management in Healthcare 
  • Advanced Nursing Practice: Practice-Based Learning 
  • Advanced Nursing Practice: Theoretical Foundations 
  • Education and Learning in Clinical Contexts 
  • Clinical Governance in Healthcare 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

  • hold a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent pre-registration Bachelor level nursing degree
  • be registered, or be eligible to register, as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), or equivalent overseas nursing regulatory body
  • be employed, as a Registered Nurse, in a relevant health setting
  • Capacity to produce high-quality scholarly papers in the English language.
  • CRICOS Code: 00212K

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26800 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    19700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19700 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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