18 months
26800 AUD/year
19700 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Expand on your skills as a registered nurse and boost both your leadership potential and confidence by taking this innovative and specific Master of Nursing from University of Canberra.

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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.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants need to meet all three criteria:

  • 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
CRICOS Code: 00212K

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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