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Leadership and Management, Nursing

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Online
At James Cook University, the Master of Nursing will empower you to understand and implement research, and embrace leadership or educational practice roles in a hospital environment. You’ll be equipped to step up and drive the change needed to optimise your patients’ health outcomes.


This innovative, 100% online course moves with you – giving you the flexibility to study around your busy schedule. Learn from some of Australia’s foremost nurse academics, and stay connected with tutors and classmates.

Prepare to maximise the potential of your nursing career, and help shape a better health system for tomorrow.

Fast-track your career with 100% online study. Balance your study around work and family – study wherever and whenever suits you.

Lead nursing practice and improve health outcomes. Equip yourself with the skills and expertise to take your nursing career to the next level.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Leading and Managing in Health
  • Ethics and Health Management
  • Effective Clinical Governance
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Informatics for Health Professionals
  • Business and Finance for the Health Manager
  • Conflict and Dispute Resolution in Healthcare
  • Synthesising Evidence for Healthcare
  • Research in Applied Contexts
  • Transforming Practice Part 1 of 2
  • Transforming Practice Part 2 of 2
  • Professional Portfolios for Career Advancement

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • 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.

Academic Requirements

  • Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent qualification
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia
  • Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a registered nurse

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 Applies to you

    15000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    15000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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