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Nursing, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #214 (QS) , | Online
The Nursing program from University of Newcastle will enhance your skills in professional leadership, clinical education, health care improvement, research, and evidence-based practice. 


You will have the opportunity to further develop your individual areas of interest whilst exploring and learning to adapt to the challenging and constantly changing landscape of professional nursing. 

Why study with us?

  • Be recognised internationally - the University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 100 in the world for nursing (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
  • Enhance your advanced nursing knowledge to progress your career - registered nurses looking to transition into new and more challenging nursing roles will have the opportunity to upskill by choosing one of seven speciality areas to study.
  • Learn from some of the best in the field – our clinical experts will deliver clinical theory and practical applications to help you strengthen your existing nursing capabilities.
  • Study online at your own pace - our advanced online learning system will allow you to achieve your Master of Nursing at a time that suits you.
  • High demand for nurses - projected shortage of nurses makes qualified nursing professionals highly sought after.

Career opportunities

Through studying social, cultural, economic and political influences surrounding nursing and healthcare in general, the graduates of the Nursing program from University of Newcastle will be primed to provide advanced clinical knowledge and advice across the full spectrum of healthcare settings.

Prospective career paths may include:

  • clinical nurse specialist
  • clinical research nurse
  • clinical nurse consultant
  • clinical nurse educator
  • nurse unit manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Nursing
  • Introduction to Research in Health Care
  • Knowledge Translation in Health Care
  • Biostatistics 
  • Digitally Supported Learning
  • Web 2.0 and Beyond

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Only for domestic
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

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.

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Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 097897G

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.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35445 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35445 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    16555 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16555 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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