Master Online

Nursing (with specialisations)

18 months
29520 AUD/year
23200 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Nursing (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University will provide you with a platform to build on your existing nursing knowledge and experience – and specialise in an area that you’re passionate about: aged care, clinical education, leadership and management, research for clinical practice or rural and remote nursing.  


Designed for registered nurses looking to upskill for advanced nursing practice, this Nursing (with specialisations) postgraduate degree will enhance your critical thinking, decision-making and research-related skills for advanced nursing practice. When you study with Charles Sturt University, you’ll join a strong academic community. You’ll learn from and connect with industry leaders and experienced nursing academics, so you can build on your existing knowledge and skills.  

Choose from five industry-aligned specialisations: aged care, clinical education, leadership and management, research for clinical practice or rural and remote nursing. These specialisations give you the opportunity to explore an area related to your career, an area you’re passionate about or an area you’d like to move into.

As Australia’s most experienced online uni, we know what it takes to study online. Delivered 100 per cent online, this course gives you the option to fast-track your career as you continue to work. You’ll also get to experience small virtual class numbers, guaranteeing one-to-one support and direct access to your subject coordinators. You’ll also have the option to exit with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma, allowing you the flexibility to complete your study when it suits you and still receive a qualification.

Interested in exploring postgraduate research opportunities? You can make a real and lasting difference with Charles Sturt. Our nursing academics are known for their research excellence in key subject areas, including regional and remote communities, and improving health outcomes. The new research specialisation means you can apply your research skills to improve practice – and create a real difference.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you'll be able to demonstrate a high level of skill and responsibility in clinical decision-making and provide advanced care in complex circumstances. You’ll collaborate with other health professionals as you work to improve health outcomes. And you’ll influence all levels of care while promoting quality health outcomes for individuals, families, communities and healthcare systems through strong leadership and sound research.

Utilise your critical-thinking skills and ability to apply evidence to practice, so you to transition into diverse and challenging nursing roles. These could include leadership and advanced nursing practice positions, including, clinical nurse specialist and nurse educator, clinical nurse consultant, and nurse manager.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Value Based Healthcare and Critical Inquiry
  • Critical Studies: Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • Clinical Leadership in Nursing
  • Applied Pharmacology for Nursing Practice  
  • Evaluation in Clinical Education
  • Improving Health Care Quality
  • Strengthening Primary Health Care with Rural Communities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Nursing degree or professional qualification which leads to registration as a Registered Nurse Division 1 with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency or equivalent. 
  • Applicants must be working in the area of speciality and must have at least 12 months full-time experience as a registered nurse. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29520 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    23200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23200 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • Canada or UK Students: $24,240


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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Nursing (with specialisations)
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