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Master of  Advanced Nursing

Program code: 5676

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1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

The Master of Advanced Nursing combines the study of research design, management and education to prepare you for roles in healthcare leadership.

  • This 18-month program is specifically designed for registered nurses who work across a range of disciplines and are seeking advanced or specialised nursing positions. See Program details for more information on entry requirements.
  • Complete advanced-level coursework to develop specialist knowledge in a variety of areas of practice. This includes paediatric, family, aged care, chronic disease, primary healthcare, or rural and remote clinical practice.
  • Take advantage of a flexible structure that allows you to tailor your courses around your existing schedule. Coursework is delivered online, which promotes greater life-work balance.
  • Improve your skills in health assessment, specialist practice, clinical management and education. You can also choose to complete a small research project or systematic literature review.

Develop the thinking, management and research skills to become a healthcare leader who ensures the best possible outcomes for people.

  • Employability

    Develop your leadership skills

    This program will develop your educational leadership capabilities and your leadership and management skills. You'll be prepared for leadership roles in your specific area of clinical practice, and broader leadership roles that shape nursing practices and health outcomes.

  • Why study

    Get the latest information

    This program has been updated with a fresh new look and feel. We've developed our courses in consultation with health and nursing professionals, which means you'll learn the most relevant theory and up-to-date research.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work is home to experienced nursing practitioners and researchers who are leaders in the field both in Australia and internationally. Our academics scored the highest possible rating in the 2015 ERA Outcomes, which means our research is internationally significant. 

  • Careers

    Be in demand

    The Australian Department of Employment projects job growth of 22.7 per cent for nursing professionals between the years of 2017 - 2022. You will be in high demand with employers due to your in-depth knowledge, leadership, management and research skills.

Career outcomes

The need for registered nurses with a postgraduate qualification is growing for senior roles (Grade 7 or above in Australia) particularly for advanced nursing roles.

This postgraduate qualification can support you in career development in a range of environments such as:

  • public or private hospitals
  • GP clinics
  • community centres
  • schools
  • specialist clinics
  • care centres.

  • Alumni
    “This program has helped me build my confidence as a clinician and harness skills in nursing education, leadership and management, health assessment, chronic disease management and project management. Each course assisted me to have a bigger and better view of the healthcare system. It has also supported me to develop specialist knowledge and skills to advance my professional career as a nurse in the aged care setting.” Khera, Master of Nursing graduate, Australia
  • Teaching staff

    Dr Anthony Tuckett, Program Lead, Master of Advanced Nursing


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria


An approved bachelor degree in nursing or equivalent and relevant experience working as a registered nurse.

The minimum GPA to be considered for admission into this program is 4.0.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Advanced Nursing are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Advanced Nursing. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Advanced Nursing at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance


Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Advanced Nursing pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $19,200
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Advanced Nursing at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.


The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Master of Advanced Nursing can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Advanced Nursing is 5676. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Advanced Nursing is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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