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Master of Advanced Nursing

Delivery location

External

Duration

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

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Are you a registered nurse looking to enhance your critical thinking, decision making and knowledge? The Master of Advanced Nursing combines study of research, education and your specialist field to prepare you for roles in healthcare leadership.

  • The Master of Advanced Nursing is specifically designed for nurses who work across a range of disciplines and are seeking advanced or specialised nursing positions. Develop your skills in your area of specialist practice.
  • This online program has been tailor-made to suit your professional needs and life-work balance. Finish your studies in one-and-a-half years full-time or opt for part-time to accommodate work and family life commitments.
  • Complete core courses that develop your insight into the role of evidence in nursing and enhance your leadership and management skills. You will also get to choose from courses that extend your knowledge of research design and methods.
  • Gain skills in health assessment, specialist practice, clinical management and education. Tailor your courses to develop specialist knowledge in paediatric, family, aged care, chronic disease, primary healthcare, or rural and remote clinical practice.

Develop the knowledge, skills and reasoning to become a healthcare leader who ensures the best possible outcomes for people.

  • Employability

    Develop your leadership skills

    The Master of Advanced Nursing offers courses that develop your educational leadership capabilities and your leadership and management skills. You'll be prepared for both 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 recently 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, so you can advance your practice.

  • Careers

    Be in demand

    Employment opportunities for nurse managers are on the rise, with the Australian Department of Employment projecting a 27 per cent increase in employment growth from 2016 - 2020.

  • Teaching staff

    Learn from the best

    Learn from lecturers who are recognised as among the best in Queensland, and are leaders in the field both in Australia and internationally. You'll also be taught by our practising clinicians who have a wealth of nursing experience.

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 or specialised 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 and care centres.

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Summary

  • Program code
    5676
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of Advanced Nursing will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

For other visa options, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, or contact UQ International for more information.

Program structure

Courses

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, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $30,128
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Advanced Nursing for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

Apply now

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.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Master of Advanced Nursing will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

Apply now

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 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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