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Master of  Advanced Nursing

Program code: 5676

Location

External

Duration

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

Commencing

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

Summary

  • Program code
    5676
  • 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
    24
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria

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 Home Affairs, 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 $31,632
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Advanced Nursing for the 2019 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.

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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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