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Master of Advanced Nursing

Overview

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

This program is designed for registered nurses who want to advance their careers and extend their nursing skills and knowledge with comprehensive study in an area of specialist practice.

The program has been tailor-made to suit your professional needs with sensitivity to a work-life balance. You'll study coursework online over a period of up to two years full-time (or part-time equivalent).

Through the program, you'll develop problem-solving skills you can apply in health assessment, specialist practice, clinical management and decision-making. The choice of courses will allow you to develop specialist knowledge in paediatric, family, aged care, chronic disease, primary healthcare, or rural and remote clinical practice.

Upon graduation, you'll be in high demand with employers due to your in-depth knowledge, leadership, management and research skills. Employment opportunities for nurse managers are on the rise, with the Australian Department of Employment projecting job growth of 22.7 percent for nursing professionals between 2017 and 2022.

Location
External
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5676
AQF
Level 9
Location
External
Fees
A$34704 (indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5676
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Get the skills, knowledge and qualification required for a range of senior or specialised nursing positions.
  • Study under experienced nursing practitioners and researchers who are leaders in the field, both in Australia and internationally.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a program that allows you to tailor your courses around your existing schedule.
  • Be in high demand with employers due to your in-depth knowledge, leadership, management and research skills.

9 in the world for nursing

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Online study
  • Research experience

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Health assessment skills for specialist nursing practice
  • Specialist nursing practice and models of care
  • Contemporary specialist nursing practice
  • Advanced specialist nursing practice

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Director of care
  • Clinical team lead
  • Nurse manager
  • Nursing unit manager
  • Clinical services manager
  • Clinical nurse manager
  • Nurse educator
  • Remote area nurse
  • Executive care manager
  • Chronic pain nurse

Graduate salary

Nursing (postgraduate)

$81K–$91K

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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.

Prerequisites

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.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

Other OET - A minimum grade of B for each sub skill (L,S,R,W).

BE is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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.

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia, you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

Contact us for more information

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,704

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Advanced Nursing for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $21,840

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Advanced Nursing at 2021 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Master of Advanced Nursing is 5676

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

Contact us with any questions 

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Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit