Master of Nursing for Registered Nurses

Are you an RN looking to upgrade your qualifications or become a leader in the healthcare sector? Our Master of Nursing is designed to boost your skills in leadership and strategic management within your current nursing practice. In addition, the options for elective courses and research opportunities can be aligned with your personal career ambitions.

Study Nursing online

No matter where you live in the world, you can study online with our Master of Nursing. Our nursing courses are designed for online study so you can continue working as an RN.

Career outcomes

Would you like a say in the strategic direction of your ward, hospital or organization? Our Master of Nursing will boost your career opportunities in nursing and healthcare management.

Entry Requirements

  • Registered nurse (certified copy of your Current Annual Licence Certificate required) holding a 3-year Bachelor of Nursing from an Australian university or equivalent.
  • While not mandatory, it would be beneficial to have clinical experience as a Registered Nurse.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Alternate pathways

A formal process of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) will be used to assess registered nurses, without bachelor degrees, who wish to gain entry to the program on the basis of equivalent experience or qualifications. Applicants should contact the Program Coordinator if they wish to be assessed for admission on this basis.

Cost & Fees

Approximate annual costs for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:


Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 6344
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18720
Semester intake: Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Fees: Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration: 1.5 years full-time, 5 years part-time
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated September 5, 2019
This course is Online
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18 - 60 months
18,720 AUD
Domestic full fee paying for the first time of study (Approximately)
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