Fees: $2,740 per subject. FEE-HELP is available.
Become a leader in the nursing industry
With a rapidly ageing population, changes in technology, changes in management demands, and the evolution of nursing knowledge and practice, there are growing opportunities for qualified senior nurses and nurse leaders in Australia.
JCU Online’s Master of Nursing gives you the qualifications and skills you need to evolve your career as fast as healthcare itself is changing. It will allow you to take on more complex roles and deliver better patient care.
James Cook University’s Online Master of Nursing offers three principal specialisations:
Advanced Practice: Giving you the skills you need to deliver advanced patient care,
Leadership and Management: Giving you the confidence and knowledge to embrace leadership or management positions in healthcare, or
Education: Giving you the ability to take on educational practice roles in clinical or non-clinical environments.
With JCU Online, you can gain your qualification on your terms, at your own pace and in your own time.
This innovative, 100% online course gives you the flexibility to fit your study around your busy schedule. Designed by passionate nursing professionals, for passionate nursing professionals, you’ll learn from some of Australia’s foremost nurse academics.
Take control of your nursing career with JCU Online’s Master of Nursing.
To be eligible to enrol in the online Master of Nursing, applicants must have:
Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent qualification.
Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia.
Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a registered nurse.
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you have previously studied related subjects, experienced on-the-job training or gained skills that are relevant to this course, you may be eligible to receive credits towards your Master of Nursing, cutting the overall time it could take to complete your degree.
What you will study
Through the online Master of Nursing, you’ll learn how to design and implement research, and discover how to advance the body of knowledge in your clinical field.
You’ll also have the opportunity to choose one of three majors:
Leadership and Management: Prepare for leadership roles in any healthcare context. The course gives you a broad range of necessary expertise including ethical leading and managing peoples, dispute and conflict management, and finance and budgeting.
Education: Develop your ability to become an effective and proficient nurse educator in any setting. The course gives you the foundational knowledge of adult education theories as they apply in the clinical context and beyond, as well as contemporary tools you’ll need to coach nurses, healthcare students, and patients and their families more effectively.
Advanced Practice: Prepare yourself for your next step as a proficient and confident clinician. This major gives you the specialist skills in health assessment, diagnostic reasoning and quality use of medicines to deliver advanced patient care clinical settings.
The online Master of Nursing core subjects provide graduates with a well-rounded experience, with learning outcomes that focus on:
Advanced communication skills: Integral to every aspect of nursing
Research interpretation: Effectively evaluate the quality of nursing research to make effective decisions about the application of research to clinical practice
Contributing to the nursing knowledge base: Understand research methods, and gain hands-on experience to contribute to this nursing knowledge base
Career development: Equipping nurses with the knowledge and capabilities needed to take ownership over their career development.
Personalised support for your success
JCU Online’s 100% online Master of Nursing is backed by our commitment to personally support and encourage you for the duration of your learning journey.
You will receive ongoing, personalised support from your own Success Advisor, who will be there when you need them for assistance, and who will work to keep you on track towards achieving your study goals.
What's more, JCU Online’s strong links with the industry and research sectors mean you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network and explore new career opportunities as you work towards the completion of your qualification. With regular opportunities to interact with peers and academic staff, learning online with JCU Online is always engaging.
Leisa Sanderson | Master of Nursing
Balancing work and family commitments are challenging for any nurse, especially once they take on the study. I chose to study with JCU Online for the flexibility that was offered. With guidance from the advisors, I was able to map out a plan that would fit with my lifestyle.