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The award

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
AUD 32020 per year

All study options

About Master of Nursing at University of Newcastle, Australia

As a high achieving nurse, your commitment to continuous learning and development will see you take your nursing career to new heights with the Master of Nursing. Recognising the changing environment of the nursing field, this program will equip you to face the exciting challenges of 21st century health care in the areas of professional leadership, clinical education, health care improvement, research, and evidence-based practice.

As a registered nurse, you will have the opportunity to further develop your individual areas of interest whilst exploring and learning to adapt to the challenging and constantly changing landscape of professional nursing.

Through the study of social, cultural, economic and political influences surrounding nursing and health care in general, you will be prepared to provide advanced clinical knowledge and advice across the full spectrum of healthcare settings.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study, so you can achieve your Master of Nursing at a time that suits you.

What will you study?

The core of the program will see you study contemporary issues in nursing, research methods, and knowledge translation in healthcare. The remainder of the program has a focus on providing you with comprehensive and relevant specialisation options. With the specialisations purposefully structured to help you achieve the best career outcome for you, you will be provided with the best possible educational grounding to meet your career objectives.

Is it for you?

If you are looking to develop and enhance your advanced nursing knowledge into new and more specialised areas to ultimately take on more challenging nursing roles, the Master of Nursing could be the program for you.

This advanced program can develop your skills in professional leadership, clinical education, health care improvement, research, and evidence-based practice. You will also be able to hone your ability to communicate within an interdisciplinary team, work autonomously in an advanced clinical leadership role, participate in organisational, social and cultural change and effectively educate others.

With the opportunity to specialise your study and strengthen your existing capabilities, the program draws on both clinical theory and practical application delivered by clinical experts in their fields.


At the completion of the Master of Nursing, you will be able to undertake roles such as a clinical nurse specialist, nurse researcher, clinical nurse consultant, clinical educator, or nurse unit manager.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

As a clinical nurse specialist you will provide advanced practice in specialist areas of healthcare. Your role may also include being a mentor and educator of trainee nurses and new staff members, providing guidance when needed.

Clinical Research Nurse

As a clinical research nurse you will undertake and lead applied clinical research. In this role you will need to keep up with to date with current and emerging trends in the health care field so the healthcare environment you work for is providing best practice care to its patients.

Clinical Nurse Consultant

As a clinical nurse consultant you work as part of a team of healthcare provide expert patient care. You will manage your own caseload, consult and educate patients/consumers and other health professionals on health care practice and advanced practice.

Clinical Nurse Educator

As a nurse educator you will ultimately be responsible for teaching and learning in a clinical setting. This may include the design, research, implementation and evaluation of nurse education, clinical competencies and inter-professional development.

Nurse Unit Manager

As a nurse unit manager, you are responsible for the effective management of staffing, policy and financial resources enabling the provision of safe, cost-effective care within a specified unit, team or hospital.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMNursHow you will studyOnlineHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 32020 per year

Entry requirements

Registered Nurse with Honours or a postgraduate qualification such as Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae.

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