Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Nursing Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Applicants will need to have a bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 6152

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

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Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Email: nursing-midwifery@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3381 1165

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Nursing Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Applicants will need to have a bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.

CRICOS Code: 069418D

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27320

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Admissions Officer

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Master of Nursing Studies?

This program has been specifically designed to prepare students within two years to apply to work as registered nurses in Australia and and will be offered to graduates of any other discipline who have achieved a Grade point Average of 4 or above. Graduates will: apply clinical reasoning skills in their nursing practice; be able to work effectively in interprofessional teams to promote quality health outcomes for clients in their care; provide high quality client centred care through safe and effective nursing practice according to the ANMC (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse; and possess the qualities, skills, knowledge and abilities expected of a University of Queensland graduate.

The program will be offered full time for two years with a fast track option of 18 months. MNursSt (Graduate Entry) follows a problem based learning model. Lecturers and resource sessions will be available online, however all Problem Based Learning tutorials, clinical laboratories and clinical practice will take place in clinical partner sites including the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

What you can study

Students complete 32 units, 16 of which are clinical, or two days clinical practice per week for the first year, three days a week in the third semester, and five days per week in the final semester. There are 1010 hours of clinical practice throughout the program. Second year courses may be completed over the summer semester and first semester of the following year. The third semester can be undertaken part-time (the only part-time option in the course). Students will need to complete the Inter-professional practice Project in one semester and the four credit point clinical practice subject in the following semester, followed by the final extended clinical experience eight credit point course in the last semester.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Nursing Studies.

Placement courses

Students are required to complete 896 hours of supervised placement throughout the duration of their program.

It is a requirement Students hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate (including a CPR component) before commencing program. Students are required to comply with the School of Nursing and Midwifery Infectious Diseases and Immunisation Guidelines and provide serological evidence of their status with respect to blood-borne transmissible viruses (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV).Students will also be required to undergo a National Criminal History Record check (Police Check) prior to clinical placement. For further information on these requirements contact the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Applicants will need to have a bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.

Additional application information

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

How to apply

How to apply to the Master of Nursing Studies .

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Applicants will need to have a bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.

Additional application requirements

This program may have inherent requirements that need to be met prior to undertaking placement.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 069418D

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Indicative annual fee 2015: AUD$ 6152

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 27320

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Nursing Studies

Accreditation body

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Nursing Studies

To complete the Master of Nursing Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

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See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Nursing Studies.

Program Rules for the Master of Nursing Studies