Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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

An approved bachelor degree and have completed one tertiary course in biological science, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent).

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AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 6349

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

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, Midwifery and Social Work

Email: nmsw@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2068

Web: http://nmsw.uq.edu.au/postgraduate

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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

An approved bachelor degree and have completed one tertiary course in biological science, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent). View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 069418D

English Proficiency

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

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 28688

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 via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

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

Web: http://nmsw.uq.edu.au/postgraduate

Why study the Master of Nursing Studies?

This program has been specifically designed to prepare students within two years to work as a Registered Nurse in Australia. Students will learn to work effectively in interprofessional teams to promote quality health outcomes for clients in their care and provide high quality client centred care through safe and effective nursing practice according to the NMBA (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia) National Competency Standards for a Registered Nurse. The program is offered two years full-time with a fast track option of 18 months (for eligible students). All problem based learning tutorials, lectures, seminars, workshops and clinical laboratories take place at the Translational Research Institute on the Princess Alexandra Hospital campus.

What you can study

Students complete 32 units of study, 16 of these units are clinical practice courses. 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 program). Students will need to complete either one or both of the theoretical courses in one semester and the four unit (#4) clinical practice course in the following semester, followed by the final extended clinical practice eight unit (#8) 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 will undertake approximately 800 hours of supervised clinical practice in a range of clinical settings that includes hospitals and a variety of health care organisations. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

Students will commence their clinical placements in week four of the program. During the first year students will normally complete approximately 38 x 8-hour shifts and in the final year students will complete approximately 86 x 8-hour shifts.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree and have completed one tertiary course in biological science, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent).

Additional application information

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

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Domestic students in the MNursSt may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

How to apply

How to apply

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

An approved bachelor degree and have completed one tertiary course in biological science, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent).

Additional application requirements

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

Students are required to provide evidence of immunisation against blood-borne transmissible viruses or other diseases.

Students must obtain at the commencement of the program and thereafter hold for the duration of the program, a current Blue card and First Aid Certificate (including CPR).

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 069418D

English proficiency

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

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 6349

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$ 28688

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.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • Police check for criminal history ($45)
  • A clinical uniform shirt is required and may be purchased from the School.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

Fee rules

View the 2017 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Nursing Studies

Careers

Upon completion of the Masters of Nursing Studies program students are eligible for entry on the Australian Health Practitioner Register as a Registered Nurse.

Graduates may find employment as a nurse in a variety of public or private healthcare settings including:

  • medical and surgical nursing
  • intensive care
  • emergency
  • coronary care
  • peri-operative care
  • drug and alcohol nursing
  • mental health
  • community clinical practice (rural and metropolitan)
  • aged care
  • aid organisations

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian College of Nursing

Accreditation body

  • Australian Nursing And Midwifery Accreditation Council

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.

A student is required to obtain #32 from the MNursSt course list. Refer to the MNursSt program rules for further information.

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