Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

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 with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and one course in biology, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent).

Applicants are also required to meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.

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AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 6256

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 2016

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 with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and one course in biology, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent).

Applicants are also required to meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice. 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$ 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 via the Online Application Form.

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.

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. You 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

Courses

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

Placement courses

The program will give you the skills to be able to apply clinical reasoning skills in your nursing practice with over 800 hours of clinical placement (working in a hospital). Clinical placement commences in week four (4) in the first semester and is integrated for the duration of the program.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and one course in biology, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent).

Applicants are also required to 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.

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against certain diseases, including Hepatitis B.

A First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue Card are also required before the commencement of the program.

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 with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and one course in biology, chemistry or physics at an undergraduate level (or equivalent).

Applicants are also required to 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.

Students are required to provide proof of immunisation against certain diseases, including Hepatitis B.

A First Aid Certificate (including CPR) and a Blue Card are also required before the commencement of the program.

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 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 2016:

Indicative annual fee 2016: AUD$ 6256

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 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Master of Nursing Studies

Careers

As a registered nurse you, will be qualified to work in a variety of public or private healthcare settings, academia and teaching, research, aid organisations and the defence forces. Some of the career pathways and specialties available to you include:

  • medical/surgical nursing
  • aged care
  • cardiac nursing
  • critical care
  • day surgery nursing
  • drug and alcohol nursing
  • domiciliary nursing
  • Indigenous health
  • infectious disease
  • midwifery
  • neonatal nursing
  • neuroscience nursing
  • nurse educator or manager
  • oncology
  • orthopaedics
  • paediatrics and child health
  • perioperative
  • sexual health nursing
  • transplant nursing.

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 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