Taught course

Nursing Practice

University of New England · Faculty of Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

A candidate shall have successfully completed an AQF Level 7 or equivalent Bachelor degree in any discipline area from a recognised university in Australia or overseas, and not be currently registered to practice as a nurse in Australia.

Months of entry

July, November

Course content

The Master of Nursing Practice is offered On Campus in full-time mode. Students participate in structured and timetabled learning activities.

Nursing plays a key role in health services across the world, and registered nurses work in a wide variety of settings. The Master of Nursing Practice equips graduates with the key knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of nursing. Students who successfully complete 5 trimesters of full-time study, graduate with a Master of Nursing Practice and are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse through the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA). The course gives graduates an appreciation of the value of life-long learning and a firm foundation for further study at a postgraduate level.

Units are offered in all three trimesters allowing students to complete the course in two calendar years if they wish.

All students are required to undertake clinical experience.

This is an approved Student Income Support course. Eligible students may apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy.

Note: This course is an entry-to-practice degree for individuals who have gained a non-nursing undergraduate degree in a health related area of study. It is not a postgraduate degree for individuals who are already nurses and who wish to undertake study to advance their practice or who wish to pursue a research pathway.

Career opportunities

Qualified nurses have a wide variety of career options and pathways. Registered Nurses can readily gain employment in the public or the private healthcare sectors and work in hospitals, community health centres and clinics in rural, regional and metropolitan settings. Nurses are also employed in doctors' surgeries, schools, government departments, by insurance companies, cruise lines and large corporations. Nurses have the options of many different work modes. For example, they can work full-time, part-time or flexible hours; they can work casually or on short-term contracts for nursing agencies. Australian trained nurses are sought after in many countries including the UK, US, South Africa, Canada and Saudi Arabia, so there are lots of travel options. Nursing careers are available in clinical settings, or in nursing management, nursing research or education.

Information for international students

With over 900 international students currently studying at UNE from over 80 countries worldwide, Armidale is a culturally diverse and accepting community, offering all the benefits of a small, thriving city and the friendliness of a country town.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

UNE offers international students an affordable, quality living and learning experience in the regional Australian city of Armidale.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    30 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

UNE International Admissions
+61 2 6773 2135