Taught course


University of Queensland · Health and Behavioural Sciences

Entry requirements

An approved nursing degree or equivalent and be eligible to practice as a registered nurse in Australia.

International students who wish to undertake this program will not qualify for a Student Visa. To study this program in Australia, international students must hold alternative Australian Visa/Residency status with a sufficient study entitlement. See Department of Immigration and Border Protection for further details. Alternatively, for programs available in 'External' mode, students may study from their home country.

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.

Months of entry

July, February

Course content

This masters degree program is specifically designed for graduates of any Bachelor of Nursing degree to enable them to extend their nursing knowledge and skills in a specialist setting. The Master of Nursing program offers a flexible, external method of study. However, as of 2014, some core courses and those in the Advanced Practice Nursing Field of Study will also be delivered internally. The program provides the opportunity for students to complete a Master of Nursing after successful completion of 24 units.

Students are able to select from seven fields of study for specialisation, including Children & Young People's Health, Primary Health Care Nursing, Chronic Disease Management and Palliative Care, Gastroenterological Nursing, Rural & Remote Nursing, Aged Care Management or the Advanced Practice Nursing field tailored to suit your own specialist practice setting. The Advanced Practice Nursing field of study is also offered internally only to domestic students. Students who do not currently hold Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent, may only apply for the Graduate Certificate. When this is successfully completed students may then apply for entrance into the Graduate Diploma or Master of Nursing or Master of Nurse Practitioner Studies programs.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
Outside Australia: + 61 7 3365 7487 Within Australia: 07 3365 7487