Master of Nursing Science

The Master of Nursing Science program provides you with the knowledge and skills in research, and your chosen area of professional practice – Nursing Education or Leadership and Management. The program enables you to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, specialised proficiency and effective communication skills for ethically oriented professional practice. You will be able to make high-level independent judgements, plan, implement and evaluate practice in specialty contexts, and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. This course is ideal for suitably qualified nurses who want to pursue a career in nursing education, or leadership and management.

The program is delivered via a flexible, fully online mode, comprising learning modules via a Learning Management System (LMS).

You have a choice of exit points in the course:

  • The graduate certificate requires the completion of 4 x 15 credit point subjects (a total of 60 credit points) delivered over six-week intervals.
  • The graduate diploma requires completion of a further 4 x 15 credit point subjects delivered over six-week intervals (a total of 120 credit points).
  • The Master of Nursing Science requires completion of a further 2 x 30 credit point subjects delivered over 12-week intervals (a total of 180 credit points).

Our flexible course structure allows you to complete your degree in just 20 months, or pause your studies and re-join during one of our seven yearly intakes.

Apply now

Applications are now open with start dates on:

  • 27 February 2017
  • 17 April 2017
  • 5 June 2017
  • 24 July 2017

You'll graduate with:

  • in-depth knowledge of nursing research and ethics
  • enhanced leadership and management skills or
  • a greater understanding of nursing education and the confidence to act as a teacher, mentor and clinical supervisor.

Excellence in Research Australia has ranked the La Trobe School of Nursing and Midwifery as 'well above world standard.’ (2012)

Course structure

See the Master of Nursing Science subjects on our Handbook.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised nursing degree (equivalent to an Australian Bachelor's degree)

International students must also satisfy English language requirements:

  • IELTS level 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent score on other internationally recognised test.

Applicants who completed their nursing degree with a minimum of three years of full-time study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA or Singapore are deemed to meet the English requirement.

Required documentation:

  • Evidence of successful completion of a recognised nursing degree (equivalent to an Australian Bachelor's degree)
  • IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 for applicants outside of Australia. Not required for applicants who completed their 3 year Nursing degree in Australia, Canada, NZ, Ireland, South Africa, UK, USA or Singapore

Cost

Fees for students from Australia and NZ

  • A$20,750 per 120 credit points. Per subject approximately A$2,594.

Fees for international students

  • A$20,750 per 120 credit points. Per subject approximately A$2,594

Not interested in the online Master of Nursing Science?