Master of Nursing Science
This online course gives you the chance to study with a leader in nursing education alongside your other commitments. You'll develop advanced knowledge of nursing research along with the educational or leadership and management skills you need to make a positive impact on your work environment and the health of your community.
We aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills in research and their chosen area of professional practice (nursing education or leadership and management). The course enables you to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised proficiency and effective communication skills for ethically oriented nursing 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 course is delivered via a flexible online mode and comprises learning modules delivered via LMS. Internet access is an essential requirement for this course.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
Academic entry requirement
A recognised nursing degree (equivalent to an Australian Bachelor's degree).
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
TBC (2017 indicative fee $32 000)
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: