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University of Queensland Nursing School

Program Overview - Master of Nursing Studies

University and Faculty: University of Queensland
Faculty of Health Sciences
Program: Master of Nursing Studies
University Location: Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia
City Population: 2.1 million
Student Population: 45,500
Campus Location: Ipswich campus (approx. 35 km west from central Brisbane)
Program Duration: 2 years
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Intake: February 2015
Est. Annual Tuition: $27,320 AUD (2015)

If you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in the last 10 years you can become a registered nurse in as little as 18 months. The Master of Nursing Studies (Graduate Entry) has been specifically designed to prepare you to apply to work as a registered nurse within two years of study.

All teaching is conducted through the Translational Research Institute on the grounds of the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The program is delivered through a clinical schools model. After a two week intensive training program, the program is delivered through small group based teaching three days a week at one of three clinical schools.

Students can complete the program in one and a half years by taking a summer semester in first year.


What You Can Study

Students complete 32 courses, 16 of which are clinical, or two days clinical practice per week for the first year, three days a week in the third semester, and five days per week in the final semester. There are 1010 hours of clinical practice throughout the program. Second-year courses may be completed over the summer semester and first semester of the following year. The third semester can be undertaken part time (the only part-time option in the course). Students will need to complete the inter-professional practice project in one semester and the four credit point clinical practice subject in the following semester, followed by the final extended clinical experience eight-credit-point course in the last semester.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Applicants will need to have a Bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full-time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Accreditation body: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

While this degree may be accredited by an offical 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.

Graduates from Canada who wish to practice as a registered nurse upon their return to Canada should be aware of the certification process for foreign-trained nurses in their province of residence. For information on Canadian certification processes for foreign-trained registered nurses, please visit



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Total Number of Places in the Program: 24

Total Number of International Places: 12

Application Deadline: November 15, 2014

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Rachel Brady

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