|University and Faculty:||University of Queensland
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
|Program:||Master of Nursing Studies|
|University Location:||Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|City Population:||2.1 million|
|Campus Location:||St Lucia|
|Program Duration:||2 years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2017|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$28,688 AUD (2017)|
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) at the University of Queensland 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.
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.
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. Applicants must meet prerequisite requirements in biology, chemistry, or physics at undergraduate level (or equivalent) for admission to the program.
Practicing in Australia
Graduates of the Griffith Nursing School's Bachelor of Nursing can register with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia to become registered nurses in Australia and many overseas countries.
Returning to Canada to Practice
All nursing professions are regulated in Canada. This means that you must be registered with one of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies to be authorized to practise as a nurse in Canada. The regulatory body for nursing in each province and territory handles the assessment of qualifications for internationally educated nurses and the scheduling of nurses to write the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination.
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 about the Canadian certification processes for foreign-trained registered nurses, please visit the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) website.
Total Number of Places in the Program: 24
Total Number of International Places: 12
Application Deadline: November 15 each year
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Adam Smith