The University of Queensland

Master of Nursing Studies

Graduate

Details

University Location Brisbane, Queensland
City Population 2.5 million
Student Population 55,044
Int'l Student Population 21,000
Main Campus St Lucia
Program Campus St Lucia, Brisbane
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$43,200 (2025 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline November 29*
International Places No set quota

Overview

The University of Queensland‘s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences brings together academics, clinicians, practitioners, and students who want to make a difference to the lives of others.

The school is based at UQ’s beautiful St Lucia campus and also facilitates learning at multiple clinical schools within southeast Queensland hospitals, affording students unmatched workplace immersion and practice.

UQ’s nursing programs are recognized by Australia’s peak professional and regulatory bodies, including the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Program

In the UQ Master of Nursing Studies program, you will benefit from a program that takes a problem-based approach to learning and integrates classroom-based study with clinical practice. You will develop clinical reasoning skills to provide high-quality, safe, and effective care, and will learn the most relevant theories and the latest skills from health and nursing professionals.

This program has been specifically designed to prepare you to work as a registered nurse in Australia within 2 years. You’ll learn to work effectively in interprofessional teams to promote quality health outcomes through safe and effective nursing practice developed to meet Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s Registered Nurse Standards for Practice.

All teaching activities take place at the Translational Research Institute at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba. You’ll learn the most relevant theories and the latest skills from health and nursing professionals, and you’ll benefit from a program that takes a problem-based approach to learning and integrates classroom-based study with clinical practice. You’ll develop clinical reasoning skills to provide high-quality, safe, and effective care.

Clinical Placements
Throughout the program, you’ll undertake approximately 880 hours of supervised clinical placements in a range of settings, including hospitals and a variety of healthcare organizations. These clinical placements will take place at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and other clinical partner sites.

During your placements, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop your clinical skills in a real-life setting. You’ll begin your clinical placements in week 4 of the program. During the first year, you’ll normally complete approximately 40 eight-hour shifts, and in the final year, you’ll complete approximately 70 eight-hour shifts.

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0/4.0.

Admission Timeline

*While he University of Queensland has a general application deadline of November 29 each year, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible as this program can fill quickly.

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“…the professors are very knowledgeable”

The campus is beautiful and people are really friendly! Class sizes are really great and the professors are very knowledgeable. The placements are a bit stressful but I think a lot of the other universities are struggling with that too.

Allison B
Master of Nursing Studies
The University of Queensland, 2022

“…the hands-on practical component is invaluable”

[The university] has an excellent reputation and has provided me with excellent locations for clinical practicums. The program itself is interesting, and the hands-on practical component is invaluable. Also, there is a heavy emphasis on "self-directed learning," which is understandable at this level of education. ...the course conveners are all very approachable, and understanding of the limitations of the program, and so are usually keen to help in any way they can.

Jan P
Master of Nursing Studies
The University of Queensland, 2019