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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Nursing Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

Learn everything you need to know to work as a registered nurse in Australia.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
5491, 069418D
Intake Months
International Fees
$33,376 per year / $66,752 total

About this course

This program has been specifically designed to prepare you to work as a registered nurse in Australia within two 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. Throughout the program, you'll undertake more than 880 hours of supervised clinical placements in a range of settings, including hospitals and a variety of healthcare organisations. These clinical placements will take place at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and other clinical partner sites.

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.

This two-year program is designed for applicants who have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline within the past 10 years and who can meet minimum GPA requirements

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Join the school ranked first in Queensland, fourth in Australia and 21st in the world for nursing.
  • Prepare for a career with in-demand skills, ready for an industry experiencing high jobs growth.
  • Undertake more than 880 hours of clinical practice in both supervised placements and clinical laboratories.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Registered nurse
  • Critical care nurse
  • Paediatric nurse
  • Perioperative nurse
  • Remote area nurse
  • Emergency care nurse
  • Registered nurse (aged care)
  • Oncology nurse
  • Rehabilitation nurse
  • Community nurse