Master of Nursing

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: MNurs
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4722
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 085665M

This program applies to students who commenced in Spring 2021 or later. 

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2017, please refer to 4722.2 Master of Nursing

For Commencement Year 2015, please refer to: 4722.1 Master of Nursing

The aim of the Master of Nursing is to provide Registered Nurses with the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to prepare them for advanced practice in the clinical setting. Students will be able to align their career goals with one of a number of professional pathways. Majors available include include clinical leadership, clinical teaching, or tuberculosis management. Opportunities will be provided for students in their final sessions of study to synthesise and apply advanced nursing concepts through a capstone experience or research project relevant to their professional goals.

Study Mode

One and a half years full-time or three years part-time.

One year full-time (two years part-time) program is also available, depending on entry qualifications (see Pathway details).

Program Advice

Dr Linda Gregory
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Hong Kong Baptist University Part Time Internal Linda Gregory
Online Full Time Online Linda Gregory
Online Part Time Online Linda Gregory
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal Linda Gregory
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal Linda Gregory

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Candidature for admission to the Master of Nursing and the various majors are detailed below:

Master of Nursing 1.5-year Pathway (120 credit points)

Registered Nurse (currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – Nursing and Midwifery), or eligibility for same, or certificate of registration of nursing, within the last five years, in their own country. Any other type of registration (non-practicing, limited, or student) is not acceptable for this program

and

Completion of an undergraduate degree in health-related sciences (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), in health science, human science, midwifery, naturopathy, nursing, nutrition, psychology.

Master of Nursing 1 year Pathway (80 credit points)

Registered Nurse (currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency – Nursing and Midwifery), or eligibility for same, or certificate of registration of nursing, within the last five years, in their own country. Any other type of registration (non-practicing, limited, or student) is not acceptable for this program

and

Completion of an undergraduate degree in health-related sciences (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), in health science, human science, midwifery, naturopathy, nursing, nutrition, psychology OR completion of a Graduate Diploma in Nursing (AQF Level 8 or equivalent), or higher, in a health-related discipline

and

Two years full-time equivalent work experience as a registered nurse or registered midwife within the last five years.

Additional Information

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points (1.5 year Pathway) or 80 credit points (1 year Pathway).

Students may complete the Master of Nursing (Postgraduate Nursing - no major) or may enrol in and complete one of three Majors. 

  • Clinical Leadership
  • Clinical Teaching
  • Tuberculosis Management

See individual links below for detailed program structure.

Master of Nursing (no specialisation) 1 and 1.5 year pathways

Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) 1 and 1.5 year pathways

Master of Nursing (Clinical Teaching) 1 and 1.5 year pathways

Master of Nursing (Tuberculosis Management) 1 and 1.5 year pathways