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Master of Nursing

Master of Nursing (MNSG)

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  • External
  • Online
  • -
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, Jul


  • UniSQ's Master of Nursing allows you to apply specialised knowledge, skills and technical abilities across five different specialisations including; gerontology, clinical education, leadership and management, rural and remote health, and mental health. You can also study a General specialisation allowing you to personalise your degree.
  • Build the specialist skills necessary to review data-based research while identifying and implementing best practice care for improving individual and community health outcomes.
  • Develop advanced leadership skills enabling you to lead people and projects in a range of health care settings.
  • Study this flexible Master of Nursing online and part-time, progressing your career while fitting study into your life and current occupation as a nurse.
  • Tailor your enrolment pattern to suit your personal interests. Focus on the clinical aspects of nursing or select the research pathway to develop enhanced skills in health research.

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Why study a Master of Nursing?
Advance your skills and continue to make a difference in the lives of others. A Master of Nursing in Australia allows you to build on your current nursing skillset and meet your professional goals. Whether you want to specialise in an area of interest, or pursue a leadership role within the field, you’ll be prepared to step into high-level positions and provide advanced-level care to your patients.
What can you do with a Master of Nursing in Australia?

A Master of Nursing opens the doors to a range of specialised roles in the healthcare sector.

At UniSQ, you can choose from a number of specialisation areas to align with your career interests including, gerontology, clinical education, leadership and management in health, rural and remote health, and mental health.

No matter what specialisation path you choose to follow, a Master of Nursing will give you the skills to take the next step in your nursing career. You’ll emerge with the skills to identify and implement best practice care and make a positive impact on individual and community health outcomes.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements for a Master of Nursing in Australia will vary slightly depending on the learning provider you choose to study with.

To gain admission into the University of Southern Queensland’s Master of Nursing, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:

  • Completed a 3-year bachelor degree in the area of Nursing from an Australian university, or equivalent.
  • Hold a current Professional Registration as a Division 1 nurse, or equivalent, with either Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or relevant regulatory body in applicant's home country.

Please view the entry requirements of your chosen specialisation for details.

How long does a Master of Nursing take?

A Master of Nursing in Australia will take 1-2 years on average to complete.

The duration of UniSQ's Master of Nursing is 1.5 years when undertaking the full-time study path. You can also elect to study the part-time equivalent over 3 years.

Are flexible study options available?

At UniSQ, we understand that life is busy. Our flexible study options allow you to tailor your study to suit your needs. You can balance your life, work and family commitments by reducing your study-load and studying part-time. Our Master of Nursing is also delivered online, giving you greater flexibility to choose when and where you study.

Over 75% of UniSQ students choose to study online and benefit from our 40+ years of experience delivering online learning.

  • Listen to recorded lectures when it suits you.
  • Access the library’s free online learning services
  • Connect with peers and lecturers through online discussion forums.
  • Benefit from access to various academic support services.

Discover more about the ways to study at UniSQ.

How much does a Master of Nursing cost in Australia?

The cost of a Master of Nursing in Australia will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

When you study with us, the first year of your studies will cost approximately AUD 4000 (Commonwealth supported place), not including:

  • Professional experience costs
  • Student services and amenities fees.

Please view the fees and scholarships section of this page for details.

Why study a Master of Nursing with UniSQ?

There are many great reasons to study a Master of Nursing and take the first steps to a fulfilling career:

  • Our research in nursing has been evaluated as world class in the recent ERA results.
  • Benefit from industry-relevant, practical and theoretical training.
  • UniSQ is rated five stars for postgraduate overall experience and student support (Good Universities Guide, 2022).