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Postgraduate

Master of Nursing (Rural & Remote)

Master of Nursing (Rural & Remote) (MNSG)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 3 years part-time
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • Advance your nursing skills in the area of rural, remote and isolated practice.  
  • Become a remote area nurse with the expertise required to adapt your practice to the social, cultural and geographic challenges in an isolated health care setting.
  • Build your knowledge of the political contexts, legal implications, and the importance of cultural safety while proving advanced nursing care to rural and remote clients.
  • Gain the necessary rural and remote nursing training to enhance your clinical decision making for patients who are acutely ill or in an emergency care setting.
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Career outcomes

  • This masters degree opens up leadership opportunities within the public and private health care sectors. You’ll have the relevant expertise to work in a rural or remote health care setting.
  • Your qualifications provide the specialist skills relevant to remote area nurses. You’ll have the qualifications to apply for rural and remote nursing jobs nationwide.

Entry requirements

  • 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.
  • Provide written confirmation from your manager stating that you are currently employed as a Registered Nurse and can complete the required hours of clinical mentorship in your workplace.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires an overall score of  IELTS 7.0, or equivalent, and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four skills areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Additional requirements regarding prior education taught and assessed solely in English and prior employment - refer to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)'s Registration Standard for further information. 

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units.

Courses to be studied Units
5 x core courses 5
5 x specialisation courses  5
Research pathway 
OR
Clinical pathway
2
Total 12

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Professional experience

To enhance students’ hands-on skills, this specialisation requires some supervised clinical practice in an Authorised Immunisation Clinic. Please refer to the UniSQ Handbook for more information.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 30920

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Semester 1 or 2.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Semester 1, 2024  Monday 12 February  Monday 19 February  Friday 14 June
Semester 2, 2024 Monday 1 July Monday 8 July  Friday 1 November

From 2025, this degree will be offered in Trimester study periods. You can choose to start in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

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