Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)
Dr Michele Knight (MondayFriday, 8am4pm)
T +61 2 9351 0500
The Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program is a two-year degree for students with previous tertiary qualifications who wish to become registered nurses. It is also available for students who have completed an overseas nursing degree, are registered overseas, and after consulting with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, are unable to gain registration as nurses in Australia.
It is not a further qualification for registered nurses who wish to pursue a post-registration master's degree.
Read Your Guide to Nursing 2014
Graduates can select from a wide and growing range of practice areas in both the public and private sectors including acute care hospitals, trauma and emergency, paediatrics, mental health, community nursing, palliative care, aged care and rural and remote settings. Nurses can also work in the pharmaceutical industry and other health related fields.
- Those students who complete the course successfully will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia which oversees registrations and renewals.
- The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation that began supporting the national registration for health professions.
Revised NMBA English Language Skills Registration Standard
The Board has implemented a revised English language skills registration standard to take effect from 19 September 2011. For detailed information on the new English language requirements for registration, please go to the NMBA website.
The Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) course requires students to undertake 900+ hours of clinical placements in health care facilities monitored or operated by the NSW Department of Health. More about clinical placements
View the current clinical hours for the MN(Graduate Entry)
The admission criteria for the 2014 intake of the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program have now changed. In addition to meeting academic requirements, candidates are also required to undertake an interview, as well as a literacy and numeracy test.
- You must have a previous Australian level bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline other than nursing. However, overseas nursing qualifications are acceptable. Please contact the faculty to discuss this further.
- Qualifications used as the basis of admission must have been completed within 10 years prior to admission.
- Qualifications older than 10 years will be considered subject to the applicant providing further information substantiating appropriate further education and development. In these cases, admission will be at the discretion of the Dean. If you do not meet this criterion, you will need to
undertake a tertiary unit of study prior to admission. Please contact the faculty to discuss this further.
- Whether you are a domestic or an international student, if English is not your first language, you are required to complete an IELTS academic exam. You must achieve a score of 7.0 in each band and an overall score of 7.0. You need to complete your IELTS exam no more than 2 years before you apply for the degree.
- If you can provide evidence of satisfactory achievement in tertiary study, in which the language of the institution was English, you may not be required to provide further evidence of English proficiency. We require a letter from the Registrar's office of the university stating that: "The language of the institution (instruction, examination and assessment) was English."
- The faculty defines satisfactory achievement as:
A. a degree of three years or more, completed no more than five years prior to admission; or
B. a degree of two years or more, completed no more than three years prior to admission.
There is one intake of students in March each year. The next intake is March 2014.
Application must be made online. You will also need to upload copies of other documentation as part of your online application process. To assist you, there is a checklist of required documents that you will need.
The Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry) program is a Commonwealth supported course. The current domestic fee for the Master of Nursing (graduate entry) is $5648 per year. For International students the fee is $22,592 per year.
Domestic Australian citizens can obtain a HECS-HELP loan from the Commonwealth or choose to pay their contributions upfront with a 10% discount. This is calculated twice a year before each semester. A HECS-HELP loan is repaid through the tax system once the student is working and their income reaches a threshold. (For the 201213 income year, the compulsory repayment threshold is $49,095.) Domestic permanent residents or New Zealand citizens are required to pay the fees upfront and undiscounted each semester.
Student Services and Amenities fee (SSA Fee)
Students are required to pay $131.50 for full-time study and $98.62 for part-time study each semester. Domestic Australian citizens are eligible to defer all or part of their fees for the relevant year. If you want to defer your fee, you can obtain a SA-HELP loan from the Commonwealth. Domestic permanent residents or New Zealand citizens are required to pay the fees upfront.
Students are required to pay each semester. There may be some increase in fees for 2013. You'll find details about these fees in Sydney Courses/Master of Nursing in the ESSENTIALS column on the right-hand side of this page. In addition, Current information on the cost of a degree for both DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS can be found in the University's Future students website.
The Royal College of Nursing Australia is currently offering the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme and Aged Care Nursing Scholarships for pre-registration students.
- Read Your guide to Nursing 2014
- Study patterns
- Clinical placements
- Units of study
- Document checklist for your application