Master of Nursing
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
If you are a Registered Nurse and wish to broaden your career prospects and explore senior roles across clinical practice, policy, research, education or management, this masters degree may be for you.
In just one-and-a-half years of full-time study or three years part-time study, you will extend your knowledge, practical skills and understanding of evidence-based practice, grow your understanding of professional issues and develop the ability to independently complete research.
This qualification is offered online, with attendance required at some on-campus workshops.
This masters degree is designed to develop your ability to expertly identify and investigate questions, issues or problems that will improve and inform healthcare practice, knowledge and research.
You will develop advanced research skills when you complete independent research investigations, develop leadership and management skills, and learn about global issues, trends and practices that impact on the effective delivery of nursing and health services.
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for learning activities. Depending on your study mode this may include online discussion forums, virtual classroom sessions, lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects. As a general rule most postgraduate study is completed part-time and if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
One of the key benefits of our School of Nursing and Midwifery is our ability to attract and retain internationally renowned researchers. You’ll learn from researchers and academics who are directly connected to industry and all of our clinical teaching staff combine teaching with industry experience.
In addition, our diverse student population means you have the opportunity to gain global and cultural understanding, ideas and insights direct from your peers.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|First Semester (Study Period 2)|
|Critical Perspectives on Nursing and Health Services||HLTH 5136||9|
|Research for Advancing Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care||NURS 5153||9|
|Semester 2 (Study Period 5)|
|Nursing or Midwifery Minor Thesis 1||NURS 5003||9|
|Qualitative Design for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Research||NURS 5151||4.5|
|Quantitative Design for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Research||NURS 5152||4.5|
|First Semester (Study Period 2)|
|Nursing or Midwifery Minor Thesis 2||NURS 5004||9|
|Leadership and Management in Nursing and Health Contexts||NURS 5150||9|
This qualification is a great option for those wanting the flexibility that comes with online learning and workshops on campus – we offer state-of-the-art digital learning facilities and dedicated support staff. Together with teaching staff who are above world-class researchers in Nursing1, you'll be assured the very best in academic resources, learning facilities and support.
As Australia’s University of Enterprise:
Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation, 97 per cent of our assessed research was rated world-class or above. We are also fast becoming a renowned centre of innovation and enterprise in the sectors that will drive Australia's future, including health and biomedicine.
It’s a very good time to choose UniSA for your postgraduate study.
1 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)
2 2017 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50
Learn from award-winning teaching staff, academics and health professionals via our online forums and virtual classrooms. This platform offers you the opportunity to learn from experienced clinicians in the field and build valuable industry networks and relationships.
This qualification can be studied online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:
Online study is available but some on-campus workshop attendance is required at the City East campus. These requirements are detailed on individual course pages.
The Master of Nursing provides registered nurses with an advanced postgraduate qualification that qualifies you for senior roles across policy, clinical practice, research, education or management. You will be well-positioned to further your career and equipped with the necessary skill set to take on leadership and governance opportunities in the workplace.
Nurses play a key role at the forefront of healthcare service, with their contribution to client care imperative for the wellbeing of today's society.
Graduates can work in senior roles across a wide variety of settings, such as:
Associate Professor Rachael Vernon
As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.
Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist.
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
Applying to study with us: