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Master of Clinical Nursing

Postgraduate | ACU-CLN-MAS | 2024

Specialise in clinical nursing.

Expand your nursing knowledge. Connect theory, practice and research. Evaluate challenges facing clinical practice within the broader health care sector. Contribute to values-based professional practice in dynamic and challenging environments.

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Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent
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Master of Clinical Nursing

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Career opportunities

Graduates may seek employment in clinical nursing in government and private health care facilities depending on your choice of specialisation:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nursing Education
  • Clinical Leadership and management roles within the specialty area
  • Leadership and management roles within healthcare services
  • Community nursing opportunities
  • Pathways to further study and research

Correctional health specialisation:

  • Working with prisoners experiencing a range of serious mental health issues and/or with a range of unique chronic health care needs

Gerontological nursing specialisation:

  • Care for the older person
  • Specialist clinical care in the gerontological setting

Medical nursing specialisation:

  • Specialist in medical nursing
  • Nursing educator - medical specialty

Renal nursing specialisation:

  • Care for patients with chronic kidney disease:
    • Dialysis centres
    • Transplant units

Surgical nursing specialisation:

  • Specialist in Surgical Nursing 
  • Nursing educator - surgical specialty

Neuroscience nursing specialisation:

  • Specialist in Neuroscience Nursing

Cardiac Care nursing specialisation:

  • Specialist in Cardiac Care
  • Cardiac rehabilitation

Intensive Care nursing specialisation:

  • Intensive Care specialist

Perioperative nursing specialisation:

  • Specialist in the operating theatre environment

Career outlook

Nurse Educators and Researchers:
$93K to $120K
Nurse Managers:
Over $120K
Registered Nurses:
$93K to $120K

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