Master of Nursing (General)
You can choose nursing specialisations that are important to you
Advance your nursing career with studies that suit your goals. Course options include leadership, gerontology, counselling, immunisation, and clinical education. You’ll build your expertise and specialist skills–and broaden your career options.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
Online & on-campus
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As Australia’s #1 university for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide, 2022), University of Southern Queensland is the right place to make real progress. Regardless of your education history, your age or your aspirations, at UniSQ you’ll be inspired by quality learning experiences matched with top resources and research. Having delivered distance and online learning for over 40+ years, UniSQ supports you to learn at your own pace—exactly how it suits you.
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Study UniSQ’s Master of Nursing (General) and choose from a number of approved electives to personalise your masters degree and gain expertise in areas that are specific to your nursing career goals.
- Display an advanced body of seminal, conceptual and data-based knowledge in nursing
- Communicate an advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to health and nursing
- Review conceptual and data-based literature using cognitive and technical skills to critique, evaluate and identify best evidence to improve individual, community and population health outcomes
- Apply evidence-based decision-making to clinical, policy, education and/or practice situations
- Lead people and projects in diverse situations with a high degree of creativity, autonomy and accountability, demonstrating appropriate judgement and responsibility as an expert practitioner
- Communicate at a high level in interpersonal, inter-professional and intercultural situations with people of diverse ages, backgrounds and needs.
- Employ advanced skills in competent, caring and professional nursing practice.
Graduates of this masters degree are equipped with the specialist skills to advance their career in nursing or the health care sector. You will have the leadership and management skills necessary to work in leadership positions in both the private and public sectors.
- Completion of an Australian university or equivalent three-year bachelor degree in the area of Nursing.
- 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.
English Proficiency Requirements
All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. For entry to the Master of Nursing (General) program, applicants are required to meet the Category 4 English Language Proficiency requirements.
On campus requirements
Mandatory Residential School attendance will be required for the below courses. Residential Schools will be held at Ipswich, or Toowoomba campus.
- COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts
- COU8101 Counselling Skills and Applications
- COU8104 Counselling Frameworks
There are no clinical requirements in this program unless candidates select an approved course that contains a clinical requirement. Courses with a clinical requirement are not available to International students.
Candidates must complete at least six units of courses offered by UniSQ whilst enrolled in this program so at most six units of exemptions may be applied for on the basis of approved relevant study undertaken at UniSQ, other universities or the Australian College of Nursing.
Choose from a number of approved electives to personalise your masters degree and gain expertise in areas that are specific to your nursing career goals. Benefit from being able to study UniSQ’s Master of Nursing online and part-time, so you can progress your nursing career while fitting study into your life and occupation. Build specialist skills to review data-based research while identifying and implementing best practice for improving individual and community health outcomes. Develop advanced knowledge and skills in the development, analysis and application of health policies and health research through an independent research project to progress your own area of practice.
Recommended Study Pattern
HEA8001 Contexts of Practice
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review
NUR8340 The Law and Health Care Practice OR HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health
HSC8050 Research Methodology for the Human Sciences
HSC8060 Research Project Design
Approved Course x 6
NUR8075 Research Implementation Project
Approved Course x 5
HSC8070 Health Masters Project A
HSC8080 Health Masters Project B
Completion of 12 units as outlined in the Recommended Study Pattern section.
- Upon completion of the appropriate 4 units, a student may apply to exit with the Graduate Certificate of Nursing.
- Upon completion of the appropriate 8 units, a student may apply to exit with the Graduate Diploma of Nursing.
Choose your subjects
- Clinical Education
- Leadership & Management in Health
- Mental Health
- Rural & Remote
Approved Course List
HEA8102 Perspectives of Healthy Ageing
HEA8101 Foundations of Gerontology Practice
HEA8105 Perspectives on `End-of-Life'
HEA8104 Alzheimers and Dementia: Contemporary Perspectives
HEA8302 Culture as a Determinant of Health
ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice
ANP8011 Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Practice
HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education
HEA8202 Innovative Learning Strategies for Healthcare Environment
NUR8550 Professional Studies 1
ANP5002 Immunisation Nursing
COU8103 Counselling Issues and Contexts
COU8101 Counselling Skills and Applications
COU8104 Counselling Frameworks