Australian Catholic University

Master of Clinical Nursing

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Master of Clinical Nursing builds on from the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing and the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing bringing the clinical expert and clinical leadership components together. It aims to expand the health clinician's knowledge and skills in clinical nursing at a specialist and advanced level. The course includes carefully designed coursework units with embedded research-led teaching, with both project and thesis options.

Designed for

Registered nurses


120 credit points.


  • Clinical nursing
  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the Master of Clinical Nursing an applicant must:Have completed one of: a Bachelor of Nursing
  • The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing
  • Or the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing. Hold current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Be employed in a substantive position in their chosen specialisation unless approved otherwise by the Course Coordinator.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Study pathways

Exit points: Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing; Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nursing.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Graduates may seek employment in government or private health care and education facilities in clinical nursing, education and research.

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