Master of Clinical Nursing

The University of Adelaide

The Master of Clinical Nursing is aimed at graduates who have completed a three-year undergraduate degree in another discipline and who wish to develop a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse. Structured over two years of full-time study, this intensive degree offers students the chance to cultivate the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes that will underpin their future careers in nursing. Classes are taught in small groups with a diverse cohort of students and offer a case based learning approach to anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology, as well as professional standards and ethics. Comprehensive and compulsory clinical placements in hospital and community settings provide an insight into the various specialisations available, and enable students to develop the critical thinking and awareness required to practise safely and confidently after graduation. The Master of Clinical Nursing is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and successful completion of the degree allows graduates to gain a professional qualification and practice as a Registered Nurse in Australia and in most countries around the world. Graduates are prepared for roles in a variety of hospital and community settings in acute care, aged care, mental health, community, rural and speciality areas; as well as in health promotion and aid organisations.

Course Fee:

International: $88,000

Entry Requirements:

Non-nursing bachelor degree or equivalent (pass average); plus university level 1 Human Biology subject or equivalent


The Master of Clinical Nursing is structured over two years of full-time study to provide in-depth theory and clinical placements in hospital and community settings. The first year provides foundational, theoretical and professional concepts, and fundamental knowledge and skills of nursing practice. Contemporary nursing care is introduced in a variety of health care contexts. The second year of the degree advances professional and contemporary knowledge and skills moving to more complex health problems.

Subjects you can Study:

Clinical Nursing


Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia

Who for:

Graduates seeking a career in nursing

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Nurse - Registered,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Full time 2 years

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