University of Canberra

Master of Nursing

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

This program is designed for registered nurses seeking to develop advanced knowledge and skills required to support a leadership role that builds upon generalist and specialist education in a clinical speciality stream of their choice. It will offer three clinical streams for students to select from. These are Mental Health, Critical Care and Clinical Leadership. The course recognises the evolving role of the nurse in specialist practice across a diverse range of settings and the need for emerging leaders in nursing to gain further education so they can contribute to and lead health care practice in their field of choice. In addition this course will provide graduates with the opportunity to engage in research activities that will contribute to evidence-based nursing practice in their speciality field.


36 credit points. This course is available online, including for international students.


  • Nursing

Standard entry requirements

Applicants need to meet all three criteria: A) hold a Bachelor of Nursing B) be registered, or be eligible to register, as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), or equivalent overseas regulatory body C) be employed in a relevant health setting. The health setting must be relevant to the nursing stream chosen.

Study pathways

Alternate exit awards: Graduate Certificate in Critical Care Nursing; Master of Nursing in Complex Care; Graduate Certificate in Chronic and Complex Care; Graduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership; Master of Nursing in Mental Health; Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing; Master of Nursing in Critical Care

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Yes

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