Master of Applied Management - Nursing

University of Newcastle

The Master of Applied Management (Nursing) program is intended for registered nurses who wish to increase their skills in health leadership and management or are planning to further their career in health systems leadership and management. The University of Newcastle's Master of Applied Management (Nursing) will provide you with the skills to become an industry leader through blending your clinical experience with key management and business disciplines such as financial management, business analysis, information technology, strategic human resource development and capacity to lead organisational change. You will broaden your understanding of leadership and what it means to build, nurture and motivate your team. At the completion of your studies you will have a solid foundation in the practical application of contemporary interprofessional leadership and management practices, with the ability to successfully lead a team particularly in times of change or uncertainty. With your advanced and recognised postgraduate qualification, you will be able to take on advanced roles within the health care field such as Clinical Nurse Manager, Multidisciplinary Team Leader, Nursing Unit Manager, Director of Nursing and Midwifery; or positions at an executive leadership level within a complex health system. The program requires completion of 80 units and consists of core and directed courses. The program provides a fusion of evidence and practice vital for contemporary management and leadership of nursing and health systems exposing you to experts in the specialities of information technology, business, business innovation, strategic leadership, change management and health and nursing.

Course Fee:

Australian: $16,155
International: $33,690

Entry Requirements:

Registered Nurse with Honours or a postgraduate qualification such as Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year's experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae


Students will complete 80 units of courses (8 courses), including 30 units of core nursing courses, 10 units of directed nursing courses, 30 units of directed management courses and 10 units from either directed nursing or management list. The majority of courses are trimester-based, with some semester courses available.

Subjects you can Study:

Nursing and management

Who for:

Nurses working in or planning to move into management positions in nursing

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan No info Yes Online 1 year

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