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What will I learn?

Nurses are an integral part of society. They are problem-solvers and pillars of strength. Through scholarship and leadership, nurses can challenge, reform, improve and enrich healthcare now and into the future.

This advanced degree is suited to nurses currently practising in perioperative nursing who want to pursue leadership or research roles.

What will you do?

Our Master of Nursing Science (Perioperative Nursing) offers a comprehensive grounding in research methods and critical analysis. You will:

build management and clinical enquiry skills
gain hands-on experience in simulations and skills laboratories
partner with an expert in your field of study who’ll support and encourage your academic development
undertake 9-units of research either by dissertation or a systematic review project.

Career Readiness

This program prepares students to undertake senior roles as Registered Nurses in the area of specialisation. Graduates are prepared for careers in senior nursing clinical practice or management, or can begin a career in nursing research.

Potential careers

Specialist Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Degree Structure

The program is structured in two stages:

Stage 1

Students must complete the courses as outlined under the study plan to exit with the Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Perioperative Nursing).

Stage 2

With an additional one year of fulltime study, students can complete this program by Research or Coursework.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

CRICOS

022523B

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,500.00 (17,93,362) per year
COVID-19 OFFSHORE STUDY FEE REBATE: All continuing and commencing international students who are studying offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to border restrictions may be eligible for the rebate of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March 2022

Venue

The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry to postgraduate coursework programs as a minimum requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution as a qualification for entry. Some of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas that are offered may be accepted as qualifying work for entry to a Master’s program, or as professional qualifications in their own right. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Minimum Scores -Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

For international students

Bachelor of Nursing Science or equivalent + 2 years’ post-registration nursing experience in a chosen specialty.

IELTS: Overall band score of 7.0 and Band score of 7.0 in all bands; TOEFL total score of 94 with a minimum of 27 in Writing, 23 in Speaking and 24 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 65 and Skills profile of 65 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 185 and Individual score of 185 in Writing and Speaking, Reading and Listening.

Application deadline: Nov 05.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 world’s most liveable city (The Economist)