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What will I learn?

Study with a university with more than 40 years’ experience delivering nursing education. The Master of Nursing (with specialisations) from Charles Sturt University will provide you with a platform to build on your existing knowledge and experience – and specialise in an area that you’re passionate about: aged care, clinical education, leadership and management, research for clinical practice or rural and remote nursing.

Designed for registered nurses looking to upskill for advanced nursing practice, this postgraduate degree will enhance your critical thinking, decision-making and research-related skills for advanced nursing practice. Delivered 100 per cent online, you’ll experience the Charles Sturt difference – total flexibility – allowing you to complete your course in a timeframe that suits you.

Course highlights

Learn from future-focused academics

When you study with Charles Sturt, you’ll join a strong academic community. You’ll learn from and connect with industry leaders and experienced nursing academics, so you can build on your existing knowledge and skills.

Specialise in an area you’re passionate about

Choose from five industry-aligned specialisations: aged care, clinical education, leadership and management, research for clinical practice or rural and remote nursing. These specialisations give you the opportunity to explore an area related to your career, an area you’re passionate about or an area you’d like to move into.

Flexibility and support is a given

As Australia’s most experience online university, we know what it takes to study online. Delivered 100 per cent online, this course gives you the option to fast-track your career as you continue to work. You’ll also get to experience small virtual class numbers, guaranteeing one-to-one support and direct access to your subject coordinators. You’ll can choose to exit with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma, allowing you the flexibility to complete your study when it suits you and still receive a qualification.

Create a real-world impact

Interested in exploring postgraduate research opportunities? You can make a real and lasting difference with Charles Sturt. Our nursing academics are known for their research excellence in key subject areas, including regional and remote communities, and improving health outcomes. The new research specialisation means you can apply your research skills to improve practice – and create a real difference.

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you'll be able to demonstrate a high level of skill and responsibility in clinical decision-making and provide advanced care in complex circumstances. You’ll collaborate with other health professionals as you work to improve health outcomes. . And you’ll influence all levels of care while promoting quality health outcomes for individuals, families, communities and healthcare systems through strong leadership and sound research. Utilise your critical-thinking skills and ability to apply evidence to practice, so you to transition into diverse and challenging nursing roles. These could include leadership and advanced nursing practice positions, including, clinical nurse specialist and nurse educator, clinical nurse consultant, and nurse manager.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

Study options

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,520.00 (15,96,539) per year

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

Start date

11 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 10 July 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a university or other tertiary education provider. Academic IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and with no score below 6.0 in each of the individual skill areas, TOEFL test result with a minimum overall score of 577, Internet based TOEFL score of 79; PTE Academic: 58; Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015: 45; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 176.

For international students

Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Nursing degree or professional qualification which leads to registration as a Registered Nurse Division 1 with the Australian Health Professional Regulation Agency or equivalent.

Applicants must be working in the area of speciality and must have at least 12 months full-time experience as a registered nurse.

Have obtained an Academic IELTS within the last 2 years with: 6.0 no band less than 5.5

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

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