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What will I learn?

Provides Registered Nurses with an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of contemporary health care practice and the skills to apply this knowledge to practice within a national and international context.

Students will undertake core units of study related to clinical leadership and management, global health issues, chronic condition management, clinical education, health practice evaluation, and evidenced based practice and research design. Students also complete two core elective units providing an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in an area of their interest.

Course Learning Outcomes

Reflect critically on a complex body of contemporary health care system knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of nursing practice.

Apply cognitive and creative analytical skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise complex concepts and theories in authentic practice settings and contexts.

Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative contributions to professional practice.

Use high level self-management skills to initiate, plan and disseminate a substantial project

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this program will have enhanced employment prospects in a range of health care settings and contexts. A master’s level qualification is a minimum requirement for senior leadership and clinical roles in most health care organisations within Australia. The diversity of subject areas within this program also enhances the employment opportunities for graduates both in the domestic and international markets.

Possible future job titles

Senior Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse

Which department am I in?

School of Nursing and Midwifery

CRICOS

096859K

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,500.00 (18,46,895) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,500; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 20% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,500.00 (18,46,895) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $34,500; Overseas students who can adequately demonstrate they are unable to undertake international travel to Perth due to COVID-19 related border closures. The scholarship offers up to 20% reduction in tuition fees each semester until travel to Perth.

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants are required to have a four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum course average of 65%, with equivalents considered, Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following: Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

For international students

All applicants are required to have a Bachelor degree in nursing. Applicants with equivalent prior learning must have two years full-time (or equivalent) post registration professional practice, and submit a current curriculum vitae.

Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0;
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - PTE Academic 58, with no score less than 50 for postgraduate standard entry courses.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better.
  • TOEFL - Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17.

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

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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5% of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections