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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 working in orthopaedic nursing who want to pursue leadership or research roles.

What will you do?

Our Master of Nursing Science (Orthopaedic 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 (Orthopaedic 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$35,000.00 (US$ 22,869) per year

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

Application deadline

27 January 2023

More details

Start date

27 February 2023

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 is available to graduates with a four-year qualification in Psychology or equivalent (including Honours with a minimum grade of Second Class, Division A and an individually-conducted research project carrying 33% or more of the year's work). The degree must meet the standards set out by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), including the accredited sequence in Psychology having been completed within the last 10 years. Applicants who have an overseas Honours qualification should supply a certified copy of the assessment of their qualifications by the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and information about the research component of their qualifications.

For international students

Bachelor of Nursing Science or equivalent plus 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.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About The University of Adelaide (UoA)

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  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
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