Master of Nursing

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James Cook University Online
  • Awarded by

    James Cook University Online

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree + Postgraduate Unit

  • Study Mode

    Online

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    24 months part-time

  • Start Date

    6 intake dates each year – enquire now!

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  • In a Nutshell

    JCU Online's Master of Nursing is a comprehensive course that prepares Registered Nurses, who already have a Bachelor of Nursing, to maximise the potential of their nursing careers. Whether you want to understand and implement research, or pursue leadership or educational practice roles in a hospital environment, the Master of Nursing is for you.

    Throughout the latter part of the course, students will have the opportunity to compile a professional portfolio based on subject content applied to an area of expertise, equipping them with
    additional tools for career advancement.

    These core skills were specifically incorporated to ensure all graduates leave the course ready to take on the challenges presented by a changing healthcare landscape. You'll also be able to choose one of three majors: Leadership and Management, Education or Advanced Practice.

    Students choosing the Leadership and Management major will acquire the skillset necessary for leading and managing teams, as well as developing skills in business-related areas such as finance and budgeting. Education majors will learn comprehensive and contemporary methods for facilitating effective adult learning. Advanced Practice students will further develop the skills needed to deliver advanced patient care.

    The JCU Online's Master of Nursing gives you the preparation you'll need to shine at the next level in your career – advanced communication skills, data management skills, governance knowledge, informatics, and the ability to design and implement evidence into practice. We equip you with the knowledge, proficiency, competency and expertise to succeed in your chosen specialisation.

     

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent qualification, and;
    • Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia;
    • Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a Registered Nurse.
    • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
  • Subject Breakdown

    In this nursing course, the subjects you may study include:

    Leadership and Management major

    • Leading and Managing in Health
    • Ethics and Health Management
    • Effective Clinical Governance
    • Persuasive Communication
    • Informatics for Health Professionals
    • Business and Finance for the Health Manager
    • Conflict and Dispute Resolution in Healthcare
    • Synthesising Evidence for Healthcare
    • Quantitative Research in Healthcare
    • Qualitative Research in Healthcare
    • Implementing Practice Development in Healthcare Contexts
    • Professional Portfolios for Career Advancement

    Education major

    • Principles of Education for the Health Professional
    • Teaching in Practice Settings
    • Clinical Coaching
    • Persuasive Communication
    • Informatics for Health Professionals
    • Contemporary Healthcare Education
    • Effective Clinical Governance
    • Synthesising Evidence for Healthcare
    • Quantitative Research in Healthcare
    • Qualitative Research in Healthcare
    • Implementing Practice Development in Healthcare Contexts
    • Professional Portfolios for Career Advancement

    Advanced Practice major

    • Quality Use of Medicines in Practice
    • Effective Clinical Governance
    • Advanced Health Assessment
    • Persuasive Communication
    • Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Practice
    • Applied Health Assessment and Advanced Practice
    • Synthesising Evidence for Healthcare
    • Informatics for Health Professionals
    • Quantitative Research in Healthcare
    • Qualitative Research in Healthcare
    • Implementing Practice Development in Healthcare Contexts
    • Professional Portfolios for Career Advancement
  • Why James Cook University Online?

    Study when it suits you, receive personal academic support and make your CV shine with a qualification from an internationally recognised university. With a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, we know the value of a world-class education: our students graduate to become leaders in their fields and their communities. What’s more, JCU has been awarded five stars for graduate job success for six years running by The Good Universities Guide. Through our postgraduate courses, we aim to empower professionals to have a positive impact and make their lives matter. Enrol and gain the skills to build your brighter future, today.

    When you study with JCU Online, you can be sure that you will receive the best possible guidance and assistance to help you achieve your goals.

    In addition to the academic and student networks you’ll develop, you will be introduced to your Student Success Advisor upon enrolment. They provide access to useful resources, dedicated guidance and motivation throughout your study journey.

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Nursing from James Cook University.

    The online Master of Nursing core subjects provide graduates with a well-rounded experience, with learning outcomes that focus on:

    • Advanced communication skills: Integral to every aspect of nursing
    • Research interpretation: Effectively evaluate the quality of nursing research to make effective decisions about the application of research to clinical practice
    • Contributing to the nursing knowledge base: Understand research methods, and gain hands-on experience to contribute to this nursing knowledge base
    • Career development: Equipping nurses with the knowledge and capabilities needed to take ownership over their career development

    Graduates of the Leadership and Management major will be equipped to undertake leadership roles in clinical settings, while graduates of the Education major are prepared to pursue nurse educator roles within a clinical environment. Students will be ready to to work in any number of environments, from rural, remote or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to increasingly complex urban contexts.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

    James Cook University also offers an upfront payment option.

    FEE-HELP

    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Nursing, or equivalent qualification, and;
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse (Division 1) or Registered Midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent registration with the relevant registering authority for applicants outside of Australia;
  • Completed a minimum of one year of full-time clinical experience, or the part-time equivalent, as a Registered Nurse.
  • Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3a – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

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