Master of Clinical Nursing
Campus Teaching Hospitals
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM131
The Master of Clinical Nursing is aimed at graduates who have completed a three-year undergraduate degree in another discipline and who wish to develop a rewarding career as a registered nurse.
Structured over two years of full-time study, this intensive degree offers students the chance to cultivate the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes that will underpin their future careers in nursing. Classes are taught in small groups with a diverse cohort of students and offer a case based learning approach to anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology, as well as professional standards and ethics. Comprehensive and compulsory clinical placements in hospital and community settings provide an insight into the various specialisations available, and enable students to develop the critical thinking and awareness required to practise safely and confidently after graduation.
The Master of Clinical Nursing is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and successful completion of the degree allows graduates to gain a professional qualification and practise as a registered nurse in Australia and in most countries around the world. Graduates are prepared for roles in a variety of hospital and community settings in acute care, aged care, mental health, community, rural and speciality areas; as well as in health promotion and aid organisations.
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SATAC Code 3CM131 Mid-year entry No Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry Successful completion of a Bachelors degree or equivalent with at least a pass average in a field other than Nursing. Applicants must have completed a university level 1 Human Biology subject or equivalent. Prerequisites University Level 1 Human Biology Additional Entry RequirementsA pre-requisite of Human Biology (Level 1) is required to gain entry to the Master of Clinical Nursing either via previous University Level 1 program or via successful completion of an equivalent program. Examples of an equivalent program are the Human Anatomy course offered by Monash University (see: the following link).If you wish to have a different higher biology study approved, please submit course outline and results to the School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide. For more information please call the School of Nursing on 8313 3595.SATAC Code: 3CM131
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English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 7 Reading 7 Listening 7 Speaking 7 Writing 7 TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 24 Listening 24 Speaking 23 Writing 27 Pearsons Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65 Cambridge Overall 185 Reading 185 Listening 185 Speaking 185 Writing 185 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Successful completion of a Bachelors degree or equivalent with at least a pass average in a field other than Nursing. Applicants must have completed a university level 1 Human Biology subject or equivalent. A pre-requisite of Human Biology (Level 1) is required to gain entry to the Master of Clinical Nursing either via previous University Level 1 program or via successful completion of an equivalent program. Examples of an equivalent program are the Human Anatomy course offered by Monash University .If you wish to have a different higher biology study approved, please submit course outline and results to the School of Nursing, The University of Adelaide. For more information please call the School of Nursing on 8313 3595.
Australian Year 12 University Level 1 Human Biology
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $6,350
Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
This degree provides a professional qualification, which is recognised for registration as a Registered Nurse in other Australian states and most countries around the world.
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Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Throughout the degree, students will work in the clinical area as members of the health care team. Clinical placements may be undertaken in both metropolitan and rural, public and private health care settings.
In preparation for clinical placements, students are required to have the appropriate level of immunisation, tuberculosis (TB) screening and criminal history checks (CHC). Students without valid immunisation history, TB screening notifications and CHC will not be allowed to attend placement.
Placements are compulsory for successful completion of the program. All costs associated are the responsibility of the student.
To find out more, visit the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences website.
The Master of Clinical Nursing is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) is responsible for student registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. It is completed upon enrolment in the program. There is no fee involved.
In order to be able to register as either an Enrolled or Registered Nurse with AHPRA, all applicants must be able to demonstrate English language skills at IELTS academic Level 7 or the equivalent.
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Degree StructureThe Master of Clinical Nursing is structured over two years of full-time study to provide in-depth theory and clinical placements in hospital and community settings.
The first year provides foundational, theoretical and professional concepts, and fundamental knowledge and skills of nursing practice. Contemporary nursing care is introduced in a variety of health care contexts. The second year of the degree advances professional and contemporary knowledge and skills moving to more complex health problems.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Year1 S1 NURSING 7200 Nursing Science NURSING 7201 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice NURSING 7203 Introducing Professional Nursing NURSING 7204 Clinical Nursing Practice I S2 NURSING 7208OL ATSI Peoples Health and Culture NURSING 7202 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice II NURSING 7209 Contexts of Nursing Practice NURSING 7205 Clinical Nursing Practice II Year2 S1 NURSING 7210 Applied Nursing Practice I NURSING 7206 Clinical Nursing Practice III NURSING 7102OL Research Literacy S2 NURSING 7213 Applied Nursing Practice II NURSING 7207 Clinical Nursing Practice IV NURSING 7011OL Leadership and Management in Nursing
May include essays, case studies, discussion board participation, presentations, poster presentations, critiques, portfolios and both written and clinical exams.
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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Jun 2017