Master of Nursing Science (Orthopaedic Nursing)
Be a leader in orthopaedic nursing
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.
If you want to continue to further PhD study, you’ll complete 12 units of research. An exit path for the Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Orthopaedic Nursing) will be available after the first year.
Note: International students on a student visa are required to study on campus in Adelaide.
*These specialisation courses are offered in EVEN years only. Students should enrol into Core Courses in ODD years and the specialisation courses in even years as instructed by the Study Plan.
This degree is only available in blended mode and on-campus attendance is required. if you are a continuing student in the degree and are unable to attend campus, please contact your program coordinator for program advice.
*QS World University Rankings by subject, 2020
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For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Additional Entry Requirements||
All applicants must upload the following documents as part of the SATAC application:
|Higher Education Study||A completed Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science or equivalent and at least two years post registration nursing experience in the field of the specialisation to be undertaken.|
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||
|Additional English Tests accepted||Occupational English Test (OET) - A minimum result of B/score of 350 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking)|
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor of Nursing Science or equivalent plus 2 years post-registration nursing experience in a chosen specialty.|
Additional Entry Requirements
Please note that information regarding an applicant's employment history detailed in their Curriculum Vitae should include the following:
* Positions held, including time periods of appointment, the official name of the positions and if the positions were full-time or part-time
* Details of the responsibilities and duties within those roles
* Any specific training undertaken in the specialty to support the application
Application information for international students Important application deadlines for international students
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $35,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Specialist Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist
The program is structured in two stages:
Students must complete the courses as outlined under the study plan to exit with the Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Orthopaedic Nursing).
With an additional one year of fulltime study, students can complete this program by Research or Coursework.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
|Year1||S1||Interpretive and Critical Research in Health||Research Literacy|
|S2||International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery||Leadership and Management in Nursing|
|Year2||S1||Research Part I||Research Part II|
|S2||Research Part III||Research Part IV|
May include essays, case studies, discussion board participation, presentations, poster presentations, critiques, portfolios and exams.
The hands-on nature of the program has allowed me to build and develop my skills in all areas of organisational psychology.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021