Master of Clinical Nursing
Flexibility and challenge
Nurses are highly respected members of the community. They help treat patients in all sorts of health care settings and touch lives with empathy, compassion and humour.
Our Master of Clinical Nursing offers you an intensive two-year path to a rewarding career as a registered nurse.
What will you do?
This intensive degree cultivates the professional knowledge, skills and confidence needed to make a difference every day. You will:
- benefit from small group learning and diverse student cohorts
- develop hands-on skills in high-tech simulation settings
- study anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology
- gain a keen understanding of professional standards and ethics
- undertake clinical placements in hospital and community settings.
Where could it take you?
You’ll emerge with an advanced professional qualification recognised Australia-wide. You could assist in operating theatres, emergency wards, and a multitude of other health care environments. You might pursue hospital roles in acute care, aged care or mental health. Perhaps you’ll work in rural communities or with aid organisations.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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SATAC Code 3CM131 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
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/Anatomy subject or equivalent.
The Master of Clinical Nursing is aimed at graduates seeking a career in nursing who have a three year degree in another discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0.
Prerequisites University Level 1 Human Biology/Anatomy Additional Entry RequirementsA pre-requisite of entry into the Master of Clinical Nursing program is the successful completion of a Human Biology/Anatomy (Level 1) University course. Applicants who have not previously completed a program of studies that included human anatomy or biology will be required to complete an equivalent course prior to consideration of any application for entry. The following is an example of a suitable equivalent: Human Biology course (Monash University). Applicants should ensure that the course is focussed on human anatomy from a body systems level and not a cellular level (ie respiratory, cardiac, musculoskeletal systems etc). It is strongly recommended that you contact the Master of Clinical Nursing Program Coordinator prior to enrolling in and paying for a pre requisite course to ensure it meets the requirements. To do so please submit the course outline to the Adelaide Nursing School, The University of Adelaide. For more information please phone Ask Adelaide +61 (0)8 8313 5208 or email@example.com.SATAC Code: 3CM131
CRICOS 072311M Intake February
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 Bachelor Degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (must not be a Bachelor Degree in the field of Nursing)
Australian Year 12 University Level 1 Human Biology/Anatomy International Qualifications University Level 1 Human Biology/Anatomy studies or equivalent
Additional Entry RequirementsA pre-requisite of entry into the Master of Clinical Nursing program is the successful completion of a Human Biology/Anatomy (Level 1) University course. Applicants who have not previously completed a program of studies that included human anatomy or biology will be required to complete an equivalent course prior to consideration of any application for entry. The following is an example of a suitable equivalent: Human Anatomy course (Monash University). Applicants should ensure that the course is focussed on human anatomy from a body systems level and not a cellular level ? ie respiratory, cardiac, musculoskeletal systems etc. It is strongly recommended that you contact the Master of Clinical Nursing Program Coordinator prior to enrolling in and paying for a pre requisite course to ensure it meets the requirements. To do so please submit the course outline to the Adelaide Nursing School, The University of Adelaide. For more information please phone Ask Adelaide +61 (0)8 8313 5208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $6,575
Annual tuition fees International student place: $44,500
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.
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
- 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.
Registered Nurse, Nurse
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, 6 Dec 2018