Master of Nursing Science (Burns Nursing)

This program is currently not being offered at the University of Adelaide.

The Master of Nursing Science is an exciting and in-depth Masters, designed to provide opportunities for nurses to develop advanced skills in clinical inquiry, practice and leadership in professional nursing. The degree provides graduates with a rigorous grounding in research methods, critical analysis, leadership and theoretical perspectives that inform nursing.

Students will graduate with experience and sound knowledge in preparation for advanced practice, management and leadership positions through education through evidence-based learning and research training in Burns Nursing.
  • Adelaide Nursing School ranked 39th in the world*
  • 24% industry growth predicted by 2025^
  • Flexible online study

*QS World University Rankings by subject, 2020
^Imip.gov.au Occupation projection

Entry Requirements

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.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM145
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Enquiries Future Students team

Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Additional Entry Requirements
Within ten days of submitting a formal SATAC preference, applicants must provide all required additional information on line directly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the following link: http://health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/mastnurssci/application.html
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.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM145

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

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.


The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Graduate Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
  1. Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

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 (Burns Nursing).

Stage 2

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

This indicative study plan depicts the traditional pathway of a part-time domestic student through the Master of Nursing Science (Burns Nursing) undertaking the research pathway. Please refer to Course Selection Proforma for a full list of courses.

Year1S1 Interpretive and Critical Research in Health Research Literacy
S2 International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery Leadership and Management in Nursing
Year2S1 Research Part I Research Part II
S2 Research Part III Research Part IV

Assessment

May include essays, case studies, discussion board participation, presentations, poster presentations, critiques, portfolios and exams.

Testimonial

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: Friday, 22 Oct 2021