Master of Nursing Science (Burns Nursing)
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.
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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||
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.|
|Intake||February and July|
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
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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 (Burns 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: Friday, 22 Oct 2021