Master of Nursing Science
Campus Teaching Hospitals
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM077
The Master of Nursing Science consists of 48 units, with the first 24 comprising the Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science. Students who undertake the graduate diploma component of the degree will develop the knowledge and skills to extend their scope of practice.
International students on a student visa are required to study in Adelaide and complete courses on campus in face-to-face learning environments.
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SATAC Code 3CM077 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry A completed Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science or equivalent and at least two years post registration nursing experience. Additional Entry RequirementsWithin 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.htmlSATAC Code: 3CM077
CRICOS 022523B 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 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 of Nursing Science or equivalent + 2 years post-registration nursing experience in a chosen specialty.
Additional Entry RequirementsWithin ten days of submitting a formal application, candidates 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
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Aged Care Nurse, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Health Nurse, Critical Care Nurse, Mental Health Nurse, Nurse Educator, Nurse Manager, Nurse Researcher, Researcher
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
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.
Students are required to complete a total of 24 units of study and are able to select one of two options:
- Combination 1 (coursework and research study)
- Combination 2 (coursework study only)
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Areas of Specialisation
- Acute Care
- Anaesthetic and Recovery
- Intensive Care
- Mental Health
Example Study PlanThis indicative study plan depicts the traditional pathway of a part-time domestic student through the Master of Nursing Science (no specialisation) undertaking the research pathway.
This indicative study plan depicts the traditional pathway of a full-time international student through the Master of Nursing Science (no specialisation) undertaking the research pathway.
Indicative study plan Year1 S1 NURSING 7002 Interpretive and Critical Research in Health NURSING 7102OL Research Literacy S2 NURSING 7003OL International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery NURSING 7011OL Leadership and Management in Nursing Year2 S1 NURSING 7021A Research Part I NURSING 7021B Research Part II S2 NURSING 7021C Research Part III NURSING 7021D Research Part IV
Indicative study plan Year1 S1 NURSING 7214 Neuro Science in Nursing I NURSING 7002 Interpretive and Critical Research in Health NURSING 7100OL Knowledge Translation S2 NURSING 7215 Neuro Science in Nursing II NURSING 7102OL Research Literacy NURSING 7101OL Professional Practice NURSING 7003OL International Issues in Nursing Service Delivery Year2 S1 NURSING 7021A Research Part I NURSING 7021B Research Part II NURSING 7012OL Systematic Reviews of Research Critical Reading in Clinical Nursing S2 NURSING 7021C Research Part III NURSING 7021D Research Part IV NURSING 5109 Introduction to Evidence Based Health Care
May include essays, case studies, discussion board participation, presentations, poster presentations, research proposals and dissertation, portfolios, article for publication and exams.
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Last updated: Monday, 13 Nov 2017