Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)

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Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)


Program summary

Shape the future of clinical healthcare.

If you are a degree-qualified nurse who is eligible to register (Division 1), this master’s program equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to shape the development and delivery of healthcare services.

In this degree you will:

  • Choose to specialise in acute and emergency care, community and primary healthcare, clinical practice education, or paediatric and child health
  • Prepare for clinical leadership, research and advanced practice roles
  • Participate in continuing professional development

This degree is delivered in blended mode using a combination of online and on-campus learning, and can be completed entirely online by domestic students (subject to course availability).

Note: Students who have completed four courses may choose to exit the master’s program, and may be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Nursing. Students must have completed all the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Nursing to be awarded this program.

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Program structure

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Study sequence

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 144 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Exit points. Students unable to complete the Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) may exit via this program with a Graduate Certificate in Nursing by completing any 4 courses (48 units) from the Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)
  • International students on a Student Visa please note, you may enrol in no more than 3 courses (36 units) via online mode (25 percent of your program). NUR713 is only offered via online mode. You must also ensure that you are enrolled in at least one on-campus course in each semester
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Some courses in this program require project work and/or independent study and therefore have limited on-campus contact. Please refer to individual course descriptions
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling or contact Student Central.

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