Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership)

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:

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
080425A; Limits apply to online courses, refer to program notes
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
1.5 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^ The Paediatric and Child Health specialisation cannot be completed in the recommended duration and is not available to International students on a Student visa.
Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Online
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
1.5 years full time or part time equivalent
Study mode
Blended Learning
Total units
144 units
Program coordinator
Dr Lauren Kearney
  • 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.

Admission requirements

Applicants are required to have successfully completed a Bachelor qualification (AQF level 7) in nursing from a recognised tertiary education provider. Applicants who are Registered Nurses registered in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who do not have a Bachelor qualification may be considered for admission based on extensive industry experience and will require approval by the Program Leader.

The Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) offers a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) as well as domestic fee paying places. Offers for both CSP and fee paying places will be made after the application due date for the program.

CSP will be allocated on the basis of your Grade Point Average in the degree used to meet admission requirements and/or your industry experience. Applicants falling below the demand-driven cut-off for a CSP may be offered a domestic fee paying place subject to capacity limitations.

Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and permanent visa holders enrolled in a fee paying place will have the option of applying for a CSP in subsequent semesters if one becomes available. In these cases, the student’s current GPA in the Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership) will be used to assess eligibility for a CSP place using the same entry cut-off applied for new CPS entrants during that admission period.

International students on a Student visa must demonstrate English language skills at an IELTS level of 7 with no subtest less than 7 or equivalent. Refer to the University's English language requirements.

How to apply 

To apply for the Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership), submit the completed application form to USC. For more information visit Application forms.  

Applications for Semester 1, 2021 close on 30 November 2020.

What will I study?

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The study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this study sequence to guide enrolment.

Program structure

Total units:

Study sequence

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