Postgraduate Nursing

Postgraduate nursing courses at UNE build on long-standing and highly-regarded expertise in the delivery of the undergraduate nursing courses. All postgraduate courses are offered by distance education and there are a number of Graduate Certificates and Masters courses that provide students with clinically relevant expertise in a number of specialty areas.

Our postgraduate awards prepare RNs for specialty practice in a variety of health care settings.

If you are a graduate without nursing qualifications but you want a career change into the nursing profession, see the Master of Nursing Practice.

Our courses

Master of Nursing Practice

Students who successfully complete the Master of Nursing Practice are eligible to seek Registered Nurse status with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA) as a professional nurse in Australia and by mutual recognition in New Zealand.

This is a graduate entry-level course designed for those who hold an existing AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification (in any subject area) and who are not registered to practice as a nurse in Australia, and who are seeking a career change to the nursing profession.

Master of Nursing

Please note the Master of Nursing is not offered in 2018 but will be offered again in 2019.

Students who hold a recognised degree qualification may undertake the Master of Nursing. You may study full time for up to 1.5 years, or part time for up to 6 years, to successfully complete the course to achieve the Masters qualification.

The Master of Nursing offers specialisations in:

  • Clinical Education
  • Clinical Management
  • Clinical Practice
  • Mental Health
  • Rural Health.

See detailed information in the Course and Unit Catalogue about the Master of Nursing.

Doctor of Philosophy

If you are interested in Nursing research and you are eligible to enrol into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), see the detailed information about PhDs in the Course and Unit Catalogue. Tab to 'Further Information' about how to apply directly through Research Services.

See detailed information in the Course and Unit Catalogue about enrolling to a PhD.