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Quick Facts

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  • Tuition Fee:
    AUD $47,200.00

  • Units:

  • Course duration:
    104 weeks

  • CRICOS Course Code:

Course Overview

  • Award Title: Master of Nursing
  • Accreditation: TEQSA
  • Duration: 104 weeks
  • Campus: North Melbourne Campus
  • Nested Course: Graduate Certificate in Nursing
  • Availability: Available to overseas (CRICOS)* applicants
  • Organisation Delivering the Program: Institute of Health & Management (HEP ID: PRV 14040)
  • Organisation Issuing Certification: Institute of Health & Management (HEP ID: PRV 14040)


The Master of Nursing course enables registered nurses to advance their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to higher levels of capability in the practice setting. The Master of Nursing builds upon the theoretical knowledge and skills gained by nurses in their previous courses. This Master of Nursing course will allow nurses to gain advanced knowledge and skills in the Australian Health Care context that will prepare them for management roles, educational practice roles, and research roles in hospitals, community health centres and aged care facilities in Australia.

Graduates of the Master of Nursing course will have the ability to facilitate changes in practice that will lead to the provision of culturally safe, optimal and person-centred nursing care which will result in better patient health outcomes.

* The Master of Nursing course is not accredited by ANMAC and graduates will not be eligible to register as a nurse with AHPRA.

Course Details

Benefits to Nurses

Successful completion of the Master of Nursing offered by IHM aims to provide the registered nurses with the ability to apply advanced nursing knowledge and clinical skills to lead and shape the future of the nursing profession in the ever changing world of health care.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Nursing course an applicant is required to:

  • Have completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree or an equivalent qualification;
  • Be an AHPRA registered nurse; or
  • Be a registered nurse with the Nurses’ Board/Council from the country of origin or place of residence and must have English Language proficiency as evidenced by:
    • An IELTS level of at least 6.5 with no bands less than 6, or equivalent scores in OET/PTE/other recognised English examination; or
    • Direct entry through a pass in English for Academic Purpose (EAP) course with a minimum score of 70%

What are the career opportunities?

Leadership positions such as:

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Staff development Nurse

Clinical Nurse

Nurse Educator

Associate Nurse Unit Manager

Course Units

The Master of Nursing Students must undertake and complete successfully 9 core units, 2 compulsory units and 1 elective unit within the first three semesters. One of the two electives N9003 Professional Reflection in Nursing or N9004 Professional Experience Placement has to be completed in the first semester by the student. In the final semester there is an option for the students to select either 3 theoretical units or a Nursing project.

Compulsory Units

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

Core Units

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

N9001 Professional Issues and Policies in Nursing
N9002 Assessment of Complex Health Conditions
N9005 Patient Safety and Risk Management
N9006 Research in Nursing
N9007 Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing
N9008 Clinical Leadership and Management in Nursing
N9009 Research for Practice
N9010 Evolution and Innovation in Nursing

Electives for the First Semester

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

Electives for the Final Semester

Option 1:

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

Option 2:

Unit Code

Unit Name

Credit Points

Course Start Dates

Melbourne (North Mel)

Face to Face Delivery

  • Jul 5, 2021

Fees and charges

Tuition Fee : AUD $47,200
Administration (Non-Tuition) Fee : AUD $200.00 (Non Refundable)

Payment plans available.

Books, equipment and other materials are required to undertake the program and their cost is not included in the tuition fee.

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