|University and Faculty:||University of Queensland
Faculty of Health Sciences
|Program:||Master of Nursing Studies|
|University Location:||Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia|
|City Population:||2.1 million|
|Campus Location:||Ipswich campus (approx. 35 km west from central Brisbane)|
|Program Duration:||2 years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2014|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$25,250 AUD (2013)|
This program has been specifically designed to prepare students within two years to apply to work as registered nurses in Queensland and will be offered to graduates of any other discipline who have achieved a grade point average of 4 or above. Graduates will apply clinical reasoning skills in their nursing practice; be able to work effectively in interprofessional teams to promote quality health outcomes for clients in their care; provide high-quality, client-centred care through safe and effective nursing practice according to the ANMC (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse; and possess the qualities, skills, knowledge and abilities expected of a University of Queensland graduate. The program will be offered full time for two years with a fast-track option of 18 months. MNStud (GE) follows a problem-based learning model. Lecturers and resource sessions will be available online; however, all problem-based learning tutorials, clinical laboratories and clinical practice will take place in clinical partner sites including the Wesley Hospital and St. Andrews War Memorial.
Students complete 32 courses, 16 of which are clinical, or two days clinical practice per week for the first year, three days a week in the third semester, and five days per week in the final semester. There are 1010 hours of clinical practice throughout the program. Second-year courses may be completed over the summer semester and first semester of the following year. The third semester can be undertaken part time (the only part-time option in the course). Students will need to complete the inter-professional practice project in one semester and the four credit point clinical practice subject in the following semester, followed by the final extended clinical experience eight-credit-point course in the last semester.
- Applicants will need to have a Bachelor degree, as well as meet special entry requirements as set out in the program rules covering requirements for clinical practice.
- International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full-time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.
Accreditation body: Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
While this degree may be accredited by an offical industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK. Click here for more information about the OzTREKK Scholarship!
Total Number of Places in the Program: 24
Total Number of International Places: 12
Application Deadline for the February 2014 intake: Nov. 15, 2013 (TBC)
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Rachel Brady