Highlights

  • Join a growing sector and become a nurse after 2 years of study if you have a previous degree
  • Be in demand with a masters that focusses on strengthening employability skills in your final year
  • Benefit from more than 800 hours of clinical placement, and additional theory units
  • Prepare yourself for a career in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, community health, hospital in the home, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug services and the Australian Defence Force.

Highlights

  • Join a growing sector and become a nurse after 2 years of study if you have a previous degree
  • Be in demand with a masters that focusses on strengthening employability skills in your final year
  • Benefit from more than 800 hours of clinical placement, and additional theory units
  • Prepare yourself for a career in public and private hospitals, nursing homes, community health, hospital in the home, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug services and the Australian Defence Force.

Why choose this course?

The Master of Nursing – Entry to Practice provides a pathway to a nursing career for applicants with a bachelor degree in any area other than nursing. Students are awarded the equivalent of one year of advanced standing (credit) and complete the course in two years instead of three. The masters qualification positions you as a future leader in healthcare, preparing you to navigate complex health care challenges, and equipping you with clinical skills, research expertise and the capabilities to lead service provision .

Our course content reflects emerging trends in healthcare and nursing practice that have been identified through consultation with industry partners, discipline experts and research literature.

The masters embeds a bioscience unit within the first semester, grounding students in essential knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. This unit removes the need to study bioscience as a prerequisite for course entry and ensures the quality of learning in this area as a foundation for nursing practice based learning. Subsequent studies will also build your knowledge in pathophysiology and will introduce you to professional nursing practice and contemporary healthcare service.

You will go on to develop an understanding of pharmacology with an emphasis on quality use of medicines. On-campus studies are complemented by opportunities to apply nursing theory to clinical practice in the simulated hospital facility and in clinical placements off campus.

Graduates of this degree are prepared to excel in a profession where the scope of practice is expanding and there are greater responsibilities for delivery of more complex interventions in a range of healthcare settings and across diverse populations.

Our course recognises the increased demand for graduates who understand the importance of person-centred care and have the capacity to engage people as informed partners in their health care.  

Real-world learning

The Master of Nursing – Entry to Practice facilitates students’ learning through authentic, real-world experiences supported by the latest theory and knowledge of nursing practice. You’ll learn by examining case studies, through authentic workplace scenarios and through real patient interactions. You’ll have opportunities to develop your skills in simulations before putting them into practice in clinical placements. You will learn a culturally-safe, person-centred approach to nursing and gain the tools to develop an evidence-based, reflective practice skill set.

With purpose-built, on-campus facilities that replicate the hospital environment, technology, equipment and scenarios, you will develop confidence and skills to work in a range of healthcare environments. Our Clinical Simulation Centre contains operational hospital rooms where you will practise with real equipment and the latest technology in a simulated environment.

Your experience in real industry settings begins during first semester of first year and continues with clinical placement experience every semester thereafter. You will complete more than 800 hours of placement, with extensive support that includes continual feedback on your performance from clinical facilitators, and mentoring relationships with registered nurse mentors.

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What to expect

This course will not only develop your clinical skills but will teach you to analyse and apply scientific knowledge within the context of nursing and related disciplines. You will be equipped with critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills, so that you can evaluate your practice to provide high-quality, evidence-based, person-centred care.

QUT is committed to supporting students to become ethical, socially inclusive and culturally safe practitioners. You will hone your communication skills and professional capabilities so that you can practice independently or as part of a team in a range of health service settings. We will help you develop the skills to lead yourself and others so that you can achieve positive outcomes for individuals and communities.

Inherent requirements

There are some essential skills and abilities you'll need to perform to meet the core learning outcomes of your course or unit. They're not something you need to get in to the course, but they'll be assessed throughout your course, and they'll be required for you to succeed in your career when you graduate. Find out more about the inherent requirements for the Master of Nursing – Entry to Practice

Mandatory notifications

While you are registered as a student with the NMBA, QUT has an obligation to notify AHPRA if you have an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm when undertaking clinical training. Find out more about the guidelines for mandatory notifications.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Nursing is one of the most diverse health professions and provides employment opportunities in Australia and overseas.

Employment can be in general and specialist areas such as emergency, paediatrics or mental health, and in areas of health care beyond the traditional hospital ward including community health, in-home care, school health, pathology laboratories, alcohol and drug dependence, and the armed services.

Many nurses complete further study and become specialists in acute care nursing, cancer nursing, emergency nursing, intensive care nursing, mental health nursing, or paediatric, child and youth health nursing.

Professional recognition

NS89 Masters of Nursing—Entry to Practice is recognised by the Australian College of Nursing as satisfying the academic requirements for admission as a professional member. This course is accredited as a Nursing Pre-registration course with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council / Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

 

Student registration

QUT automatically registers students enrolled in this course with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in accordance with the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009. Details about student registration are available from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

Details and units

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
93.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
NS89
QTAC code
425901
CRICOS code
107928G
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Duration
2 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Entry requirements

You must have a completed recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) not in nursing with a minimum volume of learning of 1.00 year full-time (or equivalent) in 2013 or more recently.

If you completed your degree earlier than 2013 you must provide evidence with your QTAC application of your completed further studies not in nursing gained in 2013 or more recently.

Completed graduate diplomas, masters and/or doctorates are the accepted equivalents with a minimum volume of learning of 1.00 year full-time (or equivalent).

Selection ranks

You will be considered solely on the basis of the selection ranks from all of your prior degree studies plus any postgraduate studies you may have undertaken. Your other qualifications and experiences may be allocated selection ranks for entry to other QUT courses, but will not be considered for this course.

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Additional entry requirements

You must have attended and satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed solely in English. At least two years of this education must have been between grades 7 and 12. This education must have been completed in one of the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Ireland
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

If you have not met these educational requirements, you are required to provide evidence of an acceptable English Language test (refer below).

English language proficiency

QUT requires you to demonstrate you can speak, write, read and comprehend academic English to a specified standard.

QUT's English proficiency requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 or better overall with no sub-score below 7.0
  • PTE: 65 or better overall with no sub-score below 65
  • TOEFL (IBT): 98 or better overall with a writing sub-score of 27 or better, listening and reading sub-scores of 24 or better, and speaking sub-score of 23 or better
  • Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession) with a minimum score of 350 in each component.

The test must have been completed within two years prior to the proposed course start month.

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you're eligible for an adjustment to your election rank

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

425901 Master of Nursing ? Entry to Practice

This course is not open to current year 12 students. Selection ranks are only allocated for degree (or higher) studies. Thus no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

A completed recognised bachelor degree not in nursing completed within the past ten years with a minimum grade point average (GPA) or 4.00 or higher (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Applicants in possession of a bachelor degree awarded more than ten years ago will be eligible for entry if they have completed additional postgraduate studies equivalent to Australian Graduate Diploma or Masters level within ten years of the planned date of course commencement.

Or

A completed recognised overseas nursing qualification at bachelor level with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale), that enables the applicant to work as a registered nurse in their home country. Applicants whose qualification/s were awarded more than ten years ago will need to provide evidence of recent work experience as a registered nurse (that is, practice as a registered nurse no more than three years prior to the planned commencement date of the QUT Master of Nursing - Entry to Practice).

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
IELTS Academic 7 7 7 7 7
TOEFL iBT 98 24 24 27 23
Pearson PTE (Academic) 65 65 65 65 65
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession) -- 350 350 350 350

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them. Some of these requirements have associated costs.

This course has a number of compulsory clinical practice units. One of these units will require students to undertake a four week clinical placement experience scheduled during the November - February summer break prior to the commencement of the final year of studies.

Find out more about additional course requirements and costs.

Inherent requirements

There are some essential skills and abilities you'll need to perform to meet the core learning outcomes of your course or unit. They're not something you need to get in to the course, but they'll be assessed throughout your course, and they'll be required for you to succeed in your career when you graduate. Find out more about the inherent requirements for the Master of Nursing – Entry to Practice

Mandatory notifications

While you are registered as a student with the NMBA, QUT has an obligation to notify AHPRA if you have an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm when undertaking clinical training. Find out more about the guidelines for mandatory notifications.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

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