Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Nursing

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Nursing



My University:



1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:


Delivery Mode:

On campus

Starting Session(s):

Autumn, Spring


Wollongong, Hong Kong

UOW Course Code:





The Master of Nursing is designed to prepare nurses for senior roles in nursing and in the health care system. It is a program of either selected coursework, or a combination of coursework and a major project.

The aims of the program are to prepare candidates with beginning competence in research methods and design and provide candidates with important current evidence based health care and nursing information. The main objectives are to provide an academic avenue for professional development, knowledge and comprehension of research methods and design, and of evidence based practice.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

A Bachelors degree in Nursing of at least 3 years duration or a Graduate Certificate in Nursing from a recognised tertiary institution is required for entry.

International students are required to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum level of 6.0 in all bands of reading and writing, speaking and listening.

Course Requirements

The Master of Nursing requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of subjects in accordance with the table below.

The program may consist entirely of coursework, or may be a combination of coursework and a major project. There are 24 credit points of core subjects that all students must complete. The remaining 24 credit points can be made up from the elective subjects or the student may elect to complete their program by undertaking a research project (Major Project).

Subject Code

Subject Name


Credit Points

Core Subjects


Reflective Practice 1

Autumn or Spring



Reflective Practice 2

Autumn or Spring



Legal and Professional Issues




Essential Skills for Health Researchers



Elective Subjects - Coursework
Selection of elective subjects to be made in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

Students who elect to undertake research enrol in:


Major Project



Candidates must also complete on-line TCHR021 Statistical Literacy or demonstrate statistical literacy as a pre-requisite for enrolling in SHS 941.

Articulation Arrangements

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing articulates in to the Master of Nursing. Students intending to articulate into the Masters should complete the core subjects listed for the Masters. These subjects, once successfully completed in the Graduate Certificate in Nursing, will count as credit towards the Master of Nursing upon successful transfer to the Masters.

Students are required to complete an additional 24 credit points of elective subjects at 900-level from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health or the School of Health Sciences in accordance with the table above to complete the Masters degree.

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Last reviewed: 24 March, 2014