Master of Clinical Nursing (Specialisation) (H7F)

Overview  2017


ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Part time only
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Spring school (extended)

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Master of Clinical Nursing articulates directly from the Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours or Graduate Diploma courses and consists of 2 x 25 credit point units. Students must have completed a Graduate Diploma or equivalent for entry into the course.

The School of Health Sciences aims to create an educational environment which values critical reflective thinking, life-long learning and professional development. The course focuses on a high level of conceptualisation within the discipline of nursing, preparing graduates who can contribute to knowledge and practice development within their own chosen clinical specialty.
Candidates will have the opportunity to:

* develop leadership skills in Nursing;

* develop advanced skills in clinical supervision, teaching and mentorship;

* increase their understanding of the complex issues in nursing practice, and* enhance specialist nursing knowledge and skills.

The course aims to prepare students with the knowledge, career skills and personal attributes for employment in specialty areas of nursing at an advanced level.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Clinical Nursing will be equipped with knowledge and skills to enable them to function at an advanced level within practice. The course recognises the ability of expert practitioners and provides them with an appropriate professional qualification.

Professional Recognition

Course structure


The Master of Clinical Nursing program consists of Level 1 Graduate Certificate in Nursing (H5F), Level 2 Graduate Diploma of Nursing (H6F)/Bachelor of Nursing Professional Honours (H4F) and Level 3 the Master of Clinical Nursing units.

The aim of this unit is to assist nurses with advanced knowledge and skills to identify and explore opportunities for transformative nursing practice within their individual clinical settings. The unit content examines and critiques leadership theories and practices in nursing.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in semester one to the clinical area. In particular, students are expected to advance their abilities to lead change through a variety of unit assessments…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

An applicant must: [i] be a registered nurse in Australia, or [ii] if an overseas applicant, have had his/her nursing qualifications assessed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and be eligible for registration in Australia, and normally have had at least two years of full-time experience in relevant nursing practice within the last two years (or equivalent); [iii] hold an undergraduate degree in nursing with a grade point average of at least a credit (or equivalent); or [iv] have qualifications or experience deemed to be the equivalent of one of the above.

The Master of Clinical Nursing articulates with the Graduate Diploma of Nursing and the Bachelor of Nursing Professional Honours.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


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