La Trobe University

Master of Nursing

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Open new doors in your nursing career. Due to the global effects of population growth and the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people living with chronic conditions is on the rise. As a result, the demand for nurses in all specialised fields is expected to rapidly increase. La Trobe's Master of Nursing lets you match your study to your career aspirations. Enhance your knowledge and skills in specialist areas by choosing from a range of clinical and non-clinical subjects. If you're a registered nurse working in Australia, you'll have access to a wide variety of specialisations. Enjoy a flexible, blended learning approach that combines face-to-face workshops with online study that you can fit around your work commitments and access from anywhere.


The program comprises supervised research that leads to the submission of a thesis of 50,000 words or less that demonstrates competence in conducting and reporting research work and mastery of the chosen topic at a high level. Students may also complete the degree by thesis by publication.


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Critical Nursing Essentials
  • Year Level 5 Credit

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Applicants must be a Division 1 Registered Nurse and hold a current practising certificate with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This does not apply to International applicants.
  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Successful completion of a recognised Nursing degree (equivalent to an Australian Bachelors degree).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

Study pathways

All students must enrol in the Master's program, but can choose to exit early and receive either a Graduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $70,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

Further information

Applicants may be eligible for institutional credit, please contact us for more information. Depending on your choice of specialisation, you'll study via our flexible online delivery mode and/or in-person at one of our affiliated hospitals. For most subjects, the online learning modules are supported by a limited number of on-campus workshop days (or equivalent online virtual classrooms) with location dependent on specialisation. All online subjects require broadband internet access.

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