La Trobe University

Master of Nursing

La Trobe University

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

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. For a clinical specialisation you will also undertake advanced clinical training in your own hospital's relevant work setting. If you're looking to pursue a career as nursing educator, academic or manager, you'll have access to our online non-clinical specialisations. Develop advanced knowledge of nursing research along with the critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills you need to thrive as a nursing researcher, educator or leader.


To qualify for the award of Master of Nursing , students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.


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

Standard entry 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. Entry to Neonatal specialties and Clinical specialisations and pathways are open to Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Registered Midwives with a Bachelor qualification (or equivalent). Successful completion of a recognised Nursing degree (equivalent to an Australian Bachelors degree). Applicants for the clinical specialisations and pathways must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and employed in the relevant clinical specialist area or an approved agency, or have applied to the agency to undertake your clinical placement at the time of applying for the course. In the latter case, an offer into the course will be conditional upon confirmation of the clinical placement. Clinical specialisations and pathways are not available to international applicants.

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: $67,200 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Online International: $67,200 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora), Online.

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 Tuesday, Feb 28 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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