Master of Nursing - Clinical Leadership

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01595D

This program enhances students' nursing practice and prepares them for clinical leadership. It is designed for degree qualified Nurses who are eligible to register (Division 1) to enable them to shape the development and delivery of health care services. It prepares students for clinical leadership, research and advanced practice roles and provides opportunity for continuing professional development. Students choose a specialisation in acute and emergency care, community and primary health care, paediatric and child health, and clinical practice education. The program is delivered in blended mode using a combination of online and on-campus learning.


  • 4 courses, plus 48 units of project, plus 48 units from choice of courses or a specialisation. Specialisations: Clinical education practice
  • Community and primary health care
  • Emergency and acute care
  • Paediatric and child health.


  • Nursing-clinical leadership

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor qualification (AQF level 7) in nursing from a recognised tertiary education provider
  • Applicants who are Registered Nurses registered in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) who do not have a Bachelor qualification may be considered for admission based on extensive industry experience and will require approval by the Program Leader
  • International students on a Student visa must demonstrate English language skills at an IELTS level of 7 with no subtest less than 7 or equivalent


Graduates may apply for membership with eligible clinical nursing organisations.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
USC Sunshine Coast International: $39,900 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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