Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K

This program provides Registered Nurses with the theoretical knowledge and critical thinking skills to prepare them for advanced practice in the clinical setting. Students will be able to align their career goals with one of a number of professional pathways. Specialisations available include clinical leadership, clinical teaching, aged care, primary health care or research studies. Opportunities will be provided for students in their final sessions of study to synthesise and apply advanced nursing concepts through a capstone experience or research project relevant to their professional goals.

Designed for

Registered Nurses


  • 120 credit points (1.5 year pathway)
  • 80 credit points (1 year pathway)


  • Clinical leadership
  • Clinical teaching
  • Aged care
  • Primary health care
  • Research studies.

Standard entry requirements

  • Registered Nurse (currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - Nursing and Midwifery), or eligibility for same
  • Or certificate of registration of nursing, within the last 5 years, in their own country and undergraduate degree in health-related sciences (AQF Level 7 or equivalent), in health science, human science, midwifery, naturopathy, nursing, nutrition, psychology.


While the NSW Nurses' Registration Board and the NSW Nurses' Association encourage nurses to pursue appropriate postgraduate educational opportunities, professional certification or registration of nurses with this award is not required.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta International: $46,907 Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years
WSU Online International: $46,905 Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years

Further information

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