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Master of Nursing

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)
Charles Sturt University

Course highlights

Join the ranks of Charles Sturt University nursing experts. We have a strong reputation in clinical education, leadership and management, as well as clinical nursing. Specialists in these fields support you to build on your knowledge and skills and become a highly sought-after graduate.

  • Join a strong academic community

    Charles Sturt University has particular areas of specialty, offering registered nurses the opportunity to build on their existing knowledge and skills in clinical education, leadership and management, complex care or clinical nursing. Ths nursing degree offers individualised support for students, drawing on a reputation for resilience, versatility and adaptability to enable graduates to build on their career in a way that counts.

  • Flexible options

    Smaller virtual class numbers guarantee one-to-one support, allowing you to further develop in your specific area of interest. Flexibility in approach allows students to complete the course in a timeframe that suits them. You can also choose to complete 32 points (four subjects) and graduate with a graduate certificate in your area of specialisation, or 64 points (eight subjects) to gain a graduate diploma.

  • Practise wherever you want to take your career

    While there is a need for high-quality registered nurses in regional, rural and remote Australia, the demand for Charles Sturt University graduates is no less in urban and metropolitan settings, across the specialties.

Workplace learning

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

  • NRS421 - Chronic and Complex Nursing Practice 1 
  • NRS512 - Perspectives in Mental Health Nursing 
  • NRS532 - Health Assessment for Advancing Nursing Practice 
  • NRS533 - Advancing Emergency Care Nursing Practice 
  • NRS534 - Foundations of Palliative Care Nursing 
  • NRS535 - Primary Health Care: A Pathway to Better Health 

Career opportunities

As a Master of Nursing graduate, you'll be able to demonstrate a high level of skill and responsibility in clinical decision-making and provide advanced care in complex circumstances. You'll be able to support other health professionals in working to improve patient outcomes, and influence all levels of care while promoting quality health outcomes for individuals, families, communities and healthcare systems through strong leadership and sound research. You’ll build your critical-thinking skills and develop the ability to apply evidence to practice, enabling you to transition into diverse and challenging nursing roles.

Credit and pathways

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a Charles Sturt University Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time equivalent fee


Subject fee (8 Points)


Please note: Fees are indicative only, based on full-time study. Check the course duration and graduation requirements to determine your study load for this course.


For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

Master of Nursing
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
Education Provider
Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)
End Date
Price Details
1 year full-time equivalent fee $22,784 Subject fee (8 Points) $2,848 Please note: Fees are indicative only, based on full-time study.
1 year full-time equivalent fee $22,784 Subject fee (8 Points) $2,848 Please note: Fees are indicative only, based on full-time study.
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